ERIC Number: ED191373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Seniors View Their NSU Experience--1971-1975.
Juola, Arvo E.
Reactions of students who had enrolled at Michigan State University in 1971 were assessed and tabulated in 1975 using a senior questionnaire. A total of 1,050 responses were received, representing a 33 percent return from 3,200 fourth-year students to whom surveys were mailed. The surveys consisted of 70 questions concerning academic and personal feelings towards a four-year education at the University, including sections on: general reactions; perceived progress towards career goals; college or department rankings; instructor rankings; individual assistance; University residential services; responsiveness to student needs; co-curricular activities; and out-of-class accomplishments. Results showed that seniors were generally satisfied with their education, that a large majority had progressed towards their career goals, and that formal classroom activity was as highly regarded as extracurricular accomplishments. There was also some indication of concern about final career plans, but this concern did not seem to be attributable to educational programs provided at the University. A separate evaluation revealed that seniors in 1975 appeared to indicate a greater satisfaction in general than seniors in 1971, particularly in academics. Appendices include tables on college major changes and senior viewpoint item responses by college. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Learning and Evaluation Service.