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ERIC Number: ED010958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 38
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DESCRIPTIVE REPORT ON THE JUNE 1964 CLASS SURVEY.
State Univ. of New York, Farmingdale. Agricultural and Technical Coll.
TO EVALUATE STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARD SUMMER TRIMESTER SCHEDULING, A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO 206 ENTERING FRESHMEN. FINDINGS INDICATED THAT 37 PERCENT OF THESE STUDENTS DID NOT PREFER JUNE ENTRANCE AND THAT THE COURSE OFFERINGS UNIQUE TO FARMINGDALE HAD A BALANCING EFFECT ON ATTITUDES IN A NUMBER OF CASES. CHOICE OF COLLEGE WAS MADE IN THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL IN 56 PERCENT OF THE RESPONSES. PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON THE DECISION TO ATTEND COLLEGE WAS SIGNIFICANT IN THREE-FOURTHS OF THE CASES, ALTHOUGH GUIDANCE COUNSELORS AND FRIENDS HAD SUBSTANTIAL INFLUENCE ON THE CHOICE OF COLLEGE, THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS COME FROM NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES AND ARE GRADUATES OF PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS. PARENTAL OCCUPATION WAS PRIMARILY IN THE SKILLED AND SEMI-SKILLED CLASSIFICATIONS AND IN 50 PERCENT, THE HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OF PARENTS WAS HIGH SCHOOL. DATA ALSO DEMONSTRATED HIGH COGNIZANCE OF THE SPECIALIZED OCCUPATIONAL CURRICULUMS OFFERED BY THIS COLLEGE AND SOME AWARENESS OF FUTURE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. RECOMMENDATIONS TO INCREASE PUBLIC RELATIONS EFFORTS WITH REFERENCE TO THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF FARMINGDALE CURRICULUMS, YEAR-ROUND SCHEDULES, AND EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS WERE OFFERED. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Farmingdale. Agricultural and Technical Coll.
Identifiers: New York (Farmingdale)