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ERIC Number: ED350035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-13
Reference Count: N/A
The Project for Adult College Education (PACE). Board of Governors Exemplary Program Award Proposal.
The Project for Adult College Education (PACE) at Los Angeles Pierce College, in California, is a transfer-oriented General Education program for working adults. The program was initiated in 1986, enrolling approximately 200 adult students each semester during the first 2 years. The program now enrolls approximately 400 adult students each semester, and includes the following components: (1) a curriculum which meets the freshman/sophomore requirements at most public and private universities in California, and is structured so that students can matriculate in five semesters, earning 60-units of credit; (2) a strong emphasis on collaborative learning through the use of study teams which meet on a weekly basis at a student's home; (3) a staff comprised of four faculty, a director, a dean, a counselor, and a secretary, who meet on a weekly basis to discuss and plan ongoing program operations; (4) courses scheduled to repeat every five semesters so that a student entering the program in either fall or spring can complete the program coursework in five semesters; (5) a student body which is 70% female and 28% ethnic minority; and (6) course scheduling designed for working students in which participants are enrolled in four courses each semester, and attend classes one night per week and on alternate Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The only non-transferable course required of PACE students is English 28 (pre-college composition). Though the PACE program emphasizes a Business degree, the 60 credits earned can be applied to a number of bachelors degrees at senior institutions. A list of all PACE courses and course descriptions; a list of senior institutions accepting PACE graduates; and data tables are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Cooperation, Course Descriptions, Evening Programs, General Education, Group Activities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Nontraditional Students, Program Descriptions, Student Educational Objectives, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Weekend Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Pierce Coll., Woodland Hills, CA.