LRC 101A Classes:
Supporting Student Success
Delivered by the Learning Resources Center, LRC 101A is a last-chance success course for students who have been suspended or dismissed for poor academic performance and are seeking reinstatement. It is also available to students who are in one of the three levels of probation, a policy implemented in fall 2010. Enrollment in LRC 101A has grown steadily since the original three sections were offered in 2005. Eight sections are now offered each semester. Both transfer and non-transfer students are advised to take the course.
The persistence (retention plus graduation) rate for LRC 101A students is 48.5%. Over the 13 semesters the course has been offered, 48.5% have graduated or are still enrolled at UMBC.
The curriculum is based on the program On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and Life by Dr. Skip Downing. The program f ocuses on proven strategies for empowering students to become active, responsible partners in their education and to achieve greater success in college and in life.