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Author(s):Purnell, R. Blank, S., Scrivener, S., and Seupersad, R
Title:Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Short Description:A report released by MDRC which "examines how U.S. community colleges can and do organize the diverse set of guidance, counseling, and other supports--collectively known as student services--that surround their academic programing."
Annotation:This report, released by MDRC, "examines how U.S. community colleges can and do organize the diverse set of guidance, counseling, and other supports--collectively known as student services--that surround their academic programing." The paper provides an overview of the current state of student services and of promising practices for service delivery. The authors also examine five interrelated elements of a student services program. These elements are: academic guidance and counseling, academic supports, personal guidance and counseling, career counseling, and supplemental supports (child care, transportation help, etc.). The paper also offers information on innovative practices found at various community colleges relevant to these services. The report concludes with information on current needs regarding this area.
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Associated Keywords:
Adult Students
College Access Programs
Community Colleges
Institutional Improvement
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students
Student Success

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