ERIC Number: ED112999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Women's Programs at Public Community Colleges.
Nichols, Donald D.; And Others
In order to discover what kinds of programs and services were being provided for female students and community members, a survey was designed and mailed to the deans of students of all public community colleges in the United States during the fall of 1974. The data presented here represent responses from 577 institutions (88 percent). The survey instrument consists of nine questions designed to elicit responses in the areas of special curriculum and program design, funding, the availability of a women's resource center, community-school interrelationships, publicity, the degree of concern for women, and the need for a national clearinghouse on women's programs at community colleges. Over half of the responding institutions offer special programs for women which currently take two major forms: specialized credit courses in academic areas and non-credit offerings. Most of these programs are financed directly by the colleges or by student tuition. Respondents reported that various methods are employed to inform women about programs and campus activities. Only 73 institutions (12.7 percent) have women's resource centers in operation. While there is considerable concern for women students in the colleges, one-fifth of the deans still perceived "little concern." Almost half of the respondents believe that a national clearinghouse would be helpful. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Community Coll., Farmington, MI.