ERIC Number: ED227922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Student Needs Assessment, 1981 and 1982.
Hauver, Raymond L.
In order to facilitate planning within the Division of Counseling and other areas of the Forest Park Campus of St. Louis Community College, surveys were conducted in 1981 and 1982 to determine students' career, academic, and personal needs. The survey instrument was administered during freshman orientation to 980 students in 1981 and to 844 students in 1982. The surveys revealed that: (1) an average of 62.6% of the 1981 group and 63.4% of the 1982 group indicated that they had moderate to major needs in the areas of career exploration, job search skills, and goal assessment; (2) an average of 50.9% of the 1981 freshmen and 51.2% of the 1982 freshmen expressed moderate to major academic needs, such as for assistance in selecting courses, in obtaining information on graduation and transfer, and for improving study habits and reading and English skills; and (3) while 68.7% of the 1981 group and 66.9% of the 1982 group indicated that they had no or minor personal needs, the areas in which students expressed most need related to understanding their feelings, developing confidence, stating their views, listening and responding to others, and becoming accepting and trusting of others. The study report includes tables showing percentage responses to each survey item for both years. (DAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Forest Park, MO.