ERIC Number: ED423936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Short-term Impact of Matriculation Services: 1997-98 Academic Year. Research Report 98-14.
MacMillan, Thomas F.
The purpose of this report is to gauge the short-term impact of assessment, counseling, and orientation services upon entering students in fall and spring semesters of the 1997-98 academic year. Specific research questions relate to the following topics: (1) demographic characteristics of the entering matriculants; (2) patterns of participation in the three designated matriculation services among entering matriculants; (3) student characteristics associated with student achievement; and (4) how student participation in assessment, counseling, and orientation impacts student performance during the initial semester of enrollment. The report includes findings on demographics, orientation services received, academic load, persistence and performance, as well as specific contrasts between matriculants who obtained services and those who did not. Resulting data indicates that participation in orientation, assessment, and counseling services positively affects persistence, as measured by the total units completed in the initial semester of attendance. Further evaluations of longer-term measures will be made in conjunction with local validation of the Student-Right-to-Know cohorts served by the college matriculation program.(AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mendocino Coll., Ukiah, CA.