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ERIC Number: ED319347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Affective and Cognitive Outcomes of Minority Pre-Business Students: A Program Evaluation.
Pfaehler, Brenda
This study describes the development of the Learning Center at the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Center was established to provide support for minority students taking pre-business courses required for entrance to the School, such as accounting, economics, and business statistics; to demonstrate positive affective and cognitive outcomes; and to demonstrate increased minority retention and successful enrollment in the School of Business. The Center provided academic support in a small study group format and sought to develop students' metacognitive skills. The evaluation report found that the Center served 179 students during the first semester and 210 students the second semester. Of this total, 136 were minority students, indicating that the Center served nearly 80% of the targeted student population. Affective evaluations were overwhelmingly positive, with negative comments relating primarily to administrative needs. The relationship of student grades and amount of Center utilization indicated a positive correlation. The percentage of minority students admitted to the School of Business rose from 3.9% to 6.0%. Of the new enrollees, 76.4% had used the services of the Center. Survey instruments and individual comments from the survey are included in the appendices. Includes 29 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A