ERIC Number: ED213455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of Small Group and Individual Interventions for Improving Academic Performance of Community College Students.
Mackin, Sara Lee
Nearly 1,300 students at Miami-Dade Community College's south campus were placed in the categories of academic warning, probation, or suspension when standards of academic progress were implemented in fall 1978. Counseling programs designed to accompany these standards included one-credit student development workshops on time and energy management, life/work planning, and effective decision making; single session program planning workshops; and individual counseling sessions. A study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions on the fall 1978 grade point averages (GPA's) and credits attempted/earned ratios of all south campus students affected by the new standards. Findings included the following: (1) students who selected and participated in any of the interventions achieved higher GPA's and credits attempted/earned ratios than those who did not participate; (2) no one intervention produced more positive results for student participants than another; (3) all interventions resulted in significant gains in GPA and credits attempted/earned ratios; and (4) no differences in GPA or credit ratios were found for male/female, ethnic, age, or intended degree subgroups. The study report describes the interventions and study methodology and findings, includes a literature review and data tables, and is appended by the Standards of Academic Progress, workshop course objectives, and related material. (KL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Probation, Academic Standards, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Counseling Effectiveness, Course Content, Grade Point Average, Group Counseling, Individual Counseling, Low Achievement, School Holding Power, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Miami Dade Community College FL
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova University.