Date Approved

5-18-2006

Embargo Period

4-5-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Higher Education Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Subject(s)

Counseling in higher education--New Jersey; Mentoring in education--New Jersey

Disciplines

Higher Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to conduct an impact evaluation of the Dr. Harley E. Flack Male Mentoring Program on selected students at Rowan University. The study involved 94 subjects, divided into two groups. Group one consisted of 90 students enrolled in the Dr. Harley E. Flack Male Mentoring Program. Group two consisted of four past and current directors/coordinators of the program.

The data collection instruments included a 23-item survey and an interview schedule. The survey obtained background information, the attitudes of the subjects toward the academic support services provided by the program, and the impact on academic achievement and social development. The interview schedule solicited information from the past and current directors/coordinators about the barriers and obstacles, personal involvement, attitudes toward the program, and recommendations for improvement.

A strong majority of the subjects believed the mentoring program had a positive impact on their overall college experience. Results showed a significant relationship between ethnic origins and attitudes, years of participation and academic achievement, years of participation and grade point average. The findings suggested that the Dr. Harley E. Flack Male Mentoring Program influenced the educational aspirations of the participating students at Rowan University.

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