Hi All,

In California, there is already in place a program identified as Adult
Education.  It is under the jurisdiction of the high school districts.  The
Community Colleges must "articulate' with them when we offer certain types
of courses, especially if they are non-credit, no-unit, no-grade, and no
fee.  The basic premise, is, this is where adults may complete high school,
learn to speak, write, and read English.  The Adult Education programs are
as good as the local school boards which is similar to K-12, and of course
how financially healthy they are.

Sierra College
Rocklin CA
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From:   Gail Platt [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
Sent:   Thursday, April 06, 2000 7:50 AM
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Subject:        Re: Students in Crisis Policies and Procedures


Thanks for your response.  I have told the particular student I am dealing
with this year
that although ADA does provide her with testing accommodations (extended
time and private
testing), ADA does not permit her to ignore the rules, regulations and
policies of the

I'd appreciate hearing from others on this issue.


Maureen Connolly wrote:

> Gail,
> One item we all need to keep in mind is that many of these students with
> psychological disabilities may be covered under ADA.  The best procedure,
when problems
> arise, is to do exactly as you have suggested.  Although time consuming,
> detailed notes or a running log of events is your best defense.
> Maureen Connolly
> Elmhurst College
> Gail Platt wrote:
> > David,
> >
> > I agree that we are going to be seeing more students in crisis and that
in many --
> > if not most -- colleges are ill-equipped to meet their needs.  I would
be very
> > interested in seeing the brochure developed by your institution when it
is ready for
> > distribution.
> >
> > I have had a very demanding and unpleasant situation with a student
this year who
> > has abused the tutoring system and faculty at our institution in an
> > manner.  I have had to write a very detailed and specific contract for
her to sign
> > regarding her tutoring and what is and is not acceptable behavior and
notified her
> > that if she fails to comply with the contract, I and her instructors
will have no
> > choice but to call Campus Security and have her removed from the
> > lab/office.
> >
> > In Texas, we currently have a task force studying issues in higher
education.  A
> > week ago they met to study excellence in HE.  An invited guest from the
> > higher education system spoke about how in California there is a
general perception
> > that community colleges have stretched their resources too thinly by
trying to be
> > all things to all people.  He said that California was investigating
how some
> > responsibilities now being performed by community colleges in
California could be
> > relegated to "adult schools."  Have you heard anything about these
"adult schools?"
> > The speaker was not specific about this and did not elaborate.
> >
> > I am very concerned that we have too many individuals at our
> > institution who are too disturbed mentally and/or emotionally to be
learners.  Does
> > anyone else share this concern?
> >
> > I would be interested in hearing your ideas and if you know anything
about the
> > "adult schools" being proposed in California.
> >
> > Thanks to all,
> > Gail Platt
> >
> > "Arendale, David" wrote:
> >
> > > Dear SInet and LRNASST Friends,
> > >
> > > I am curious how other centers are training their tutors, SI leaders,
> > > etc., to deal with students who are experiencing emotional
difficulties and
> > > expressing them in passive or aggressive behaviors.  It would be
helpful to hear
> > > how student paraprofessionals and professional staff are being
trained to detect
> > > signs of potential distress, what campus and community resources are
> > > and how are referrals made to access those resources.  The
> > > literature often talks about how our student paraprofessionals
(tutors, SI
> > > leaders, mentors, etc.) are the most likely to observe students in
need and can
> > > make quick referrals to campus resources.
> > >
> > > We have been dealing with a student in difficulty for several weeks.
 It appears
> > > that the student will receive help through the coordinated efforts of
the Vice
> > > Chancellor's Office, Counseling Services, Campus Security, external
> > > service providers, family members of the student, and the Center
> > >
> > > Our campus has developed an official policy and procedure brochure on
> > > subject (unfortunately I don't have copies to share at this point).
 In addition
> > > we are in process for training our own staff through consultations
from the
> > > campus Counseling Services department.  We will integrate the text
from the
> > > campus policy and procedure brochure as well as other related
materials into our
> > > training manuals for on campus tutors and SI leaders, as well as
include it with
> > > our next revision of the SI Supervisor and SI Leader training
> > >
> > > I have read in the professional literature that we should anticipate
> > > students "in crisis" will be attending postsecondary education.  What
are other
> > > colleagues doing to address this issue?  Looking forward to your
thoughts and
> > > comments.
> > > -- David
> > >
> > > =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
> > > David R. Arendale, Interim Director of CAD
> > > Univ. of Missouri-KC, Center for Academic Development
> > > 5014 Rockhill Road, SASS #210, KC, MO 64110
> > > 816-235-1197; (F) 235-5156; [log in to unmask]
> > > (H) 913-789-8314
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