ERIC Number: ED257508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-20
Reference Count: 0
Gainesville Junior College Minority Advising Program Report, 1984-85.
Seerley, Norma; Webb, Doyle
This report provides 1984-85 information on the activities and achievements of Gainesville Junior College's (GJC's) Minority Advising Program (MAP). After an introductory overview of the program, the first section describes the operation of the program in which 17 staff members and 69 of the 105 minority students at the college participated. The following sections describe the follow-up to the MAP and present a program evaluation, based on a survey of student participants, unit leaders, and program resource persons. This section includes a statement of the six program goals; i.e., to invite each minority student to participate in the program; ensure that participants were aware of the services available at GJC; provide special help situations and opportunities to participants; help participants maintain a grade point average of at least 2.00; have the retention rates of MAP participants at least equal that of non-participants; and have at least 60% of the minority students enroll in MAP. In this section, the outcomes of the program are related to program goals; the performance of MAP participants is compared to minority student non-participants; and a breakdown of student evaluations of the MAP program is presented. Evaluation highlights included the following: (1) 65.7% of the black students at GJC were enrolled in the MAP; (2) nearly two-thirds of the participating students who responded to the MAP survey felt that the program made it easier for them to get help; and (3) while the average Scholastic Aptitude Test Score of the MAP students was lower than that of non-participants, a greater proportion of MAP students (76.8%) than non-participants (61.0%) were in good academic standing in 1984-85. Questionnaires and related materials are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gainesville Junior Coll., GA.