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ERIC Number: ED016446
Record Type: RIE
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THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PART-TIME EVENING DIVISION STUDENTS IN A FULL-TIME PROGRAM OF STUDY.
MURPHY, JAMES T.
EMPHASIS ON THE TRANSFER CURRICULA AT NASSAU COLLEGE NECESSITATES A POLICY OF SELECTIVE ADMISSION BASED ON PREDICTION OF PROBABLE ACADEMIC SUCCESS. FOR SEVERAL YEARS THE COLLEGE PERMITTED STUDENTS WHO WERE INITIALLY INADMISSABLE FOR FULL-TIME STATUS TO TRANSFER FROM A PART-TIME, PROBATIONARY STATUS AFTER COMPLETION OF THREE EVENING COURSES WITH A GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF A LEAST 2.3 (ON A 4-POINT SCALE). IN AN ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS POLICY, RECORDS OF 84 SUCH TRANSFER STUDENTS WERE STUDIED. OF THESE STUDENTS, ONE-HALF MAINTAINED A GPA OF 2.0 OR HIGHER, AND THERE WAS A MEAN DECREASE OF .59 OF THE 25 WITHDRAWALS FROM THE DAY PROGRAM PRIOR TO COMPLETION, HALF WERE ATTRIBUTABLE TO ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY, PRIMARILY IN LIBERAL ARTS, SCIENCES, AND MATHEMATICS. ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY, AS SHOWN BY FAILURE TO EARN A 2.0 AVERAGE, WAS GREATEST AMONG BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, SOCIAL SCIENCE, AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS. THE DISTRIBUTION OF GRADE POINT AVERAGES INDICATED THAT THE MINIMUM AVERAGE FOR TRANSFER TO THE DAY PROGRAM SHOULD BE RAISED TO 2.5 FOR A LEAST 12 UNITS OF WORK, NINE OF WHICH SHOULD INCLUDE SUBJECTS FROM ENGLISH, SOCIAL SCIENCES, AND MATHEMATICS. (WO)
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