ERIC Number: ED411931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Students on Academic or Progress Probation, Spring 1992 through Spring 1995.
Southwestern Coll., Chula Vista, CA.
Between spring 1992 and spring 1995, California's Southwestern College (SWC) conducted a study on the characteristics of students on academic or progress probation. The study was done as part of the Matriculation Research and Evaluation Plan to assess academic outcomes for SWC students. The report explores the demographic and educational characteristics of students and aims to identify which ones would benefit from intervention. Aggregated records for enrolled students between 1992-1995 were examined for background and educational factors. It was found that young, female minorities are at highest risk for academic or progress probation. Young students come to SWC unprepared to deal with the rigors of college life, and as a result, over 20% are placed on academic probation. SWC must create the institutional mechanisms and climate to increase the prospects of individual student success. Immediate responses to external symptoms will not be sufficient. The fundamental teaching and learning role must be improved so that students are able to think, understand, and take responsibility on their own, enabling both educational and life success. Appendices include percent of students on academic or progress probation on a 7-semester average, with tables on demographic characteristics, educational characteristics, and high school of origin. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Coll., Chula Vista, CA.