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ERIC Number: ED255630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
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Milwaukee Area Technical College Crossover Program: A Five-Year Review.
Samuels, Frank
The "open-door" policy, educational opportunity programs, and financial aid to high-risk students are implicit promises that the community college will provide successful learning experiences for all students. Within this framework of concerns and promises, the Milwaukee Area Technical College designed and offered a developmental program during most of the 1960s. In 1970, the Crossover Program was instituted to remedy felt deficiencies with the developmental program. The Crossover Program is a pretechnical and prevocational program, designed for students who do not meet the normal admission requirements. The Crossover Program provides high-risk students with the basic skills needed for college, provides career counseling to high-risk students, and helps to develop attitudes, study skills, and survival techniques needed to succeed in a college-level program. Crossover consists of three program areas: general, health, and technical. Seventh-grade reading ability is required for Crossover-General; students below seventh-grade level are referred to adult basic education classes for basic skill improvement. Ninth-grade reading level is required for health and technical programs; those with lower scores are referred to Crossover-General. A special curriculum is maintained for Crossover students; students must complete 12 credits with a C average or better. Crossover is one of the largest instructional programs within the school, having grown from an enrollment of 68 in 1970 to 1,251 in 1984. The Crossover Program has been successful in stemming attrition and in helping students succeed in college. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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