ERIC Number: ED138877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The New Occupational Student: The Mature Adult Woman. A Preadmission Counseling Program in Four CUNY Community Colleges.
Chitayat, Deanna; Hymer, Sharon
The New Occupational Student: Mature Adult Woman (NOSMAW) was a preadmission counseling program in four community colleges which sought to encourage women to explore their educational and vocational potential. This program consisted of a series of workshops which focused on self-awareness activities and provided college and career information. In addition, 20 community college counselors received training in the Motivation Advance Process. A framework for a peer counseling program was established as a post-admission service for the women. Recruitment through mass media, cultural clubs and parents' associations resulted in 672 women attending an initial orientation session. Three hundred forty-one women from various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds were accepted into the program. Seventy-six percent of the women completed the program and 72.5% (189 women) subsequently applied for college. The majority of women enrolled in occupational programs. Among the most popular choices were A.A.S. programs in traditionally male dominated fields. One hundred twenty-one full time equivalents were projected for the 189 college applicants. The attrition rate after the first year of college attendance was only 4%. The program was equally effective with all population subgroups. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Two-Year Coll. Programs.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.