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ERIC Number: ED345125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-11
Pages: 20
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Bowie State University Student Support Services Admitted Student Survey 1991.
Gill, Wanda E.
TRIO programs offer support services to students beginning at the 7th grade and continuing through to graduate school. Student Support Services projects provide instruction, tutoring, counseling, learning skills, and writing skills to primarily low income and first generation or disabled college students. Student Support Services projects are currently being studied to determine program effectiveness. Students (N=103) admitted as freshmen to Bowie State University (Maryland) were surveyed about their perceived needs for support services. Tutoring, counseling, advisement, and financial aid needs were ascertained. Students were also asked if they had previously participated in an Upward Bound or Talent Search program or Educational Opportunity Center's activities. Advisement was perceived to be the most needed support service for incoming freshmen. Second to advisement was financial aid, followed by tutoring. The category of counseling needs, as perceived by incoming students, was a distant fourth. It could be that most students, coming from mostly public schools with large counselor-to-student ratios, have had fewer counselor contacts. It could also be that independence is fostered in adolescents who then perceive counseling as a sign of dependency. The need for tutoring may have to do with the respondents' academic achievement in high school. Eleven of the respondents participated in one of the TRIO programs mentioned. This finding reinforces the concept of a TRIO network system. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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