ERIC Number: ED188645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Verde Valley Community Needs Assessment Project, Spring 1979.
Gose, Frank J.
A study of the educational needs to be met by the Verde Campus of Yavapai College (YC) involved surveying seven populations. Responses were returned by 88 non-retired community residents, 96 retired members of the community, 191 members of the business sector, 240 current students, 208 former students, 19 faculty members, and 261 high school seniors. A general question set and group-specific survey instruments were developed and administered. The general question set solicited information on occupational status, age, sex, ethnic origins, educational level, knowledge and source of information about YC, previous attendance and satisfaction with the college, respondents' perception of the college's role, barriers to college attendance, hypothetical subject interests, preferences for class times and locations, interest in learning alternatives and occupational education, and school/community relationship. In addition, retirees were asked about their interest in YC's Retirement College and college credit; members of the business community were asked to supply employment projections and information about employee training needs; current and former students were questioned about their major, employment, goals, and their evaluation of college services; the plans and objectives of high school seniors were determined; and instructors were asked to evaluate YC image and staff development activities. The study report analyzes responses of each group and includes the instruments. (AYC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adults, College Faculty, Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Community Needs, Community Surveys, Educational Needs, Employers, High School Seniors, Institutional Evaluation, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yavapai County Community Coll. District, Prescott, AZ.