Category: Basic Writing Projects & Initiatives
Open Business Meeting
Michael Hill, CBW Co-Chair, opened the business meeting by welcoming everyone! The open business meeting is focused on making sure that we get lots of input from our basic writing community! Agenda: 1. WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS We had the opportunity to hear from colleagues around the country and hear some of the exciting research and scholarship faculty…
W7 The Accelerated Learning Program as an Evidence-Based Success Model
Peter Adams, Community College of Baltimore County; Heidi Johnsen, LaGuardia Community College; Michelle Zollars, Patrick Henry Community College; Jan Allen, Community College of Baltimore County Jan Allen discussed some context for Developmental Education, including disappointing outcomes for students enrolled in developmental courses. There is significant pressure for students to earn degrees, and the overall financial…
W7 Poster Session: Challenging the Standard
K. Hyoejin Yoon, Devon Kehler, Ilknur Sancak-‐Marusa, West Chester University College as a “gated community” – BW students need alternate points of entry. West Chester has writing placement through SAT scores. Students may elect to take a “challenge” exam, which has a 50% pass rate. The students who passed the challenge exam fared just fine…
W7 Poster Session: Academic Literacies Through the Looking Glass
Hope Parisi, Kingsborough CC/CUNY Developing a tutorial/studio model with TRIO, a federally funded DOE program to serve disadvantaged students. Dialogue between two models of student development – one based on skills/transfer, and the other based on a more rhetorical concept of academic literacy. This program has not yet been implemented but is being constructed.
Invitation to Join a Basic Skills Initiative!
Do you want more students to pass your developmental class? Are you frustrated by student failure? Do you want to invigorate your teaching and classroom practice? Apply to be part of GSCC 2.0 (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GSCC2) Global Skills for College Completion invites you to experience your classroom in a whole new way- for improved student outcomes and…