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Collection Development Guide: Developmental Education: Selection Criteria

Introduction

The Library will purchase material at the Instructional Level (2) and Research Level (3), for the library's collection in support of the department's program.  Specific selection criteria concentrate on, but are not limited to the following areas:

Selection Criteria

Collection Development is largely based on what is taught in courses in the Developmental Education program:

CI5330 Multicultural Teaching and Learning  
CI7302 Research Methods and Measurement in Education introduction to research methods and fundamental measurement; measurement, research design, statistical modeling/analysis in non-experimental/experimental research; issues in education and the behavioral sciences.

CI7303 Educational and Psychological Measurement and Assessment — Philosophical and empirical foundations of measurement, assessment, testing, and evaluation. Topics include: philosophical and mathematical foundations in research; empirical levels and measurement description; test construction; observational rating scales; measurement interpretation; social, legal, and ethical implications; item analysis/refinement for scale performance; reliability and validity evidence; standardized and placement tests. 

CI7310 Teaching in College

  • Teaching strategies for teaching/instructional assistants focused:

    • creating syllabi

    • adapting to diverse student populations

    • collaborating with colleagues and staff

    • implementing active learning strategies

    • fostering assigned reading

    • assessing learning

    • integrating technology.  

CI7326 Grant Development and Management

  • developing competitive grant proposals 

  • understanding grant management resources

  • Strategies will encompass

    • locating funding sources

    • evaluating proposals

    • developing proposals and budgets

    • methods of meeting accountability requirements. 

CI7355 Mixed Methods in Research and Evaluation

  • mixed methods research designs that can be used in the evaluation of educational interventions and programs. Topics include

    • mixed methods research designs

    • program evaluation models

    • quantitative and qualitative data analyses and interpretation

    • reading mixed methods research articles

    • writing mixed methods research proposals and evaluation reports.  

CI7358 Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks in Qualitative Research

  • current paradigmatic and epistemological states of human inquiry

CI7360 Designing Educational Research.

  • problems in developmental education and develop a strategic proposal to apply to these problems. 

  • create an evaluation plan to assess the implementation of their proposal.

  • developing skills in critiquing research reports and in synthesizing research from developmental education.  

COUN5393 American College Student
DE5321 The Community College. 

  • roles and functions in American education

  • Special attention will be directed to evolution, development, and patterns of organization, purposes, programs, personnel and current issues of the community college.

DE5324 Teaching Learning Strategies and Critical Thinking.

  • Theory and pedagogy of learning strategies, problem solving, and critical thinking in the college and adult classroom.

  • Topics will include variables in teaching and learning, methods of assessment, and approaches to instruction.

DE5339 Assessment and Evaluation in Developmental Education.

  • Student assessment for developmental education programs

  • Program evaluation for developmental education programs.

  • Topics include: 

    • quantitative and qualitative classroom assessment

    • formative vs. summative assessment

    • test interpretation

    • social, legal, and ethical implications of assessment

    • reliability and validity

    • norm vs. criterion tests

    • placement tests

    • program evaluation models

    • formative and summative evaluation.

DE5365 Administration of Developmental Education. 

  • overview of the field of developmental education

  • various types of programs designed to meet the needs of the underprepared learner.

  • Special emphasis is on:

    • needs assessment

    • program design

    • implementation

    • management and leadership

    • evaluation

DE5373 Developing and Managing Grants
DE5375 Underprepared Learners in Postsecondary Education.

  • profile of the underprepared postsecondary student

  • overview of the programs and instructionl strategies appropriate for use with that target population.

DE5378 Problems in Developmental Education.
DE5384 Internship in Developmental Education. 

  • students will participate in leadership activities involving program planning, management, budgeting, and evaluation.

DE7301 Understanding Developmental Education Learners in a Diverse Society. 

  • identifies the evolution, characteristics, demographics, and needs of developmental education learners.

  • understanding internal factors, including the cognitive, affective, and psychosocial needs of these students, as well as on analyzing external factors, including the social, political and institutional forces that impact developmental learners' educational experiences.

DE7302 Policy and Politics in Developmental Education. 

  • policy and politics of planning, funding, implementing, and evaluating Developmental Education programs in postsecondary education.

  • current and historical issues relevant to addressing the academic needs of educationally disadvantaged students from the perspective of researchers, program directors, policy analysts, and instructors.

DE7303 Teaching and Learning in Developmental Education. 

  • institutional development, intellectual development, learner development, and self-development for effective teaching and learning in developmental education. Topics include

    • instructional and learner theories, pedagogies, assessment and evaluation techniques, and best practices for instruction and intervention.

