Accelerated Learning Program

2016年Diana Hacker/两年制大学英语协会(TYCA)优秀英语项目奖,促进发展教育类

 

加速学习计划(ALP)适用于全日制或非全日制学生,他们已经进入了ENGL080阅读/写作II,并希望通过学习ENGL101写作I和ENGL099加速学习计划支持来加速他们的进步. Sections of ALP are available at all three campuses. Both day and evening sections are available. To register for ALP, see an academic advisor.

What is ALP?

加速学习计划的重点是那些进入ENGL080阅读/写作II课程的学生,在他们参加ALP支持课程的同时,通过将他们纳入ENGL101写作I课程,加速他们的进步并提高他们的成功, ENGL099. 选择参加ALP课程的学生将被安排到指定的ENGL101课程中, which is composed of 9 ALP students and 11 students who placed into ENGL101. 来自两个ALP ENGL101班的9名ALP学生被合并到一个ENGL099辅导班. 所有三门课程(ENGL101和ENGL099的两个部分)由同一位老师教授,并且是三个学分. These units of three classes are called triads. Once a week, the ALP course meets in a computer lab.

A visual representation of a triad: 

ENGL 101: 20 Students: stick figure count: 1 red, 9 green, 11 blue

ENGL 099: 18 Students: stick figure count: 2 groups with 9 green in each

20 students graphic

The green students are the ALP students, and the blue students are those who placed into ENGL101.

In ALP, 辅助性课程是在学生学习大学水平英语的同时对他们进行指导,而不是像ENGL080那样作为课程的先决条件. To do this, ALP courses use backward design, taking the goal of the course and incorporating the scaffolding students need to reach it. Here are some examples of what happens in an ALP class:

  • Scaffolding for the 101 assignments: brainstorming and other pre-writing, writing workshops, draft reviews, focused revising and editing activities, etc.
  • Opportunities to practice and refine reading skills, including close and active reading.
  • 有机会练习和完善写作技巧,如组织、发展、编辑等.
  • An introduction to the Atlantic Cape campus, services, policies, and procedures.
  • Answering student questions about the 101 class or the school generally.
  • Addressing non-cognitive issues and promoting the habits of successful students.

For more information contact

Leila M. Crawford
Associate Professor of English
Coordinator, Accelerated Learning Program
(609) 343-5036
Email

What are the benefits of ALP for students?

  • ALP students save time: The support course runs concurrently with Composition I, so the students do not need to take a developmental semester before entering college-level work.
  • ALP学生省钱:发展课程和大学技能必修课程被整合为一个课程. ALP uses the 101 course materials and campus resources as the course materials; there are no additional textbooks for students to buy.
  • ALP学生可以在第一学期学习项目课程:发展课程的学生只能从有限的课程中选择,直到发展课程完成.
  • ALP students are challenged by college-level work but receive extra support in the ALP course.
  • ALP的学生从他们的作文I教授那里得到额外的时间和个人指导:同一个教授同时教作文I和ALP, enhancing the instruction in ALP.
  • ALP学生见证了支持课程的好处:在大学水平课程的背景下进行补救, rather than prior to it.

ALP students are more likely to be successful. 学生成功的数据已经证明,ALP学生比采用传统发展顺序的学生更有可能

  • pass Composition I,
  • pass Composition II,
  • and return the semester following ALP

What are students saying about ALP?

Comments from past ALP students:

"ALP greatly helped my confidence in 101. At the beginning, 我不知道或认为我对阅读和写作一无所知…ALP成为m88明陛家庭的一员,遇到相似水平的学生真是太棒了…有史以来最好的课程."

 

“我觉得自己更像一名m88明陛大学的学生,因为我学到了很多东西,不仅是英语课程,而且是这所大学的整体."

 

“我总是觉得我在英语101课上比其他孩子领先一步,因为我和同一个教授一起做了额外的工作."

How did ALP begin at Atlantic Cape?

当英语专职教师Effie Russell了解到巴尔的摩县社区学院(CCBC)的加速学习计划时,Atlantic Cape的项目开始了. Information about the CCBC model can be found at their website. CCBC hosts the Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education every June. Information on this conference can be found under Conferences on their website.

