ERIC Number: ED112336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Survival Week Program 1974.
The 1974 Survival Week Program was an orientation program designed for entering minority and economically disadvantaged students at the University of Texas at Austin. The major purpose of the program was to assist the participants in acquiring the knowledge and skills for academic, financial, emotional, and social "survival" in a complex university environment. The program was held in conjunction with the fall orientation program for all entering students and offered such activities as academic area meetings, registration information meetings, academic pre-advising, communication exercises, sessions on student services and student life, money management workshops, and placement testing. Students completed an evaluation questionnaire which gathered their reactions to the quality and quantity of information and assistance provided to them. Evaluation results yielded positive overall ratings and comments concerning the program, while suggestions were made to improve areas such as placement tests and Ethnic Studies Information. Based on specific recommendations by professional and student staff and participants, the Survival Week Program will be continued with emphasis on the development of more group cohesiveness for the participants. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Office of the Dean of Students.