ERIC Number: ED108542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Survey-'71: Overview. Follow-up of 1971 Fredonia Graduates.
McKee, Helen C.; Mills, Mildred B.
This document polls a target group of Fredonia graduates to ascertain their perceptions of the educational experiences that led to an undergraduate degree. The objectives of the survey are: (1) find out the demographic and other characteristics of students attending the State University College, Fredonia; (2) find out the reasons why students selected this particular college; (3) find the types of positions graduates were accepting; (4) examine the relationship between college preparation and employment attainment; and (5) explore suggested areas of instruction so that graduates may become more constructive contributors in society. Using the Student Information Form-1968 of the American Council on Education as a base, a sixteen section instrument comprised of one hundred sixty-five forced-choice and two open-ended items were developed. Mailouts were sent by using a list that included seven hundred fifty-three graduates. A series of follow-ups over a 5-month period resulted in a 60 percent return. The items under study fell into the following five main categories for discussion: (1) demographic information; (2) college life; (3) personal opinion (structured responses); (4) employment (status and expectations); (5) comments (open-ended items). (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia. Teacher Education Research Center.