Developmental Education

Mission Statement

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Developmental Education programs and services address academic preparedness, diagnostic assessment and placement, development in general, and discipline-specific learning strategies, and affective barriers to learning. The goals of the Developmental Education Program are:

  • To preserve and make possible educational opportunity for each postsecondary learner
  • To develop in each learner the skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic career and life goals
  • To ensure proper placement of assessing each learner’s level of preparedness for college course work
  • To maintain academic standards by enabling learners to acquire competencies needed for success in mainstream college courses
  • To enhance the retention of students
  • To promote the continued development and application of cognitive and affective learning theory