Day: October 3, 2017

Cowley College online literary journal Mile Marker Review offering contest

Cowley College’s online literary journal, Mile Marker Review (MMR), is holding a contest in October so everyone can encapsulate the mood of the month. Entries can be a frightening poem, fearful photo or art piece — or something else October-related — or a scary story made up of five sentences or fewer. The contest is open to all Cowley students, faculty and alumni. The contest runs through Oct. 22. Submit entries at www.milemarkerreivew.com. MMR has weekly articles and blogs written by Cowley students, and also publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and design, and photography every spring. Questions about the site or contest should be directed to Ryan Doom at ryan.doom@cowley.edu. Any students would like to work for MMR (on any campus or online) and gain publication experience also may email Doom. This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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College-level English course at Cowley College demonstrates success

The recent review of the Performance Agreement report for the 2016 academic year showed Cowley College continues to increase its success rate among students in the college-level English course. Since the 2014 academic year, Cowley has shown a 66-percent increase in the course success rate. Humanities Department Chair Marlys Cervantes said one of the most exciting things about this success is that prior to establishing the accelerated learning program (ALP) for English, the success rates were figured by considering students who pass Composition I within two years of passing the developmental English course. Now, a large portion of those students pass both classes in the same semester, giving them transferable core classes early on. “This is a huge factor for retention of students,” Cervantes said. “All best practices went into establishing this program. We went to conferences, worked with the best and most prestigious providing research in the field, and then molded Cowley’s program to best fit our student base.” When Cowley fully implemented the accelerated learning program, it was the first to offer it to all students who tested into developmental English, rather than just as an option. “Even Peter Adams, a pioneer in using this method for English courses, was intrigued with our approach and stated (they wished) they’d done the same with their implementation,” Cervantes said. “So the leaders were keeping an eye on us and...

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