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Making the Invisible Visible: Redesigning Interdisciplinary Tutoring in Two-Year Colleges

In 2020, Macomb Community College combined the college’s academic literacy and writing center and academic content tutoring center under one administrative team, allowing the college to reimagine tutoring services to better meet the needs of our students enrolled in remote, online, hybrid, and in-person courses. This shift—combined with the educational impacts we observed from COVID-19—encouraged us to apply what we had learned in working with students on reading and writing to other disciplines such as math, business, and physics and to develop new ways to support self-regulated learning across disciplines.

How the Montgomery College Virtual Campus Is Bringing Support Services to Online Students

Montgomery College in Maryland serves 50,000 students on three campuses and has offered courses online for more than a decade. To reach their online students, the college created the Virtual Campus to bring comprehensive support services under one digital roof.

Advancing Strategic Change with High-Impact Professional Learning

Community colleges, HBCUs, and other broad access institutions face pressing challenges related to enrollments, equity, and preparing students for citizenship and meaningful careers. Faculty are key to solving all these challenges.

Developing an Equity Framework to Support Self-Regulated Learning in Broad-Access Postsecondary Institutions

When college students take courses online, technology is only one of many challenges that they must navigate to successfully engage in and complete a course.

Helping students attain skills that cannot be taught

Some skills can be learned and coached, but not taught. Instruction about skills like leadership, creativity, and self-directed learning reduces them to a formulaic recipe that the learner follows, without mastering the essential capabilities of recognizing the unique characteristics of a particular situation and of improvising an approach suited to the occasion.

Promising Instructional Initiatives and New Ed-Tech Features Set the Stage for Upcoming Studies with Collaborative Partner Colleges And Universities

In spring 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic compelled colleges and universities to quickly move their courses online—despite evidence that students are less likely to complete and get good grades in online courses as compared to in-person learning.

The Postsecondary Collaborative’s Blog

Welcome to the Collaborative’s new blog! This blog is one way we will foster conversation around the many complex issues around self-directed learning.