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Resources for Underprepared Students

Resources for Underprepared Students

The Basic Skills Work Group of the OEI is currently focused on identifying “just in time” modules that can be embedded into online courses. Many of our students arrive on campus not yet academically prepared to succeed in courses. These students often lack the mathematics, reading, writing, English second language, and information competency skills that college faculty expect of incoming “freshmen.” Faculty do not always have the time, nor the discipline expertise, to assist these students while still fulfilling the content requirements. Faculty are often left with two options: (1) keep the level of rigor expected of the course and watch students struggle, fail and withdraw, or (2) “lower the standards” so that more students can succeed. Our goal is to provide a third option of providing... Show More


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