ERIC Number: ED215726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Promises to Keep... Academic Alert and Advisement [and] Statistics for the Winter Term, 1981-82.
Anandam, Kamala; DeGregorio, Eileen, Comp.
In keeping with its commitment to equity in education and the maintenance of academic standards, Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) instituted an Academic Alert and Advisement System (AAAS) to inform students halfway into the term about their progress and to provide them with appropriate academic advisement. Students receive information on their academic performance and attendance through the Response System with Variable Prescriptions (RSVP), a computer system which is capable of generating 26,878 different letters based on information provided by instructors and on other student information, such as credit load and previous performance. The system can provide information to 40,000 students within the span of a week. Responses to the system have been favorable. A random telephone poll of students indicated that 93% of the students appreciated the individualized attention provided by the system and recommended that it be continued. Faculty support for the system is evidenced by the completion of the midterm progress rolls regularly by 95% of the 3,000 staff members and by survey results showing that 88% of the faculty thought AAAS should be continued. This paper includes support letters from MDCC faculty and sample letters to students indicating their progress. Appendices provide statistics on AAAS for winter 1981-82, including progress roll statistics by campus, comparative data on student progress in 1978-82, and data on special messages sent to students. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.