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ERIC Number: ED187415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Shock Waves: Recommendations for Meeting the Needs of "New" Students.
Hinkley, Lee
Chabot College Journal, v4 n1 p19-23 Win-Spr 1980
The last three years at Chabot College have been characterized by a rapid and continuing increase in the number of non-traditional students; an increase which may be accounted for by numerous social, political, and educational conditions. In order to determine the extent and nature of the learning problems which many of these non-traditional students exhibit, an ad hoc committee was established and charged with developing recommendations to meet student needs. Their suggestions included specific ways of achieving the following: (1) instructors should uphold minimum academic standards by explaining course expectancies, consulting with remedial skills faculty, and referring students who do not demonstrate minimum skills to appropriate departments for improvement; (2) Chabot should help students determine the probability of their success; (3) student academic and non-academic needs should be identified and met by faculty and support staff who are sensitive to the problems of non-traditional students; (4) the student should be allowed to repeat courses a reasonable number of times; and (5) student referral committees made up of faculty and counselors should be established to coordinate referral services. Progress toward the implementation of these recommendations has included a review of course outlines and the testing of a formula to measure achievement. Recommendations were also developed for state action. (JP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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