ERIC Number: ED217803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Integrated Course of Study in the General College TRIO Program.
Hixson, Bruce, Ed.
General College Newsletter, v29 n2 May 1982
The TRIO program at the General College, University of Minnesota, is addressed in this newsletter issue, based on presentations made at the 1981 annual meeting of the Mid-American Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel. The name TRIO stands for three federal programs: (1) Upward Bound, which assists high school students from poverty backgrounds with academics; (2) Talent Search, a counseling and information service for low-income, college-bound students; and (3) Special Service for Disadvantaged Students, directed to nontraditional college students and usually including specially staffed programs such as counseling, remedial study, and ethnic identity activities. In "Program Evaluation and Program Description," Sherry Read focuses on the Integrated Course of Study (ICS), a program serving freshmen that includes study skills, career planning, stress management, a writing lab, math courses, and courses in areas such as urban problems and the arts. Student demographic data, placement program scores, and information on indicators of academic success are examined. Terence Collins, in "A Retention-Based Writing Classroom," outlines the goals of writing courses designed to meet special needs of developmental studies students. In "Urban Problems and Writing," Nathan Smith briefly describes the urban problems course and its coupling with the General College Writing Laboratory. In "Survival Seminars," Beverly Stewart describes the two college credit courses that allow students to develop and utilize skills and resources needed for success in a college program. In "The Integrated Course of Study: Its Education Environment," Thomas Skovholt comments about the ICS and the larger educational environment in which it functions. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, Career Planning, College Bound Students, College Freshmen, Developmental Studies Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, High School Students, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Nontraditional Students, Student Needs, Study Skills, Urban Education, Urban Problems, Writing Instruction
University of Minnesota, General College, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.