ERIC Number: ED448793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-26
Reference Count: N/A
Unique and Effective Practices for TRIO Student Support Services Programs.
The paper discusses the various services provided through the federally funded TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program at Kankakee Community College (KCC) (Illinois). The program helps simplify the educational process for low-income, first-generation and disabled college students. The goal is to ensure qualified students get the support they need to complete their educational goals at KCC--which could include earning an associate degree--and smoothly transfer to a college or university to complete baccalaureate degrees. The program provides the mentor/counselor/friend to guide, encourage and inform students at all stages in their college careers. Some of the most effective practices of the TRIO SSS program include helping students gain career clarity; providing intensive academic planning; monitoring academic progress; developing comprehensive transfer services; offering learning enhancements; and recognizing achievements and resources that contribute to student success. More than 80% of TRIO students persist in their academic goals each year. The graduation rates, transfer rates, and GPA levels of these students far exceed those of similar students who are not enrolled in the TRIO program as documented in annual program evaluations. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kankakee Community Coll., IL.