ERIC Number: ED233747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Academic Crossover Study: Community Colleges, Fall 1981.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
In fall 1981, a study was conducted in Hawaii's community colleges to determine the course-taking patterns of different groups of student majors (e.g., the proportion of the liberal arts major's academic load that is taken in the humanities, natural sciences, etc.), and the client-serving patterns of different subject disciplines (e.g., the proportion of the student semester hours (SSH's) in the humanities generated by liberal arts majors, business majors, etc.). Study findings, based on the computerized registration reports for the 20,949 students enrolled in fall 1981, included the following: (1) course-taking and client-serving patterns had remained fairly stable over the past 5 years; (2) associate in arts students took 88% of their courses in general education, while associate in science students took 55% of their work in vocational education; (3) while liberal arts majors remained the largest consumers of general education courses, since 1977 proportionately more SSH's in general education have been taken by vocational education and unclassified students; (4) the proportion of SSH's in general education was 64% of total SSH's; (5) liberal arts majors took 88% of their work in general education courses, while vocational majors took 57% of their work in vocational education courses. The bulk of the report consists of data tables detailing SSH's by student objective and major, course level, and department, for the community college system as a whole and for each college. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Identifiers: Course Taking Patterns; Hawaii