ERIC Number: ED026984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Follow-Up of the 1963 Freshmen Class of Eight Chicago City Junior Colleges.
Langley, Elizabeth Hickok
To discover the status of the 1963 entering freshmen after four years (and their opinion of the student personnel services), a sub-sample of 100 students was sent a 28-item questionnaire. It asked for identity, reasons for leaving college, job information, curriculum, courses, and educational, vocational, and personal guidance data. The respondents were mostly single, non-graduates, working full time, or in school full time. Non-graduates transferred to a senior school, had money problems, had poor grades, or had not found the courses they needed. About half were taking (or had taken) further education at another institution. Almost three-fourths had received a better understanding of their interests and abilities, usually from a teacher. Graduates and transfers had been helped by a counselor. Non-graduates had used guidance tests or self-help. Eleven per cent wished they had had more guidance and help with study habits. All but the non-graduates felt that the programs suited their work plans and that vocational advice was available. Technical students felt a shortage of vocational courses. Nearly three-fourths felt the programs suited their educational objective; more than half, that it suited their personal needs. Graduates and transfers were more favorable toward the curriculum and student personnel services. Non-graduate opinion was less favorable and should be studied further. For on-going evaluation and to improve offerings, the author recommends a questionnaire for all full-time students who withdraw or drop out. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois