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ERIC Number: ED122913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-29
Pages: 9
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Developing the Educational Prospectus at an Urban Community College.
Flynn, R. Thomas
Community colleges must develop a more adequate information base in order to (1) present an accurate image to the community in terms of the quality of the education available and the value of a degree, and (2) provide the kinds of information that will enable prospective students to decide whether to attend the institution. This paper describes Monroe Community College's attempt to develop a more adequate "educational prospectus" (all information which the institution uses to inform prospective students about itself). In order to determine and prioritize the information needs of the community, a survey instrument was developed which permitted various groups to analyze the importance of 90 types of information about the college. Those surveyed included: high school seniors, high school guidance counselors, parents of high school seniors, and current college students, alumni, faculty, and administrators. The completed surveys were analyzed to determine the importance ranking of various types of information, and were further analyzed for various demographic groupings of respondents. On the basis of survey results, an education prospectus for Monroe Community College was developed which included seven 10-15 minute slide tape cassette programs, intended to complement the more usual printed college information. (NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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