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Hi Becky and others,
I am seeking similar information about developmental "programs" or services at community colleges.  We are questioning the effectiveness of our model and would appreciate feedback from other similar colleges.  Jamestown Community College is located in Western New York State.  We have two campuses and a handful of additional sites that offer coursework, and we serve about 4000 students.  

Specifically, we are looking for two things.  
1--How is your developmental program structured?  Or, what services/courses are given to students needing multiple developmental courses?  What does the program look like?  
2--How do you formally assess your program? 
We've been searching for statistics against which to compare our own data, but are having trouble finding useful information.  Any help you can give is welcome.

And, I am using the word "program" lightly.  I am not necessarily looking for info on formal programs. We call ourselves a developmental program, but we aren't formally an academic program.  We are actually considered to be a "functional area" under Academic Affairs.   Whatever your college offers to the most at-risk developmental students is what I want to know about.  

Thank you for your time,
Sarah Kelley

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Becky Bogoslavsky
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:42 AM
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Subject: Re: developmental ed question

Bridget --

Great! We actually used the Hunter Boylan model to form our department, but new administration is not impressed. Also, because no other college in the state does it, our new leaders feel we are doing it "wrong." 

Thanks for offering to be a resource. It will be a great help.

Becky

>>> "Bridget M. Ponte"  09/30/10 9:30 AM >>>
Becky-

I am the coordinator of a centralized developmental program at Carlow University, a private 4-year school, that combines reading, writing and math (I teach the writing course). We are housed in the learning assistance/academic support department and report the director of this department, who reports to the provost. I would direct you to information by Hunter Boylan, et al and his research and remarks re: the benefits of a centralized program. I would also be happy to be a resource. My colleagues and I presented last March at NADE with all the details of our program.


Bridget Ponte

Writing Specialist/Intensive Studies Coordinator
Center for Academic Achievement
Carlow University
Pgh, PA
412-578-6271


-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Shari Clevenger
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:19 AM
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Subject: Re: developmental ed question

Becky,
Northeastern State University is a 4-year regional university; our
developmental English and reading programs are in the Languages and
Literature Department; we report to our department chair now; however, our
first year writing program is under construction right now and there will
possibly be a 'director' of that program in which our developmental program
will be a part. We'd be happy to talk with you about that if you wish. My
contact information is listed below; the Writing Enhancement (dev. English)
coordinator and I share an office and will be available to talk to you.

Have a good day,
Shari Clevenger
Instructor/Coordinator Reading Enhancement
NSU/CRLA Tutor Training Coordinator
Reading Center Coordinator
Northeastern State University
Seminary Hall 357
609 N. Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464
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918-444-3607

Learning is not attained by chance,
it must be sought for with ardor
and attended to with diligence."
~Abigail Adams




On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 8:59 AM, Becky Bogoslavsky  wrote:

> Hello.
>
> I am currently a developmental writing instructor at the University of
> Central Arkansas. Our developmental classes are all housed and operated
> under a central director in their own program, University College. However,
> the wisdom of that organization is being called into question.
>
> My colleagues and I are looking to identify any 4-year colleges with
> developmental classes organized under a central director. Many colleges
> simply house their developmental classes in the respective disciplines
> without coordination among those faculty or classes. We are unique in the
> state and would like to find other programs of like kind.
>
> We are ready to cold-call different colleges, but we were hoping someone
> could help us avoid that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Becky Bogoslavsky
> Department of Writing
> University College
> University of Central Arkansas
>
>
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