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ERIC Number: ED190976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Renovation of the A.A. Degree Program, The General College Retention (PEP) Program, Evaluation of General College.
Moen, Norman W., Ed.
General College Newsletter, v26 n3 May 1980
Three major toplcs are covered in this newsletter. The first describes the progress of a committee studying the renovatlon of the Associate in Arts Degree. Elements of a good two-year degree program are listed, followed by suggestions of reports the committee may find helpful in accomplishing its goals. The second topic concerns the General College Retention Program developed to encourage academic improvement in three groups of students: Blacks, American Indians, and Chicanos/Latinos. Three Pilot Education Packages (PEP) are described, each a three-quarter, integrated, interdisciplinary set of modules of skills development, subject matter courses, career planning, and counseling. The gradual integration of PEP students into the general student body and special problems of the monolingual Chicanos/Latinos are discussed. Some early observations are presented which indicate PEP is accomplishing its retention goals. A discussion of the future of the program includes the need for more minority-group staff members, increased attention to career planning, and PEP's to reach other high-risk student groups. PEP schedules and course descriptions are included. The third topic, Evaluation of General College, considers a plan for a self-study total assessment of the General College. (NRB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Associate Degrees, Black Students, Career Planning, College Students, Compensatory Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Newsletters, Program Descriptions, School Holding Power, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attrition, Student Personnel Services
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.