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Our developmental students are allowed to take any courses they want, they just
have to finish all the required developmental ones by the time they graduate.  We
have some beginning readers who are in calculus!
Helen Sabin

Sandie Miller wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> At Atlantic Cape Community College, we allow developmental students to take
> only certain courses which are either developmental or which they are able
> to handle such as art or phys ed classes. We needed to add extra classes
> available so they could qualify for Financial Aid. How do your students
> qualify for Financial Aid if they do not take a full course load?
>
> Also, one more question, please. Have any of you ever discussed whether or
> not you feel developmental students should be restricted from taking
> on-line classes or telecourses? Obviously, some of these students probably
> do not have strong motivation to stay the course, but, perhaps some do.
> What about an on-line class in keyboarding which doesn't require much reading?
>
> Just asking for feedback here...
>
> Thanks,
> Sandie Miller,
> Director of Academic Support Services, ACEC
>
> At 02:46 PM 11/01/1999 -0600, Elizabeth Lee wrote:
> >Listers,
> >
> >The Baton Rouge Community College opened its door to students in August 1998.
> >After only one full yearof operation, the academic chairs have requested that
> >developmental students be allowed to take only developmental classes.
> After some
> >heated discussions, interested persons on both sides compromised by
> instituting
> >the restriction for only those students taking developmental reading and by
> >requiring faculty approval for enrolling in college-level math and
> college-level
> >composition.
> >
> >Several of us would really like to know what kind of course restrictions
> are in
> >place for your developmental students?
> >
> >Elizabeth
> >
> >
> "The illiterate of the year 2000 will not be the individual who cannot read
> and write, but the one who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn."
>                 Alvin Toffler