ERIC Number: ED437880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Achievement Programs. Student Handbook.
Maryland Univ., College Park.
This University of Maryland, College Park student handbook is intended as a reference to help academic achievement program (AAP) students successfully navigate the campus and the academic services available. Sections of the handbook cover the history, philosophy, and mission of the AAP; describe a summer transitional program; list the five program components students are required to complete during their two-year commitment to the program; encourage participation in study groups; define retention and grading policies; explain calculation of grade point average; and briefly review financial assistance programs available. The handbook also offers information on university library services, housing, dining, parking, safety and security, the university health center, student employment, recreation, religious centers, honors programs, research assistant programs, teaching assistantships, study abroad opportunities, the student judiciary, campus activities, and transportation and other university sites. Also included are a sample summer transitional program course list and summer and fall schedules, as well as student conduct codes and policies. Appendices include a campus map, a program participation agreement, descriptions of an academic support program for returning athletes, a post-baccalaureate achievement program, and support services available through an educational opportunity center. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Compensatory Education, Educational Counseling, Educational Environment, Educationally Disadvantaged, Higher Education, Performance Contracts, School Catalogs, State Universities, Student Adjustment, Student College Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Student Financial Aid, Summer Schools, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.