ERIC Number: ED201221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Assisting Students to Succeed, Part II.
Smith, Kurt B., Ed.
Connections, v2 n2 Nov 1980
Programs serving underprepared college students at urban colleges and universities are examined in this bulletin. Pace University of New York City operates a one-year program for students who do not meet school requirements for admission in order to help them complete four years of college. Another program for students who cannot be admitted into the regular curriculum courses is offered by the Developmental Studies Department of Thomas Nelson Community College at Hampton, Virginia. Special services for disadvantaged students and developmental studies courses offered by Northern Kentucky University, which is near Cincinnati, are specifically directed to small-city and rural students who are unprepared for college. The keystone of the program's instructional efforts is paired and blocked courses. A mandatory program for high-risk students is offered within the School of General Studies at the Calumet Campus of Purdue University, and the College Life Program at the University of New Orleans attempts to help underprepared students enter the learning mainstream through intensive instructional, tutorial, counseling, and other services. Additionally, learning laboratories in a number of disciplines, some of which are exclusively developmental, are operating at Miami-Dade Community College in Miami. A trip once a year for black students at Grand Rapids Junior College of Michigan is undertaken to visit predominately black universities and colleges in order to motivate low-performance students by allowing them to meet role models. Issues identified by a team that visited four campuses offering basic academic skills programs are also examined. (SW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Black Students, College Preparation, College Students, Compensatory Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Counseling, Educationally Disadvantaged, Field Trips, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Learning Laboratories, Open Enrollment, Program Descriptions, Remedial Programs, Rural Youth, Student Needs, Time Blocks, Urban Universities
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Urban College and University Network, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. Urban College and University Network.
Identifiers: Donnelly College KS; Grand Rapids Junior College MI; Miami Dade Community College FL; Northern Kentucky University; Pace University NY; Purdue University LA; Thomas Nelson Community College VA; University of Louisville KY; University of New Orleans LA