ERIC Number: ED253273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-4
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Admissions Office in the Academic Intervention and Support Program.
Stumhofer, Nancy C.
At the Schuykill Campus of Pennsylvania State University, an academic intervention and support system has been developed which identifies and monitors high-risk students until they are able to succeed on their own or decide to leave school. The campus's LOFT Learning Center has created a link with the Admission's Office that is central to the success of the intervention and support system. Communication between the Admissions Office and the Learning Center is facilitated by having a LOFT staff member work in the Admissions Office for 30 hours per week during the summer and 15 hours per week during the school year. This allows the Center to receive early information on high-risk students admitted to the college; aids in monitoring the performance of assigned students; helps to maintain communication with the Admissions Office; provides the staff member with a more in-depth understanding of student difficulties in keeping up with course work loads; and provides a great deal of detailed information on the students and their performance. The Admissions Office and Learning Center work together in a variety of ways throughout the admissions sequence; e.g., in developing academic profiles for each student; in providing counseling for students prior to the beginning of classes; in having Learning Center staff make presentations at freshman orientation; and in monitoring student performance throughout the year. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania State University Schuylkill Campus
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of the National Association for Remedial/Developmental Studies in Postsecondary Education (8th, Philadelphia, PA, March 8-10, 1984).