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1.
Instructors work with State approved curriculum standards
2.
Instructors use effective methods to enhance learning experiences for adult
students
3.
Instructors use effective classroom management strategies
4.
Instructors use assessments to monitor and guide instruction
5.
Instructors connect learning experiences to learners’ goals
6.
Instructors use data to evaluate and improve instruction
7.
Instructors set goals for professional development
For each standard there is a detailed description of proficiency and benchmarks to measure
those standards.
The ABE program provides paid time for required professional development for all staff and
faculty. In fiscal year 2015, 12 different trainings were provided. All trainings are evaluated
at conclusion of training and again at 90 days so that follow through on training objectives
can be measured.
Continuing Education Units: ABE (2.C.18)
Currently, the ABE Division does not offer Continuing Education Units.
Non-Credit Instruction Records: ABE (2.C.19)
ABE utilizes the IMAS database to maintain student and course records. This database
contains comprehensive demographic information of students as well as course
enrollments, assessment records, attendance, academic gains, and core outcomes. All ABE
course syllabi describe learning objectives and course outcomes and measures are posted.
2.D: Student Support Resources
2.D.1 Learning Environments
Classroom instruction engages students with different needs and learning styles.
Instructors are well-versed in varied methods of delivery to ensure learning is optimized and
students feel safe and valued. Programs and support services are welcoming and offer all
students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience. These services include
Student Services vocational/academic counselors, Library, EITC Tutoring Center, Center for
New Directions (career and personal counseling), Adult Basic Education, and Disability
Resources and Services.
One of EITC’s newest programs is the Connect for Success (CFS) program. This program is a
continuous enrollment initiative sponsored by generous contributions from the J.A. and
Kathryn Albertson Foundation and the Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation.
The CFS program is a three-year project designed to measurably increase higher education
access, retention and success for 240 “at-risk” underserved students with “high-risk” factors
such as being non-traditional, first generation, single parent and low income students. It
serves as a managed scholarship program that provides financial assistance, personal and
career counseling, and academic tutoring to ensure that students’ first year of college is a
success. The scholarship amount covers up to $2,000 in tuition, fees, books and education
supplies.
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