ERIC Number: ED181940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Needs Assessment Study for Long Range Planning. Central Arizona College at Signal Peak.
Gibson, Dale R.
In an effort to gather information needed in the development of a five-year plan (1980-1985), Central Arizona College (CAC) conducted a survey in 1979 to determine: (1) the future educational needs of area high school students; (2) the courses, programs, and services desired by permanent area residents; (3) the training needs of area businesses; (4) the attitudes of current CAC students toward the college; (5) faculty and staff opinions concerning the success of the college in meeting students' needs; and (6) the role that the college advisory committee members felt they should assume in planning CAC occupational programs. Survey instruments were developed for each group. Respondents included 2,500 high school students from six schools, 100 randomly selected residents (interviewed by telephone), 57 area employers (interviewed in person), 262 CAC students, 96 CAC faculty and staff, and 26 advisory committee members. The survey report summarizes the findings for each group and presents, in 142 tables, data for each survey item. Selected findings from the high school and college student surveys are graphically divided to demonstrate differences between bilingual and English-speaking respondents. The report concludes with a list of 14 recommendations for the planning of program development, facilities use, and improvement of the college's image. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Advisory Committees, Bilingual Students, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Educational Needs, High School Students, Labor Needs, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Program Development, School Community Relationship, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pinal County Community Coll. District, Florence, AZ.