Developmental Education and Academic Readiness Program
The Developmental Education and Academic Readiness programs help students achieve their maximum potential and enhance their chances for academic success. Classes, programs, and mentoring initiatives provide students with opportunities for skill development designed to improve aptitude in writing, reading, and mathematics.
The program includes the following courses through the Departments of English & Theatre and Mathematics & Statistics:
The Developmental Education and Academic Readiness area also coordinates the First Step to College Success program. First Step is specifically designed to address the needs of students with two or more developmental requirements in the areas of mathematics, writing and/or reading for students entering the University in the Special Admissions category. Students admitted to the program study together to form a collaborative learning community characterized by mutual assistance and encouragement.
The First Step to College Success program has been very successful in helping students remediate developmental requirements, become academically successful, and be retained at the University.