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ERIC Number: ED501543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
Purposeful Co-Curricular Activities Designed to Increase Engagement: A Practice Brief Based on BEAMS Project Outcomes
Hazeur, Camille
Institute for Higher Education Policy
One of a series highlighting key practices undertaken by some of the many successful BEAMS (Building Engagement and Attainment for Minority Students) schools during the project's five years of data collection and action plan implementation, this practice brief demonstrates how emphasis on co-curricular activities can ultimately result in increased student engagement and success. Specifically, the brief looks at campus programs at four BEAMS institutions who searched for ways to create and sustain co-curricular activities designed in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and community members with a focus on enhanced campus engagement. They included new and expanded clubs and organizations; faculty/staff/student university-sponsored activities; orientation and orientation courses; learning communities; service-learning; and so on. The four institutions profiled herein are Alcorn State University, California State University-Monterey Bay, Claflin University, and Morris College.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: California; Mississippi; South Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement