ERIC Number: ED334518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
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The Freshman Student and Academic Success: A Counseling Center's Approach.
Isakson, Richard L.; Call, John M.
This paper describes three outreach programs implemented by the Counseling and Development Center (CDC) at Utah's Brigham Young University (BYU) to better serve the academic needs of freshmen. The first program is a cooperative program with the BYU Housing Department aimed at facilitating adjustment to college and personal development of students living in on-campus housing. A course bearing one hour of academic credit is offered through the Heritage Developmental Community (HDC) project which provides students with experiential learning activities. The HDC students tended to receive higher semester grade point averages when compared to the general freshman population and a sample of freshman females who did not participate in HDC. The second outreach program was a pilot program for an academic peer assistance program. The program consisted of recruiting and training students to be peer assistants, and offering their services to students placed on academic warning. The program will become a valuable asset for students with academic concerns as the program is refined and the needs of the students are better identified. The third outreach program was a pilot program designed to be administered to all new transfer and freshman football players. The program consisted of academic and vocational testing and a follow-up interview. The major problem with the program was the difficulty in getting students who needed additional testing because of possible learning problems to return for follow-up counseling. (LLL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Brigham Young University UT
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Atlanta, GA, March 15-20, 1991).