DE7304A Curriculum Design in Developmental Education. 

  • principles and processes of curriculum design and implementation in developmental education contexts

  • examination of emerging research and issues. 

  • curriculum research, planning, and problem-solving.

DE7304B Theory and Research of Digital Literacies. This course focuses on understanding the complex relationships between technology, teaching, and learning in varied developmental education environments. Tools and strategies for planning, integrating, and assessing technology-supported instruction are explored within frameworks linking theory to practice.
DE7305 Multicultural Education in a P-16 Context. 

  • critical multicultural framework to trace the evolution of the developmental learner in a P-16 educational system. 

  • school practices and policies in an attempt to map the educational trajectory and improve the educational experiences of P-16 underrepresented and underserved students. 

DE7321 The Community College.

  • roles and functions in American education

  • Special attention will be directed to:

    • evolution, development and patterns of organization

    • purposes

    • programs

    • personnel

    • current issues of the community college.

DE7322 Learning Support Centers in Postsecondary Settings.

  • history, leaders, and current research.

  • Topics include:

    • program planning;

    • leadership, organization, and management

    • human and financial resources

    • facilities and equipment

    • legal responsibilities

    • equal opportunity and access

    • diversity

    • ethics

    • campus and community relations

    • assessment and evaluation.

DE7323 Academic Support for Students with Learning Disabilities.

  • theories about the origins and nature of Learning Disabilities (LD) and Executive Function (EF) Disorders

  • development across the lifespan

  • characteristics of individuals

  • approaches to service, delivery and teaching.

DE7324 Teaching Learning Strategies and Critical Thinking.

  • Theory and pedagogy of learning strategies, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in the college and adult classroom

  • Topics will include variables in teaching and learning, methods of assessment, and approaches to instruction.  

DE7325 Advising Developmental Students.

  • theories and techniques of advising and helping skills for developmental students enrolled in postsecondary education

DE7380 Managing Developmental Education Programs.

  • theoretical and practical elements of management of developmental education programs in higher education.

  • best practices in higher education leadership, specifically on best practices in leadership/management in developmental education.

DE7390 Nature of Educational Inquiry.

  • Current paradigmatic and epistemological states of human inquiry

ED7351 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis. 

  • descriptive statistics; sampling techniques; statistical inference including the null hypothesis, significance tests, and confidence intervals; and causal-comparative analyses, including t-test and ANOVA.

ED7352 Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis. 

  • qualitative paradigm, distinctive features, alternative qualitative traditions, purposeful sampling, common data collection methods, inductive analysis, the role of the researcher, and evaluating qualitative research.

ED7353 Intermediate Quantitative Research Design and Analysis. 

  • design and implementation of quantitative research.

  • Topics include ANOVA, ANCOVA, and MANOVA, correlation analysis, regression analysis, nonparametric tests, and relationships between experimental designs and statistical analysis techniques.

ED7354 Intermediate Qualitative Design and Analysis. 

  • design and implementation of qualitative research.

  • Topics include influence of alternative traditions, literature in qualitative research, access to the field and ethical issues, researcher-participant relationships, purposeful sampling strategies, inductive analysis procedures, developing theory, and reporting research.  

ED7359 Seminar in Quantitative Research.

  • analytic strategies specific to the doctoral student’s dissertation topic.

    • Examples include structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, log linear modeling, non-parametric analyses, factor analysis, factorial analysis of variance, and other multivariate statistical methods.  

EDTC5310 Introduction to Educational Technology
ENG5300 Language Problems in a Multicultural Environment

ENG5310 Studies in English Language and Linguistics

ENG5316 Foundations in Rhetoric and Contemporary Composition Theory

ENG5317 Specialization in Rhetoric and Composition: Writing Center Theory, Practice, and Administration

ENG5317 Specialization in Rhetoric and Composition: Writing Across the Curriculum

ENG5383 Studies in Rhetorical Theory; Topic: Rhetorical Theory

ENG7300 Language Problems in a Multicultural Environment. 

  • study of multicultural language and linguistics with descriptive, psychological, social, and semantic emphases.

ENG7316 Foundations in Rhetoric and Composition. 

  • theoretical, pedagogical, and/or methodological foundations in the field of rhetoric and composition.

  • Emphases vary but may include Contemporary Composition Pedagogy, Basic Writing Theory and Practice, and Writing Assessment.  

ENG7317 Specializations in Rhetoric and Composition.

  • theoretical, pedagogical, methodological, and/or administrative grounding in specialized areas of rhetoric and composition.

  • Emphases vary but may include Writing Across the Curriculum, Service Learning, Writing Center Theory and Practice, Computers and Writing, Literacy. Repeatable with different emphases for up to nine hours of English credit.

