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Webinar Improve Completion Through Redesigning Developmental Courses

Free Webinar Focuses on Student Completion

Webinar: Improve Completion Through Redesigning Developmental Courses

Hosted by Mesa Community College and sponsored by the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction

Mesa Community College, AS-170 CTL Conference Room
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

FPG: Not Offered

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An Academic Impressions Webinar. Note: this session must be attended at the campus location specified. Users cannot attend virtually due to licensing agreements.

Research indicates approximately one-half of all incoming students need remedial work in at least one subject. While the majority of colleges offer developmental coursework, about 75% of students who enroll in these courses do not finish their degrees.

Join your colleagues and learn how Austin Peay State University redesigned their developmental courses using the Linked Workshop (or SLA) model. This redesign significantly increased student persistence rates and was recogniz ed by the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT).

What is the Linked Workshop (or SLA) Model?

This model provides remedial/developmental instruction by linking workshops that offer students just-in-time supplemental academic support to core college-level courses. The model also integrates supplementary instruction, tutoring, learning communities, and accelerated learning—all considered best practices in developmental coursework—into core college-level courses.

View the full webinar agenda.

Who should attend?

Academic leadership involved with coordinating and improving academic support and developmental or remedial programs will gain new ideas from this case study. More specifically, directors of developmental programs and directors of academic support programs including student success, learning, tutoring, or writing centers will brainstorm ideas for improving your support initiatives.

Host & Support:

Helice Agria, Instructional Technologist, Mesa Community College

For more information please contact:

Dr. Ramona Cox
District Director, Academic Affairs Support Programs and Services/Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction

Maricopa Community Colleges District
(480) 731-8295

MCC Center for Teaching & Learning Keep It Simple Strategy Booth

Get a K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Strategy) this Valentine’s Day

Stop by the CTL K.I.S.S.ing Booth this February 14th!

Looking for some ways to keep students committed and engaged?
Need advice on your relationship with Canvas?
Loving your content, but looking for a way to say it? 

Stop by the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning (AS-Building) for our K.I.S.S.ing Booth this Valentine’s Day (Friday, February 14) for a quick K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Strategy).

Sample Our Latest Keep it Simple Strategies:

  • Accessibility Checklist – a quick reference to help you keep your course equally accessible for all students.
  • Screencast-O-Matic – the easiest screencapture tool to record lecture content. *Contact us to learn more about our new PRO license!
  • Bloom’s + Apps Resource – a community of practitioners sharing engaging digital learning ideas based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Candy and refreshments provided! Bring your own strategies to share.

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