According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in a 2016 report, about one-third of all first-year undergraduates in the U.S. enrolled in at least one developmental course, and among community college students, this proportion is even higher (approximately 40 percent). These students come from all walks of life, attend colleges and universities of all types, and enroll in college with the goal of leaving with a degree or credential.
The specific challenges facing underprepared students can include lack of knowledge, lack of means, and even simply a lack of understanding. There needs to be a path for these students to be able to share the joys and benefits of higher education, and the way to reach that goal is through proper advising. While there are different ways to address the needs of underprepared students, the best strategy is that of understanding. Only with true understanding can professionals work with the student to know their true needs, and enable students who come in the front door empty handed to leave with a diploma in hand.
This session with student assessment and academic success expert Kent Seaver will outline steps that have been successful in higher education, with the intent that one college’s success can be replicated by others. You will get proven, practical answers and solutions to the problem of students not succeeding, which have been proven to work elsewhere, and are not just theory. In this session, Kent will look at the issue of underprepared students who enter developmental education from beginning to end and find answers to them.
Who should attend?
Kent Seaver has 18 years of experience in the field of student assessment and academic success. At North Lake College in Irving, TX he has enjoyed success in working with the new to college student, home school students, , transfer students, and returning student veterans. He is presently the Director of Learning Resou... More info