ERIC Number: ED058997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
A Report of the University of New Mexico's College Enrichment Program.
New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Inst. for Social Research and Development.
The University of New Mexico College Enrichment Program (CEP) recruits disadvantaged students to the campus, helps them prepare for college life with an intensive summer orientation, helps them obtain financial assistance, and aids them in dealing with the college environment via counseling, tutoring, and other supportive services. The CEP's immediate objective is to retain students in college. Long-range goals are to increase the proportion of disadvantaged students at the university, to help them complete their education, to increase their rate of entry into the professions, to aid the university in examining the manner in which it acts upon young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and to aid in the development of human skills and to promote the application of those skills to real needs. Retention rate is the key measure used in the evaluation of the CEP. In addition, grade point average, development of reading skills, and development of study attitudes and study habits are examined. Evaluative research findings indicate that the CEP has had significant influence on the retention of disadvantaged students and has provided major impetus in motivating participating students to attain a college degree. (JH)
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Sponsor: New Mexico State Board of Educational Finance, Santa Fe.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Inst. for Social Research and Development.