ERIC Number: ED176811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-22
Reference Count: N/A
First Year of ARAP-SIS: A Summary of the Results from a Comprehensive Student Follow-Up System.
ARAP-SIS, Arapahoe Community College's (ACC's) student follow-up system, consists of seven subsystems. Between 1976 and 1978, five of these were implemented. Data from the goals and intent subsystem revealed that 60% of the students who declared a goal intended to receive an associate degree in an academic field, though many were occupational majors. The course withdrawal subsystem focused on reasons for withdrawal and potential benefits from counseling, while the college withdrawal subsystem looked at students' major, reasons for withdrawal, use of student services, and intention to return to ACC. In both studies, the most frequently cited reason for withdrawal was conflicting job hours. Another subsystem considered students who enrolled for courses but did not show up during the first two weeks. Discounting the many students who actually desired to be reinstated, 26% of the "no shows" or "walk ins" did not attend because of conflicting job hours and 25% because of personal or family reasons. The graduate follow-up subsystem investigated selected student characteristics, career and educational objectives and present status, employment background, transfer problems, relatedness of ACC training to job, interest in returning to ACC, satisfaction with college services and preparation, job prospects, and salaries. Summarized findings are provided and tables present selected data for each subsystem. (AYC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Enrollment Influences, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Relevance (Education), School Holding Power, Student Personnel Services, Surveys, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arapahoe Community Coll., Littleton, CO.