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Monitoring for success : implementing a proactive probation program for diverse, at-risk college students

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bryant L. Hutson (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Bert A. Goldman

Abstract: "This study examined the impact of the University of North Carolina Greensboro's Strategies for Academic Success (SAS 100) program on the self-efficacy and academic achievement of students on academic probation. The Student Strategies for Success Survey, an instrument based upon Samejima's Graded Response Model, was used to collect data from 279 participants in a pre/post manner. The results showed a significant difference between participants' pre- and post-scores, indicating improved levels of Social Behavior, Academic Preparedness, Interdependence, Dedication, Self-knowledge, and Confidence. Qualitative data were collected through individual student interviews and document review to capture reasons why students performed poorly enough to be placed on academic probation and how the SAS 100 program facilitates the development of improved academic strategies. The factors that impact student retention were examined based on the collection of both quantitative and qualitative data. This study identified and described the characteristics of four unique cohort groups of students on academic probation. Both the quantitative and qualitative findings confirmed that the SAS 100 program had a positive impact by facilitating participants' development of improved academic strategies. Further, the Student Strategies for Success survey proved to be a reliable instrument in measuring the development of students on probation."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
University of North Carolina Greensboro, Strategies for Academic Success (SAS 100), academic achievement, academic probation,
Subjects
College dropouts--United States--Prevention
College students--Education (Higher)--United States
College attendance--United States