ERIC Number: ED330944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-22
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An Overview of California State Polytechnic University, Ponoma's "Continuation Group" of Undeclared Majors Conducted during Fall Quarters 1989 & 1990.
Albert, Marcia; Aseltine, Daniel
California State Polytechnic University's continuation group of undeclared majors is a retention program that supported students who, in their first three quarters of attendance, have not yet declared a major. These students have been unable to declare majors because they were not in good academic standing; they were on probation, subject to disqualification, or even disqualified. This cohort of the continuation group was first screened at which time accepted students (n=21) were required to attend an academic counseling group and were longitudinally tracked. Students generally completed assignments promptly, adapted well to nontraditional techniques, and consulted informally with coordinators. Some students were overly optimistic about projected grade point averages, did not interact with other group members, and exhibited less than baccalaureate level writing skills. Three students remained enrolled in the institution, and maintained at least a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or "C". Eleven students were no longer enrolled. Based upon these academic performances, it appeared that the intervention had not positively affected the targeted behaviors. A larger sample is needed before conclusions can be made. (BHK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Reno, NV, April 22-24, 1991). Supersedes ED 320 043.