2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE)


The objective of RISE is to increase gatekeeper momentum. Over the last several years developmental education has been reformed from semester-long courses to one-credit math modules and 8-week integrated reading and writing courses, a new placement test has been created, and the primary form of placement has been unweighted high school GPA of 2.6. Goals of RISE include properly placing students into gateway level courses with or without mandated corequisite supports, elimination of a placement test (except for students more than 10 years out of high school and other rare cases), and raising the GPA criteria from 2.6 to 2.8.

Students entering a NC Community College will be placed by unweighted high school GPA into one of three categories. Students with a GPA 2.8+ may register for any class without mandatory additional supports. Students with a GPA 2.2-2.799 may enroll in a gateway math or English course with a mandatory corequisite. Students with a GPA < 2.2 must enroll in a one semester transition math and/or English course. At Pitt Community College, students with a GPA < 1.5 must enroll in a Basic Skills transition English and/or math course through our Transitional Studies program.

As a result of evaluation, students may be required to take appropriate courses from the following list. 

Developmental/Transitional/and Supplemental Courses


English


Mathematics


Other Requirements


Basic Skills Courses


BSP 4002 Transition English 144 - 173 Hours

This course provides an opportunity to customize foundational English content in specific areas and will include developing a growth mindset. Topics include developing the academic habits, learning strategies, social skills, and growth mindset necessary to be successful in college-level English. Upon completion, students should be able to build a stronger foundation for success in their gateway level English courses by obtaining skills through a variety of instructional strategies with emphasis placed on the most essential prerequisite knowledge.

 

BSP 4003 Transition Math     144 - 173 Hours

This course provides an opportunity to customize foundational math content in specific math areas and will include developing a growth mindset. Topics include developing the academic habits, learning strategies, social skills, and growth mindset necessary to be successful in mathematics. Upon completion, students should be able to build a stronger foundation for success in their gateway level math courses by obtaining skills through a variety of instructional strategies with emphasis placed on the most essential prerequisite knowledge.

Note:


Developmental, transitional, and supplemental courses do not meet elective or graduation requirements.

A minimum required passing grade in all developmental, transitional, and supplemental courses is requisite to advance to the next level.

Students requiring the transition courses must also take ACA 090  Study Skills.