Presentation Title

An Evaluation of the College Themed Community Program at Cal Poly Pomona

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

Watkins 1117

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Abstract

The College Themed Community (CTC) service program was established in the 2013-2014 academic year at Cal Poly Pomona and is designed to connect the academic and residential life by assigning residential floors to different colleges around the university. The need for this evaluation has come through University Housing’s request to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and its impact on their students academic success. It is a goal of the university to create programs to encourage academic success and retention. To evaluate the CTC program we focused on three main areas 1. the GPA of the students involved and their retention rates, 2. the training received by the residential advisors of the CTC program, and 3. the program’s ability to accommodate all interested students as well as which colleges are impacted. We collect data from at least 50 responders from the College Themed Community Program. These 50 responses came from a target population list of 400 current and previous participating students of the CTC program. Some significant findings included the GPA trends, when controlled for major, the significance of the program and its impact on students, and finally, solutions in order to assist the program in reaching their goals.

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An Evaluation of the College Themed Community Program at Cal Poly Pomona

Watkins 1117

The College Themed Community (CTC) service program was established in the 2013-2014 academic year at Cal Poly Pomona and is designed to connect the academic and residential life by assigning residential floors to different colleges around the university. The need for this evaluation has come through University Housing’s request to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and its impact on their students academic success. It is a goal of the university to create programs to encourage academic success and retention. To evaluate the CTC program we focused on three main areas 1. the GPA of the students involved and their retention rates, 2. the training received by the residential advisors of the CTC program, and 3. the program’s ability to accommodate all interested students as well as which colleges are impacted. We collect data from at least 50 responders from the College Themed Community Program. These 50 responses came from a target population list of 400 current and previous participating students of the CTC program. Some significant findings included the GPA trends, when controlled for major, the significance of the program and its impact on students, and finally, solutions in order to assist the program in reaching their goals.