ERIC Number: ED021526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Freshman Orientation Evaluation, Shoreline Community College.
Evaluation of the freshman orientation program at Shoreline Community College (Washington) was approached through the use of several criteria: (l) results of the Brown-Holtzman Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes (SSHA), (2) comparison of first-quarter grade averages with orientation program attendance records, (3) the completion of a forced-choice evaluation questionnaire, and (4) solicitation of unstructured written comments by students attending the last session. Initially, the orientation program was structured for eight groups of students meeting in six voluntary sessions with emphasis being placed on increased intellectual demands of college, use of library facilities, knowledge of one's interests and aptitudes, value of career planning, and specific offerings at shoreline. Attendance records were kept for five of the groups so that the relationship between the number of sessions attended, cumulative high school grade point averages, and first quarter college grades could be explored. For four or more of the six sessions, 43% of the freshmen attended the sessions. Four of the recommendations made as a result of the study were (1) to decrease the number of sessions to three, (2) to discontinue administering the SSHA, (3) to place greater stress on specific Shoreline program offerings, both in the transfer and vocational-technical programs, and (4) to add emphasis to career planning. (DG)
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Authoring Institution: Shoreline Community Coll., Seattle, WA.