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Luther's Curriculum and Under-prepared Students

  • Repeats: Every day from June 24, 2014 to June 25, 2014.
  • Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: Dahl Centennial Union, Nansen

Description:  It has often been said that entering cohorts of Luther students can be "bi-modal", meaning we have a strong percentage of students who are academically strong and motivated to succeed at college, but also a large number of students who come to Luther with academic preparation that is not quite ready to take on college-level work. These skills could involve reading, critical thinking, writing, quantitative skills. At present, Luther offers two "developmental" courses for these students:  GS 110 and Eng 110, each for 2 credits. Recently, the Music department created a 1-credit course to supplement Music Theory 121. Do we need more? Do we need to re-define the credits and/or structure of such courses? Join facilitators David Thompson and Nancy Barry for an in-depth look at this issue, to provide the seedlings of conversation for the TLC subcommittee of APC in the fall of 2014.

Facilitators: Nancy Barry, Professor of English and Director of Advising; David Thompson of Spanish

Participants will receive a $50 stipend for the two half-days of this workshop.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Wilkerson, 563-387-1226,5633872110