ERIC Number: EJ1049232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Investigating the Potential of Community College Developmental Summer Bridge Programs in Facilitating Student Adjustment to Four-Year Institutions
Mitchell, Claire E.; Alozie, Nonye M.; Wathington, Heather D.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v39 n4 p366-382 2015
This study examines whether community college developmental summer bridge programs (DSBPs) can help students acquire the academic and college knowledge needed to attend and succeed at a four-year higher education institution. In-depth interviews with 14 participants at nine four-year institutions in Texas were conducted two years after their random assignment into one of four four-week long community college DSBPs. The interviews reinforced the value of such programs in affording key validating and socializing experiences as well as illuminate program limitations in managing student expectations and providing institution-specific college knowledge for students who will matriculate at a four-year institution subsequent to program participation.
Descriptors: Investigations, Community Colleges, Developmental Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment, College Transfer Students, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Expectation, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Socialization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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