ERIC Number: ED042444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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Northern Illinois University Abstracts of Graduate Studies on the Community (Junior) College, 1969-1970.
Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Community Coll. Services.
This is a summary of 30 recent graduate studies in terms of (1) problem statement, (2) procedure description, and (3) significant findings. Most of the studies deal with the junior college student, and include reading achievement levels and scholastic performance, achievement and retention effects of course load requirements, and attitudes toward the open-door philosophy. Characteristics of graduating stduents, those with low grades, majors in physical education, and transfer students are investigated. Values of students in different nursing programs, high-school rank and its relation to nursing program success, the financial and economic understanding of business and liberal arts students, and levels of satisfaction experienced by business students are also reviewed. Junior college libraries are treated in terms of student-faculty attitudes and use, conformity with certain American Library Association standards, and professional community college material available. Aspects of academic programs studied include those in correctional institutions, general studies, and courses related to the plastics industry. Studies focusing on the staff include a faculty internship program, and opinions regarding the junior college philosophy. Also reviewed are the effectiveness of student personnel services, an analysis of initial entrance fees, articulation activities, the American College Test's predictive value, and a valuation of teaching behaviors. (JO)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), Correctional Education, Educational Research, Fees, Institutional Research, Internship Programs, Library Materials, Library Standards, Research Projects, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
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Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Community Coll. Services.
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