ERIC Number: ED027009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Committee Report: The "Better" Student.
Jordheim, Gerald; Leopold, Fern
In an attempt to determine whether a 2-year open-door institution known for its services to the academically weak would be suitable for academically superior students, the Instructional Council of Skagit Valley College requested comment from interested faculty, and polled "better" (GPA 3.0 or higher) students to determine their degree of satisfaction with available programs. Faculty suggestions include: (1) enrichment programs for "better" students; (2) special grouping; (3) environmental improvement and increased informal faculty contact with "better" students; and (4) changes in course requirements, orientation, and grading. Students indicated that they found classes intellectually stimulating, and appear well adjusted except in the area of finding friends with similar interests. Few seemed active in currently available enrichment programs (a list is appended), but all participated in some activities and individual conversations with instructors. The council recommend further exploration of this topic. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Skagit Valley Coll., Mount Vernon, WA.