The Ohio Association of Community Colleges’ (OACC) developmental education recommendations, Impact Student Success, addresses institutional policies related to developmental education programs at Ohio’s twenty-three community colleges. This document expands upon the 2011 recommendations, including new recommendations and examples of policies and strategies in practice. Related data results are included throughout the report as well as in a separate data summary.
As this is an electronic document, readers can directly connect to resources cited. Finally, the document includes a self-assessment/implementation tool to help each college evaluate its status in relation to the policies and how each may want to proceed. Colleges should review the complete document for the full recommendations before completing the tool.
Strengthening College/ABLE Partnerships
On Oct. 18, 22 of the Ohio’s community colleges met with their ABLE partnerships to discuss ways to continue to strengthening their partnerships. In addition, they heard presentations which stressed contextualizing basic skills instruction for career development. The keynote speaker, Amy Dalsimer from LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York, presented the CUNY START and the college’s NYBest programs. Ohio presenters were Amanda Hanley from Cuyahoga CC, Linda Bumiller from MVTC and her partners at Sinclair CC, and Kathy Pittman from Hocking College. Their power points are included here.
Accelerate, Cooperate, and Contextualize
On July 12 and 13, 100 English faculty and their related administrators gathered at an OACC Student Success Center workshop entitled Accelerate, Cooperate and Contextualize. The participants experienced three workshops on each of the topics. Peter Adams from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) presented the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). Greg Hodges and Michelle Zollars of Patrick Henry Community College’s (PHCC) Southern Center for Academic Learning Excellence provided an introduction to cooperative learning. Ashlee Brand (Cuyahoga), Lisa Mahle-Grisez (Sinclair), and Kathy Pittman (Hocking) co-presented on ways to contextualize in the college composition classroom. Click on the links provided to access PDFs of presenters’ PowerPoint presentations.
Other Student Success Resources:
Final notes from the December 2012 Symposium