ERIC Number: ED156298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Improvement of Curricular Offerings at the Satellite Center by Charting.
Charles, Richard F.
This report analyzes enrollment figures at the Sunnyvale Center, one of the De Anza College Extended Campus satellite sites, from fall 1977 to spring 1978 in order to establish a course charting model that allows for historical consistency in examining course, instructor, and site success. In addition, the report reviews the operation and growth of the center; identifies some problems encountered since the center was established (the seniority system in faculty hiring, offering relevant curriculum based on community and student needs, and lack of administrative communication); presents course charting as a means of maintaining community credibility; and suggests ways to increase class size and enrollments. Statistical data from 1977-78 course offerings indicated many courses were continually offered under-enrolled while others with high enrollment were offered only occasionally. Art courses were not well received by students although offered in fall, winter, and spring (average enrollment was 11), while real estate offerings were well received although presented in fall and winter only (average enrollment was 32.4). Only two psychology courses were offered during the year, yet both had enrollments of 40 or more. Course enrollment data for each center offering during fall, winter, and spring quarters in the behavioral sciences, humanities, and science and math are included. (TR)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Community Education, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Supply, Enrollment Trends, Extension Education, Institutional Research, Models, Needs Assessment, Off Campus Facilities, Outreach Programs, Program Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: De Anza Coll., Cupertino, CA.