ERIC Number: ED440590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
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University of Maryland--Educational Opportunity Center.
Lewis, Jerry L.
This document describes a program at the University of Maryland-Educational Opportunity Center (UM-EOC) in College Park that fulfills a legislative mandate to provide information on and assistance to 1,500 adults, two-thirds of whom will be low-income, first-generation college participants who reside in 13 targeted communities in Prince George's County (Maryland). The program's major focus is to encourage and help adults who have dropped out or withdrawn from school to re-enroll in secondary and postsecondary schools and training programs. Program staff will conduct publicity campaigns and information sessions and provide individual and group counseling, help in completing college admissions and financial aid applications, and oversee academic and career advising, needs assessment, and English as a Second Language classes. Individualized plans will serve as guides to prepare education or training programs that best meet each participant's needs. The UM-EOC's operations center will be community based, with administrative offices on campus. Sections of the report highlight the need for the UM-EOC, discuss the program objectives and plan of operation, and set guidelines for applicant and community support, quality of personnel, budgeting, and evaluation. Charts, figures, and sample forms are included in the text. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Adult Vocational Education, College Admission, Community Education, Community Needs, Dropouts, English (Second Language), Financial Aid Applicants, First Generation College Students, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Poverty, Program Evaluation, Reentry Students, Retraining
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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