ERIC Number: ED103525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-22
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluative Report on Special Admissions.
Schlansky, Arthur; Alton, Teddie
Until spring 1974, the Special Admissions Program had been making great strides vis-a-vis students' progress in an academic setting. Teddie Alton, a student intern in College Discovery, compiled a "Grade Distribution of Special Admissions Students (fall 1971 to spring 1974)" which is attached to this document. A careful study of this chart appears to indicate that the students were responding to certain positive aspects of the program which over a short period of time produced dramatic results. In spring 1974 the steady and impressive progress over the previous five terms appeared to collapse. It was during this period that Special Admissions was going through perhaps its most difficult period. The director was physically ill and unable to maintain her leadership at the previous level. The burden of responsibility fell on the shoulders of the assistant director, who was unable/unwilling to assume the leadership gap. During this period the students were in limbo, and the counseling which the assistant director did offer was in many situations erroneous. In the beginning of November, nine students were selected randomly and asked certain questions related to the program. A list of the questions is attached to this document. The program's greatest need appears to be in the area of counseling. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Attendance Records, College Administration, College Admission, College Programs, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Grades (Scholastic), Program Evaluation, Selective Admission, Special Programs, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Staten Island Community Coll., NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)