ERIC Number: ED301292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-4
Reference Count: 0
Developing and Implementing a Data Base and Microcomputer Tracking System To Track and Serve Minority Students To Enhance Minority Recruitment and Retention.
Brief descriptions are provided of several components of Glendale Community College's (GCC's) programs to ensure adequate links with the minority community and stimulate enrollments to achieve parity in enrollment proportions. Introductory sections offer a rationale for minority emphasis programs, define "minority," enumerate reasons for attending a community college, and examine the objectives and implementation of minority emphasis programs. The next sections focus on particular components of the programs, including: (1) educational outreach and recruitment; (2) retention services; (3) an early warning system whereby students in academic difficulty are referred to appropriate services; and (4) a student information system (SIS), which centralizes registration, transcripts, class rosters, enrollment reports, and financial aid data. The final sections look at the SIS in greater detail, examining system development, downloading capabilities, data retrieval, and features which permit the college to contact targeted groups, including unregistered applicants, dropouts, and new students. In addition, the report describes the database tracking system, which uses information downloaded from the SIS to track Hispanic, Black, American Indian, and Asian/Pacific Islander student enrollments and progress. Several attachments are provided on the Faculty Mentoring Retention Program, including a guidebook for mentors and information for new students. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., AZ.