ERIC Number: ED253139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
TRIO Special Services Program Evaluation, University of Minnesota. Final Report, 1983-1984.
The 1983-1984 evaluation of the TRIO/Special Services program at the University of Minnesota, General College, is presented. Program goals and course descriptions for the integrated course of study are described, as are counseling and tutoring services, student eligibility, and characteristics of program participants. A demographic profile for students in each program component covers variables such as race, sex, educational history, and academic preparedness. The participating students are also compared to a control group selected from General College freshmen who did not receive special services. Information is presented on traditional measures of program effectiveness, including grade point averages, credit completion, and overall student retention rates. Students' evaluation of the program, based on responses to a student satisfaction survey, are reported, along with the results of exit reviews and interviews with students who had previously completed the program. Information is also provided on the objectives and outcomes of a seminar designed to meet students' academic and support needs, an administrator evaluation, and the progress of past years' students. Questionnaires and forms used to collect evaluation data are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Administrator Evaluation, College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Eligibility, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Nontraditional Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.
Identifiers: TRIO Programs; University of Minnesota
Note: For related documents, see ED 212 227, ED 224 418, and ED 246 719.