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Meaningfully Aligned Targeted Courses for Hispanic Students

MATCH helps ensure underserved students are receiving best-fit instruction based on proven methods and needs.

Curriculum Redesign

DS English Alternative Delivery Options

Enables students to take more advanced courses while concurrently receiving instruction targeted on individual needs by developing materials for use in alternative course delivery frameworks at the lower level of DS English instruction.

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Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

Based on WAC theory and practice, faculty are collaborating with certified writing tutors in the history and government classrooms to support students’ primary research and writing about their family’s local history and relationships with local government.

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PUENTE Program

Lone Star College-North Harris is implementing the PUENTE Project model to prepare students for transfer to four year universities.  Students take a rigorous two-course English class sequence (Developmental Studies English and college-level English) and EDUC 1300, the first time in college course, taught by a PUENTE-trained instructor and a counselor/advisor. The taproot of PUENTE success is its professional development program for teachers and advisors. These trainings provide the tools to deliver PUENTE’s threefold program of extensive writing instruction, sustained academic advising and personal mentoring. The classes provide a supportive environment with a focus on multicultural literature. Students work closely with the counselor/advisor to prepare an academic plan, focus on academic and professional goals, and transfer to a four-year university.

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English/Spanish Interpreter Certificate Program

Creates a certificate program in Spanish/English Interpretation to provide professional training for students who wish to undertake rigorous and challenging careers as bilingual interpreters.

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Summer Math Bridge Program

Prepares graduating seniors in the summer immediately following high school graduation while math concepts are still fresh in their minds for the math courses required to meet their academic and career goals at LSC-North Harris.

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Professional Development

Teaching Squares

Provides faculty an opportunity to gain new insight into their teaching through a non-evaluative
process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. The four faculty in each “teaching
square” visit each other’s classes over the course of a semester and meet to discuss what they have learned from their observations.

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Adjunct Boot Camp

Offers relevant professional development activities and training throughout the year to new and experienced adjunct faculty on student-centered instruction.

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21st Century Faculty Institute

Provides development and training to full-time faculty on yearly themes chosen and best practices discussed, studied and implemented in the classroom.

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Adjunct Mentoring Program

Matches small groups of new adjunct faculty members with graduates of the Faculty Institute who serve as their mentors to create a cohort peer group that strengthens the mentoring experience.

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True North Chair Academy

Focuses on strategic and practical approaches to developing leadership skills and institution-wide vision for department chairs and lead faculty in both their faculty and chair responsibilities.

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