Published on August 10th, 2014 | by editor0
Title V Programs Support Student Success
Part of a series about Title V at Wright College.
The programs listed below are written into the Title V grant; Wright is expected to demonstrate progress in each of these areas in measurable ways. New programs cannot be inserted into the grant work. In addition to these programs, themes of the grant include: active and collaborative learning, supporting and identifying at-risk students, supporting first-year students, continuing and enhancing articulation agreements, and developing a holistic placement and intervention process utilizing SuccessNavigator™, a non-cognitive assessment created by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Wright in Your Corner Student Center(WiYC) – WiYC (S-100) is a unique resource that integrates academic and social components to support student success. The Center is comprised of academic and student service professionals who provide a dynamic range of services: academic coaching, mentoring, tutoring and more. WiYC is leading Wright’s peer mentoring and extended orientation programs.
Learning Communities (LCs) – LCs are linked courses developed by faculty and approved by the faculty-led LC Committee. New LCs are developed every year, including Co-Requisites, an LC form of acceleration for English that has shown great results for student success and retention.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) – The CTL promotes learning and leadership, providing faculty and staff with a forum for sharing promising practices and unique interests. The Title V Professional Development (PD) Committee has approved faculty and staff attendance at conferences around the country, including the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, National Association for Multicultural Education, and National Association of Developmental Education. Conference attendees share their learning with the college via the CTL. Faculty and staff can participate online via Blackboard or in person in the CTL’s new location in S-243.
Skills Connection – This program brings soft skills to Career Programs, embedding career and non-cognitive assessments and training into the curriculum. Faculty members, with the support of the Skills Connection Coordinator, adapt materials for their courses, leading students towards the NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate).
College Readiness Initiative (CRI) – The CRI, which began as a faculty research and faculty tenure project, has continued as an ongoing collaboration between Wright College and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to address the college readiness of incoming students.
Math On Demand (MOD) – Offered in Wright College’s state-of-the-art Math Center (S-305), MOD is an innovative developmental education program, which enhances learning and advancement through and out of developmental education. MOD continues to elicit interest nationwide.