ERIC Number: ED225476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Interest in Evening Courses: Survey Analysis. SAIR Conference Paper.
Bottomley, Wayne N.; And Others
Student interest in increased evening courses at Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) was investigated. The proportion of students employed while attending ERAU and student attitudes concerning evening or Saturday courses were also determined. Of the 3,312 students preregistered for fall 1982, 862 completed a questionnaire, which is appended. Across all programs and classes, 13.5 percent held jobs on campus and 27.6 percent worked off-campus. Almost half had been employed at some time while attending ERAU, and over one-third presently work more than 20 hours per week. Almost half experienced some conflict between work and class, while 38.4 percent felt additional evening courses would help them find or retain employment. Thirty percent favored Saturday courses. Computer, management, and maintenance students were particularly interested in evening courses. Appended data provide responses by student educational level and field of study (computers, aeronautical engineering, aviation maintenance, management, and aeronautical sciences). (SW)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aviation Technology, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Evening Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Questionnaires, Scheduling, School Schedules, Student Attitudes, Student Employment, Technical Occupations, Weekend Programs, Working Hours
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University FL; SAIR Conference
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research (Birmingham, AL, October 28-29, 1982).