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P031S090061

Los Angeles Mission College, CA

Grant Type:  Individual Development Grant

ABSTRACT

Los Angeles Mission College is a public two-year college located in the Northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California.  Low success rates in English and science courses, which are required for transfer and degree programs, prevent students from attaining their educational goals. Los Angeles Mission College serves a steadily growing number of students.  The largest rate of growth is among Hispanic students.  Currently the student population is 76.5 percent Hispanic and this percentage is projected to increase during the next ten years.  

To accommodate the educational needs of the increased Hispanic student population, Los Angeles Mission College proposes the following activity:  Improving Student Success and Access

This Activity is comprised of three components, each proposing strategies designed to increase the capacity of Los Angeles Mission College to support, retain and successfully graduate a greater proportion of its Hispanic students:  

1)

The first component will focus on strengthening academic support for English;

2)

The second component will focus on strengthening academic support for science;

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The third component will focus on increasing access, especially for part-time students.

Key measures of success include:  

a) increased progression and success rate in English and science;

b) increased academic programs and online services for part-time and evening students;

c) revised curricula with supplemental instruction; and

d) faculty development.  

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