ERIC Number: ED180410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Student Perceptions of the Collegiate Environment at Florida Technological University: An Assessment of the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Collegiate Environment.
Brown, W. Rex; Coleman, D. R.
The Florida Technological University Campus Environment Study was undertaken in 1973 to determine the student body's perception of the collegiate environment. Information was provided on the seven college and University Environment Scales, which concerned the following areas: practicality, community, awareness, propriety, scholarship, campus morale, and quality of teaching and faculty-student relationship. The study population was 571 students attending day classes at the main campus during spring quarter, 1973. The main study group were undergraduates; however, graduate students from the colleges of business administration, education, and social sciences were included. Students generally viewed the faculty as contributing directly to many of the positive facets of the collegiate environment. Faculty were judged as well qualified, dedicated, and highly respected by the students. Pure scholarship and basic research were not seen to be emphasized at the university. Students viewed program offerings as designed to make students more practical and realistic. Students believed that a friendly atmosphere exists on the overall campus. Students viewed themselves as showing caution in their behavior, valuing assistance from others, sharing their problems, and being happy and casual. Environmental characteristics associated with peer group spirit and group involvement were viewed to be at a minimum. (SW)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Environment, College Students, Higher Education, Peer Relationship, Self Evaluation, Student College Relationship, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Reaction, Student Teacher Relationship
Division of Student Affairs, Florida Technological University, P.O. Box 25000, Orlando, FL 32816
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Technological Univ., Orlando.