ERIC Number: ED024360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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A Study of Full-Time Students Who Discontinued their Attendance at A.W.C. after Attending One or Both Semesters of the 1966-67 School Year.
Mitchell, James A.; Moorehead, Ralph
For this third in a series of studies, a 9-item questionnaire was sent to full-time students who had attended one or two semesters in the 1966-67 school year, but had not returned for fall 1967. The responses were correlated with nine items of students' background information; the results are shown in thirteen tables. Among the findings were: (1) many of the group were in the lowest quartiles on their American College Composite test score; (2) many intended to transfer; (3) nearly half were working; (4) many lacked personal assurance of college success; (5) most felt the college could have done little to help them continue; and (6) they felt a lack of (a) good transportation, (b) diversity in student activities, (c) certain program offerings, (d) well-supervised dormitories, (e) academic advisement, (f) a study skills program, and (g) educational-vocational counseling. The eight recommendations included: (1) separate studies of vocational/technical majors and the transfer-oriented student, (2) an examination of the college role in student activities, particularly for students living on campus, (3) more time and emphasis on academic advisement, including follow-up, (4) improvement of reading and study skills, (5) more kinds of vocational training (for both young and adult), especially one- or two-semester courses, (6) expansion of social and intellectual activities, and (7) more careful articulation of vocational and technical programs with community needs. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona Western Coll., Yuma.