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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

2:15 PM -- 3:45 PM
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Increasing College Readiness: Reinventing the Role of Postsecondary Education (session #353)
In a new pre-K through postsecondary education world, college readiness is no longer the strict purview of high schools. Postsecondary education institutions must be far more active and engaged in ensuring that students possess the skills they need to be successful in college. The old model of providing remedial education to students after they enroll at postsecondary institutions is proving to be both financially and politically unsustainable. As a result, postsecondary institutions must find more effective and efficient strategies for ensuring students are college ready. This session will look at how the Tennessee Board of Regents is using the highly regarded Program in Course Redesign system developed by the National Center for Academic Transformation, early assessment, dual enrollment and other early intervention strategies to improve college readiness at far less cost than the current system.


Houston D. Davis, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, Tennessee Board of Regents

Carolyn Jarmon, senior associate, National Center for Academic Transformation, Texas

Thomas C. Meredith, commissioner of higher education, Board of Trustees, Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning; ECS commissioner

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