ERIC Number: ED273327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Access and Success for All Students.
Charles, Richard F.; Shoenhair, Margaret T.
An overview is provided of the efforts of Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, California) to implement more sophisticated, comprehensive, and directive student services, and of how these services will be expanded in the future. Following introductory comments on California's efforts to develop a statewide student matriculation plan, chapter 1 addresses issues and concepts related to access and success, such as changing student characteristics, the concept of matriculation, and matriculation efforts at Foothill College. Chapter 2 describes outreach activities, secondary school articulation and admissions. After chapter 3 outlines the steps involved in the pre-enrollment skills assessment and academic advisement processes, chapter 4 describes the role of "Introduction to College and Learning," a two-unit credit/no credit course focusing on college orientation, assessment and remediation of study skills, career/life planning services, and information about college programs, degrees and certificates. Chapter 5 focuses on academic standards and the monitoring of student progress. Support services provided for students are described in chapter 6, which highlights tutorial services, the Transfer Center, the Study Skills Center/Language Laboratory, and articulation services. In chapter 7, a special program for the matriculation of athletes is discussed. Chapter 8 reviews the results of initial research concerning the effectiveness of outreach and recruitment, pre-enrollment assessment and academic advising, college orientation, academic standards and progress monitoring, student services, and athlete matriculation; and notes plans to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the programs. Finally, chapter 9 considers the future of matriculation at Foothill College. Relevant forms, additional program information, and a course outline of Guidance 50, "Introduction to College and Learning," are appended. (LAL)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admissions Counseling, Ancillary School Services, Athletes, College Admission, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, Program Evaluation, School Orientation, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Student Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foothill Coll., Los Altos Hills, CA.