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1 Danville Community College Free Summer Math Bridge Program Donald Pippin Middle College Director Great Expectations Coordinator Developmental Math Instructor February 7, :30 – 10:45

2 College History Beginning as early as 1890, the campus of Danville Military Institute (1890 to 1939) housed prisoners of war during World War II ( ), was home to the off-campus engineering division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (named VPI Extension - Fall 1946 to 1950 Danville Branch of VPI to 1965, and Danville Division of VPI to 1968), and shared the campus with Danville Technical Institute Danville Textile School from 1945 to 1966, until DTI merged with the Danville Division of VPI to form Danville Community College.

3 Danville Community College: Location Open-admissions comprehensive two-year institution of higher education One of 23 community colleges in the Virginia Community College System Established in 1967 with Danville Technical Institute and VPI Serves 145,000 citizens in Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Halifax County Located in South Central Virginia near the North Carolina border 86-acre campus two miles from downtown Danville on South Main Street 6741 students  59% Female  41% Male  40% African American  57 % White  3% Other

4 Graduation Rates 887 Graduates in Transfer degrees 183 O/T degrees 82 diplomas 452 Certificates 424 Males 463 Females 585 White 280 African American 22 other minorities

5 Student Financial Aid 3,456 students received PELL worth 9 million dollars Educational Foundation provided $300,000 in scholarships 1330 students received Tobacco Scholarship worth 1. 3 million dollars

6 Danville Community College Joined Achieving the Dream in 2004 Became a Leader College in DCC has undertaken many initiatives, but the Summer Bridge will be the focus of discussion today.

7 Danville Community College: Demographics HeadcountFTE’s% Assessed into one or more dev. classes Program- placed students receiving financial aid 6,4932,78260%4,513

8 VPT QUESTIONS Group Activity

9 Summer Math Bridge Program History To refresh basic math skills for high school seniors To introduce algebra skills to displaced workers To review all skills for GED recipients To help first year students test out of developmental math

10 BMW’s No one will attend Cannot review all COMPASS math in a week Who will pay for the students/instructor Who would really what to teach four nights for four hours What high school seniors attend

11 Summer 2009 Pilot class Met 16 hours for one week Met July 27 to August 8 (5:00-9:00) Used Pearson software as a resource Free to students COMPASS Math retest on August 9 80% that retested improved scores

12 Summer 2010 Two classes for two weeks each First class met July 26 to August 5 (5:30-7:30) Second class met August 8 to August 19 (6:00-8:00) Free to students COMPASS Math retest on August 6 and August 20 Used Pearson software as a resource 82% that retested improved scores

13 Spring 2011 Pilot class in Pittsylvania County Public Schools Taught at Vocational center to high school seniors Taught during regular school day All but one student (IEP) improved on COMPASS All tested out of Math 2 to Math 3 Some tested out a developmental math altogether 92% that retested improved scores

14 Summer 2011 Three classes for two weeks each Used two new instructors First class met July 18 to July 29 (10:00-12:00) Second class met August 1 to August 11(1:00-3:00) Third class met August 1 to August 11 (5:30-7:30) 86% that retested improved scores

15 Summer 2012 Offered 35 sections in four locations Offered morning afternoon, and evening Started on June 18 offering session every two weeks until August 16 Times: 10:00-12:00, 2:30-4:30, 5:30-7: attended 25% exempted of all nine units 90% exempted one or more units

16 BRIDGE REVIEW HANDOUTS Group Activity

17 Number of units exempted Total (96 retesters )% 14143% 23840% 33638% 43031% 52829% 62930% 72425% 82425% 92425% Summer Bridge Summer 2012

18 Student Comments What did you get out of this class? I got a lot of refreshing out of the class. Mr. Pippin is an excellent teacher. This class was extremely beneficial to me. Math skills that I had forgotten were taught. Once refreshed on the concepts, I could easily work the problems. I learned and understood Math a little bit better especially fractions and decimals. I found out a lot that I didn’t know & refreshed me on things that I knew. It helped me understand things that I didn’t remember how to do. He helped me remember things I already knew from high school. This was a great refresher class, brought back a lot of things I had forgotten. I gained confidence in some math problems & it reconfirmed how I felt when I placed out of the Asset test (by judgment-guessing). This class helped refresh my memory of the math skills I have forgotten.

19 Student Comments Cont. What would change about the class? (times, length, etc…) Nothing needs to be changed, having this free to us was phenomenal. I think the structure of the class was ideal. Two hours per night is adequate. Any more would impede the ability to retain information. I believe that the hours should be longer with a break in between. To much math in only two hours. I loved it just as it was. Need to have outside access to computer. I think it should be a little longer. I thought everything was fine. Maybe a little slower paced but overall a great class. Nothing I didn’t see anything wrong with the way class was set up.

20 Student Comments Cont. Would you recommend this class to other people? I would most definitely recommend to others that need refreshing of their math skills. I would highly recommend this class. Yes, I would recommend this class to anyone that can use the help. YES!!! This was a fun class. Yes Yes I would recommend this class because it helps refresh your memory. Yes I would recommend this refresher course to anybody. Sure I would recommend this to anyone that needs help in math.

21 Student Comments Cont. Were your expectations met and how can instruction be improved? Expectations were hopefully met, teacher was excellent. My expectations were met. Mr. Pippen was very engaging, informative, and entertaining. The two hours passed quickly and my confidence in my ability to succeed in Math has grown immensely. I can’t think of anything I would suggest to improve the class. I believe the teacher Mr. Pippin is a excellent math teacher. I would change anything as far as that is concerned he’s great!!! My expectations were met & was beyond what I expected. Questions were answered & explain better than I ever expected. We were encouraged to ask questions. Yes, I think the instructor did a really good job with everything and I don’t think anything should be changed. I thought the class was fun & instructor made it more simple to understand. Yes. No problems with the instruction was very helpful. Good instructor but need to focus on each students different learning levels & abilities. My expectations were met, Mr. Pippin was helpful.

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