ERIC Number: ED197770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Development of an Experimental Advisement and Registration Process for New Students at Glendale Community College in Summer, 1979.
Nelson, Bonnie A.
This five-part report summarizes the development, implementation, and evaluation of an experimental advisement and registration process for new students at Glendale Community College. Part I examines the impetus for the new program in the college's desire to more effectively place students in need of developmental instruction and, then, outlines specific goals of the faculty team charged with designing and implementing the process. Part II discusses the planning methods used by the team and describes the development of each part of the new process, including the altered physical layout of the registration stations, screening procedures, the provision of a shortened process for students who did not desire faculty advising, and procedures for class card distribution and fee payment. Part II also includes a discussion of the administrative difficulties encountered by the team. Part III describes 30 guidance and informational materials developed for use by faculty advisors, student helpers, and registering students. Part IV follows with an evaluation of the revised process based on: (1) written evaluations by students and faculty; and (2) an examination of Fall 1979 attrition rates for new students. Recommendations for improving retention through improved registration and advisement procedures are presented in Part V. (JP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Counseling, Faculty Advisers, Peer Counseling, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Holding Power, School Orientation, School Registration, Screening Tests, Student Employment, Student Placement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., AZ.