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ERIC Number: ED309793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-8
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Success Project Final Report.
Peed, Garland P.
The Success Project was initiated by the San Diego Community College District in 1985 to improve remedial instruction and support services, increase faculty participation in instructional decision making, and provide a means for following up on decisions. In the first year, task forces on instructional assessment, student assessment, remediation, advisement, and retention and transfer were formed. During the second year, programs and systems designed by the task forces were implemented, including an assessment and placement system, an honors program, and a revised sequence of courses in basic math and English. In the third year, three new task forces were created to examine faculty development, minority transfer, and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) issues. The primary outcomes of the Success Project include the following: (1) the assessment and placement system was redesigned and now includes a coherent method of moving students from developmental to college-level courses, new placement tests, computer-generated reports on test scores and student information, and an ability to check prerequisites; (2) course sequences and curricula in basic math, English, and ESL were redesigned; (3) procedures for referral to and enrollment in continuing education courses in basic skills were streamlined; (4) educational technicians were assigned to developmental courses; (5) a Transfer Admission Guarantee program with the University of California at San Diego was developed; and (6) faculty development activities concerning critical thinking instruction were carried out. In addition to specific accomplishments, the project made positive contributions to the overall climate and self-image of the district. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA.