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ERIC Number: ED470638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Making WAVES.
Hindes, Victoria A.; Hom, Keri; Brookshaw, Keith
About 46% of high school graduates enrolled in California State Universities need remedial courses in both math and English to prepare them for college level. These students typically earned B averages in their high school math and English classes. In order to address this issue, Shasta College launched Operation WAVES (Win by Achieving Valuable Essential Skills) to combat low attainment, low skills, and high attrition rates among first-year students. Operation WAVES is part of an ongoing region-wide effort to improve essential academic skills and retention among first-year students. Shasta College also offers SPLASH, the weekend Seminar Program for Learning Achievement and Skills in Higher Education. SPLASH targets first-year students and prospective college students who attend specialized workshops for help in overcoming math anxiety, providing peer support, writing term papers, finding a job, and financial aid and financial planning. The program also offers parent-student workshops. PACE is a college-level, academic program offering General Education, transfer-level courses in a cohort-learning format designed for working adult students. PACE offers courses during the evenings and weekends in 9-week segments. During the 2002-03 academic year, PACE will implement a second track focusing on the social and health services and targeting the needs of students needing workforce training. The report describes several other programs. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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