ERIC Number: ED174282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-24
Annual Report on Community Services, 1977-78. Special Report No. 2.
Nakamura, Yoshio C.
This report summarizes data obtained in a questionnaire administered in Fall 1978 to participants in Rio Hondo Junior College Community Services and Noncredit classes, and discusses additional data on costs and enrollments. The objectives for the 1977-78 program are listed; they included increasing enrollment and attendance, surveying participants and instructors regarding programs, increasing new programs offered, and improving the cost efficiency of the operation. Data indicate that enrollment in 1977-78 increased by 61% and attendance improved by 10%. Participants were surveyed and 93% of the respondents gave either an outstanding or good rating of programs. Instructors were also surveyed and indicated they would like to teach their course again. Cost of the program per contact hour was reduced from $0.58 in 1976-77 to $0.55 in 1977-78. Seventy-seven different sites for instruction were used in 1977-78 and 194 programs were presented with a total attendance of 17,149. Participants in the program demonstrated a wide variety of educational backgrounds and preparation and ranged in age from 18 to over 80 years of age. The report discusses trends and makes recommendations for future administration of the program. The survey instrument is appended and results are presented in graphs and tables. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rio Hondo Coll., Whittier, CA.