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ERIC Number: ED151660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 23
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Minority Retention in a Community College Program for the Disadvantaged.
West, Carolyn; And Others
This paper describes a community college program for the disadvantaged student which uses retention of minority students as an evaluation tool. Organized as a separate unit but operating directly under the Academic Dean's office, the program at Central Florida Community College uses open-ended nonpunitive, humanistic instructional techniques, coupled with structured performance objectives and criterion-referenced standards, to administer an academic program which includes social science, reading, English, math, and psychology. The program also provides individualized and group tutoring, and individual counseling. It currently (1977) serves approximately 500 students per term. A major standard of evaluation is a minority retention study, which, conducted over a three-year period, shows a black American retention and graduate figure of 38%. State of Florida Office of Economic Opportunities figures credit Central Florida with the third highest minority retention level in the state. Total disadvantaged student retention and graduation (black, white and other) is equal to that of the traditional student at the college. The program is more than cost effective. A statement of philosophical and research foundations is included. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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