Learning Frameworks is designed to introduce students to psychological theories of learning, cognition and motivation to serve as a conceptual basis for college-level student academic strategies. Activities are designed to help the student promote and apply newly learned study strategies and skills.
While many changes have put the college on a path to
a central strategy is a course called Learning Frameworks. Most
community colleges offer a class that teaches learning and life skills;
few have given it the attention that Brazosport has, through thoughtful
course development, intentional hiring and training of professors for
the course, and a requirement that all students in college for the first
time take it. The college’s intentional approach and consistently
improving levels of student success have earned it national recognition.
Says president Millicent Valek, “We are firmly convinced of the
efficacy of the course and committed to keeping that an inescapable part
of the college experience.”
Leader College: 2010 - Present
2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence