ERIC Number: ED339445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of the Survey of Student Experiences at Saddleback College via the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CCSEQ). Saddleback College Accreditation '92.
As part of Saddleback College's (SC's) accreditation process, the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire was administered to 1,250 students during the second week of classes in fall 1991. The survey focused on the following areas: college environment; institutional effectiveness; estimated gain on a variety of personal/developmental indicators; extent of participation in college activities; quality of effort in college activities; participation in college programs and courses; background, work, and family; and improvement of the questionnaire. Key findings, based on the completed questionnaires of 983 students, included the following: (1) generally, survey participants found that the quality of student services was satisfactory, that students had opportunities to participate in the college decision-making process, and that they had made their greatest gains in acquiring knowledge and skills applicable to a specific job or type of work; (2) writing activities were a prominent part of the college experience for respondents; (3) over 60% of the students at least occasionally used information they had learned in a science class to understand some aspect of their world; (4) 55% of the sample had never read or asked about a student club or organization, 75% had never attended a meeting of a student club or organization, and nearly 30% spent no out-of-class time on campus; (5) 60% indicated that the most important reason for attending SC was to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution; and (6) except for males in the 23-to-27 age group, two-thirds of each age group, both male and female, indicated that they had family responsibilities. Appendixes provide a discussion of the study methodology, and data tables on the estimate of gains, on college activities, and on frequency of participation in various general education areas. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Environment, Community Colleges, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Institutional Characteristics, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Student Participation, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saddleback Community Coll., Mission Viejo, CA.
Identifiers: Saddleback College CA
Note: Report supported by a faculty development grant awarded by the Saddleback College Staff Development Committee.