ERIC Number: ED030928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Upward Bound In Action at Wayne State University.
Hopkins, Delbert G.
Upward Bound at Wayne State University consists of a pre-college program at Mercy College, The University of Detroit, and Wayne State, followed by continuing involvement with the students during their first year in college. Funding, staff, philosophy of the staff, and philosophy of the program are discussed. In choosing staff members, quality rather than credentials is stressed. The main goal is to assist the individual in building a positive concept of self and therefore respect for self. Methods of student recruitment are discussed, those students admitted demonstrate some indication of college potential but are judged unable to attempt college without this program. The summer program, including the "bridge" summer between high school and college is explained, with a list of specific activities included. The follow-up during the freshman year in college is discussed, with an explanation of study centers and their function. Evaluation of the program shows that the vast majority go on to college from Upward Bound for the first year, and 76% return for a sophomore year. Hopefully secondary schools and colleges will begin to implement some aspects of this program to benefit all students. A list of recommendations concludes this report. (CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper was presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 2, 1969.