ERIC Number: ED370649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Community Needs Assessment for Post-Secondary Education on the Multi-Ethnic Island of Lana'i.
Pezzoli, J. A.; McOmber, Phyllis
To gather information for Maui Community College's (MCC's), on the Multi-Ethnic Island of Lana'i. fall 1992 of students and residents of the island of Lana'i to assess community interests and educational needs. Responses were received from 232 Lana'i residents, of whom 49% were current or former students, 31% were male, and 84% were employed. Survey findings included the following: (1) 39 respondents expressed a need to earn a certificate, 42 to earn a Bachelor's degree, 27 to earn a Master's degree, and 115 to just take classes; (2) of those who expressed a need for help in attending classes, 31% desired a better work/school schedule and 21% needed financial aid; (3) 91% of all respondents indicated that they preferred "live" classes, while the least favored mode was cable; (4) 79% of the respondents indicated that the best source of publicity was the Lana'i Times; (5) classes held on weekday evenings were favored by 55% of the respondents, while Friday evenings, late afternoons, and Saturday and Sunday nights were also mentioned; (6) the vocational programs requested most often were business careers and sales/marketing, hotel operations, and human services; (7) the liberal arts courses requested most often were computers, Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian, Japanese, and psychology. Responses to open-ended questions are included regarding better facilities; a central campus; more classes; more programs, especially computer skills, business, math and nursing; lower costs; and more varied scheduling. The survey instrument is attached. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Kahului. Maui Community Coll.
Identifiers: Hawaii (Lani); University of Hawaii Maui Community College
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