Adaptation and adjustment are necessary to meet the needs of an ever changing student population. No one approach fits all needs. Existing programs require assessment and fine tuning. We develop coalitions of dedicated stakeholders and work with them to create new programs, redesign ineffective approaches, and conduct pilot projects to ensure success. Here are some sample projects:
University of California-Riverside
Created a Guiding Coalition of faculty and staff for revising tutor training
Developed a tutor training manual based on research and best practice
Facilitated initial training sessions
"TRPP Associate's rapid design approach provided an analytical plan that had our department working collaboratively on a lofty project with limited time constraints. Thanks to Sharon and Martha's strategic insight and dedication to detail, UCR now has a unique tutor training program that not only leverages our strengths but maximizes our success for continued growth and improvement." Sara Weertz, Director Academic Resource Center
Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois
Developed a competency-based student success course
Developed a rubric to measure outcomes based on Bloom’s Taxonomy
Provided faculty development for student success course teachers
"Martha and Sharon devoted an incredible amount of time and effort to help us clarify and achieve our curriculum goals. They showed deep commitment to a quality outcome, kept us moving forward and on task, and were able to listen to and respect the needs of our diverse audiences. It is clear that they care deeply about the work they do, and our students are lucky recipients. We hope to work with them again on other efforts." Dr. Mary Johnannesen-Schmidt and Dr. Robert Frank Professors, Oakton Community College
Instituto Progreso del Latino
TRPP Associates has worked with this community-based organization to develop an innovative two-year technical college. The plan involves curriculum development, state approval, and accreditation.
TRPP Associates works with the Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) to provide leadership coaching for collegiate members of the organization. This program has been made possible through generous funds from The Arconic Company.