ERIC Number: ED164065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Research, Fiscal Year 1978: OASES Community Needs Assessment. Research Monograph XIII.
South Oklahoma City Junior Coll., OK.
A needs assessment survey of the community surrounding the Open Access Satellite Education Services Center was conducted by South Oklahoma City Junior College in March 1978 to determine levels of interest in educational activities. Of a sample of 288 people, whose names were taken from the local telephone directory, 52% refused to answer any questions during a telephone survey. Those who responded to at least some of the questions made up only 19.4% of the total sample. Of the 56 respondents, 50 indicated they would be interested in some type of activity, with the most popular types being workshops (17 interested) and seminars (11 interested). Art and music, business, leisure activities, and self-improvement were the most popular topics. Tuesday and Wednesday appeared to be the most popular days, while early afternoon and early evening seemed to be the most popular times. Credit courses were preferred over non-credit courses by 52% of those responding. Only 32.1% of the respondents had taken part in educational activities in the last four years; the 67.9% who had not participated indicated a lack of time as their principal reason. The survey instrument is appended. (MB)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Community Colleges, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Needs, Community Services, Community Surveys, Educational Demand, Enrollment Influences, Extension Education, Institutional Research, Needs Assessment, Scheduling, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Oklahoma City Junior Coll., OK.