ERIC Number: ED181973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
Oakton Community College's Fiscal 1978 Occupational and Liberal Arts Graduates.
Kirby, Emily B.
A survey of the 423 fiscal year 1978 graduates of Oakton Community College (OCC) was conducted to determine demographic characteristics, grade point average, educational objectives, graduates' evaluation of OCC's programs and services, and graduates' current educational and/or occupational status. Survey findings, based on a 67.1% response rate, indicated that, of the respondents, 94% were white, 37.8% were male, 57.7% were occupational graduates, and 42.2% were liberal arts graduates. Statistically significant differences were found between liberal arts and occupational graduates with regard to their assessment of the following OCC services--job placement, academic counseling, student activities, instruction in occupational courses, and helpfulness in preparing for a job--and with regard to the following personal characteristics--objectives for attending OCC, current educational status, relationship of present job to OCC program, current salary, and job satisfaction. Approximately one-third of all graduates found OCC education very helpful in developing communication skills, improving personal relationships, developing critical thinking, identifying and developing life goals, increasing self-understanding, and improving time usage. The survey report is appended by 15 data tables and a sample survey instrument. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Employment Patterns, Grade Point Average, Graduate Surveys, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Occupational Information, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Morton Grove, IL.