ERIC Number: ED192821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-5
Reference Count: 0
Design and Implementation of a Human Development Program at Northwest Alabama Junior College.
Conrad, Delora P.
The Student Advancement in Learning (SAIL) project was instituted at Northwest Alabama State Junior College (NASJC) to increase the retention of high risk students through a combination of courses and services in the areas of academic and personal development, career exploration, individual counseling, and financial aid. During the planning stages of the project, the literature dealing with the application of learning theories and testing instruments in programs designed to aid underprepared students was reviewed; the strengths and weaknesses of NASJC's current developmental services were examined; and an improved program was designed within the limits of a $50,000 grant. Objectives for each of the program's five developmental areas were then established, focusing on the improvement of basic skills through existing courses, the provision of personal potential courses to enhance motivation and self-esteem, the acquisition and dissemination of career information materials, the establishment of two full-time counseling positions, and increased efforts to inform students of financial aid opportunities. SAIL's implementation involved a pilot project and the gradual integration of SAIL's courses and services into the college's programs. The project report, in addition to describing the planning and implementation of SAIL, examines the instruments to be used in evaluating new students. (JP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Counseling Services, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Diagnosis, High Risk Students, Individual Development, Literature Reviews, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Remedial Instruction, School Holding Power, Self Concept, Student Attrition, Student Financial Aid, Testing Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed. D. Practicum, Nova University