NGTC Starting Quality Enhancement Plan

October 4, 2012

North Georgia Technical College is formally starting a five-year quality enhancement plan.

It is part of requirements for reaffirmation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accreditation.

Officials with North Georgia Tech said that the plan involves a college-wide focus on math achievement, including instituting a re-design of basic math courses referred to as learning support.

North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton said the goal is to offer more individualized instruction, tailored to each student’s needs. She adds that the school will use new strategies such as engaging software, small group lectures, one-on-one tutoring, and many more learning resources in the classroom.

General Studies Department Chair Laura Jenkins said she has high hopes for the success of this new program.

Officials said the new program is self-paced, and already there are students who are on track to complete in one semester what would have taken an entire year in a traditional classroom.

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