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HOW TO REDESIGN A DEVELOPMENTAL MATH PROGRAM USING THE EMPORIUM MODEL

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  Introduction
I. The Essential Elements of the Emporium Model
A description of eight elements that are essential to successful course redesign in mathematics.
II. Improving on the Essentials
A discussion of some additional good ideas to consider as you develop your redesign plan.
III. Getting Ready to Redesign
A discussion of how to assess your institution's readiness and a description of available NCAT resources to support redesign.
IV. How to Set Up the Lab
A discussion of how to set up the computer lab or classroom including software, hardware, tutors and scheduling.
V. How to Make Course Policy Decisions
A discussion of what to do about assigning course credit, modularization logistics, student attempts, course points, partial credit and testing.
VI. How to Reduce Instructional Costs
A description of the most effective strategies to reduce instructional costs.
VII. How to Assess Student Learning
A description of the most effective and efficient ways to assess student learning.
VIII. How to Calculate Comparative Completion Rates
A discussion of the complexities of comparing student success rates (grades of C or better) in a modularized program.
IX. How to Address Specific Faculty Concerns
A discussion of how to address specific faculty concerns such as their changing roles, responsibilities, workloads, and training.
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How to Ensure Student Participation
A discussion of how to introduce the redesign to students, how to get them to do the work and what to do if they do not do the work.

XI. Planning and Implementing the Redesign: A Timeline and Checklist
A discussion of the four phases of planning and implementing the redesign including a detailed checklist.
XII. Developing a Written Redesign Plan: Why It's Important
A specific description of what should be included in a written redesign plan and why each element is important.
XIII. Building and Maintaining Consensus
A discussion of the most serious implementation issue encountered by all NCAT redesigns: building and maintaining consensus.
   
Bibliography
A series of articles about the Emporium Model and its impact on developmental math programs.
   
Appendices
A. Assessment Planning Forms
  Assessment Reporting Forms
Four sets of forms that enable teams to report comparative student learning outcomes using the methods described in Chapter VII.
B. Completion Reporting Forms
Two sets of forms that enable teams to report comparative student completion rates using the methods described in Chapter VIII.
C. Cost Planning Tool with Examples
  Cost Planning Tool Instructions
A tool that enables teams to compare the cost of the traditional and the redesigned course and demonstrate cost savings.
D. Scope of Effort Worksheet
  Scope of Effort Worksheet Instructions
A tool that enables teams to compare the time instructors spend on the traditional and redesigned course.
E. A summary of the Emporium Model's track record of success in developmental math programs.
  Improving Student Learning
  Increasing Student Completion
  Reducing Instruction Costs