Chronicle of Higher Ed has a great piece on a remediation program at Cleveland State Community College in Tennessee.
The model works like this:
In spring 2008 he put in place the math "emporium model" popularized by the National Center for Academic Transformation. Instead of attending traditional lectures in basic math, elementary algebra, and intermediate algebra, remedial students come to a large computer lab where they solve math problems and, when they need help, work with on-site faculty members and tutors. Courses are arranged in weekly modules with accompanying quizzes that can be retaken until students are ready for the next step.
Via Joanne Jacobs. Read the rest!
Anyone know anything else about the National Center for Academic Transformation?