ERIC Number: ED387054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
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Academic Support Needs at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Parelius, Robert J.
This study examined the academic support needs of students at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. It is based on interviews with students and administrators of various academic support programs, a self-administered survey of 694 undergraduates, and institutional records included on the Student Record Data Base. The study found that not only do students need a great deal of help of various kinds in adjusting to and performing well in a university setting, they frequently do not find the help they need. Furthermore, when undergraduates look for academic assistance, they turn to those they know best, namely their friends. The help of professors, teaching assistants, and formal academic support services is sought much less frequently. The study also found that students are often confused about where to get the help they need. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds and minority groups who were part of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) were found to utilize academic support services more frequently than non-EOF students. Three appendixes provide copies of the survey instrument, student and provider interview schedules, and a proposal to fund an academic support services project. Three notes contain additional references. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Role, College Students, Coping, Disadvantaged, Educational Attitudes, Higher Education, Interviews, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Peer Relationship, Questionnaires, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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