Professional Resources

Improving Student Learning Skills

This is a “must-read” for anyone working in Developmental Education and/or Learning Assistance Programs. It includes the history of Learning Assistance Programs, Strategies for high-risk students, and Skill-Building strategies for Reading, Math, and Science, as well as Study Skills. The book concludes by reflecting on the important task of evaluating Learning Assistance Programs.


Contents:

  • Chapter 1: The Background, History and Rationale for College Skills Programs
  • Chapter 2: Diagnosing the Basic Skills Difficulties of Students
  • Chapter 3: Creating Tutoring Services
  • Chapter 4: Establishing Learning Centers
  • Chapter 5: Overcoming Problems of Learning Services
  • Chapter 6: Implications of Motivation, Learning Styles and the Experience of Failure
  • Chapter 7: Successful Programs and Strategies for Teaching High-Risk College Students
  • Chapter 8: Improving Writing and English as a Second Language
  • Chapter 9: Enhancing Reading Skills
  • Chapter 10: Building Study Skills
  • Chapter 11: Developing Mathematical Skills
  • Chapter 12: Increasing Science Skills
  • Chapter 13: Evaluating Learning Services and Courses

Author

Martha Maxwell, Ph.D.

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NADE Self-Evaluation Guides, 2nd Edition

Best Practice in Academic Support Programs. Self-Evaluation Guides increase the professionalization of Developmental Education and Learning Assistance Programs. Readers will find the Guides helpful for planning, developing, maintaining, evaluating and improving their programs. Those facing an institution-wide accreditation review will be particularly grateful for these Guides as an aid to their self-study efforts.


NADE Guides include:

  • CD with Word, PDF, and RTF formats
  • Guides for best practice in teaching and learning, developmental coursework, tutoring, and course-based learning assistance
  • Best practices criteria broken down into essential and recommended practices
  • A comprehensive glossary of terms in the field
  • References and resources for further study
  • Guides that are adaptable to uniqueness of programs and institutions
  • Easily scored criteria that reveal both strengths and areas needing improvement
  • A format that enables realistic action plans

Author

NADE Professional Standards & Evaluation Committee, Edited by Susan Clark-Thayer and Lisa Putnam Cole

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From Access to Success

A Book of Readings on College Developmental Education and Learning Assistance Programs. College skills experts nominated these 44 articles that are considered seminal for crucial concepts in the field — articles that they felt would give the reader the best introduction to the history, issues, theory, current practice and research of learning assistance programs and developmental education.

“. . . From Access to Success is a treasure of theoretical and practical information for developmental educators, wa major contribution to the literature in our vital and growing field.” Art Whimsey

Contents:

  • History & Philosophy
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Reading & Study Skills
  • Technology
  • Course-Related Skills Services
  • Evaluation & Outcome Research
  • Learning Centers
  • Assessment
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

Author

Edited by Martha Maxwell, Ph.D.

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