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ERIC Number: ED138324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
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Community and Junior College Concern for and Services Provided to Part-Time Students.
Kegel, Paul L.
A questionnaire was mailed to a random sample (n=395) of public, private (including proprietary) and church-related community and junior colleges for the purpose of identifying the nature of part-time students in such institutions, the extent to which they participate in or are included in college programs and activities, and the various ways in which college services respond to meet their particular needs. Responses were received from 131 institutions, a return rate of 33%. Over 85% of the responding institutions reported that they deliberately recruited part-time students, using a variety of methods such as newspaper and radio/television advertising, and mailings; fewer than one-fifth of the respondents provided special orientation programs for part-time students; approximately half of the colleges provided counseling services, although only 7% had counselors who served only part-time students; less than 20% had financial aid programs exclusively for part-time students; and two-thirds of the colleges charged part-timers activity fees, although such students were not entitled to participate in intercollegiate athletics, which are largely supported by such fees. It was concluded that part-time students were welcome customers but were not accorded much attention or service by their institutions. Recommendations to improve college services to part-time students and a list of institutions participating in the survey are included. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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