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ERIC Number: ED264462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-18
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Bridge: A Residential Learning Experience for High Risk Freshmen at the University of California, San Diego.
Buck, Carolyn B.
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has developed and implemented a special program called Summer Bridge, designed to assist targeted incoming freshmen in the transition from high school to university life. The goals of the program are to improve the students' college experiences and raise retention rates. Targeted students are low-income, educationally or culturally disadvantaged, or from five minority ethnic groups, who have had poorer academic performance and retention rates than traditional students in the past. Because of affirmative action programs at UCSD, greater numbers of these high-risk students are enrolling. Summer Bridge is a 4-week summer residential program designed to improve students' academic performance and to integrate them into university life. The academic components of the program include writing, math, and science skills. Time management and communication skills sessions are also held. The peer network available to students is strongly emphasized and support services continue throughout the academic year. Retention rates for Bridge students through graduation have dramatically improved to equal the university-wide rate and Bridge students have become campus leaders. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A