ERIC Number: ED481842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Matriculation Outcomes: A Regional Investigation.
This document, originally published in a journal, investigates whether matriculation works and if so how does it affect students. The document uses the data from a study done at the Riverside Community College District (RCCD), which addressed the effect of matriculation on student persistence. The RCCD data came from a variety of sources and focused on four areas: Assessment, counseling, SEP, and persistence. The document concludes that according to the regional data used matriculation does have a positive impact on student persistence. The author claims that students with the highest proportion of expected persistence combined assessment and counseling. Furthermore, out of the four colleges that were examined, each had different strengths in different areas. The author admits that there are certain limitations to his findings. They include the following: (1) Study does not take into account student demographics which may show a different pattern of which services are utilized by students; (2) The study omits orientation as a factor which may have an effect on the data; and (3) The study's measurement of service could be misleading. The author concludes that perhaps the most important aspect of the study is that it shows how effectively common goals can be accomplished if there is cooperation between colleges. (Contains 11 tables and 1 figure.) (MZ)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Admissions Counseling, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Eligibility, Research, Research Methodology, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.ijournal.us/issue_05/ij_issue05_DanielMartinez_01.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Riverside Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Institutional Research.