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Welcome! The students of EGL 102 section 036 would like to present their research project. We begin with Defining the Problem Kathrine Tubera.

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1 Welcome! The students of EGL 102 section 036 would like to present their research project. We begin with Defining the Problem Kathrine Tubera

2 Defining the Problem The community college transfer student who seeks the bachelor’s degree but fails, negatively affects many: Him or Herself His or Her Family The Community College & University Attended American Economy Global Economies Barrett Nelson

3 Explaining the Goal What would cause the community college transfer student to fail? He or she had already proven themselves at a CC! We brainstormed for these possible variables. We decided upon 7 variables/hypotheses and formed 7 research teams. Dan Ehrlich

4 Hypotheses 1-4 Binge Drinking/Excessive Partying may play a significant role in failing to attain the bachelor’s degree Working too many hours may play a significant role in failing to attain the bachelor’s degree Academically unprepared may play a role in failing to attain the bachelor’s degree High Cost of Tuition may play a role in failing to attain the bachelor’s degree Ryan Catolico

5 Pressure, Anxiety, Stress, or Depression may play a significant role in failing to attain the bachelor’s degree Extra-Curricular Activities/Sports may play a significant role in failing to attain the bachelor’s degree Change in Lifestyle is too difficult/Homesickness may play a significant role in failing to attain the bachelor’s degree Hypotheses 5-7 Goran Dragas

6 Literature Review Binge Drinking/Excessive Partying  Busteed, Brandon. (2004) “Campus Buzz How Alcohol Impairs Judgment of Higher Education.” Speaker: Daniel Ehrlich E. Pedersen and J. Labrie. (2007) “Partying before the party: Examining Pre-partying Behavior among College Students.” Speaker: Barrett Nelson  H. Wechsler. (2006) “Secondary Effects of Binge Drinking on College Campuses.” Speaker: Mike Afante  Fago, David P. and Sedlacek, William E. (2001) “A Comparison of Freshmen and Transfer Student Attitudes and Behavior Towards Drugs.” Speaker: Ammar Khan

7 Literature Review Working too many hours  Miller, Kim et al. (2008) “Relationship of Work Hours With Selected Health Behaviors and Academic Progress Among a College Student Cohort.” Speaker: Madeline Vail  Orszag, Jonathan and Peter, Whitmore, Diane. (2001) “ Learning and Earning: Working in College.” Speaker: Chris Boksa  Lazarany, Lucy. (2000) “More students juggling work and higher education.” Speaker: Eleni Florakos

8 Literature Review Academically unprepared  J. Roksa & J. Calcagno. (2008) “Making The Transition To Four-Year Institutions: Academic Preparation And Transfer.” Speaker: David Nguyen  J. Greene & M. Winters. (2005) “Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: Education Working Paper No. 8.” Speaker: Kristine Uy

9 Literature Review Tuition is too expensive  McGlynn, Angela. (2006) “College on Credit Has Kids Dropping Out.” Speaker: Ryan Catolico  Holsendolph, Ernest. (2005) “The Costly College Game: How Will Low-Income Students Attain Degrees when Tuitions Continue to Increase and Customary Sources of Financial Aid Remain Stagnant?” Speaker: Hanoudin Lazarazar  Cheslock, John J. (2001) “The Determinants of an Institution’s Transfer Student Enrollment.” Speaker: Kathrine Tubera

10 Literature Review Pressure, Depression, Stress, Anxiety  Ndoh, S., and Scales, J. (2002) “The Effects of Social Economic Status, Social Support, Gender, Ethnicity and Grade Point Average on Depression among College Students.” Speaker: Hardikkumar Patel  Winterdyk, J. et al. (2008) “The Evaluation of Four Mind/Body Intervention Strategies to Reduce Perceived Stress among College Students.” Speaker: Renee Asuncion

11 Literature Review Extracurricular Activities  Hollarah, Rachel. (2006) “Extracurricular Activities” Speaker: Goran Dragas  Suggs, W. (2000) “Graduation Rates for Athletes Hold Steady.” Speaker: Briana Velasquez  Wolverton, B. (2008) “Spending Plenty so Athletes Can make the Grade.” Speaker: Dieu Tran

12  Smith, G. (2007) “Effects of Self-Efficacy and Self-Esteem on Homesickness and College Adjustment.” Speaker: Jake Domingo  Brint, S, and Cantwell, A. (2006) “Undergraduate Time Use and Academic Outcomes.” Speaker: Paul Mahan  Kelly, John T., et al. (2005) “Student Transition to College: A Proactive Approach.” Speaker: Bilal Dosa Literature Review Change in Lifestyle too difficult

13 Were our hypotheses validated by the research? Binge Drinking/Excessive Partying: Yes Working too many hours: Mixed Results Academically unprepared: Yes Tuition is too expensive: No (Much more research must be done on Transfer Students in this area) Pressure, Depression, Stress, Anxiety: Mixed Results Extracurricular Activities: No Change in Lifestyle is too difficult: Yes Michael Afante

14 Eleni Florakos What are the research solutions and our solutions? Binge Drinking/Excessive Partying: Limit the amount of alcohol distributed on or around college campuses Early cut off time for selling alcohol Increased awareness of effects of binge drinking Changing focus from partying to studying Increasing fines on alcohol Adding taxes to alcohol Working too many hours : Time management seminars Find other ways to finance college Better organizational skills, Reduce work load Reduce number of classes per semester Working students must learn to budget Studying harder and finishing school strong

15 Kristine Uy Solutions… Academically unprepared: Standards for H.S. graduation must be increased Programs that target academic needs H.S. students who can’t meet requirements do not graduate Community colleges offer workshops to help struggling students Tuition is too expensive: Needs of transfer students must be researched, Govt. needs to increase maximum awards for Pell Grants, Teach students the dangers of credit cards to pay tuition, Make students aware of loans, Colleges need to mobilize their wealth to insure no student leaves because of money problems

16 Dieu Tran Solutions… Pressure, Depression, Stress, Anxiety: Need college administrators to coordinate health and counseling services, Effects of smoking must be taught, Students must be encouraged to exercise, Need health advisors and workshops on health. Extracurricular Activities: Coaches should be more careful when deciding who receives scholarships NCAA raise the academic standards Building new facilities for athletics Recruit athletes who have the mindset to achieve on and off the field

17 Bilal Dosa Solutions… Change in Lifestyle is too difficult: Transitional programs prior to entering university Programs involving study skills, time management skills, and general coping skills Parents must help prepare the student Help students understand that academics comes before everything else

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