ERIC Number: ED071666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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The Impact of Open Admissions on College Environment. Research Report.
Bronx Community Coll., NY.
Data were collected about certain pre-open admissions characteristics of a College, which could serve as a basis for evaluating related post-open characteristics. The College and University Environment Scale was selected for the study, because it seemed to come closest to measuring the dimensions of college "climate" believed to be potentially vulnerable to the new admissions policy, i.e., Scholarship and Campus Morale. College environment is the general style of campus life and institutional context which, hypothetically, colors on-campus experiences. A sample of 300 students was taken for the pre-open admissions evaluation. The College and University Environment Scales (C.U.E.S.) were the instruments used. The 100-item C.U.E.S. questionnaire yields scores on five scales of 20 items each. These scales are Practicality, Community, Awareness, Propriety and Scholarship. Results are reported in terms of difference between faculty and students on individual items as well as scales, and changes between pre- and post open-admissions student and faculty responses. Student-faculty differences center on faculty checking on work completion and quality of teaching and faculty-student relationships. Pre- and post-open admissions changes center on quality of teaching and student-faculty relationships, campus morale, and awareness for student and faculty. Further study is needed before adequate conclusions can be drawn from the findings. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College and University Environmental Scales