ERIC Number: ED072547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Commuting Urban Student: Characteristics, Patterns, and Preferences.
Stoner, Nikole; And Others
The study project aimed at providing planners of the Auraria Higher Education Center with insights and guidelines on which to base their decisions relative to the inclusion of nonacademic services and facilities. A questionnaire, sent to a random sample of the students, probed for student characteristics; students present use of nonacademic space; and the use they would make of nonacademic space were it to be made available at Auraria. The study results indicated that the Auraria student body, present and projected, is quite sharply different from the student body of the traditional, nonurban-residential college, and that the students recognize their different nature and different needs in some respects, but in others are inclined to blur their distinctive urban, commuting student needs into a conventional generalized picture of the "college student." It was concluded that planners have, therefore, a reasonably solid base of knowledge of the characteristics of these students, but a less solid base of knowledge of their needs in nonacademic areas. Therefore, they must proceed incrementally with the provision of nonacademic services and facilities, providing first those that are most urgently needed by reason of both logic and stated student preference, and proceeding in cautious phases to others lower in the clear-need, known-need hierarchy. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Campus Planning, Commuting Students, Educational Environment, Extracurricular Activities, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Questionnaires, Shared Facilities, Space Utilization, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Higher Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Academic Facilities.; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver, CO.