ERIC Number: ED192638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Use of the UND Undergraduate Catalog, 1978-1979.
Nelson, Robert B.; Pendleton, Shelley
Information was obtained on the use of the University of North Dakota undergraduate catalog to determine whether it influenced a student's decision to attend the university, what it is used for, and whether the uses differ among students according to age, sex, or college. Usable responses to a questionnaire, which is appended, were obtained from 1,031 students in January 1979. On the whole, results indicate that there are other factors more influential than the catalog in the student's decision to attend the university. Between 58 and 78 percent of the respondents always or usually use the catalog for information about degree requirements. Students also refer to the catalog for specific information on housing, financial aid, and student services. The younger students appear to be the largest users of the catalog for obtaining information on student life. It is suggested that some types of information could be minimally covered in the undergraduate catalog and provided under separate cover. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.