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SCC awarded grant that will focus on redesigning remedial/developmental math

Somerset Community College was one of five Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) colleges recently awarded grants from the National Center for Academic Transformation to participate in Changing the Equation, a new program focused on redesigning remedial/developmental math.

The other KCTCS colleges receiving the grant were Bowling Green Technical College, Hazard Community and Technical College, Henderson Community College, and West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) formally announced that the five KCTCS colleges were among 38 two-year institutions selected for the program. Changing the Equation is designed to improve student learning outcomes while reducing costs for both students and institutions using NCAT's proven redesign methodology. Kentucky was the only state to have more than two community colleges to receive this honor.

Each KCTCS college selected for the program will redesign its entire developmental math programs using NCAT's Emporium Model and commercially available instructional software. Each redesign will modularize the curriculum, allowing students to progress through the developmental course sequence at a faster pace if possible or at a slower pace if necessary, spending the amount of time needed to master the course content.

Other advantages of the program include allowing faculty to spend more time working one-on-one with students or in small groups and increased involvement by students during the learning process.

For more information about Changing the Equation program or transitional/remedial education, contact Associate Dean of Transitional Education, Kim Cleberg, at 606-451-6759.

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. The website is www.somerset.kctcs.edu. For admission and registration information call toll free 1-877-629-9722.