ERIC Number: ED175487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Student Attitudes at Maricopa Technical Community College, Spring, 1978.
Combs, Bernard E.
To measure student perceptions of the programs and services offered at Maricopa Technical Community College (MTCC), 1323 students were surveyed; 542 responded. Information was solicited on age, sex, ethnicity, first language, veteran status, employment, scheduling preferences, semesters at MTCC, reasons for attendance, educational plans, course load, and college major. Additionally, students were asked to respond to numerous statements regarding the format for instruction, teaching methods, advisement, registration, student services, counseling services, financial aid, administrative policies/procedures, and student involvement. Study highlights include: (1) students came to MTCC to enroll in a specific occupational program, seeking an associate degree or certificate of completion; (2) most students preferred taking courses in the morning; (3) in the category of instruction, students were most satisfied with their interaction with instructors; (4) 33% of the respondents indicated a need for more basic English and math courses; (5) though students were generally pleased with the advisement they had received, over 50% would have preferred a specifically assigned advisor and 40% desired more career advisement; and (6) though students were generally positive about student services, many felt that campus security was inadequate and many lacked time for student activities. The questionnaire is appended. (AYC)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Administrative Policy, Age, Counseling, Educational Counseling, Ethnic Groups, Extracurricular Activities, Females, Majors (Students), Males, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, School Registration, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Surveys, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maricopa Technical Community Coll., Phoenix, AZ.