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ERIC Number: ED139316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Student Profile: Freshmen 1976-77.
Esp, Barbarann
New College at Hofstra University is an alternative to the conventional liberal art program; students achieve the traditional liberal arts goals through a curriculum which is more flexible in structure and more varied in modes of educational experiences offered. A profile of the characteristics of students choosing to attend New College was developed by administering a series of three entrance tests to entering freshmen in September 1976. The three assessment instruments administered to 37 students were: the American Council on Education (ACE) questionnaire determining background information, educational and career objectives, values and attitudes, and trait self-ratings; the Omnibus Personality Inventory measuring intellectual disposition or style; and the New College Writing Test to test a student's ability to write clear and correct expository prose. Comparisons are made between 1976 students and students entering in previous years as well as comparisons with students entering other universities on a national scale. The resulting differences occurred in the area of career objectives, and social and political values. The New College student appears to be more educationally and academically self-confident than the average entering freshmen. (JMF)
New College Educational Research Office, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11550
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. New Coll.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Omnibus Personality Inventory