ERIC Number: ED094676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
On the Appeal of the Three-Year Baccalaureate Degree Program: A Second Look. Institutional Research Report No. 74-5.
McNally, James L.
The State University of New York College of Arts and Sciences at Geneseo initiated a 3-year baccalaureate degree program in the fall 1971 semester by enrolling 106 freshmen representing six departmental majors. At the outset of the fall 1972 semester, every department was participating, and an additional 372 freshmen entered the program. After 2-years of experience with the program, the decision was made to remove all minimum requirements for participation, effective fall 1973. As a consequence, 655 students of a fall 1973 freshman class elected to become 3-year degree students. Separate questionnaires for fall 1973 participants and nonparticipants were distributed in October. The questionnaire for participants covered reasons for selecting the program plans for continuing in the program, and perceptions of the academic milieu. The questionnaire for nonparticipants consisted of items covering reasons for declining to participate as well as a series of questions paralleling those in the participant questionnaire. Following the return of the questionnaires, 15 randomly selected students were asked to respond to a structured interview to provide subjective feedback. Questionnaire results are categorized according to reasons for participation, reasons for not participating, preference for Geneseo, student regard for the program, area tests, transfer possibilities, academic milieu, advisement, and general reaction comments. For the most part, interview responses tended to confirm what was being reported on the questionnaires. For related document, see HE 005 799. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo.