ERIC Number: ED059514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Identification and Directed Counseling of Political Science Majors. Final Report.
Ballard, Rene N.; And Others
This study was conducted to survey and develop a number of tools to help identify strengths and weaknesses of the majors and program in political science at Knox College. The data used were cumulative average in political science, graduate record examination (seniors only), SAT's (Verbal and Mathematical), options open scenarios 1 and 2, grade in Political Science 201 (introductory course), cumulative departmental evaluation of "options open" test of students, and intensity of counseling of students. Conclusions include: (1) the intensity of counseling activity is high and should be maintained at this or a higher level; (2) the "options open" test is an important test with high correlation to success in majoring in political science; (3) the evaluation of students according to individual professors' assessments of their openness to diverse sources of information and to a variety of alternative political choices should be gathered and made available to the department as a whole; and (4) substituting a new and simplified record form, which maps out where a student's strengths are and where he needs support. (TA)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Knox Coll., Galesburg, IL.
Identifiers: Graduate Record Examinations; Scholastic Aptitude Test