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Changes In Basic Studies


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Changes In Basic Studies

  1. 1. Changes in Basic Studies
  2. 2. Challenges <ul><li>More and more underprepared students are going to college, and this has led to a boom in developmental studies all over the country. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Statistics on Remediation from ADHE What is happening in Arkansas colleges and universities? Purcell, Jim. “The Future of Arkansas Higher Education.” Presented at a Trustee Conference, February 19, 2008
  4. 6. Cost of Remediation $53,800,000 Equivalent to the combined budget of seven of Arkansas’s community colleges.
  5. 7. Basic Studies at South Arkansas Community College
  6. 8. Reading <ul><li>Basic Skills Reading </li></ul><ul><li>New course for students reading below a 7 th grade level </li></ul><ul><li>New name for Reading Skills I and II </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Improvement I and II </li></ul>
  7. 9. Fundamentals of Writing I and II <ul><li>These two courses will remain the same. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Mathematics <ul><li>Fundamentals of Arithmetic – Face 2 Face </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Algebra – I Can Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate Algebra – I Can Learn </li></ul>
  9. 11. South Ark Success and Connections
  10. 12. South Ark Success SAS <ul><li>A new name for FYI </li></ul><ul><li>Required for students taking 2 or more Basic Studies courses </li></ul>
  11. 13. Students fail to do well in college for a variety of reasons, and only one of them is lack of academic preparedness. Factors such as personal autonomy, self-confidence, ability to deal with racism, study behaviors, or social competence have as much or more to do with grades, retention, and graduation than how well a student writes or how competent a student is in mathematics.               -- Hunter R. Boylan, Director of the National Center for Developmental Education 
  12. 14. Connections <ul><li>New one-hour, pass/fail course </li></ul><ul><li>Required for first-time, full-time students taking one or no Basic Studies courses </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly speakers with minimal work outside of class </li></ul>
  13. 15. South Arkansas Community College <ul><li>Where students come first! </li></ul>