ERIC Number: ED121164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the 1974 Summer Orientation Program.
Coles, H. William, III
The Summer Orientation Program (SOP) at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY/B) is an extensive program that affects approximately 2,500 freshmen each year and involves virtually every university office that works with undergraduates. The program tries to provide students with academic, social, and physical perspectives of the university and to give them some idea of what the university expects from them. To evaluate the overall effectiveness of the Summer Orientation Program and to determine the design of future programs, a questionnaire was sent to 686 students. The student sample was stratified according to type of advisement. Findings indicate that the summer program provided the students with a wide variety of opportunities to meet fellow students and to become familiar with the facilities and services of the university. The students' reponses indicate that the 1974 Summer Orientation Program provided a socially positive and academically realistic perspective of their pending university experience. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.