2013 Innovation of the Year Project Detail.
Miami Dade College
Project Accelerated Content-Based English (ACE)
William Green, Beth Clouse, Miriam Abety, Diego Tibaquira, Analeyda Lopez, Tarena Ruff, Kelly Hernandez, Ernesto De la Hoz, Paul Tisevich, Cynthia Schuemann, Michelle Thomas, Adrianne Thompson, and Carl Canizares
Learning and Teaching
The InterAmerican Campus of Miami Dade College received funding from a Title V grant to design a model of accelerated English for Academic Purposes. Called Project ACE, the acceleration of the EAP program was achieved by conducting research on the demands of general education and aligning EAP courses to select general education courses. Research findings allowed EAP faculty to better define the types of assignments most frequently given and to focus student learning more on mastering those tasks. EAP students also had the opportunity to enroll in classes that count toward the associate’s degree. At 98%, the retention rate of ACE students is very high. Student satisfaction with the program is also positive, as students save time and money by completing the college EAP requirement sooner than they would in the traditional track. ACE students appreciate the opportunity to take college level class with mainstream students, as it verifies that they can succeed in college level courses.
How this project is being recognized:
press release and placement on the MDC homepage
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