ERIC Number: ED333075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Advancement Program: A Research Report on an Operative Educational Model.
Fasenmyer, Mary S.
This study analyzes the components of the educational process at Mount St. Mary's College (Los Angeles, California) that contribute to the achievement of female minority group college students and proposes a model based on the findings. Information was gathered from student, faculty, and administrator questionnaires and structured interviews. The following findings are presented: (1) student motivation to attend college was primarily based on personal desire to obtain a college education and qualify for a good job; (2) the two most important factors in recruitment were financial aid and assistance from the admissions staff; (3) both students and faculty rated a campus climate of warmth, trust, and general caring and individual attention from faculty and staff as the most important factors contributing to student success; and (4) students rated a campus climate that encouraged study and learning as the most important factor in student persistence. The following components of a model college program for minority group women are outlined: (1) a supportive campus climate; (2) adequate student support services; (3) an academic program that emphasizes student needs; and (4) student services that reflect cultural diversity. Statistical data are presented in 13 tables. Three survey questionnaires are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount St. Mary's Coll., Los Angeles, CA. Doheny Campus.