ERIC Number: ED081431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
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Follow-Up Study: The Core Experiment in College Discovery.
Vogel, Roberta; Schonbuch, Stan
The Core Experiment at Staten Island Community College is an interdisciplinary program consisting of a cluster of courses (such as freshman orientation, math, English and social science) offered to incoming students in a block. Selection of students was based on achievement test scores in English, math and physical science and on interest. Questionnaires dealing with the academic classroom situation and the orientation classroom situation were administered at the end of the fall term, 1972, to Core and non-core students, counseling faculty and teaching faculty. Items to which responses differed significantly for the two groups of students dealt with feelings of involvement in school or satisfaction with the school situation, feelings regarding the nature of the interpersonal interactions experienced while at college, and feelings regarding the structure of the classroom in terms of small-group interactions. Core students reported much more satisfaction with their college experience thus far than did non-Core students. Qualitative comparisons were also made between responses of the various groups. Core faculty and students approved of the structure of the Core as a method of facilitating effective students and learning and adding to students' satisfaction and involvement. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Staten Island Community Coll., NY.