W.Va. Higher Ed System Changing Remedial Course Programs


On this West Virginia Morning, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission says too many college students in West Virginia are dropping out.  The agency says students are becoming discouraged when they go to college and are placed in remedial courses to strengthen their basic math and English skills because those classes don’t count for college credit, but students still have to pay for them.

State education officials say they want to change that trend and increase the number of students who are actually completing their degrees. That’s why facility and staff from the state’s four year institutions met last week—looking to choose a new course of action.  Dr. Corley Dennison, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the Higher Education Policy Commission spoke with Beth Vorhees about the new methods higher ed institutions are working to put in place to increase the college completion rate.

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