ERIC Number: ED311944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Studies Department Special Services Project: Rockland Community College, 1987-1988.
Brown, Janet R.; And Others
Descriptive and evaluative information is provided on Rockland Community College's (RCC's) Developmental Studies Department and its Special Services Project for economically and educationally disadvantaged students. Section I describes the functions of the Developmental Studies Department, which provides courses and services to help underprepared students work at college level and to complete a degree or certificate program. The department's assessment, placement, and advisement services; college skills and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses; physical facilities; and supplemental tutorial services are detailed. Section II deals with the activities and outcomes of the Special Services Project during 1987-88, and includes information on project sites, clientele, services, staff development, coordination with the Developmental Studies Department and with other college personnel, and students' evaluation of services. Section III contains a summative evaluation of RCC's college skills and ESL classes based on student progress in reading, writing, mathematics, and general language skills. Section IV provides a comparative analysis of student gains at RCC's main campus and two other learning centers. Finally, section V presents conclusions and recommendations. The greater part of the report consists of appendixes, including an explanation of RCC's Competency Assessment Policy; a tutorial manual and forms used in the Special Services Project; and an annotated bibliography of instructional materials for the project. (JMC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Counseling, Educational Testing, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Faculty Development, High Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, Performance Contracts, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Social Support Groups, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockland Community Coll., Suffern, NY.
Note: For prior reports, see ED 267 834-839, ED 273 343, and ED 293 569. Copyrighted journal articles have been removed from Appendix C.