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College: Kauai Community College
Program: Remedial/Developmental Writing

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Program Description

 

The Remedial/Developmental Reading and Writing program at Kauai Community College consists of all Reading and Writing courses that are below college level and is coordinated by the English department as part of their regular curriculum offerings.  Remdial/Developmental Reading and Writing is further supported by the Tutoring Center, the College Success’ Developmental English Coordinator, and volunteer tutoring by the English Department.

The mission of the College Success initiatives is to provide exemplary programs for student learning that assist and engage students in acquiring the skills that lead to increased student success and retention, and provide the foundation for the achievement of academic, career and personal goals.

Part I. Quantitative Indicators

Overall Program Health: Cautionary
Demand Indicators Program Year Demand Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
1 Enrolled in any Remedial/Developmental 209 221 245 Unhealthy
2 Semester Hours Taught 42 48 45
3 * Student Semester Hours (SSH) Taught 690 717 819
4 Full Time Students (Fall) Enrolled 108 92 111
5 Full Time Students (Spring) Enrolled 46 51 49
6 Number of Classes Taught 14 16 15
Achieving the Dream AtD Fall Cohort
2008 2009 2010
7 Percent AtD Cohort with Placement 76% 84% 90%
8 AtD Cohort Placing Remdial/Developmental 40% 44% 52%
9 Cohort Enrolling Remedial/Developmental 76 103 108
9a Percent Cohort Enrolling Remedial/Developmental 67% 62% 61%
10 * Increase Percent Enrolling -3% -5% -1%

Efficiency Indicators Program Year Efficiency Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
11 Average Class Size 16.4 14.9 18.2 Healthy
12 * Fill Rate 82% 75% 91%
13 Number of Low-Enrolled (<10) Classes 1 2 1
14 * BOR Appointed Faculty (FTE) 0.8 0.7 1.1
15 Non-BOR Appointed Faculty Teaching Classes 4 5 2
16 Percentage Classes Taught by Regular Discipline Faculty 57% 44% 73%
17 Percentage Classes Taught by non Regular Discipline Faculty 43% 56% 27%
18 Program Budget Allocation $65,550 $62,853 $62,853
18b Tution and Fees $0 $0 $0
19 Cost per SSH $95 $88 $77

Effectiveness Indicators Program Year Effectiveness Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
Retention (Course Completion) Cautionary
20 1 Level Below College Level 92% 95% 93%
21 2 Levels Below College Level 96% 98% 89%
22 3 or More Levels Below College Level N/A N/A N/A
Successful completion (Equivalent C or Higher)
23 1 Level Below College Level 64% 67% 56%
23a 1 Level Below College Level 116 119 119
24 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 15 9 15
25 2 Levels Below College Level 61% 61% 63%
25a 2 Levels Below College Level 30 38 39
26 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 2 1 7
27 3 or More Levels Below College Level N/A N/A N/A
27a 3 or More Levels Below College Level 0 N/A N/A
28 Withdrawals (Grade = W) N/A N/A N/A

Achieving the Dream AtD Fall Cohort  
2008 2009 2010
29 Cohort Enrolled in Remedial Developmental Course 76 103 108  
30 Cohort Successful Completion at Least One Remedial/Developmental Course within First Academic Year 58 65 79
31 Percent Cohort Successful Completion 76% 63% 73%
Remedial/Developmental Pipeline
32 AtD Cohort Size 284 372 334
33 Percent AtD Students Placing Into Remedial/ Developmental Level 40% 44% 52%
34 Percent AtD Cohort Enrolled in Remedial/ Developmental Course 27% 28% 32%
35 Percent AtD Cohort Successfully Completing Any Remedial/ Developmental Course Within First Academic Year 51% 40% 45%
36 Percent AtD Cohort Successfully Completing College Level Course Within First Academic Year 82% 76% 60%

Successful Next Level Program Year  
09-10 10-11 11-12
Persistence (Fall to Spring)  
37 * Percent From 1 Level Below College Level, To College Level     65%
37a From 1 Level Below College Level, To College level 54 57 52
38 Percent From 2 Levels Below College Level, To 1 Level Below     76%
38a From 2 Levels Below College Level, To 1 Level Below 18 12 19
39 Percent From 3 or More Levels Below College Level, To 2 Levels Below     N/A
39a From 3 or More Levels Below College Level, To 2 Levels Below N/A N/A N/A
Success in Subsequent Course (Equivalent C or Higher)
40 College Level From 1 Level Below 33 34 39
40a * Percent College Level From 1 Level Below     75%
41 1 Level Below From 2 Levels Below College Level 16 9 12
42 2 Levels Below From 3 or More Levels Below College Level N/A N/A N/A
Last Updated: December 7, 2012
Glossary | Health Call Scoring Rubric

Part II. Analysis of the Program

 

In R/D Writing 245 students were enrolled in the 11-12 year for an increase of 24 students from the previous year.  The average class size was 18.2, up from 14.9 the previous year.  The fill rate was 91% which is 16% higher than the previous year.  There was a 1% decrease in enrollment for the AtD cohort with placement, which is considered unhealthy according to the instructional benchmarks.  Retention in the courses that are one level below college level is at 93% and for courses that are two levels below it is at 89%. The successful completion numbers were 63% for remedial and 56% for developmental courses. 

 

The Learning Center continues to provide tutors serving English students in the 11-12 school year.  This is an AtD strategy that has proven to be successful.  Another strategy that was continued this year was the use of the IS 103 course that includes study skills, college resources, technology and affective skills training. Six sections were taught in the 11-12 year, and twelve sections are scheduled for the 12-13 year. 

 KCC has established a College Success Program.  It is currently staffed by an English Instructor/Coordinator and a Math Instructor/Coordinator.

Part III. Action Plan

 

Tutoring - Peer tutoring continues to be important support service for students in R/D Reading courses.  Under the coordination of Tina Castro, the tutoring center continues to have English tutors available throughout the day.  Furthermore, the Smart Thinking tutoring service offers an online option for students looking for assistance with R/D Reading.

Accelerated Courses- KCC is currently offering an accelerated ENG 22/100 course.  An accelerated ENG 19/22 course is under development.  If the accelerated writing courses are successful, an accelerated reading course will be developed.

IS 103- Starting in the Fall 2012 semester, KCC students who place into two or more remedial/developmental courses are required to take IS 103, Intro to College, in their first semester.  IS 103 is a college success course which covers study skills, college resources, technology as well as time managememnt and motivation. The purpose of the course is to increase student retention and success.

ENG 21 for Culinary - The Remedial/Developmental English Coordinator is investigating the possibility of an ENG 21 course that is contextualized for Culinary Arts students.  If the need for such a course is determined, it can be designed and offered in the 2013-14 school year.

Professional Development - The Remedial/Developmental English and Math Coordinators, along with the Native Hawaiian Counselor, will attend the Achieving the Dream conference in February 2013.  The team from KCC will be looking for strategies that can be implemented to increase retention and success for remedial/developmental courses.

Part IV. Resource Implications

No additional resources are being requested at this time.