ERIC Number: ED405529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
A Summer Retention Program for Students Who Were Academically Dismissed and Applied for Reinstatement. Research Report No. 13-96.
Boyd, Vivian; And Others
Students who were academically dismissed at the end of the spring 1994 semester (at the University of Maryland, College Park) received an invitation to participate in a summer program designed to teach some of the skills necessary for academic success. Fourteen sessions were offered over a four-week period during the first summer school session. The treatment group was comprised of 133 participants, 98 of whom were subsequently approved for reinstatement for fall 1994. The comparison group was comprised of 533 individuals who did not participate in the summer program yet were approved for reinstatement for fall 1994. Academic persistence rates were significantly higher for the treatment group than for the comparison group for three of the four semesters subsequent to the summer program. Two years after dismissal, 64% of the treatment group and only 49% of the comparison group were enrolled at the university. The relative success of the intervention along with the low proportion of dismissed students participating in the program (16%) suggests a need for early and intensified efforts to attract dismissed students to the summer retention program. (Author/LSR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.