Effie Russell adapted the CCBC model for Atlantic Cape by developing the triad model, 在一个由18名学生组成的加速学习课程中,每门写作I课程各有9名学生. She piloted the program in Spring 2012, 试点的积极成果促使m88明陛大学开始扩大规模:将该项目扩大到所有三个校区, opening the program to more students such as part-time students, and training more faculty.

Who are the ALP faculty?

ALP Faculty Group Picture Photo credit - Jay Peterson

Name

Role

Email

Phone

Primary Campus

Leila Crawford

Full-time Faculty

lcrawfor@atlanticcape.edu

X5036

Mays Landing

Ron McArthur

Full-time Faculty

mcarthur@atlanticcape.edu

X5007

Mays Landing

Maryann McCall

Full-time Faculty

mccall@atlanticcape.edu

X4987

Mays Landing

Vickie Melograno

Full-time Faculty

vmelogra@atlanticcape.edu

X3553

Cape May

Stephanie Natale-Boianelli

Full-time Faculty

snatale@atlanticcape.edu

X4963

Mays Landing

Jay Peterson

Full-time Faculty

jpeterso@atlanticcape.edu

X5649

Mays Landing/ Atlantic City

Effie Russell

Full-time Faculty

russell@atlanticcape.edu

X4955

Mays Landing

Richard Russell

Full-time Faculty

rrussell@atlanticcape.edu

X4971

Mays Landing/

Atlantic City

Daymis Alicea

Academic Advisor

dalicea@atlanticcape.edu

X5081

Mays Landing

ALP News and Events:

February 23, 2018:   National Association for Developmental Education Conference.

Effie Russell holding a poster that reads "make america think again."

Effie Russell, Professor of English, 在国家港举行的全国发展教育协会会议上发表了题为《明陞体育m88》的演讲, Maryland on February 23, 2018.本报告讨论了三种不同的加速模型的优点和挑战:共同条件模型, 三联体模式和一个将所有ALP学生放在一起学习101课程的模式,提供更多的时间和支持. Attendees were encouraged to share their own ALP models’ challenges and rewards.

February 21, 2018:   2018 DREAM Conference.

Dream 2018 ALP conference

Stephanie Natale-Boianellli, Richard Russell, 和莱拉·克劳福德在纳什维尔举行的2018年DREAM会议上做了关于加速学习计划(ALP)的演讲, Tennessee on February 21, 2018. 他们介绍了Atlantic Cape适应ALP计划的故事,并概述了加速的三元模型,作为讨论ALP模型和适应计划的最佳实践的跳板. 他们还分享了活动和作业,特别适合通过关注社区建设和指导来克服更大的ALP班级规模的挑战. Dean of Liberal Studies Dr. Denise Coulter, who attended the workshop, commented that "the ALP presentation had nice attendance. 该团队提供了他们的过程的全面图片,并审查了数据,以说明他们的计划的积极影响. The audience asked plenty of questions, which the presenters handled with great aplomb".

June 13, 2017:   Second Annual ALP Summer Institute

Faculty member presenting to audience during ALP Institute.

August 3, 2016:   ALP Summer Institute Highlights Best Practices for Educators.

Attendees to summer institute listening to presentation by student panel.

August 1, 2016:  Atlantic Cape Community College is named a 2016 Achieving the Dream Leader College. The Accelerated Learning Program is highlighted in the college's profile.   Read more in the Atlantic Cape Communicator.

April 9, 2016:  Atlantic Cape Community College's Accelerated Learning Program is awarded the 2016年Diana Hacker/两年制大学英语协会(TYCA)优秀英语项目奖. Professors Effie Russell, Richard Russell, and Stephanie Natale-Boianelli traveled to the   两年制大学英语协会在休斯敦大学写作与交流会议上的早餐会, TX.

Professors holding award.

December 11, 2015:  Professors Maryann Flemming-McCall, Richard Russell和Stephanie Natale-Boianelli在新泽西州发展教育峰会上介绍了Atlantic Cape的加速学习计划(ALP), Dec. 11, at Middlesex County College. The event was hosted by the New Jersey Council of County College's Center for Student Success.

professors presenting at conference

November 18, 2015:  朱莉安·莱因哈特教授带着她的一些ap和ENGL101学生去斯托克顿大学听帕特里克·J. Kennedy discuss his new book,  A Common Struggle , which he co-authored with Stephen Fried, and his bold agenda for changing the way we view and treat mental health and addiction in America.

patrick kennedy with Atlantic Cape professor and students