The AIMS Program (Academic Intervention and Monitoring System) is an academic and instructional support program designed for students who are most at risk in a college environment because of their challenges in reading, writing, thinking, and mathematical skills. AIMS exists to help these students achieve academic success, remain in school, and develop a greater sense of independence and self-esteem. AIMS students have a higher rate of retention than similarly scoring peers who do not participate in AIMS.
The effectiveness of the program is determined through academic success reports, retention studies, student evaluations, and faculty comments. Some of the outcome indicators which help to judge program effectiveness are student passing rates, student attrition rates, grade point averages, and credits attempted to credits earned ratios.
The AIMS program is a joint effort supported by the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Business, Mathematics, and Social Sciences, the School of Student Services, and the Office of the Academic Vice President. Currently, the program is directed by Prof. Amy Baldassare of the EBS Department, with the assistance of divisional liaisons.
Bergen Community College has created the AIMS program to help serious, motivated, but under-prepared students achieve academic success in their first difficult semester at the college. Through a continuous process of assessment and evaluation, the program will be modified to meet the changing needs of the students.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652