Communicating Between the Silos: Using Alternative Methods to Meet Students’ Needs. Stephanie DumontGolden West College Laura HopeChaffey College. Golden West College. Ways in which we created barriers between the silos and consequently were not meeting students needs. Math Success Rates.
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Communicating Between the Silos: Using Alternative Methods to Meet Students’ Needs
Stephanie DumontGolden West College
Laura HopeChaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga Campus:
Language Success Center
Multidisciplinary/Reading Success Center
Chino Multidisciplinary Success Center
Chino Institute for Women:
CIW Success Center
Fontana Multidisciplinary Success Center
Students in the following disciplines are required to participate in Center activities:
English, reading, modern languages, some math classes, some ESL classes, some guidance classes (60%)
All other students may use any service in the Centers on a voluntary basis (30%)
50% access at least one Center every term
35% access two or more every term
Directed Learning Activity: Directed Learning Activities are instructor-initiated projects, assignments, or activities that students complete and review in the Success Center. All directed learning activities have instructional design and curricular connectedness to particular courses. Directed Learning Activities may be used to meet supplemental learning requirements.
Study Group: Study groups are focused learning sessions led by a Success Center facilitator that address the needs of a small group. Classroom instructors work through the Success Center Instructional Specialists to develop specified curriculum that is delivered by apprentice tutors. Study groups have a strong instructional design component that is tied to the classroom instruction. Study groups may be used to meet supplemental learning requirements.
Workshop/Seminar: Workshops are pre-arranged or scheduled “mini courses” taught by certificated instructors and focus on one skill or subject area that directly enhances and supports classroom instruction. Workshops may be used to meet supplemental learning requirements.
Percent of Transfer Students
Number of Contacts
“I love the Success Center and feel without it I would have been totally lost.”