ERIC Number: ED212199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
General College: Provider of Social Services.
Hixson, Bruce, Ed.
General College Newsletter, v28 n1 1981-82
Three programs in the General College of the University of Minnesota that provide direct social services as well as education to special populations are described: The INSIGHT Program available at Stillwater State Prison; and the Upward Bound and University Day Community programs both offered on the Minneapolis campus. According to Daniel F. Detzner, General College is one of several colleges involved with INSIGHT, which was initiated by inmates and continues to be administered by its founder and a staff of three inmates. It is a nonprofit corporation funded by contributions from more than 30 local businesses and foundations and has as its primary goal the achievement of the bachelor's degree for participants. Bruce Schelske, Sharyn Schelske, and Mary Haywood describe the Upward Bound project as a college preparatory program with an eight-week summer program and a less intensive school year program. The curriculum stresses basic skills and is individualized to meet each student's needs. An important part of the summer program is the bridge program, which introduces high school graduates to the college system. Among its various features are tutoring, stipends, and the use of behavioral modification techniques to motivate students to set and accomplish educational goals. According to Thomas M. Skovholt, Andrew F. Nelson, and Michael R. Rothweiler, the Day Community serves adolescents experiencing academic and/or social/family problems by combining academic studies, therapeutic education, group and individual counseling, experiential and art therapy, parent training, and many recreational activities. It also provides university students with internships and field experiences. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, Basic Skills, Behavior Modification, College School Cooperation, College Students, Compensatory Education, Correctional Education, Counseling Services, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Risk Students, High School Students, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Prisoners, School Orientation, Student Problems, Summer Programs, Tutoring
University of Minnesota, General College, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.