Shifting the Paradigm: An Academic Literacy Model for Acceleration

Video created by Vivian Garcia Employee on Nov 2, 2015

    In an effort to increase success and retention among developmental students, faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County developed an accelerated course that integrates Reading and English, while emphasizing critical thinking and the notion of “practicing college”. This new course, ACLT 052: Academic Literacy, is the result of a complete curricular and pedagogical redesign where authentic college-level reading, writing, and thinking tasks replace the traditional, skills-based approach to literacy instruction. During this session, Dr. Jeanine Williams will discuss the guiding principles of this new course as well as the logistics, challenges, and politics involved in implementing such a model.