My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
What Is the p-16 field?
The more I talk with people in the domain of this blog, the more confusing it is about how to specify and bound the "field of k-16'. Most of us have do not much focus upon preschool or elementary grades. Few people I meet discuss changing how college courses are taught that are not developmental -eg more use of technology and less lectures. One way to start thinking about this is to look at the University of Georgia website , go to www.usg.edu
and then go to " Office of p-16
. UGA has one of the oldest and most ambitous p-16, and has a working definition. But it is not complete, and does not align with the focus of this blog. UGA features teacher education- a focus that is not covered by this blog.
If there is no conceptual agreement on our field then it is difficult to organize a professional network. Who should be invited to a meeting to set up an organization and communication system? More on this next blog.
Labels: State p-16 councils