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Here’s the Scoop–June 15, 2017

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The Safe Campus Cross Functional Committee celebrated Bill Keener, director of Public Safety and Security, and his contributions to the college at its June 12 meeting. Keener will retire July 1.


woman holding certificate smilingDeborah Seaman, nursing skills lab manager, earns certificate in Healthcare Simulation from Drexel University. The training covered using standardized patients and human patient simulators (manikins). Participants learned how to write nursing scenarios and use scenarios for teaching nursing skills and critical thinking. Debriefing techniques and moulage were also covered in the intensive training program.

The Accelerated Learning Program Summer Institute was held  June 13, in the Rutger’s Building on Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus.

The program highlighted the college’s successful practices of the ALP Program for educators from other community colleges, and Atlantic Cape faculty, as well.

Speakers included Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of academic affairs; Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, ALP coordinator and ALP professor; Effie Russell, ALP professor; Leila Crawford, ALP professor; and Richard Russell, English department coordinator and ALP professor.

Attendee evaluation of the event was all positive. Multiple attendees suggested a second, follow-up workshop, and attendees mentioned leaving with “much to think about” and referred to the facilitators as a “great group of mentors.”

ALP Summer Institute Highlights Best Practices for Educators

The Accelerated Learning Program Summer Institute was held Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Room M-129 of Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus.

The program highlighted the college’s successful practices of the ALP Program for educators of other learning institutions, and Atlantic Cape faculty, as well. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Offers Workshop on Teaching Accelerated English Program

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a one-day workshop for college educators interested in starting an Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). The ALP Summer Institute will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Atlantic Cape, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, New Jersey.

ALP is proven to increase college success rates for students who test into remedial English. Atlantic Cape piloted its nationally recognized Accelerated Learning Program in spring 2012. ALP allows the student to bypass the second level of remedial English and go straight into college-level English while taking a support course with the same professor. The program allows students to save time by taking the courses concurrently and enabling them to begin college-level work immediately.

This workshop is for those interested in starting an ALP program at their school, those in the process of scaling an ALP program, those who teach ALP, and those who are new to ALP. The ALP Summer Institute will include an overview to ALP and Atlantic Cape’s triad model as well as sessions on:

  • The essentials of the program, including scaffolding assignments, non-cognitive issues, active learning, and integrated reading and writing
  • Best practices, assignments and activities particularly suited to ALP
  • Integrating advising into the program
  • Best practices and challenges in implementing and scaling the program

The workshop will be led by ALP faculty, and the day will provide ample opportunity for discussion. The registration fee includes lunch and all materials, including a copy of our ALP Faculty Handbook.

Registration fee is $189. Call (609) 343-5655 to register.

Atlantic Cape received the 2016 Diana Hacker Two-Year College English Association Award for Outstanding Programs in English for Two-Year Colleges and Teachers in the Enhancing Developmental Education category for the college’s Accelerated Learning Program.

College data shows 84 percent of students enrolled through ALP complete ENGL101, nearly double the completion rate of students who go the traditional route of remedial English.