Approved Practices for Educational Opportunity Centers

Right Start to College Seminar for Adult Learners.  Wichita State University (KS)  (approved Promising Practice 10/15/13)  Taken from the abstract:  "One of the services EOC provides to adults entering college is The Right Start to College 101 Seminar (Right Start).  It introduces attendees to the culture of college, its barriers for many adult students, and how to maximize their life experiences for success in the college environment.  The seminar also helps them assess their current strengths and apply them to college.  The Right Start approach is an adaptation of a traditional College Success Program to serve effectively first generation/limited income adults participating in the Wichita State University (WSU) TRIO EOC program for adult college students." 

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Post Assessment Evaluation Tool for EOC Programs.  Wichita State University (KS) (approved Promising Practice 9/25/13)  Taken from the abstract:  "There is a perennial need to develop assessment tools for TRIO program services in general and Educational Opportunity Centers (COE) program services in particular. The post-service assessment tool for an EOC program is designed to help EOC staff and administrators to use a generic tool and collect relevant evaluation data to assess and seek improvement in the quality of services. The goals of this practice is: 1) to develop a generic quantitative survey based tool to assess service efficacy; 2) to measure the self-reported learning outcomes of the EOC services; 3) to assess the efficacy of the EOC staff in providing these services." 

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