ERIC Number: ED314425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the 1988 Freshman Summer Program and Transfer Summer Program, Phase II.
Ackermann, Susan P.; Byock, Gayle J.
The Freshman Summer Program and Transfer Summer Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are designed to increase the academic achievement, retention, and graduation of underprepared and underrepresented or low-income students. Phase I of the evaluation assessed the extent to which academic and nonacademic goals and objectives were accomplished and the impact on the students. Phase II assessed students' academic performance and social and cultural experiences at UCLA longitudinally. Following an introductory chapter, chapter 2 of this report presents end-of-program student evaluations from 148 questionnaires returned out of 670 distributed, a response rate of 22%. Chapter 3 of the report contains results of student evaluation through the first quarter at UCLA (based on 265 questionnaires returned out of 645 distributed for a response rate rate of 41%) and takes a look at academic progress through the winter quarter of the school year for all 645 participants. The end-of-program data indicated that students were generally moderately satisfied with the information and assistance provided. In the follow-up, students rated the fulfillment of non-academic goals and objectives higher than the fulfillment of academic goals and objectives, again indicating that the programs moderately fulfilled their goals. The mean cumulative grade point average (GPA) for these students was 2.49, with higher attendance at lectures and discussion groups related to higher GPA. Recommendations are made for program improvement. Appendices contain the study instruments. Ten data tables and 11 figures are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, College Preparation, Curriculum Evaluation, Grade Point Average, High Risk Students, High School Graduates, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Remedial Programs, School Holding Power, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs, Transfer Students, Transitional Programs, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Office of the Provost.