The Office of Developmental Studies operates under the University College and includes courses in Writing, Reading, and Mathematics and provides other academic support. The office is located on the second floor of the Arnulfo L. Oliveira Memorial Library.
The mission Developmental Studies is to assist in students' cognitive and affective development in order to help them attain their academic and professional goals and to promote lifelong learning.
1) Maintain academic/content standards which will enable learners to acquire the competencies needed for success in mainstream college courses.
2) Continually refine curriculum and implement instructional delivery techniques based on research and best practices as determined by the latest research and pedagogies utilized by developmental experts.
3) Enhance program development by developing an effective program assessment and evaluation system.
4) Promote collaboration between developmental and non-developmental faculty on academic and curricular issues to enhance the quality teaching for students, as well as encourage the transfer of learning strategies and skills.