ERIC Number: ED463806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Summer 2000 Running Start Program.
Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.
This document discusses the summer 2000 Running Start Program at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) (California), designed to assist high school students with limited financial resources in transitioning to college life and curricula. Thirty-seven students enrolled in the summer program. Thirty-four students (92%) completed it. Of those who completed the program, 27 students enrolled in SBCC in the fall. This group was composed of 27 female students and 10 male students, 78% of whom reported being Hispanic. The students were enrolled in four courses during the summer, which included a college orientation course, a career-planning course, a course on using the library, and an introductory computer macromedia course. Most students were successful in completing and passing these courses. The computer and career planning courses had the lowest rates of student success. Feedback from two student surveys indicated that students felt the program was helpful in the transition to college and that they would recommend the program to others; however, they felt the classes were too long and did not entirely suit their interests. Students expressed a desire to take more general education courses or classes related to their potential college major. Thirty-one students (84%) responded to the first survey, while 29 students (78%) responded to the second. The report indicates that the program will utilize student feedback to revise and improve the program. Contains tables with student demographics, course results, and survey responses. The appendix includes the survey instruments. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.