ERIC Number: ED368402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The National Council of Instructional Administrators Student Success Strategies, 1993.
American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC. National Council of Instructional Administrators.
Focusing on student success strategies in the community college, this monograph provides a policy statement by the National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA) and profiles winners in the NCIA's 1992-93 exemplary program competition. First, the policy statement is provided, defining student success and providing strategies related to admissions/orientation, classroom techniques, curriculum development, faculty issues, and college-wide efforts. Next, one-page descriptions are provided of the following winning programs: (1) a microcomputer-based physics laboratory at Seminole Community College (SCC) (Classroom Strategy, Winner) in which students learn in laboratory situations using computers to replicate experiments; (2) the Workforce 2000 Skills Center at Southwestern Oregon Community College (Classroom Strategy, Honorable Mention), which offers 5 weeks of pre-vocational instruction, career exploration, and personal development services for unemployed individuals; (3) the Making Choices for Student Success program at College of DuPage (Faculty Strategy, Winner), an inservice faculty forum that engages teachers in debates regarding four approaches to teaching: imparting information, training students for careers, promoting personal growth, and developing civic sense; (4) a faculty development program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (Faculty Strategy, Honorable Mention) emphasizing reading, speaking, and writing in mathematics instruction; (5) an integrated arithmetic and algebra approach at SCC (Curriculum Strategy, Winner) which has shown positive success rates; and (6) Project Quickstart at Central Florida Community College (Curriculum Strategy, Honorable Mention), offering intensive summer programs to disadvantaged and non-traditional students to eliminate the expense of extra semesters. (ECC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC. National Council of Instructional Administrators.