ERIC Number: ED205237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Survival of Probationary Students at Queensborough Community College: An Expectancy Table.
Cohen, Edward G.
In an effort to provide counselors, advisors, and students at Queensborough Community College (QCC) with an estimate of the probable outcomes of probationary status, the academic records of 1,722 students on probation during Fall 1977 were examined to develop an expectancy table delineating the correlation between students' academic status at the end of the probationary period and two variables, Fall 1977 grade point average (GPA) and number of credit hours attempted. Three categories of academic status were defined: (1) the student achieved satisfactory academic progress (i.e., attempted 0-12 credit hours and achieved a cumulative GPA of 1.50; attempted 13-24 credits and earned a 1.75 GPA; or attempted 25 or more units and achieved a 2.00 GPA) and was "off probation"; (2) the student did not achieve satisfactory progress, but achieved a sufficiently high semester GPA to earn a 2.00 GPA by graduation and was placed on "conditional probation"; and (3) the student's GPA fell below the prescribed minimum with no possibility of earning a 2.00 GPA by graduation and was "dismissed" for at least one semester. Overall the table of expectancies indicated that about 20.6% of the students were successful in achieving academic progress; 12.9% were on conditional probation and 66.5% were dismissed. The study report presents and interprets the expectancy table and discusses the limitations of the study. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensborough Community Coll., Bayside, NY.