ERIC Number: ED238665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-21
Reference Count: N/A
College Assistance Migrant Program Performance Report, 1982-1983.
During fiscal year 1983, the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Pan American University (PAU) in Edinburg, Texas, which helps students from low-income migrant families attend college, served 174 freshmen selected from 200 applicants recruited from 25 high schools. CAMP provided each student with a $309 scholarship per semester, and staff helped students find other financial aid. Tutoring and counseling services produced positive results with CAMP students: 93% attended weekly tutoring sessions; 92% participated in a 10-week Study Skills course (which 90% completed successfully); and 12% participated in self awareness retreats, 24% in intramural activities, and 12% in cultural awareness activities. Year-end overall grade point average for CAMP students was 2.07, compared with 1.93 for non-CAMP PAU freshmen. Six CAMP students were inducted into the PAU Honor Society, five received Joseph Mattera Foundation Scholarships for migrant children, four were in "Who's Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities," one was recognized as an Exemplary Migrant, and one was selected by Mobil Corporation for a 1-week internship in New York and possible summer employment. Tables show CAMP students' grades in selected courses, improvement in study skills, grade point averages, and success in courses attempted, as well as CAMP's goals and results. (MH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, College Role, Counseling Services, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Migrant Adult Education, Migrant Programs, Migrant Youth, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Staff Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Study Skills, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pan American Univ., Edinburg, TX.