ERIC Number: ED080114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
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Analysis of the 1972 Summer Session.
Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.
To determine which summer-session length was most effective, a comparative analysis was made of student enrollments, student grade point averages (GPA), student satisfaction, and faculty opinions on the three campuses (Easter, Western, and Metropolitan) of Cuyahoga Community College. The terms compared were five, five and one-half, and eight weeks. Questionnaires were mailed to 1,230, or 20%, of the summer student body; 524 students responded. To ascertain faculty opinions, questionnaires were distributed to all 133 faculty members who taught during the 1971 (8 and 5 weeks) and 1972 (8 and 5- weeks) summer sessions; a total of 95, or 71%, answers were processed. Results of the study showed that the shorter term was more popular with the Western Campus students and that term length influenced the mean number of credit hours carried per student at that campus. The capability of completing a program of studies earlier than normal was most frequently cited as the reason for enrolling in a summer session; enrollment was not related to the length of the session. Most students were satisfied with the length of the term in which they were enrolled. Nearly all faculty respondents considered term length to be of some importance in attracting summer students. Summer GPA for 1972 was significantly higher than the GPA's of the 1971-72 academic year. There were significant differences between eight-week and five-and-one-half-week GPA's, the eight-week mean being 3.01 and the five and one-half mean being 2.61. These differences appeared to be related to campus influences. Twhenty-six tables and eight appendixes provide the data. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.