Rose State VP To Receive Award For Outstanding Support To Developmental Education Published February 17, 2016

Dr. Frances Hendrix

Midwest City, Okla. – Rose State’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Frances Hendrix, has been selected to receive the Administrator/Public Servant for Outstanding Support to Developmental Education award from the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE).

This award recognizes the special supporting role of individuals other than professional developmental education professionals to the success of developmental education.

Under the guidance of Dr. Hendrix, Rose State faculty have aggressively worked to build accomplished programs that further the success of at-risk college students in subjects such as reading and math.

In 2013, according to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 39-percent of incoming freshman at state colleges and universities were required to pass at least one remedial course, usually in math, before taking courses in their major. The national rate was 32-percent.

At Rose State, the colleges 2015 data suggests 75-80 percent of incoming students needed developmental math work.

Through the efforts of staff and faculty Rose State’s math department has adopted the following initiatives to address the remedial challenge:

  •          A non-STEM and STEM track for students to utilize depending on their degree.
  •          Enhancements to the existing developmental math program.
  •          An increased focus on high school seniors and math skills.

Vice President Hendrix joined Rose State College in 1981. She will accept her award in March at the annual NADE conference.