ERIC Number: ED416916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
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Development of a College Success Management Course for York County Technical College.
Rainone, John J.
Maine's York County Technical College (YCTC) developed a College Success Management course to help students learn and adopt strategies that promote their college success. In designing the course, a review of related literature was completed to determine the background and purposes of student success courses, data on student attrition, expected outcomes of the course, and possible course content and formats. Following the review, sample student success course syllabi were obtained from three two-year colleges and a matrix of course content was compiled. Criteria for the course were then developed by a formative committee of one full-time faculty member, one student, one adjunct faculty member, and a dean of students and validated by a summative committee of a high school guidance counselor, the Humanities department chair, and an academic dean. The course finally developed covers topics related to library use, dealing with pressures from home, diversity and learning styles, time management, resume development, communication skills, note taking, memory techniques, test-taking strategies, critical thinking, relationships, and health and stress management. Appendixes provide lists of formative and summative committee members, a description of the committees' duties, minutes from formative committee meetings, the course criteria, response and validation forms and letters from the summative committee, and the final course syllabus and outline. (Contains 18 references.) (BCY)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Curriculum, College Freshmen, Committees, Comparative Analysis, Course Objectives, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Instructional Improvement, Program Development, Student Development, Study Skills, Technical Institutes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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