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Kratz, Stephanie – NADE Digest, 2018
The author examines the process for applying for National Association for Development Education (NADE) accreditation. The multi-year process began when the English faculty of the community college she works at reviewed data from the National Community College Benchmark Project. The data showed low success rates and poor persistence from…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Developmental Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Professional Associations
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Bahr, Maria – NADE Digest, 2018
The value of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) accreditation process is far-reaching. Not only do students and programs benefit from the process, but also the entire institution. Through data collection of student performance, analysis, and resulting action plans, faculty and administrators can work cohesively towards…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Developmental Studies Programs, Professional Associations, Educational Benefits
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Ferguson, Jennifer; Ludman, Naomi – NADE Digest, 2018
Accreditation is a process by which programs demonstrate their academic quality; that is, they demonstrate that they are making decisions for programmatic changes based on: (1) a sound theoretical foundation; (2) clearly stated mission, goals, and objectives; (3) a comprehensive self-study and thoughtful use of best practices; and (4) consistent,…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Achievement, Demonstration Programs, Program Validation
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Neuburger, Jane – NADE Digest, 2018
The "NADE Self-Evaluation Guides" are a compendium of best practices in four areas: (1) Tutoring Services; (2) Course-based Learning Assistance; (3) the Teaching & Learning Process; and (4) Developmental Coursework, also recently known as transitional, co-requisite, accelerated, or bridge programs, all of which are…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Program Development, Program Improvement, Program Evaluation
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Casazza, Martha – NADE Digest, 2018
This article begins by thinking about the process of accreditation in general and examining whether it is a transactional or value-added activity. The overall systems of U.S accreditation and National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) accreditation are reviewed.
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Value Added Models, Accountability, Educational Improvement
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NADE Digest, 2018
The National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Accreditation process is more relevant and important than ever to the discussion of students' success and completion of meaningful credentials. In the current politically-charged climate, NADE Accreditation helps programs demonstrate not only to themselves and their administrations, but…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Data, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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Bailey, Geoffrey – NADE Digest, 2018
Creating a culture of assessment is an essential practice and mindset for postsecondary institutions as well as the units and departments embedded within respective campuses. Although it may sound daunting at first glance, simply put, assessment is "a set of processes designed to improve, demonstrate, and inquire about student learning"…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Values, Academic Achievement, Learning Resources Centers
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Arendale, David R. – NADE Digest, 2017
For over a decade at the University of Minnesota, I have used social media tools in my introductory global history course to improve engagement and final grades. Students and I work as partners in using the tools to engage them more in the class, prepare for exams, and develop these skills for other courses. Our approach is guided by principles of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Academic Support Services, Access to Education, Enrichment
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Boylan, Hunter R.; Brown, Patti Levine; Anthony, S. Wes – NADE Digest, 2017
In the past decade, a variety of political and economic issues have contributed to changing the landscape of American higher education. Among these issues is a shortfall of college educated laborers for the workforce, the increasing costs of college attendance, and the subsequent expansion of student debt. State politicians and decision makers…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Higher Education, Student Costs, Labor Needs
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Oubre, Katherine; Rivers, Tanya – NADE Digest, 2017
Learning Expectations and Academic Preparation (LEAP) was a two-year pilot offering a cohort (20 students) of our lowest scoring English and mathematics developmental students an intensive cross-disciplinary semester to accelerate through their developmental courses. Blending learning community and summer bridge best practices, LEAP incorporated…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Pilot Projects, Developmental Programs, Remedial Mathematics
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Atkins, Charlene; Beggs, C. T. – NADE Digest, 2017
This study compares the results of a developmental co-requisite program with those of a traditional pre-requisite program in an attempt to determine whether the two models provide equivalent levels of effectiveness and efficiency. The research focused on gateway course completion scores and final exam scores for undergraduate students enrolled in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Undergraduate Students, Success
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Gerber, Lindsey N.; Ward, Debra D. – NADE Digest, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to introduce educators to three types of applets that are compatible with smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers: screencasting applets, graphing calculator applets, and student response applets. The applets discussed can be seamlessly and effectively integrated into classrooms to help facilitate lectures, collect…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Tutorial Programs, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning
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Edwards, Ann R.; Beattie, Rachel L. – NADE Digest, 2016
This paper focuses on two research-based frameworks that inform the design of instruction and promote student success in accelerated, developmental mathematics pathways. These are Learning Opportunities--productive struggle on challenging and relevant tasks, deliberate practice, and explicit connections, and Productive Persistence--promoting…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Developmental Programs, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Hayes, Sharon Moran; Williams, Jeanine L. – NADE Digest, 2016
The current trend in postsecondary literacy is to offer developmental reading and writing coursework in an integrated, (and in most cases) accelerated, format. This move toward integration and acceleration is definitely in line with the research literature; however, many of these new courses do not reflect the curricular and pedagogical reforms…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Integrated Activities, Acceleration (Education), Critical Thinking
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Sides, Meredith – NADE Digest, 2016
With the increasing adoption of accelerated models of learning comes the necessary step of adapting these models to fit the unique needs of the student population at each individual institution. One such college adapted the ALP (Accelerated Learning Program) model and made specific changes to the target population, structure and scheduling, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Acceleration (Education), Models, Student Needs
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