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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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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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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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Waldman, Susan; Igarashi, Michelle – NADE Digest, 2016
In fall 2013, Career and Technical Education (CTE)-focused composition classes were piloted to accommodate Leeward Community College's requirement for college-level composition for students in the CTE majors. The first CTE-focused class was an accelerated developmental education reading and writing course for students placing two steps below…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Relevance (Education), Problem Based Learning, Pilot Projects
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Blake, Nicola – NADE Digest, 2016
Guttman Community College (GCC), a newly-established, urban community college, part of the City University of New York (CUNY), enrolls a largely traditional student body which is also predominantly minority. Students enter the college with an average high-school grade-point average of 75% (C average), and are required to enroll in three first-year…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Programs, Developmental Programs, College Freshmen
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Cook, Annette G. – NADE Digest, 2016
In 2007, the president of Shelton State Community College in Alabama announced that with more than 60% of incoming freshmen placing into developmental courses, the college had a moral and ethical obligation to provide top-quality opportunities for underprepared students. He appointed a team to investigate options for improving services and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Readiness, Developmental Studies Programs
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Garcia-Navarrete, Sylvia; Sax, Caren; Levine, Joel – NADE Digest, 2012
The nature and role of developmental education classes are under tremendous scrutiny across the nation today. Specifically, students are entering community college and four-year institutions of higher education unprepared to understand and apply much of the reading material presented to them in college-level classes. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Developmental Programs, Reading Instruction
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Koch, Sharon J. – NADE Digest, 2012
The issue of preparation of the nation's student body has many facets, including the preparation of faculty charged with their instruction. This article reviews findings from a single-case study of community college English faculty members' perceived self-efficacy (Bandura, 1997) using best instructional practices, as identified by the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Writing Instruction, Best Practices
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Mulder, Tom – NADE Digest, 2012
The Silent Socratic Dialogue (SSD) writing warm-up technique places college students in a dialogic setting in which they construct the texts that explore, inform, and challenge each other through a succession of questions and answers. It validates students' voices, ideas, and interactions as worthy of study while engaging them in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Writing Instruction, College Students
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Ryan, Mary Gene – NADE Digest, 2011
Health sciences faculty members at a two-year college were concerned about the poor pass rates in medical terminology, a gateway course for all students planning to major in health-related fields. Faculty suspected that students coming out of developmental reading might not have adequate reading skills to do well in medical terminology.…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Success, Vocabulary Development, Medical Education
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Boylan, Hunter R. – NADE Digest, 2009
This manuscript describes five of the most common mistakes made in developmental education programs based on the author's experiences, which include consulting at over 200 community colleges. These mistakes include failing to create a seamless transition, failing to train adjunct instructors, failing to coordinate developmental programs, failing…
Descriptors: Consultants, Error Correction, Developmental Programs, Community Colleges
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Megeehon, Alexandria – NADE Digest, 2008
Using technology in a developmental classroom, particularly a classroom platform such as WebCT, can help provide a sense of community in a developmental writing course. The rationale for designing a hybrid developmental writing course is discussed as well as the ways in which students perceived themselves as "real writers" as a result of…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, College Programs, Technology Uses in Education, Writing Instruction
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Sabrio, David; Burchfield, Mitchel – NADE Digest, 2007
This article briefly surveys the literature on ways that developmental writing students learn; reports on student learning style research carried out in developmental writing classrooms at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Southwest Texas Junior College, using the "Productivity Environmental Preference Survey"; suggests specific…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Turrentine, Penny; MacDonald, Lucy – NADE Digest, 2006
Is tutoring online more than just email? Two yearlong studies explored tutoring online in two different modes. One, from Atlantic Community College in New Jersey, looked at asynchronous (not real time) tutoring online using a discussion board. The other, at Pima Community College in Arizona, used synchronous (real time) online software. The…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Tutoring, Online Courses, Instructional Effectiveness
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Schierloh, Jane – NADE Digest, 2005
The author, a student adviser in a Student Support Services (TRIO) program, took an introductory psychology course in order to study students' note-taking behaviors. The most important finding was that students copied the terminology the instructor wrote on the board, but failed to take notes on the examples he used to clarify the terms.…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Freshmen, Notetaking, Participant Observation