ERIC Number: ED033651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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Trends and Issues at Beloit College. Report #3: The Class of 1972.
This is the third in an annual series of research reports from the Office of the College Examiner at Beloit College. The main goal of this institutional research is to acquire a bank of longitudinal data on each Beloit class in order to study change during the time the class is at Beloit. This report continues the descriptive work of the previous ones but it also includes a series of letters written by student drop-outs on the reasons for their withdrawal from Beloit and a statistical study analyzing information on Beloit drop-outs. The data used to study and discuss student backgrounds, goals and values, and the Beloit atmosphere were gathered from questionnaires published by the Educational Testing Service (the CUES and CSQ-I scales) and the American Council on Education. The CUES and CSQ data were collected in such a way as to shed some light on the question of when changes occurred in students' attitudes, if they occurred during the students' first year in college. Throughout the text, tables compare differences among self-descriptions and descriptions of the college environment offered by the Classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972. The Beloit students were also compared with those of other colleges and universities. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Beloit Coll., WI.