ERIC Number: ED200282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Responses of Fall 1980 Entering Students: Spring 1981 Continuing Student Survey. Student Flow Program, Report 11.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
A survey was conducted in Spring 1981 of the 1,534 continuing Kapiolani Community College students who had entered the college during Fall 1980. The survey instrument solicited information concerning: (1) student employment; (2) knowledge of procedures and requirements; (3) evaluation of students' college experiences; (4) evaluation of student services; and (5) evaluation of instructional services and academic support. Major findings, based on 1,054 responses, reveal that 70% of the students were employed, though only 18% had jobs closely related to their studies. At least two-thirds of the students knew about procedures and requirements related to graduation, transfer of courses, and the use of self-advising materials. The majority of the respondents said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their college experiences. Responses to items related to student services indicated that over one-third did not know about seven of the 11 specific services. The most commonly used student services were the career resources library and the tutorial program. Generally, students had positive evaluations of courses, grading and academic standards, equipment and facilities, and the library. The report includes tables comparing responses by placement test scores, grade point average, program area, sex, and Fall 1980 enrollment status. The questionnaire and raw response data are appended. (JP)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Females, Grade Point Average, Majors (Students), Males, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Employment, Student Personnel Services, Tables (Data), Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.