ERIC Number: ED121161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Student Perceptions of the University of South Carolina. A Report of the 1972 and 1974 Administrations of the Experience of College Questionnaires.
Fidler, Paul; And Others
This report is designed to provide the University of South Carolina community with information about undergraduate experiences and activities as perceived by the students. The report deals primarily with: academic experiences and activities and to a lesser extent with student-faculty relationships, friends and acquaintances, extracurricular activities, and satisfaction with educational experience. The data were collected from the Experience of Colleges Questionnaires (ECQ), and several items from the College and University Environment Scales (CUES). The ECQ was first administered to U.S.C. undergraduates in the fall of 1972 and again in the spring of 1974. Comparisons are made between: (1) the two ECQ administrations, and (2) the ECQ and the Institutional Functioning Inventory (IFI). The IFI gains information about faculty perceptions in many of the same areas as the ECQ. Data indicate that the problem of undergraduate academic apathy is especially apparent at the university. Student responses to the scholarship scale items from CUES emphasize a lack of student vigor and faculty challenge, although the potential ability certainly exists as judged from the positive items from CUES. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Div. of Student Affairs.