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ERIC Number: ED317133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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The Need for a Special Services Project at Bowie State University.
Gill, Wanda E.; And Others
The history of Bowie State University (BSU) in Maryland, is reviewed, from its establishment by the Baltimore Association for the Moral and Educational Improvement of Colored People in 1865 to its attainment of university status in 1988. Its mission to provide educational programs and services to Maryland citizens of all races is outlined. Demographic data on total enrollment and on students who meet the eligibility requirements of the Special Services Program are presented. Academic need for special services is indicated by freshmen's scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test which are lower than state and national averages, especially for black students. Literature on the academic needs and problems of low-income, first-generation, and disabled students is reviewed. These needs include counseling, other forms of academic support, and financial aid. A survey of BSU freshmen documented the need for tutorial assistance in academic areas and in study skills. The role of the Student Support Services Project and the University Counseling Center in improving student retention and graduation rates is described. Twelve tables present statistical data on student demographics, academic problem frequencies, and numbers of students by ethnic group and by program area. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A