ERIC Number: ED231282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Withdrawal Office: The Who, When, Why, and How of Withdrawal at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Spring Semester 1981. Research Report #3.
Johnson, Deborah Hazel; And Others
The results of the first semester's work of the Withdrawal Office of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, are presented in four reports. A brief historical overview and introduction by Deborah Hazel Johnson describes the objectives of implementing a withdrawal procedure, the purposes of the Withdrawal Office, and procedures that were used to collect information on withdrawing students. Three study approaches were as follows: completion of questionnaires by withdrawing students; completion of questionnaires by interviewers who counseled withdrawing students; and evaluation of the Withdrawal Office, including analysis of contact reports, time usage, and outcomes for students as revealed by followup studies. In "Characteristics of Withdrawing Students," Samuel A. Gordon and Deborah Hazel Johnson provide data on the types of withdrawing students and their stated reasons for withdrawing. In "Student and Interviewer Perceptions of Withdrawal," Mary Susege and Johnson consider the relationships between these students' self-perceptions and the perceptions of them by the withdrawal interviewers. In the final report, "Evaluation of the Withdrawal Office for Spring 1981," Kim Daubman and Johnson evaluate the Withdrawal Office on several dimensions. Highlights of study findings as well as student and interviewer questionnaires are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., Catonsville, Baltimore County. Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.