ERIC Number: ED111262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Student Affairs Research. A National Survey Report on University Programs.
Poduska, Paul R.
The current status of student affairs research programs at universities throughout the U.S. is examined in a survey project. The need for the development of student affairs management systems is cited. The questionnaire used in the survey covered four broad areas: (1) background information on responding institutions; (2) information about the organization and operation of research programs at responding institutions; (3) information about the nature of student affairs research and kinds of research projects being conducted; and (4) questionnaire assessment by the respondents. Of the 291 university campuses surveyed, 51 or 17.5 percent indicated that they were conducting student affairs research on a programmatic basis. Forty-six others had such research but without research project coordination by a specially delegated individual. The regional distributions of the programs were almost identical to those of the total population of institutions that were surveyed. The distributions by size and type of control of parent institutions were almost identical to the size and control type distributions of the 151 institutions that responded. More than 50 percent of the programs were located at institutions with total student enrollments of 15,000 or more and the majority of programs were at public institutions. Most programs had been in existence for more than one year and almost 50 percent for more than five. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham.