ERIC Number: ED154866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Resources for Student Learning. Research Report: 1977. National Project II: Alternatives to the Revolving Door.
Cooke, Winnie B.
In order to provide educational opportunities for all students while preventing the "open door" from becoming a "revolving door", Southeastern Community College (North Carolina) established the Resources for Student Learning (RSL) program. During 1976, a comprehensive evaluation of the success and/or reasons for failure of current and former RSL students was conducted. Underprepared students were found capable of competing with regular students if they received personalized attention from instructors, peer tutors, and counselors. Program success was indicated by: (1) RSL students persisting as well as regular students and significantly better than similar students not enrolled in the program; (2) no significant differences in achievement between RSL and regular students according to grade point averages, Cooperative English Test scores, hours attempted vs. hours earned, or the number on Dean's List, Honor Roll, and probation; (3) twice as many RSL than similar students not in the program on the Dean's List and Honor Roll; (4) and RSL students on probation getting off at twice the rate of similar non-program students. Information provided by teachers and students on program elements, including the Learning How to Learn Workshop, the Self-Scoring Comparative Guidance and Placement Program, and the tutorial program, preferred learning, and specific RSL courses is included. (Author/TR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Probation, Community Colleges, Course Descriptions, Developmental Programs, Dropouts, Educationally Disadvantaged, Grade Point Average, Low Ability Students, Open Enrollment, Persistence, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Surveys, Tutorial Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Community Coll., Whiteville, NC.