ERIC Number: ED187365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Responses of Fall 1979 Entering Students: Spring 1980 Continuing Student Survey. Student Flow Program, Report 4.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
A survey was conducted in Spring 1980 of the 1,358 continuing Kapiolani Community College students who had registered as first-time students in Fall 1979. The survey instrument solicited information on: (1) student employment; (2) knowledge of procedures and requirements; (3) evaluation of students' college experience; (4) evaluation of student services; and (5) evaluation of instructional services and academic support. Major findings, based on a 50% response rate, revealed that, in both Fall and Spring semesters, most students (72%) were employed; and 62% held jobs off-campus. At least two-thirds of the respondents indicated knowledge of procedures and requirements concerning registration, advising, transfer of courses, and graduation. The majority of the respondents indicated that they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with specific and general college experiences. Responses to items related to student services indicated that over one-third did not know about nine of 11 specific services; the most commonly used services were the career resources library and the study skills modules. Respondents expressed overall satisfaction with academic services, though 31% felt unable to enroll in the courses they desired most. More than half of the respondents knew about, but did not use, academic support services. The report includes tables comparing responses by placement test scores, grade point average, program areas, and sex. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Ancillary School Services, College Environment, College Freshmen, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Testing, Females, Grade Point Average, Information Needs, Majors (Students), Males, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Employment, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
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