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ERIC Number: ED138916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
SOTA, Students Older Than Average: A Social Group.
Plotsky, Frances A.
This report discusses the difficulties encountered by student personnel services in fitting the nontraditional or older than average student into daytime college activities. The example of the Services for Returning Students at The University of Texas at Austin offers educational counseling services to persons who have experienced an interruption in their studies. In an effort to form a social group for such persons, student personnel workers successfully initiated and implemented the Students Older the Average (SOTA) program. The Union Program Office at the University provides the financial support while the Services for Returning Students promotes student contact. The operational concept in the approach is based on: (1) planning activities for an increasing subpopulation; (2) assisting these students in making the adjustment to the student role; and (3) promoting the transition for their split-level lifestyle as student, family member, and/or employee. (Author/VG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Denver, Colorado, March 27-30, l977)