ERIC Number: ED413942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Supplemental Instruction with Mentoring Support at Anne Arundel Community College. Final Report.
In order to help students make the transition from high school to higher education, the Anne Arundel Community College's (Maryland) Supplemental Instruction with Mentoring Support provides a program of academic support for students enrolled in difficult required courses. The program also creates valuable opportunities for faculty professional development and community interaction. Study sessions are led by community college students who have successfully completed difficult required science, math, and business courses. They re-take the classes and lead study sessions to aid students with mastery of course material and development of study skills. Faculty serve as mentors to the student teachers. In addition, local community leaders provide mentoring support to students in small group sessions and on-site visits, allowing students to interact with leaders in their career fields. Students who participated in the Supplemental Instruction program earned higher mean grades than students who did not participate. 78% of the participants passed the class being supplemented, while 44% of the non-participants passed. They were also retained by the college at higher rates. Faculty and community leader responses confirmed the value of the program. Dissemination of program information is underway at other colleges interested in replicating it. (YKH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Community Involvement, Educational Strategies, Faculty Development, Group Instruction, Information Dissemination, Mentors, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, Student Leadership, Study Skills, Supplementary Education, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Anne Arundel Community Coll., Arnold, MD.