A New Beginning|
| The new LRI is scheduled to resume operations in December 2017. In the meantime this website will be updated and new pages will be added. LRI will also be home for the Transforming Undergraduate Education in Engineering (TUEE) Collaboratory. Click here for description (right click to download). You can also click here for more info (right click to download) The TUEE Collaboratory is a new initiative and will be a separate division of the new Learning Realization Institute when it is officially launched in December 2017.|
Learning Enrichment Program (LEP)
The initial focus will be on training clinical instructors and conducting summer 2018 intensive intervention programs involving high potential underachieving low income STEM students. These students will be entering universities and community colleges but scheduled to be enrolled in remedial classes largely due to undiagnosed and uncorrected learning process weaknesses in reading, reading comprehension and understanding math concepts. Students will participate in intensive interventions (six hours per day, five days per week for 6-8 weeks) that correct weaknesses in the three learning process areas. It is anticipated that following the intervention, at least 80% of the students will pass exit exams for the remedial courses they are initially enrolled in, then enroll in and with proper follow-on support, successfully complete college level courses during the fall 2018 semester and beyond.
Please Note: Being a start-up non-profit 501c3 corporation during the "great recession", LRI was unable to secure adequate funding and suspended operations in February 2011. In the meantime, undiagnosed learning process weaknesses continue to negatively affect the college-level academic performance of many, if not most, entering college students, especially low-income STEM students. By correcting learning process weaknesses, LRI programs will enable students to be independent learners in the pursuit of achieving their learning potential. By doing so we also address critical underlying constraints that preclude many great "student success" programs from achieving their potential, and most remedial courses can be eliminated. Most importantly for the institution, significant increases in retention and graduation rates can be expected.