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NCPR Participation at League for Innovation Annual Conference 2009


Forum #S49: Learning Communities: A Promising Strategy for Developmental Education Students

Sunday, March 15, 2009
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nevada 2, Arcade Level

Currently, there is great enthusiasm for using learning communities as a strategy for developmental education. But are they effective? Experts from the National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) review the current state of knowledge regarding interventions for developmental education students, and the evidence on learning communities in particular. A practitioner from a college in NCPR’s national learning communities study leads a discussion about the different learning communities models and the challenges to implementing them.

Participants:

-Thomas Bailey, Director, NCPR 

-Mary Visher, Senior Research Associate, Young Adults And Postsecondary Education, MDRC

-Donna McKusick, Dean, Developmental Education And Special Academic Programs, The Community College of Baltimore County-Essex
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Roundtable #S520: Developmental Summer Bridges: Young Texans on the Road to College

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Silver State Pavilion, Arcade Level

Nationally, large numbers of students enter college needing remediation. Texas is working to change this trend by creating innovative, state-supported developmental summer bridge programs. Several programs are participating in a rigorous evaluation conducted by NCPR. This session offers insight into their models and early results.

Participant:

-Elisabeth Barnett, Research Associate, Community College Research Center
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Type: Conferences & Seminars

Location: Reno-Tahoe, Nevada

Date & Time: From 3/15/2009, 11:00:00 AM To 3/17/2009, 3:00:00 PM

Website: http://www.league.org/2/conferences/innovations/2009/index.cfm