ERIC Number: ED254296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
TACC Capital Funding Feasibility Study: Presentation of Research Results.
Elmquist, Cheryle D.
A survey was conducted in Washington State to measure the general public's awareness and perceptions of community college capital funding needs; to evaluate the feasibility of success for a statewide capital funding initiative campaign based on increased property tax assessments; and to serve as a baseline study for future campaign strategies. The survey was conducted through telephone interviews with 1,006 registered voters who had a history of voting in off-year or special elections. Study findings included the following: (1) 43.6% of the sample reported having attended a community college and an additional 41.4% said they had been on a community college campus; (2) just over 50% of those who attended a community college either graduated from a two-year or technical program or went on to graduate from a four-year college; (3) 73.8% felt the community colleges were doing an excellent or good job in meeting the students' needs; (4) 61.7% identified the community college as part of their local community, while 24.8% identified it more as part of a statewide system; and (5) 63.3% indicated that they would support a tax initiative to levy an additional $0.25 per thousand dollar assessed value to the property tax to meet the capital needs of the community college system. The survey instrument and answers to open-ended questions are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Elmquist Associates, Inc., Seattle, WA.