ERIC Number: ED052990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the NSF College Science Improvement Program, American Council on Education Research Reports Volume 6 Number 4.
Drew, David E.
The research reported in this publication assesses the relationship of the receipt of the College Science Improvement Project (COSIP) funds by an institution to the academic performance and the educational, vocational, and scientific aspirations of undergraduates at that institution. This was a longitudinal study involving the distribution of questionnaires to freshmen at 186 institutions during the fall of 1966 and a later distribution of questionnaires to the same students as seniors in December 1969. The criterion variables measured by the questionnaires included the following: college major, anticipated future occupation, persistence in college, review of the student's college education, student's satisfaction with his college, and the nature of the student's planned future work. It was concluded that students are less likely to transfer out of schools which receive COSIP grants. Students in COSIP schools are significantly more likely to aspire toward the Ph.D. There were several small positive relationships between COSIP variables and student plans to teach. The choice of engineering and physics as majors was significantly associated with COSIP funds. (PR)
Descriptors: College Science, Evaluation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Improvement Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Program Evaluation, Science Education
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Research.