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ERIC Number: EJ877254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0147-1635
Measuring Success in Summer Bridge Programs: Retention Efforts and Basic Writing
McCurrie, Matthew Kilian
Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), v28 n2 p28-49 Fall 2009
The current economic and political environment has increased the pressure on higher education to deliver education that is cost-effective, standardized, and accessible. Summer bridge programs have traditionally been one of the economical ways to increase the access and retention of non-traditional, first-generation, or at-risk students. Retention efforts like summer bridge programs often require the collaboration of administrators and basic writing instructors who each may possess a different set of values and priorities. This article examines how administrators, basic writing instructors, and students define a successful summer bridge experience and how varying definitions of success influence programmatic revision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois