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2017 Learning Support Academy

2017 Learning Support Academy

October 3, 2017
Atlanta Metropolitan State College

The Learning Support Academy is hosted by Complete College Georgia and is part of a series of discussions with faculty and staff focusing on the connection of large-scale initiatives across the system to promote student success. The theme of the conference series is "Momentum Year"--an effort to combine several proven elements of success during a student's first academic year to help them stay in school and graduate on time. These first-year elements include: 

  • Helping students make a "purposeful choice" when selecting a program of study
  • Assisting students in developing an "academic mindset" that promotes academic success
  • Ensuring students register for and complete nine credit hours in their general program area of study
  • Ensuring students register for and complete their core English and math courses

After two years of implementation across the state, the evidence clearly indicates that, regardless of the level of preparation, students have been more successful in co-requisite learning support than pre-requisite models.  Institutions across the state have developed a wide range of corequisite implementation strategies that provide fertile ground for discovering what works best in what circumstances and with what students.  The 2017 Learning Support Academy is an opportunity for faculty, staff and administrators who are involved in remediation to discuss their experiences with the approach—what worked, what has not, and what is in the works—to build a set of promising practices for Georgia.

Institutional teams are invited to come together to investigate the pedagogies, technology, academic support, advising, high impact practices and logistics of corequisite delivery.  The Academy is divided into days for English and Math, allowing faculty and support personnel the opportunity to dig deeply into the challenges and opportunities specific to their discipline.