A description and analysis of an academic enrichment program at Bennett College

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Amy Armstrong Reynolds (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Lois V. Edinger

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze an Academic Enrichment Program (AEP) implemented at Bennett College in 1981 and continuing for three years, and to evaluate the program's impact on students' (a) study habits, (b) academic performance, and (c) persistence at the college. Eighty-five black female students were the subjects, and their combined scores on the verbal and mathematical portions of the SAT ranged between 400 - 580. Data was obtained from a questionnaire constructed by the researcher based on a five-point Likert Scale, and from transcripts, attrition records, academic probation lists, and course outlines. The findings revealed that the program was successful in helping students adjust, academically, their freshman year with at least over fifty percent of the students returning for their sophomore year. At this level there was a decline in students' academic performance, and the attrition rate was high. Based on the results obtained from the questionnaire, students ranked "support given by the AEP faculty" as the most important aspect of the program in helping them adjust to the college.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) $v Curricula
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) $x Curriculum enrichment
Schools $z North Carolina $z Greensboro

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