ERIC Number: ED192851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Services for Evening Students: Final Report of a Survey Conducted in the 1979 Fall Semester.
Clovis, George A.
An in-class survey of 1,198 students attending evening classes at Parkersburg Community College was conducted to determine: (1) the students' awareness of nine college services available during evening hours; (2) the additional services needed by evening students and the hours during which they should be provided; (3) the demographic and attendance profiles of the students; and (4) the preferred times for evening instruction. Major findings indicate that while over 70% of the students were aware of the cafeteria, security, and childcare services provided during evening hours, only 26.6% were aware of the existence of an Evening/Weekend Coordinator on the college's staff. The services most needed beyond their regular hours were the bookstore, the admissions/records office, the cafeteria, and the business office. Many respondents indicated that they desired to have services available at times when the services were already offered. Demographic data indicate that 51.5% of the students were female; that 61.2% were over 25 years of age; that 72% travelled 15 miles or less to the campus; and that 72% were employed full-time. The times preferred for the evening classes by the largest percentage of the respondents were 5:30-7:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. The survey report bases recommendations for improving service to the evening students upon study findings. The questionnaire is appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Parkersburg Community Coll., WV.