ERIC Number: ED098845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Servicemen's Opportunity College.
Nolan, David M.; Casserly, Patricia Lund
This study presents a preliminary evaluation of the Servicemen's Opportunity College (SOC) program. Data were obtained from the site visits and a mailed survey. Results indicated: (1) The college personnel accepted the military students as a natural part of their constituency and often commented about them as being superior to the civilian students. (2) The students were industrious, well-motivated, and outgoing in their answers to interviewer's questions, although they left the impression that they did not know as much about the system of higher education as they should in order to take full advantage of the opportunities and services available. (3) The colleges had little difficulty in meeting the SOC criteria. (4) There was considerable improvement in enrollments, credits granted, easing of transfer policies, and increases in courses resulting directly from the SOC program. A system for data collection and recordkeeping is detailed, and recommendations designed to improve the SOC program are provided. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Washington, DC.