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ERIC Number: ED013601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan-7
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AN ANALYSIS OF THE RECORDS OF STUDENTS ENTERING EL CAMINO COLLEGE ON PROBATION FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING.
MUCK, STEVEN J.; UNDEM, JAN
BETWEEN 1959 AND 1963, 351 TRANSFER STUDENTS ENTERING EL CAMINO COLLEGE WERE IN A PROBATIONARY STATUS BECAUSE OF UNSATISFACTORY GRADES EARNED AT THEIR PREVIOUS INSTITUTIONS. OF THIS GROUP, 55 PERCENT WERE LATER SUCCESSFUL (REMOVED THEMSELVES FROM PROBATIONARY STATUS). MORE THAN 70 PERCENT OF THOSE TRANSFERRING FROM 4-YEAR INSTITUTIONS AND 33 PERCENT OF THOSE TRANSFERRING FROM OTHER JUNIOR COLLEGES WERE SUCCESSFUL. FEW OF THESE STUDENTS RECEIVED ASSOCIATE DEGREES. AGE APPEARED TO BE UNRELATED TO DEGREE OF SUCCESS. THESE PROBATIONARY STUDENTS MET GREATER SUCCESS IN SUMMER SESSIONS THAN IN REGULAR SEMESTERS. NO RELATIONSHIP WAS OBSERVED BETWEEN DEGREE OF SUCCESS AND A WAITING PERIOD BEFORE ADMISSION TO EL CAMINO COLLEGE. REDUCTION OF STUDY LOAD AFTER TRANSFER APPEARED RELATED TO FAILURE TO ACHIEVE REGULAR STATUS. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDED THAT THROUGH FLEXIBLE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THE COLLEGE WAS PROVIDING AN IMPORTANT "SALVAGE" FUNCTION AND RECOMMENDED CONTINUATION OF CURRENT PRACTICES WITH REGULAR EVALUATION. A REVIEW OF LITERATURE IN THE FIELD, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND A COPY OF THE COLLEGE'S POLICIES AND RULES FOR ACADEMIC PROBATION ARE INCLUDED. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (El Camino)