ERIC Number: ED335848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-3
Starting Off at College Right. Project STAR. Model Instruction, Retention, Transition, and Preparation Practices for Use by Instructional Programs and Departments of Disabled Student Programs and Services with 1-50 Hearing Impaired Students.
Wentzel, Carol; And Others
Project STAR was designed to demonstrate model instruction, retention, transition, and preparation practices for use with hearing-impaired community college students. The project consisted of a detailed student assessment, an extensive faculty inservice training component, and extensive instructional and counseling support for project students. The project identified nine students as at risk and in need of retention-intervention activities. Subjects received two semesters of counseling and support services, including biweekly meetings with a counselor, weekly peer support group meetings, interpreter and notetaker services in each course, individual or group tutoring, transition workshops, and progress reports. Results suggest that, with various academic and counseling supports, deaf college students can be retained and pass courses at rates similar to their hearing peers with similar abilities. The report describes specific problems addressed, outlines goals and objectives, provides project evaluation data and the survey instrument, and includes a bibliography of approximately 65 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Preparation, College Programs, College Students, Community Colleges, Deafness, Demonstration Programs, Faculty Development, Hearing Impairments, High Risk Students, Intervention, Student Evaluation, Student Personnel Services, Teaching Methods, Transitional Programs, Tutoring, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Cypress Coll., CA.