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College of the Ouachitas
As of the Fall 2010 semester, 86% of incoming students at College of the Ouachitas required math remediation, and 60% of the college’s incoming students required English remediation.
The college’s math interventions are designed to address achievement gaps by offering various delivery methods that align with the different learning styles of developmental students. Math interventions also streamline the developmental curriculum in an effort to increase early completion and transition to college-level math. Included in the college’s math intervention strategies are:
- Multiple delivery methods for Intermediate Algebra
- Revising the Intermediate Algebra curriculum
College of the Ouachitas’ strategy in addressing achievement gaps in English are designed to address and close these gaps by improving upon instructional methods in basic writing strategies.
Additionally, the college has implemented:
- College Career Access Program (CCAP)
- Mandatory Orientation for all first-time in college, full-time students
- Men on a Mission social support group for African American Males
College of the Ouachitas is a small, single-campus state college. The college serves a rural five-county area in south-central Arkansas that has above average poverty levels and below average higher education attainment.
The college is committed to providing higher education opportunities to younger students right out of high school, and to non-traditional students who have been out of school for several years; and, especially to students with low income who represent minority populations.
College of the Ouachitas helps students reach their educational and occupational goals by helping them receive certificates and associates degrees that enable them to achieve success either in the workplace or in transferring to a four-year college or university. The college has implemented programs that focus on improved student achievement and attainment that have helped students succeed at higher levels and in greater numbers.
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