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Adult and developmental Education. Fall 2010 Update. Adult and Developmental Education. organization. Provost. Dean of School WFD. Dean of Student Affairs. Dean of Adult and DE. Dean of School Arts and Science. Director of Tassell M-TEC (Liaison for Non-Credit).

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Dean of School WFD

Dean of Student Affairs

Dean of Adult and DE

Dean of School

Arts and Science

Director of Tassell M-TEC (Liaison for Non-Credit)

Assoc. Dean of Counseling, Advising & Retention

AFP Department Coordinators

Director of Academic and DE Support

Director of Developmental Curriculum

why the change
Why the Change?

To provide a unified strategy for adult learning that will create clear pathways to post-secondary education and employment opportunities for all students, regardless of their current educational functioning level when they enter the continuum or pipeline of learning.

who we are

Adult Education is a term used nation-wide to refer to programs for people 17 and older with less than high school competencies:

basic skills in job training
Basic Skills in Job Training
  • Non-credit Job Training programs are not, in and of themselves, below college level. In fact, many of the programs require complex skills.
  • Increasing numbers of students are enrolling without the basic skill requirements for the programs.
  • ADE will work with these programs to design intake/assessment practices and basic skill delivery within Job Training to increase the success of the students who arrive with basic skill deficits.
developmental education
Developmental Education
  • Developmental education is a field of practice and research within higher education with a theoretical foundation in developmental psychology and learning theory.  It promotes the cognitive and affective growth of all postsecondary learners, at all levels of the learning continuum.
  • At GRCC developmental education is delivered through the Academic Foundations Program (AFP)
academic foundations program
Academic Foundations Program
  • Pre-college level courses:
      • EN 097
      • MA 095, 096, 097
      • RD 097, 098
      • PY 100
      • CO 003
  • Support services such as counseling, small group tutoring, Structured Learning Assistance, and summer bridge programs.

NOTE: 44% of all new students place into 1 or more AFP classes.

afp sections and staff
AFP sections and Staff
  • Number of AFP instructors Fall 2010: 70
  • Number of AFP sections
a quick glance back
A Quick Glance Back:

AGC Policy Changes Since 2007:

  • ACT cut scores adjustment recommended
  • Mandatory placement for AFP Math and English recommended
  • Mandatory placement for PY 100 recommended
  • Prerequisite policy (Dr. Laurie Chesley’s Team)
moving forward
Moving Forward
  • Mission: GRCC adult and developmental education provides transformative opportunities for all learners to attain their personal, academic, and career goals.
  • Vision: GRCC adult and developmental education inspires and empowers students to be life-long learners who meet the demands of the statewide and global community.
  • Coordinate Adult and Developmental Education so that programs are aligned and provide clear pathways to credentials.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for all ADE faculty and staff.
  • Ensure that GRCC policies and practices promote student success.
  • Support all ADE subject areas as they design curricula and learning strategies to meet ADE student needs.
  • Provide comprehensive support to ADE students.
  • Design and implement a comprehensive assessment and evaluation plan for the ADE program.