ERIC Number: ED116753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of Maple Woods Community College Occupational Graduates, 1970-1974. Final Report.
Clark, Donald L.
Two hundred fourteen graduates of seven occupational disciplines constituted the survey population for this 1970-74 follow-up study. The 141 usable responses to the mail survey represent a 65.9 percent rate of return. The survey instrument was desgined to initiate responses from the graduates in terms of: (1) appropriateness of the course of study to the work situation; (2) possible improvements of the course of study; (3) work history; (4) name and address of present employer and supervisor; (5) the nature of work; and (6) salary. Upon receipt and tabulation of the data, a second questionnaire was prepared and mailed to employers and supervisors to determine the adequacy of training from the college with reference to the needs of the employment position. A usable return of 86 responses (81.9 percent) was received. Results indicate that a majority of the graduates are working full-time in positions directly related to their area of study; the graduates have found the curriculum presented by the college appropriate to their work responsibilities, and are satisfied and impressed with the quality of instruction at Maple Woods Community College; employers were satisfied and impressed with the graduates in terms of their skills, general preparation, and attitude toward work. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maple Woods Community Coll., Kansas City, MO.