ERIC Number: ED154893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Preliminary Report on Student Evaluations of the House Plan. Research Report #6.
As part of a multi-phase, multi-method study of the House Plan at Cypress College in California, this study surveyed three student populations as to various House Plan aspects. Questionnaires were given or mailed to 135 students attending graduation rehearsal in June 1976, 256 students eligible for graduation, and 280 alumni who graduated in June 1975. The questionnaires elicited information about whether House counselors were helpful, House assignments, advantages of the Plan, participation in and suggestions for future House activities, and whether the Plan should be continued. Among day students 54% of graduation attendees felt being assigned to a House had personal advantages, only 24% had participated in House activities, and over 88% indicated the college should keep the Plan. Among those eligible for graduation, over 62% either did not answer or responded "don't know" to a question on the purpose of House advisors; another 17% manifested confusion about advisors' roles. Over 76% said House counselors did not help them while at the college. Approximately 45% felt they'd been personally helped by the House Plan, but 46% felt the Plan was not helpful. Among alumni, almost 49% did not answer or did not know the purpose of House advisors, over 69% were not personally helped by advisors, and over 62% did not feel the Plan had helped them while at the college. (TR)
Descriptors: College Environment, Community Colleges, Commuter Colleges, Counseling Services, Counselors, Extracurricular Activities, Graduate Surveys, House Plan, Institutional Research, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cypress Coll., CA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 026 985, 134 255 and JC 780 304-307, 309. Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document