ERIC Number: ED056676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
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Curricular Evaluation: Student Attitudes Toward the First Course at New College. Fall 1970 New College Report #1.
Hofeller, Margaret A.; Dean, Marina L.
This report was prepared to aid New College in evaluating student attitudes toward the Fall 1970 "First Course," an introductory freshman course. The following findings were based upon the results of a questionnaire completed by 60 students present at the final examination of the course: (1) With the exception of main lectures, all other listed aspects of the course elicited more satisfied than unsatisfied responses. (2) Respondents were relatively satisfied with, and would have desired more visiting lecturers and discussion groups. (3) Respondents were relatively unsatisfied with, and would have desired fewer main lectures. (4) The majority of respondents felt that there should be a First Course or a similar type of experience. (5) Respondents' main suggestions for improvement included: a better organized, clearer, more meaningful course; smaller classes; treating subject matter in greater depth; and providing more background and introductory material. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.