ERIC Number: ED109966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
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Open Admissions at the City University of New York: A Description of Academic Outcomes after Two Years.
Lavin, David E.
This document studies academic trends in terms of credits earned, grade-point average, and the ratio of credits earned to credits attempted. Data on which the study is based were collected for freshmen who entered in 1970 and 1971. For the 1970 freshmen, academic outcomes were described over the course of the first four semesters. For the 1971 freshmen, academic outcomes were described for the first two semesters. Data on the first-year performance of the two classes were compared. Data were reported in aggregate for senior and community colleges: comparisons between individual CUNY colleges were also presented. Four major topics were considered: (1) academic performance of students (grade-point average and credit generation); (2) retention is related to academic performance; (3) the impact of compensatory programs upon retention and academic performance; (4) comparison of academic outcomes for SEEK and non-SEEK students. SEEK stands for Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge and is a forerunner of the open admissions program at CUNY senior colleges. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Program and Policy Research.