Henry Ford Community College

Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128
Size of school (credit students): 10,0000 – 20,000

Contact information:

Peter Kim

Developmental writing program

Percentage of students placed into developmental writing: 95%
Levels of developmental writing courses offered: 4
Non-ALP upper level developmental writing sections offered: 58
How are students placed into developmental English courses: Compass, ACT
Developmental courses are located in the English Department.

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: August 22, 2013
Sections offered in 1st semester: 4
Sections offered current semester: 0
Model: CCBC ALP model
Class size for first-year composition sections: 15
Class size for ALP developmental section: 10
The same instructor teaches the first-year composition and the developmental course in ALP.
More than half of ALP first year composition class students have current placement first year composition.
ALP developmental class meets 3 hours per week.


Faculty are unionized and paid full credits for teaching ALP.

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About Peter Kim

I have served as a full-time English faculty member of Henry Ford Community College since 2000. Prior to that I was an adjunct English instructor at a variety of Michigan community colleges, including Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College, Schoolcraft Community College, and I also taught at Focus Hope and Wayne State University. I tutored at Wayne State University at its tutoring center, writing center and Northwest Activity Center (for at risk students). I also served as the lead English instructor for Wayne State University's Chicano/Buricua Studies Program and Summer Academy, two developmental education programs targeting specific at risk populations.Most recently, I have assumed the role of Coordinator of the Learning Lab and Tutoring Services, Henry Ford Community College since September 2011. In the last year, I have implemented dramatic changes in the Learning Lab based on a combination of student success initiatives from Achieving the Dream and recommendations from a college-wide Tutoring Task Force conducted the prior year. These changes can be read on the "about us" tab at: http://learnlab.hfcc.edu . As part of the makeover, the Learning Lab will be helping facilitate student success through research, data collection and analysis, and coordination between departments and Divisions. The Learning Lab is helping to bring the MCCS pilot to Henry Ford Community College.