ERIC Number: ED351065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Student Services and Special Programs: A Report on Program Effectiveness.
Scott-Skillman, Thelma; And Others
Student services and special programs within the California Community Colleges (CCC) are designed to enhance student equity, access, retention, persistence toward goal completion, and successful educational outcomes. The special programs and services within the CCC which serve targeted and diverse student populations are Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS); Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S); Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE); Board Financial Assistance Program (BFAP); Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN); Foster Care Education; Child Development; and Matriculation. Evaluation of the progress and effectiveness of these services and programs during 1990-91, based on information from a variety of sources, including research studies, student surveys, and anecdotal evidence, has revealed the following: (1) these services and programs are having a positive impact on access, retention, persistence, and outcomes of students with special needs; (2) many colleges within the CCC have matched state funding for student services and programs in excess of that required by law; (3) at many colleges, involvement of instructional and student services staff in these programs is increasing; (4) there is increased coordination among support services at colleges, and stronger integration of special needs students into the college mainstream; and (5) the lack of adequate funding threatens the continued ability of these programs and services to fulfill their purposes. An appendix provides fact sheets for the EOPS, DSP&S, CARE, BFAP, GAIN, Foster Care Education, Child Development, and Matriculation, which offer specific information on each program's history, fiscal appropriations for 1990-91, cost per student, eligibility criteria, services offered, and program outcomes. (PAA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Disabilities, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Special Needs Students, Special Programs, State Programs, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.