ERIC Number: ED151054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Final Report of National Project II: Alternatives to the Revolving Door.
Donovan, Richard A.; And Others
Results of a national project to examine programs designed to aid college and university students not adequately prepared for postsecondary education are reported. Ten associate institutions were selected to form a consortium on the basis of evidence of success from relatively small, special programs for underprepared students. The programs included the Upward Bound Veterans Program at Oscar Rose Junior College, the Teaching Center at the University of Florida, Educational Opportunity Programs at Marquette University and California State University at Fullerton, Resources for Student Learning at Southeastern Community College, the People Center at the College of Staten Island, the Study Skills and Counseling Program at Malcolm-King Harlem College Extension, and the College Assistance for Migrants Program at St. Edward's. Bronx Community College was also selected although it chose not to highlight any specific program. Abstracts of final reports from eight institutions and the Thirteen College Curriculum Program of the Institute for Services to Education are presented, containing results in terms of the remedial programs involved, methodology and findings, and evidence of program success. Concluding essays on (1) research and program evaluation precepts and practices, (2) affective considerations, (3) program evaluation in terms of cognitive achievement, and (4) policy issues, research agendas, and programmatic concerns, discuss the implications of project findings. (TR)
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Consortia, Educational Research, Educationally Disadvantaged, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Validation, Remedial Programs, Special Programs, Two Year Colleges, Universities
National Project II, Gould Memorial Library, Bronx Community College, l8l Street and University Avenue, Bronx, New York l0453 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.