Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd 2012 at 1:10pm
NGTC kicks off five-year quality enhancement plan
CLARKESVILLE - Three years of dreaming big dreams have come to reality as North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) formally kicked off a five-year quality enhancement plan recently.
As part of the requirements for reaffirmation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC) accreditation, NGTC has chosen to embark on a college-wide focus on math achievement.
Instituting a redesign of the basic math courses referred to as learning support, the strategy is to offer more individualized instruction, tailored to each student’s needs.
“The transformation that is taking place on our campus will impact all students,” said NGTC President Dr. Gail Thaxton. “We’re using new strategies including engaging software, small group lectures, one-on-one tutoring, and many more learning resources in the classroom. It is self-paced, so just imagine - what used to take three semesters of classes now, with motivation and input and support from faculty, a student could actually complete all of that work in one term.”
General Studies Department Chair Laura Jenkins has high hopes for the success of this new program. Already there are students who are on track to complete in one semester what would have taken an entire year in a traditional classroom.
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