ERIC Number: ED360011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Options for Students Affected by the Standards for Student Success.
Harr, Gary Lynn
Designed for students at Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ) placed on academic warning, probation, or suspension, the seven sections of this booklet provide a self-directed approach for identifying some of the factors contributing to students' academic difficulties, and describe resources available to students at the college. The first section reviews FCCJ's Standards for Student Success, describing the college's minimum expectations of reasonable academic progress for credit and non-credit students; the conditions warranting academic warning, probation, suspension, and reinstatement; and suggested activities for returning to satisfactory academic standing. The next section presents a self-evaluation exercise for identifying personal and social strengths and liabilities related to academic success, while the following section provides an academic check-up for students to assess their goals and motivation; academic skills; time management; memory; note-taking; and test-taking. This section also lists print and computer resources to address each of these areas. A description of academic services follows, including FCCJ's counseling and advising services, learning assistance centers, enrollment services, and other specialized services. Next, a list of key factors covered during an appointment with an academic counselor or advisor are presented. The next-to-last section describes 18 common sense things students can do to increase their chances of success (e.g., developing a clear goal, registering early, talking to instructors), and the last section, called "Taking Action" presents a worksheet for students asking them (1) to identify three of the most important things they can do to pave the way for a positive change in their academic progress; and (2) to sign a pledge of commitment to those objectives. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Academic Persistence, Academic Probation, Academic Standards, Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Educational Counseling, Educational Policy, Grades (Scholastic), High Risk Students, Resource Materials, Student School Relationship, Suspension, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Community Coll., Jacksonville.