SPC Program Receives Chancellor’s Best Practice Award
My Bridge to Success, a program in developmental writing, reading and mathematics designed to reduce the amount of remediation time and tuition costs for students, is headed by Martha Campbell and Sharon Griggs, deans of Communications and Mathematics, respectively.
Unlike traditional developmental courses at the college that are 16-week, 4-credit courses, the My Bridge courses—ENC 0990, MAT 0990 and REA 0990—are 8-week, 2-credit courses.
Campbell said the increased success rates speak for themselves. For example, in academic year 2011-12, 1,653 students enrolled in the traditional 16-week, 4-credit hour Developmental Writing II courses completed at a rate of 58 percent. The new 8-week, 2-credit ENC 0990 courses had a 69 percent passing rate with 328 students.