Developmental Programs

Preparing UA students to achieve their personal and academic goals with basic academic skills courses and an array of academic support services.

Tutoring Labs

Writing Math College Reading & Study Skills

Program Goals

Developmental Programs subscribes to the goals established by the National Association of Developmental Education. These goals are:

  • To preserve and make possible educational opportunity for each post-secondary learner.
  • To develop in each learner the skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic, career, and life goals.
  • To ensure proper placement by assessing each learner’s level of preparedness for college course work.
  • To maintain academic standards by enabling learners to acquire the competencies needed for success in mainstream college courses.
  • To enhance the retention of students.
  • To promote the continued development and application of cognitive and affective learning theory.

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Contact Developmental Programs

Polsky Building - Room 334

Ms. Shawn Bixler
Acting Director
Office: Polsky 334
Phone: 330-972-5482
E-Mail: sbixler@uakron.edu

Ms. Jeanne Semilia

Supervisor, Developmental Programs Support
Office: Polsky 334
Phone: 330-972-7087
E-Mail: semilia@uakron.edu

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