ERIC Number: ED176818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
SIS (Student Information System) Postsecondary Student Follow-Up: Pilot Implementation Project, Winter 1979.
Whatcom Community Coll., Bellingham, WA.
A pilot study was conducted to determine the applicability of Student Information System (SIS) data collection instruments to the operations, programs, and services of Whatcom Community College (WCC). The study centered on Subsystem I (student's educational intent) and Subsystem II (withdrawal follow-up) since the five other subsystems of SIS used mailed-out questionnaires that were easily adoptable by WCC. Student Educational Intent Forms were administered by registration personnel during 1979 winter registration to 150 randomly selected students. They focused on employment status; relation of work experience to major; primary educational goal, anticipated means of achieving it, and certainty regarding it; and expectations of future enrollment at WCC. Course Withdrawal Forms were administered to 75 randomly selected students who filled out add/drop forms during the first two weeks of January, soliciting information on reason for dropping course and perceived potential benefits from counseling. College Withdrawal Forms were administered to 25 randomly selected students during the same period. Reasons for withdrawal, future enrollment plans, employment status, use of college services, and feelings toward their WCC experience were investigated. The study revealed no special problems in using the form at WCC. The study report includes the survey instruments and the raw data obtained. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Questionnaires, School Holding Power, School Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Student Personnel Services, Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Whatcom Community Coll., Bellingham, WA.