ERIC Number: ED127535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-12
Legitimizing Non-Traditional College Programs (Pre-College Social Development).
Hall-Mitchum, Dora E.
The Pre-College Social Development Program (PCSD) at Ohio State University is designed to provide structured direction, support, and reinforcement in the area of affective concerns which affect academic performances of college bound minority students. The PCSD believes that achievement motivation can be retained and increased through the development of a positive self concept. The PCSD uses a three-dimensional model of academic, counseling, and group living concerns as its model. This model is developing in its later phases as a two-dimensional approach of affective and academic focus and social and personal life adjustment. Developmental programs designed to remove fears of rejection and feelings of lack of personal control are combined with residential hall programs, psychological support systems, social activities, and workshops for the college bound minority students. The PCSD objectives are to : (1) decrease the attrition rate; (2) increase the grade point average; (3) expand knowledge about vocational choices; (4) increase social awareness and involvement in campus activities; (5) decrease the number of intergroup conflicts in the dormitories and classrooms; and (6) increase the number of graduates. A two-year summary report is planned for publication in September 1976. (HLM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Affective Behavior, College Bound Students, College Preparation, College Programs, Environmental Influences, Interpersonal Relationship, Minority Groups, Motivation Techniques, Peer Counseling, Program Descriptions, Self Concept, Speeches, Student Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A