Publications & Resources

Access to Higher Education and the Role of Academic Outreach Programs: Understanding the Dynamics of Service Learning

Nov 2002

Denise D. Quigley, Renate Doerry, Anne Marshall, and Myisha Wilcher

UCLA has embraced the challenge to actively help high school students become competitively eligible for university with a new, comprehensive, and theory-based program that integrates the techniques of optimal learning within a service learning framework, called the Career Based Outreach Program (CBOP). It is designed specifically both to increase the academic achievement of students in K-12, so that they will be competitively eligible for UCLA, and to increase the academic achievement of those students as undergraduates, providing services to assist them in becoming competitively eligible for graduate school. This report describes the Career Based Outreach Program and its impact on 9th graders’ and university undergraduates’ academic attitudes and behaviors, study habits, desire to teach/volunteer, academic performance, and pursuit of college or graduate school.

Quigley, D. D., Doerry, R., Marshall, A., & Wilcher, M. (2002). Access to higher education and the role of academic outreach programs: Understanding the dynamics of service learning (CSE Report 581). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).