ERIC Number: ED032588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
Transitional Year Program--UMKC (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
In an effort to aid freshmen whose academic backgrounds were weaker than those of other freshmen, the College of the Arts and Sciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City, inaugurated a program called "The Transitional Year." This program was planned to minimize the difficulties encountered by freshmen during the transition from high school to college study. Participants in this program are chosen from three groups: (1) Upward Bound graduates, (2) newly admitted freshmen, and (3) students who had become ineligible as freshmen the previous year. The program includes: (1) counseling, mainly academic; (2) tutorial work, (3) special English courses concentrating on writing, (4) developmental reading and/or mathematics courses, and (5) financial assistance. Evaluation of the program provided the following results: (1) 46 per cent of the group achieved a "C" average, and (2) 54 per cent achieved a grade average above probationary status (1.50). Problems noted were: (1) hostility, feelings of inadequacy, and general confusion among students, and, (2) little flexibility in the programs of the new students. Improvements planned included (1) expansion, (2) a pre-college summer program, and (3) an audio-tutorial center. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30-April 3, 1969.