Community Colleges: Leading through innovation
Community colleges play a critical role in preparing a large number of students for success in the workforce. However, they also face low graduation and retention rates, and nearly 50% of 2-year students enter remediation.
Many community colleges have turned to adaptive learning to help improve results. Austin Community College's ACCelerator, a 600-seat facility built on the former site of Austin's Highland Mall, has garnered much attention for its ALEKS-powered approach to improving student outcomes.
This session offers an in-depth look at how the ACCelerator and programs like it are helping community colleges fulfill their mission of helping all students achieve success.
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- The important role of U.S. community colleges and the specific challenges they face, particularly in remediation.
- How adaptive learning accelerate students’ time in remediation, specifically in the emporium model.
- How Austin Community College's ACCelerator math lab has changed the learning experience for students, instructors and administrators.
Brian Belardi, Dir, Communications, McGraw-Hill Education