ENG7326 Contemporary Composition Theory. 

  • history of writing instruction in the university

  • theories of writing and composing

ENG7383 Studies in Rhetorical Theory.

  • classical and rhetorical theory in various areas of English studies.

  • Recent emphases include Teaching of Composition and Technical Communication.

MATH5381 Foundations of Set Theory
MATH5382 Foundations of Real Analysis

MATH5384 Geometric Approach to Abstract Algebra

MATH5386 Knots and Surfaces, An Introduction to Low-Dimensional Topology

MATH5388 Discrete Mathematics

MATH5390 Statistics

MATH5392 Survey of Geometries

MATH7302 History of Mathematics.

  • study of the development of mathematics and of the accomplishments of men and women who contributed to its progress.

MATH7306 Current Research in Mathematics Education.

  • various current social, political, and economic trends in local, state, national, and international settings that are related to research in mathematics education.

MATH7366 Topics in Teaching.

  • how to develop and teach specialized student groups.

MATH7366A Teaching Post-Secondary Students.

  • how to develop and teach post-secondary students.

  • The course references the recommendations of government agencies and professional organizations and allows for the investigation of research-based models.

MATH7366E Developmental Mathematics Curriculum.

  • This course surveys the research, development, and evaluation of the scope and sequence of developmental mathematics curriculum.

  • The course references the recommendations of government agencies and professional organizations and allows for the investigation of research-based models.

MATH7378E Developmental Mathematics Perspectives.

  • developmental mathematics-specific strands including technological course support and placement tools/decisions.

MATH7396 Mathematics Education Research Seminar.

  • Collaborative research projects with faculty through identifying an educational issue, reviewing literature, creating a research question, designing a methodology, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, implications, and creating a draft of a publishable paper.

RDG5320 Foundations of Literacy
RDG 5326 Developmental Literacy in the Middle and Secondary Grades

RDG5331 Literacy Methods for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

RDG5334 Family Literacy

RDG5335 Adult Academic Literacy

RDG5345 Assessment Driven Literacy Instruction

RDG5395 Teaching College Academic Literacy to Adults

RDG7301 Theory and Research of Literacy.

  • Current theories and basic research of literatcy development from psychological, cultural, linguistic, educational, and epistemological frameworks.

RDG7302 Theory and Research of College Basic Literacy.

  • instructional strategies

  • etiologies

  • comparison of basic to academic literacy

  • analysis of instructional strategies and materials for developing phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehending in single sources of information

RDG7303 Theory and Research of College Academic Literacy.

  • instructional strategies

  • etiologies

  • comparison of academic, workplace, and new literacies

  • instructional strategies and materials for developing vocabulary, comprehending, and critical and strategic reading in multiple sources of information

RDG7304 Theory and Research of Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Readers

  • historical and contemporary understandings of language acquisition and instruction

  • foundational knowledge of literacy research and cultural and linguistic difference

  • instructional practices and materials including culturally responsive instruction understanding linguistic differences, creating a supportive literate environment, assessment, diagnosis, evaluation; and critical literacy

RDG7305 Theory and Research of College Literacy Assessment.

  • literacy assessment theory, research, policy, and practice in pre-school through grade 20 including:

    • accountability, standards-based curriculum, cultural and linguistic effects, assessment driven instruction, reliability and validity, interpretation, and types of instruments: high-stakes, placement, diagnostic, classroom tests, and qualitative instruments. 

RDG7307 Special Topics in Literacy Education.
RDG7307A New Literacy Studies. 

  • diverse ways in which new technologies broaden and change the demands on what it means to be a literate citizen of the 21st century.

RDG7307B Community Literacy. 

  • literacy as social practices within a community which informs effective curriculum and instruction for K-16 school settings, adult literacy programs, and informal environments. 

  • ethnographic research as a means to inform instruction and complete a service learning project.

Collection Development is largely based on what is taught in courses in the Developmental Education program:

CI5330 Multicultural Teaching and Learning  
CI7302 Research Methods and Measurement in Education — introduction to research methods and fundamental measurement; measurement, research design, statistical modeling/analysis in non-experimental/experimental research; issues in education and the behavioral sciences. ​
CI7303 Educational and Psychological Measurement and Assessment — philosophical and empirical foundations of measurement, assessment, testing, and evaluation. Topics include: philosophical and mathematical foundations in research; empirical levels and measurement description; test construction; observational rating scales; measurement interpretation; social, legal, and ethical implications; item analysis/refinement for scale performance; reliability and validity evidence; standardized and placement tests.