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ERIC Number: ED108047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Semester Goals Project.
Brodzinski, Frederick R.
The Semester Goals Project was initiated as a result of residence hall staff observations that although some students did very well academically, they were not fulfilling other developmental tasks common to college students. The project was initiated with the goal of having students determine the specific behavior goals for a given semester. Student staff in the residence halls acted as resource personnel and contact persons for the students involved in the project. The evaluation of the project showed numerous anticipated and unanticipated benefits to both students and staff. The program forced the students to examine their goals and objectives, and make them aware of their personal strengths and weaknesses. Generally, it improved their self-understanding and, through their self-determined goals, made them more responsible for their own learning. In regard to student-staff relations, the program greatly improved the staff member's understanding of the individual participants, and, therefore, greatly improved relations on the floor. The author discusses in detail how the program was initially established. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American College Personnel Association (50th, Atlanta, Georgia, March 5-8, 1975)