ERIC Number: ED037167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
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An Analysis of Former New College Students' Reactions to College Experiences (Classes of 1960-1964).
Yuker, Harold E.; And Others
For a study of students' reaction to the New College program, questionnaires were sent to 504 students who made up the New College entering classes of 1960-1964. There were 203 respondents to the questionnaire which consisted of: 1) a face sheet designed to obtain information regarding educational experience after New College; 2) a rating scale designed to evaluate experiences both at New College and at other colleges attended; and 3) 2 open-ended questions designed to elicit the 3 most and the 3 least valuable aspects of New College. Results indicated that 96% continued their education after New College, more than 80% at Hofstra, and 76% were still in an institution of higher learning in early 1966. Of 30% who had graduated from college, 44% had gone to graduate school. The respondents had very positive reactions to the New College faculty-student interaction. The major area of dissatisfaction was that of social and extracurricular activities. Though the respondents viewed the atmosphere as intellectually stimulating, they did not perceive any difference in the acquisition of knowledge at New College and other colleges they attended. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Office of Instructional Research.
Identifiers: Hofstra University NY