ERIC Number: ED122659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Programs and Instructions: Student Opinions of Quality. Indiana Studies in Prediction No. 28.
Chase, Clinton I.; And Others
Quality of instruction and adequacy of program were examined in a survey of students selected by major areas of concentration. A stratified random sample of 330 students was selected from the student directory, with 55 people chosen in each of the broad major areas: science, social science, humanities, education, music, and business. Telephone interviews were conducted and a set list of statements provided following a Likert format. Student responses were summarized by major area and a chi-square analysis performed for each question. In general, responses of students from all major areas indicated considerable satisfaction with their programs and the relevance of their programs to their personal lives. Business students expressed the greatest positive feeling about programs and instruction. While not unfavorable, social science students expressed the least positive feeling. Most students did not feel that the university is trying to attack problems of society, but believed that it should be. Most felt their program advising had been inadequate. Student evaluation of instructors was positive, although faculty concern for students was unconvincing, as was interest in teaching as opposed to writing and research. Students were undecided as to how close courses fit the catalog description. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Educational Studies and Testing.