ERIC Number: ED246719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
TRIO Special Services Program Evaluation, University of Minnesota. Final Report 1982-83.
An evaluation of the TRIO/Special Services program at the University of Minnesota, General College, is presented. Descriptions are provided of program operations, services offered, the program participants, and student eligibility. Program effectiveness is also assessed in terms of student outcomes, and individual program services are examined as an internal feedback measure. Attention is directed to the goals, organization, and services offered by the special services program at the college. A student demographic profile describes the population of the students in each program component in terms of variables such as race, sex, educational history, and academic preparedness. The students are also compared to a control group selected from General College freshmen who did not receive special services. Information is presented on traditional measures of program effectiveness, including grade point averages, credit completion, and overall student retention rates. Information is also provided on a new course offering, summer institute activities, training for handicapped students, and tutoring in English for non-native speakers. Supplemental materials include brief course descriptions, a student opinion survey, and a grant application for reading machines for the blind. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Nontraditional Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.