Collaboration as Catalyst: Reinventing College Readiness at Morehead State University

Presented with Emma Perkins, Assistant Vice President for University College, at 2013 Kentucky Association for Developmental Education Conference


This interactive session will feature a discussion of the partnerships fueling new College Readiness Programs including supplemental instruction, co-requisites, and alternate pathways made possible by collaboration with the Morehead Writing Project, First Year Programs, First Year Seminar, Tutoring and Learning Center, and Adult Education.


The Morehead State University College Readiness Program (formerly known as developmental education) is in metamorphosis and the catalyst fueling our reinvention is collaboration. We know that it is essential to leverage existing programs and personnel to serve our students in these challenging times. Each new element of the college readiness program involves one or more partnerships. These include working with First Year Programs on our Summer Success Academy, the Morehead Writing Project Writing Studio to provide supplemental literacy instruction for remedial writers, the First Year Seminar to embed instruction for remedial readers and writers, the Tutoring and Learning Center to create a Writing Center with programs targeted to meet remedial needs, and Adult Education to offer alternate paths and supplemental instruction for students with remedial needs. Our session will be an interactive conversation during which we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a collaborative approach to remedial education. Audience engagement and participation will be encouraged.