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ECLP (ENHANCING CRITICAL LITERACY PROJECT)
Title V Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program
Linda Pomerantz-Zhang, Director
Caron Mellblom-Nishioka, Activity Coordinator
Annie Watanabe-Rocco, Project Coordinator
Ricardo Alvarado, Assistant to the Coordinator
Cheryl McKnight, Embedded Assessment Coordinator
Larry Ferrario, Seminar and Workshop Leader
Lois Feuer, WI Consultant
ECLP builds on the positive results of our recently completed WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) regional accreditation review, with an emphasis on its thematic componentstudent successand with appropriate emphasis on Hispanic students. The Student Success Report highlighted the under-preparedness of CSUDH students as one of the leading academic problems facing the campus. Related to this under-preparedness is institutional image. In particular the grant’s single Activity will center on INCREASING CRITICAL LITERACY (CL)that is, the reading, writing and critical thinking skills of our transfer Hispanic and other students taking upper-division courses. It has four components: (1) Faculty Development, with a faculty seminar to produce CL courses and a related lecture series; (2) Curriculum Developmentinfusing CL in three upper-division General Education courses and in courses in the major and developing an on-line upper division composition course; (3) an Enhanced Writing Center as part of our Center for Learning and Academic Support Services (C.L.A.S.S.); and (4) Assessment of entering transfer students to help them become more successful at the University.