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4055 -- POLICY ON NEW STUDENT ASSESSMENT AND INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM PLANNING

WHEREAS WCC is committed to both open access and academic excellence, and to providing the best match of student abilities and institutional offerings, and

WHEREAS WCC believes in the importance of having all its students demonstrate proficiencies in reading, writing, and mathematics to meet their educational and career goals, and

WHEREAS WCC endorses a student success approach to education through an orientation, assessment and student progress system.

THEREFORE be it resolved that:

  1. All entry students starting college for the first time and taking credit bearing courses will receive as part of the orientation process a basic skills assessment that normally would include, but not limited to, a testing component.

    Student groups exempt from the testing requirement would include:

      a. Students who have previously earned college degrees, or those who have earned a substantial number (15+) of college credits with a GPA of 2.0 ("C" average).

      b. Students only taking enrichment courses, or other courses not requiring a substantial level of basic skills proficiency, for example, some dance, art, or welding courses.

      c. Students who provide official documentation of completion of a bachelor or graduate degree from an approved international English-speaking college or university.

      d. Students who are Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Visteon or other approved apprentice.

      e. Students who submit a valid guest application from their home institution indicating that they are in good standing.

  2. Handicapped or learning disabled students, with a documented disability, who do not have the capacity to undertake a traditional test format will be given reasonable accommodations, according to ADA guidelines, to ensure that the maximum opportunity for success is provided.

  3. All WCC students with a GPA of less than 2.00 (2.0 = "C" average) and seeking to register for college credit courses must have their course selections endorsed by one of the college employees assigned to this responsibility.

  4. All students will be counseled into developmental reading, writing, and/or mathematics courses as needed to meet the required course or program prerequisite skills in those areas in which the student plans to study. These placements standards will be established in consultation with faculty in the given academic areas.

    The college will establish and maintain a minimum basic literacy standard that all students must meet prior to registering for graduation applicable credits. Students below this standard will be required to take prescribed basic literacy skills courses, although this requirement would not preclude such students from concurrently taking other courses suitable to their literacy skill levels. The emphasis will be on individual students - college staff interaction as these decisions are made.

  5. Exceptions to required enrollment in basic literacy skill courses will be determined in consultation with faculty in each instructional area. However the intent of this policy is to minimize these exceptions.

  6. The collegeís student assessment and course placement practices will be structured to provide learners with an individual program plan that matches both the studentís ability and educational goals.

Approved: June 23, 1987
Revised: June 24, 2003
(4055)



Board of Trustees Policy Manual
    SERIES 1000, BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    • 1010 - Bylaws
    • 1020 - Citizen Participation During Board of Trustees Meetings
    • 1030 - Policy Development Guidelines
    • 1050 - Mission Statement
    • 1060 - Guidelines for Excellence
    • 1070 - Trustee Emeritus Policy
    • 1080 - Board Travel and Attendance at Conferences
    • 1090 - Compensation and Reimbursement of Trustee Local Expenses

    SERIES 2000, ADMISSIONS, TUITION/FEES ASSESSMENT
    • 2005 - Admissions Policy
    • 2030 - Residency
    • 2040 - Tuition Refund Policy
    • 2080 - Tuition Payment Plan Policy
    • 2095 - WCC Scholarships
    • 2105 - Program Offerings in Livingston County
    • 2120 - Policy on Articulation

    SERIES 3000, INSTRUCTION
    • 3010 - Assurance of Student Success
    • 3020 - Club Sports
    • 3031 - Policy on Credit for Prior Learning
    • 3033 - College Certificate Structure Policy
    • 3043 - Curriculum Purpose and Effectiveness Policy
    • 3045 - General Education Philosophy and Requirements
    • 3046 - Degree Structure Policy

    SERIES 4000, STUDENTS
    • 4052 - Learning Resource Center, Loan Privileges (LRC)
    • 4055 - New Student Assessment and Individualized Program Planning
    • 4060 - Student Orientation
    • 4067 - Student Eligibility for Extra- and Co-Curricular Activities
    • 4070 - Student Information, Release of
    • 4080 - WCC Student Newspaper
    • 4090 - Student Health Insurance
    • 4095 - Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct Code

    SERIES 5000, EMPLOYEES
    • 5005 - Administrative Compensation Policy
    • 5010 - Affirmative Action
    • 5020 - Administrative Group Annual Planning & Performance Review Policy
    • 5030 - Children's Center, Staff Use of
    • 5040 - Conflict of Interest: College Administrators
    • 5042 - Diversity in College Employment
    • 5045 - Emeritus Staff Policy
    • 5050 - Employee Assistance Program
    • 5060 - Employee Recognition
    • 5065 - Organizational Chart
    • 5070 - Part-Time Faculty and Wage Rates
    • 5080 - Sexual Harassment
    • 5081 - Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment
    • 5085 - Staff Collaboration and Governance Policy
    • 5087 - Staff Success Policy
    • 5090 - Work Practices and Rules of Conduct (Faculty and Staff)
    • 5091 - Drug-Free Workplace

    SERIES 6000, BUSINESS OFFICE
    • 6010 - Accounting of Funds
    • 6020 - Banking
    • 6030 - Budget Adjustment
    • 6035 - External Use of College Facilities
    • 6036 - Conduct and Compliance: Use of Facilities
    • 6037 - Facilities Rental Fee Policy
    • 6040 - Firearms Range, Utilization Priority
    • 6041 - Firearms Range, Safety
    • 6042 - Firearms Range, User Fee
    • 6050 - Purchase of Goods and Services
    • 6060 - Travel
    • 6070 - Policy on the Monitoring of Federal Funds

    SERIES 7000, CONTINUING EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
    • 7010 - Continuing Education Agreements with Public School Districts
    • 7020 - Continuing Education Unit
    • 7030 - Non-Credit Offerings

    SERIES 8000, GENERAL COLLEGE POLICIES
    • 8010 - Alcoholic Beverages on College Property, Use and Possession
    • 8012 - Americans with Disabilities Act, Compliance
    • 8015 - Honorary Associate Degree Policy
    • 8016 - Campus Safety Policy
    • 8018 - Policy on Student Speech and Expressive Conduct
    • 8021 - Internet Accounts Policy
    • 8022 - Computing Resources Usage Policy
    • 8025 - Crime Awareness and Campus Security Policy
    • 8028 - Access, Success, and Equity for Diverse People
    • 8029 - Display of Flags and Banners Policy
    • 8040 - Foundation, WCC
    • 8050 - Institutional Effectiveness
    • 8060 - Long-Range Planning
    • 8063 - Memorial Tributes
    • 8065 - Naming of College Buildings and Spaces
    • 8070 - Right To Know Laws, Compliance
    • 8085 - Smoke-Free Campus Policy








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