ERIC Number: ED104302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Follow-Up Study of the Classes of 1960, 1965, 1968 and 1972 at Western Illinois University.
Lueck, Lowell A.; Gilbert, Charles C.
This is the first attempt by the Office of Institutional Research and Planning to survey a large sample of alumni to measure the outcomes of the educational process at Western Illinois University. This pilot study of alumni was conducted to gather outcome information to provide the administration and the faculty with (1) data useful in planning and decisionmaking and (2) support and justification for budgets and programs. Information on majors, advanced degrees completed or in progress, awards and citation for academic and professional performance, employment history, earnings, and opinions on various curricular and extra-curricular experiences while a student at Western was gathered. Significant differences were found among the four classes in regard to their satisfaction with several aspects of their undergraduate experience. Present and potential services and events that could be offered by the institution, and of interest to the alumni, were also elicited. Recommendations in regard to possible actions to be taken by the University are presented for consideration. The appendix includes the alumni survey questionnaire. Statistical tables display the numerical results of the survey. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb.