ERIC Number: ED294626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Programs for Underprepared Students.
Scott, David C., Ed.
Brief one-page descriptions are provided of efforts being made at member colleges of the League for Innovation in the Community College to bring underprepared students into the higher education mainstream. The 75 descriptions are organized into six sections: (1) Pre-College Skills, including programs such as Cuyahoga Community College's (Ohio) academic survival skills workshops, and Bakersfield College's (California) multi-cultural journalism workshop and summer readiness program; (2) Assessment, Advising, and Placement, including efforts such as Cuyahoga Community College's Computerized Developmental Education Information System, St. Louis Community College's (Missouri) program to identify students in academic difficulty and intercede on their behalf, and the University of California's Cal-Prep program for transfer students; (3) Learning/Basic Skills Centers, such as South Mountain Community College's (Arizona) basic skills interdisciplinary block, Humber College's (Ontario) peer tutoring program, and Brookdale Community College's (New Jersey) support program for learning disabled students; (4) Basic Academic Skills Training in English, writing and reading; mathematics and science; and business, social science, and speech; (5) Adult Learning/Displaced Worker Training, including Maricopa Technical Community College's (Arizona) bilingual vocational training program, Glendale Community College's (Arizona) clerical block training program, and Humber College's employee assistance program for workers affected by plant closures; and (6) Faculty and Staff Training, including computer training and distance training efforts. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.