The Linked Workshop Model

  • Retains the basic structure of the college-level course, particularly the number of class meetings.
  • Replaces the remedial/developmental course with just-in-time workshops.
  • Workshops are designed to remove deficiencies in core course competencies.
  • Workshops consist of computer-based instruction, small-group activities and test reviews to provide additional instruction on key concepts.
  • Students are individually assigned software modules based on results of diagnostic assessments.
  • Workshops are facilitated by students who have previously excelled in the core course and are trained and supervised by core course faculty.
  • Workshop activities are just-in-time—i.e., designed so that students use the concepts during the next core course class session, which in turn helps them see the value of the workshops and motivates them to do the workshop activities.