Lurkers of the NET, unite! We have nothing to lose but our anonymity! Now that everyone who counts is enjoying the balmy Tempe weather while attending CRLA, the rest of us can experiment with postings. Here in occasionally-sunny Iowa, a committee at Des Moines Area Community College is developing a seminar or possibly a one-credit course for students on academic probation (hence the acronym SOAP; the committee's motto is "Clean up your act!") One of the members has asked me to find out about any similar programs in other institutions. Are such courses offered for credit? If not, is seminar attendance compulsory? How is it enforced? What about content and format of the program? Our school is using Becoming a Master Student for our Orientation to College course, which the SOAP group doesn't want to duplicate. I believe they're looking at a text by Joyce Weinsheimer directed specifically toward students on probation. Anyone willing to share can reach me by phone at (515)965-7000. Snail-mail address: Sue Wickham Academic Achievement Center Des Moines Area Community College 2006 South Ankeny Boulevard Ankeny, IA 50021 e-mail: [log in to unmask] There, that wasn't so bad. Maybe I'll try this again.