ERIC Number: ED088546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Factors Affecting Enrollment in Engineering-Related Technical Programs in Community Colleges. Final Report.
Corcoran, Thomas B.; Burke, Ross
This report and its appendices are the results of a study of recruitment and retention "problems" in the various engineering technology programs offered by the community colleges of the State University of New York (SUNY). The focus of the report and all but one of the appendices is upon the recruitment problem. There are five sections in the report proper. Section one provides a brief description of the methodology employed by the research group of the Educational Policy Research Center. The second section examines some conditions under which recruitment might be perceived to be a "problem" that requires policy action. In the third section, an analysis is made of the factors that influence individual decisions to enroll or not to enroll in engineering technology programs, their relative weight, and their tractability. Section four describes some of the recruitment procedures that have been found to be effective. The fifth section contains the recommendations of the Educational Policy Research Center. The six appendices to the report are: A Forecast of Future Need for Technicians; Analysis of SUNY Enrollments by Type of College 1968-71; A Review of Factors Affecting Recruitment into Post-Secondary Technical Education; Recruiting Techniques; Intervention Strategies for Increasing Enrollments in Community College Technical Programs; and The Attrition "Problem" in the Community College. (DB)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.