Developmental Education and Academic Readiness
The Developmental Education and Academic Readiness programs help students achieve their maximum academic potential and enhance their chances for degree completion. Classes, programs, and mentoring initiatives provide students with opportunities for skill development designed to improve aptitude in writing, reading, and mathematics.
The program includes the following courses through the Departments of English & Theatre and Mathematics & Statistics:
The Developmental Education and Academic Readiness area also coordinates the summer and fall semester Eastern Bridge programs. These first-year transition programs are specifically designed to address the needs of students with developmental requirements in the areas of mathematics, writing and/or reading or needed high school GPA requirement for students entering the University in the Special Admissions category. Students admitted to the programs study together to form a collaborative learning community characterized by mutual assistance and encouragement.
The Eastern Bridge program has been very successful in helping students remediate developmental requirements, become academically successful, and be retained at the University.