Examples are drawn from Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE), Achieving the Dream, MDRC research, CCRC research, and individual college program descriptions.
Community College of Denver (CO)
The goal of CCD's FastStart program is to develop and implement curriculum using an accelerated and intensive instructional approach to the delivery of developmental math, English, and reading. FastStart uses a holistic approach designed to support students through multiple semesters of developmental coursework. In addition to a comprehensive FastStart course, students participate in a learning community-one hour of study time per week with peers and the instructor, during which students participate in group activities in the classroom and instructors act as facilitators to foster a true community of learners to promote critical thinking and engagement.