ERIC Number: ED115426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Indian Students University Program Services (I.S.U.P.S.). Second Evaluation Report, 1973-74.
Brooks, Ian R.; Moore, Evelyn
As the second report on ISUPS, this document evaluates the period of July 1973 to December 1974 and presents sections dealing with: (1) higher education and American Indian students; (2) recommendations based on first year operations; (3) second year operations; (4) development and research; (5) evaluation reports from the districts; (6) the budget; (7) literature pertinent to dropout rates; (8) the implications for ISUPS. The most significant program change cited is the development of "outreach campuses" which, by initiating locally tailored courses on the Indian reserves, should facilitate reduction in dropout rates, costs, and the number of on-campus students and also facilitate increases in intercollegiate communication, coordination, and competition. Among the major program adaptations mentioned are: (1) more stringent selection criteria; (2) extension of the summer orientation program from 2 to 6 weeks; (3) compulsory attendance for tutorial sessions; (4) utilization of paid senior students as counseling liaisons between newer students and staff; (5) a title change to distinguish between ISUPS and university programs; (6) a proposed concurrent orientation period to extend throughout the semester; (7) the addition of 13 new native studies courses; (8) creation of the position of Academic Coordinator; and (9) a proposed "common core" of course work for outreach locations. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Faculty of Education.