ERIC Number: ED214585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-4
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Oregon Consortium for Student Success.
Keyser, John S.; And Others
This report provides an overview of the activities and outcomes of the Oregon Consortium for Student Success during 1980-81. As introductory material notes, the 13 community colleges involved in the consortium were charged with organizing a task force to improve advising and retention strategies for high risk students. The report emphasizes several factors that were key to the consortium's success; i.e., the project's overall goal was broadened to allow each college to define its own solutions to indigenously defined problems; a team approach broke down the barriers separating student services from the instructional process; and internal experts designed solutions for the problems unique to each college. Among the major outcomes cited are: (1) an increased awareness of the importance of campus-based attrition research; (2) the review and improvement of existing student advising programs; (3) the development of mechanisms to promote caring attitudes toward students; (4) heightened awareness of the importance of career guidance; (5) shared responsibility for student success; and (6) a synthesized emphasis on advising, retention, and instruction. The bulk of the document is composed of reports from each community college task force, which in a variety of formats, outline group activities and outcomes. Also included is Wolpert and Mikesell's study, "The Nature, Frequency, and Seriousness of Perceived Gross Injustices." (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon