ERIC Number: ED213360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Special Programs at Livingston College: Assessment I, 1977-80.
Farrow, Earl V.
Special programs provided to low income, nontraditional students at Livingston College, New Jersey, are described. In the academic year 1978-79, 498 students were enrolled in special programs, over two-thirds were black and over one-half came from families with annual incomes of less than $6,000. Ninety-seven percent came from families with incomes of less than $12,000. Additional information on students in special programs includes: retention and attrition, choice of majors, summer student characteristics, and credits earned. Student services include reading, writing, and mathematics courses; tutorial services; skills laboratories; and academic, financial aid, career and personal counseling. Attention is directed to databases that provided readily accessible information, including attrition or counseling caseload statistics; recruitment and admissions to special programs; student financial aid; the summer program; the academic year programs; and special programs evaluation. The purpose of the summer program is to orient students to academic and personal/social demands encountered at college. Specific goals, objectives, and activities of the summer academic and counseling services are outlined, and course descriptions for the summer and academic year programs are presented. Information is also presented on the following: the learning center; learning center tutors; instructional materials; the writing, reading, and mathematics laboratories; counseling philosophy; and the evaluation of basic skills, academic foundations courses, the learning center, and counseling services. An organizational chart and information on admission procedures are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Basic Skills, Course Descriptions, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Objectives, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Learning Laboratories, Low Income Groups, Nontraditional Students, Remedial Programs, School Orientation, Special Programs, Student Characteristics, Summer Programs, Tutoring
Livingston College, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Livingston Coll.