Game Development Academy- CMT 160 Modeling and Animation- June 1-11, 2015
Intro to Computer Science Academy- OECS 105 Intro to Microcomputer Technology- June 1-11, 2015
Women in STEMH Academy- OECS 255, Special Topics, June 15-25, 2015
Start a Game Design Business Academy- CS 209, Special Topics, June 15- 25, 2015
There’s No Place Like Home Academy- HIST 269, History Special Topics, June 29- July 9, 2015
Digital Storytelling Academy- CMT 190 Digital Video Production I, July 13- 23, 2015
All courses are 3 credits giving students the opportunity to earn 12 credits in one summer.
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National studies have found that 30 to 40 percent of all entering college freshmen are unprepared for college-level math, reading and writing.
At New Mexico State University’s Grants campus, students are experiencing low course completion rates in developmental education, critical college gateway and high-demand technology courses, resulting in low associate degree and certificate completions.
“We are experiencing decreasing graduation rates in our degree and certificate programs. Only 233 degrees were awarded over a seven-year period,” said Rolando Rael, NMSU Grants Title V director, during an NMSU Scholarly Excellence Rally March 6. “The low student success rates indicate the developmental classes may not be addressing the real learning needs of our students.”
“A basic premise of the community college mission is ‘open admissions,’ which means that students are accepted into college at whatever academic entry point they are at. With NMSU moving to the new Guaranteed Pathways Program, students who do not meet NMSU academic standards will be channeled to our community colleges,” said Felicia Casados, NMSU Grants president.
“The types of funding support Title V is providing to our community colleges is vital to enable us to develop innovative and accelerated methods to help our students complete a higher education, either a certificate or associate degree, and be ‘transfer ready’ to complete a bachelor’s degree,” she said. <more>