Kent State Salem One of Only Four Institutions Selected to Pilot New ProgramPosted Jun. 13, 2011
Kent State University at Salem was one of only four higher education institutions in the state of Ohio selected to hold a free Achieving College Success Program (Summer Boot Camp) from June 27- August 18. The program is designed to enable students to be successful with introductory math and reading courses. The program will last eight weeks and will use a combination of online instruction, face-to-face teaching and tutoring. The combination of these learning methods gives students a personalized learning plan that provides the opportunity to work on areas of weakness. To qualify for the Summer Boot Camp research based program students must have scored lower than college level on placement tests, have not passed basic math or reading classes and students who have not attended school in several years.
According to Terri Hutson, program coordinator Kent State Salem is excited that they were selected as a partner in this Ohio pilot project. “The opportunity to offer this program FREE of charge in incredible and a great option for our students to remediate in math and reading while saving their financial aid resources for college level course work,” she said. “Affordability and early experiences earning college credit are highly correlated with student persistence and success in college. At Kent State Columbiana County Campuses we are all about helping our students achieve success.” Days and hours for the open lab times will be flexible daytime hours. Once registered for the program, students will receive information regarding orientation. Pre-registration is required and limited seating is still available. For more information or to register please contact Terry Hutson at 330-337-4260 or by e-mail at email@example.com.