ERIC Number: ED480777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Standing and Students in Academic Difficulty in Fall 2002. Report.
Dixon, P. Scott
Investigates changes of the student population with academic difficulty at the College of the Canyons. More specifically, this fall 2002 study investigates trends of the student population with academic difficulty over time, demographic changes of the population over time, and the impacts of an academic intervention workshop. Outlines the College's rules and regulations for academic probation and dismissal as well at the process for student reinstatement. Results from the study indicated higher proportions of nonwhite students in most categories of the academic difficulty population. Also, males had higher percentages in academic probation and dismissal, while females had higher percentages in progress probation and dismissal. The total number of academic dismissals at College of the Canyons decreased by 221 students (57 percent) from fall 2001, and 119 students (41 percent) from spring 2002. Those students who attended the academic retention workshops had higher success rates than those students on probation that did not attend. Recommendations emphasize the effectiveness of the academic retention workshops and suggest that the college require workshop attendance by all students on academic probation. Also recommends that the college focus resources on those students at higher risk. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.