ERIC Number: ED156233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up of June 1976 Transfer Graduates.
Baratta, Mary Kathryne
Questionnaires were sent to 337 transfer graduates from Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) to solicit information on their perceptions of MVCC strengths and weaknesses, the most and least effective instructional methods, principal activities since graduating, reasons for not initially attending a four-year college, suggestions for improving MVCC educational experience, transfer institutions and performance at them, congruency between major study areas at MVCC and transfer institutions, admission problems and transferability of MVCC credit courses, and adjustment problems at four-year colleges. The response rate, which included 141 returned questionnaires and an additional 60 students contacted by telephone, was 60%. Transfer graduates rated "faculty--staff availability" as highest among MVCC aspects and "team teaching" the most effective method of instruction. Of graduates, 76% were attending four-year institutions, over 10% expressed no definite career goals, and 63% were working either full- or part-time. The majority transferred to institutions within Illinois. Approximately 75% were majoring in the same or a related field as at MVCC. Grade point averages were lower after the first semester at the transfer colleges than they had been at MVCC. (TR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Credits, Community Colleges, Educational Experience, Grade Point Average, Graduate Surveys, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Employment, Teaching Methods, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community Coll., Palos Hills, IL.