ERIC Number: ED068089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Summary of Responses, Community College Commencement Exercise Survey. Summer 1972.
College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA.
This document presents the results of a national survey completed by 223 junior colleges about their existing commencement practices. In addition to comments and suggestions about commencement programs, tables are presented for each area: (1) mandatory participation in commencement exercises summarized by regional accreditation association; (2) percentage of eligible students participating in commencement exercises in 1971-72; (3) percentage of graduates participating in commencement exercises in 1972 by institutional size; (4) median percentage of eligible student participation reported by each regional accrediting association for 1962, 1967, and 1972; (5) groups identified as having the greatest degree of participation in commencement exercises; (6) reasons cited for favoring or opposing the continuation of commencement programs; and (7) classification of changes in graduation format and subsequent changes in participation. Concerning continuation of commencement programs, 269 reasons were given in favor of their continuation, and 14 reasons were given opposing it. Over half of the proposed changes in format dealt with the commencement speaker, either eliminating all speeches or replacing an outside speaker with a student, faculty member, or alumnus. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA.