Institution
Brazosport College
Academic Level
Issue Area(s)
Key Personnel
Brazosport College
500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
United States

Learning Frameworks (PSYC 1300) is a 3-credit hour, college-level, transferable student success course.  This course is designed to support students by providing students with the academic and personal skills needed for college success.  All first time-in-college students at Brazosport College are required to take this course.

Goal/Mission

In response to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s call for institutional creativeness in addressing student achievement gaps, Brazosport College developed a Quality Enhancement Plan that included the development and implementation of a student success course called Learning Frameworks.  Retention, success of students, and goal attainment directly relate to the targets set for Brazosport College as part of the Closing the Gaps Initiative and the Learning Frameworks course has had a positive impact on the success of thousands of students, including high school students, developmental education college students, as well as industry employees.

Outcome

This program has been highly successful in increasing Latino student success.  During the last three years, students who successfully completed Learning Frameworks were nearly 30% more likely to stay enrolled in college than students who did not take the course.  The success rate for Latino students enrolled in Learning Frameworks in developmental English courses was 10% higher than students who did not complete the course.  Even more noteworthy is that the achievement gap between Caucasians and Latinos been not only been narrowed, but with the help of this course, Latinos are now outpacing the success of their Caucasian counterparts.

Program Focus
First Year Support