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ERIC Number: ED062455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-5
Pages: 12
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Mandamus for Change in Student Services.
Davenport, Lawrence F.
All institutions which enroll minority students must implement a strong supportive services program to assist these students. As we all know, many institutions profess to offer programs of this type. However, if we look beneath the slogans and the back-patting, we often find that students entering college with low Grade Point Averages and poor academic skills are not being given the kind of help needed to enable them to successfully compete in the university. The Challenge Program, sponsored by the University of Michigan-Flint, in conjunction with the C. S. Mott Foundation, could serve as a model, and as proof of what supportive services can do. Their supportive services program is designed for freshman and sophomore students at the University who do not meet the standards for regular university admittance. The Challenge student differs from a regular student in that he received more intensive followup, counseling, tutoring, and other supportive services during his freshman and sophomore years at the University. Since 1969, 113 students have been serviced through this program. The Challenge model is at present largely academically oriented. The service which this paper envisions must be able to lead the student to a pragmatic conclusion in his search for a career. (Author/JM)
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Note: Paper presented at the First National Congress of Black Professionals in Higher Education, Univ. of Texas, Austin, Texas, April 5, 1972