ERIC Number: ED211041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Student Use and Perception of Value of LRC Resources and Services.
Bartkovich, Jeffrey P.
To assess the utilization patterns and perceived value of Learning Resources Center (LRC) services among different categories of student (full- and part-time, day and night, freshman, sophomore, and special) at New River Community College, a survey of 243 randomly selected students was conducted during the fall of 1980. The survey was prompted by an awareness that the diversity of the student population attending community colleges results in a need for equally diverse learning resources programs if the academic objectives of students and instructors are to be achieved. General analysis of the survey data indicated that in-house use of LRC resources for assignment-specific purposes is most common among all student groups. The most important implication to be drawn from the survey is that, for the LRC to effectively support the educational plan of the community college, there must be direct alignment between LRC services and the school's academic agenda. The survey results are presented in eight figures, a reference list is provided, and the survey instrument is appended to the study. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New River Community College VA