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ERIC Number: EJ764692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-20
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Experiences of 2 Colleges in Achieving the Dream
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n33 pA33 Apr 2007
This article shares the experiences of two colleges, Paul D. Camp Community College (Franklin, Virginia) and Durham Technical Community College (Durham, North Carolina), in achieving their dreams. Administrators at Paul D. Camp Community College decided that it was necessary to improve the skills of their adjunct faculty. In 2006, they began holding four training sessions a semester for adjuncts, covering topics like students' learning styles, incorporating technology into the classroom, and helping students master core competencies, like public speaking, critical thinking, and writing clearly. In the fall, the college plans to start comparing how each adjunct's students fared before and after their teacher participated in training. At Durham Technical Community College, there was a problem with the attrition rate of black male students. About three years ago they started the Minority Male Leadership Project, which pairs students with male mentors who are themselves members of minority groups. Demetrius O. Thompson, a college mentoring specialist who runs the program, says students' grades are markedly better, fewer have dropped out this year, and they seem more aware of resources, like tutoring and financial aid, available to them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Virginia