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Frank et al.,

The Minnesota Association for Developmental Education 
http://www.mnade.org/ has a great College Readiness Brochure on this 
topic (available in multiple languages).

Alan Craig
Coordinator, Learning & Tutoring Center
Georgia Perimeter College--Dunwoody Campus
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Frank Christ wrote:
> Relevant to Delohery's  developing ",,, a workshop as part of our 
> summer faculty development series  which speaks to what some faculty 
> are calling "gap analysis," by which they mean the difference between 
> the expectations students bring with them to campus and the 
> expectations faculty have of them when they get here."
>
> The gap analysis becomes very real to students and faculty when any of 
> the following web materials are part of a freeshman orientation or 
> learning assistance facilitating session:
>
> Indiana State University: How College Diffrers from High School
>
> "What You Need To Do in High School If You Want To Graduate from 
> College." American Educator, Spring 2004 at 
> http://www.aft.org/pubs-reports/american_educator/spring2004/flier.html
>
> BTW, these two and more are all in LSCHE under Resources/Pre-college 
> Leaning Resources at 
> http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/~lsche/resources/res_lrnrs_precoll.htm
>
> BTW, by typing in the LSCHE search box either the phrase, "high 
> school," or Pre-college,"  an interested learning assistance 
> professional will find these resources.
>
>
>
> Remember the power of the LSCHE search box when you need to know 
> something relevant to learning assistance and learning support centers.
>
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Delohery, Andrew" 
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> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 11:26 AM
> Subject: Re: FYI-- New report and developmental students
>
>
>> Tim:
>> I agree that it's important to remember the coin has two sides (at
>> least).  You raise a good point - one with which I agree, but perhaps
>> only implied - about learning as a partnership.  As a matter of fact, I
>> just read somewhere about a newly identified trend of revising
>> learner-centered to partner-centered, which is supposed to indicate a
>> return to balancing the roles of the various parties.
>>
>> One question for me, however, is a follow up to part of your message
>> below. "If an institution admits students who then do not succeed at
>> that institution, isn't it reasonable to say that the institution was
>> under-prepared for the students?"  While the discussion from this
>> question ought to yield some very useful information, I'm not sure this
>> is reasonable question, at least in its all-or-nothing form.  If I am
>> honest, my immediate bias is to recall that we (I think we) are
>> guaranteeing the opportunity of education, and not an off-the-shelf
>> education (I'm thinking Freire here).  But, of course, as soon as I
>> finish writing these thoughts, I'm now thinking that this response rests
>> on the caveat "all things being equal," which, as you point out in your
>> last paragraph, is not always the case.  Thanks for juxtaposing the
>> opposite pole.
>>
>> It's very timely to be having this conversation for me; I've been asked
>> to develop a workshop as part of our summer faculty development series
>> which speaks to what some faculty are calling "gap analysis," by which
>> they mean the difference between the expectations students bring with
>> them to campus and the expectations faculty have of them when they get
>> here.  I've really only just begun by comparing our NSSE and FSSE
>> results, but I must confess, the structure of the questions for the FSSE
>> seem to reinforce the bias you note below.
>>

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