ERIC Number: ED354057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), Fall 1987 through Spring 1991.
Chapel, Edward V.
The College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Queensborough Community College (QCC) in Bayside, New York, is designed to recruit and assist minority and disadvantaged students and to encourage their enrollment in science, technology, and allied health programs. The program offers academic support services and career information to improve academic achievement, help students clarify their goals, and reduce the likelihood of attrition. Results of a longitudinal evaluation of the program, conducted 4 years after the program's inception in fall 1987, included the following: (1) as of spring 1991, 299 students had participated in the CSTEP program, of whom nearly 95% were from ethnic minorities; (2) in fall 1990, women comprised the majority of program participants for the first time; (3) one-third of all CSTEP students were enrolled in the nursing program at QCC; (4) 94.4% of program participants required remediation in at least one of the basic academic skills areas; (5) 48% of the spring 1988 cohort were retained as of spring 1991; (6) since 1987, participants' overall grade point averages (GPA's) and GPA's in their majors have improved steadily; (7) program participants at the lower end of the GPA continuum have experienced the greatest gains in overall GPA; (8) since spring 1989, the proportion of CSTEP students in good academic standing has exceeded 90%; and (9) as of spring 1991, a total of 63 degrees were earned by CSTEP participants. Flow charts, data tables, and a description of QCC and its student body are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Counseling, College Science, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention, Educationally Disadvantaged, Institutional Characteristics, Minority Groups, Nursing Education, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensborough Community Coll., Bayside, NY. Office of Enrollment Management.