ERIC Number: ED208908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-31
Follow-Up Study of Career Alumni--Harper vs State-wide, 1974-1978. Volume 10, Number 11.
Lucas, John A.
Part of William Rainey Harper College's (WRHC's) evaluation of its career programs, this report summarizes two career alumni follow-up studies conducted by WRHC in 1976 and 1978 and two statewide studies conducted by the Illinois Community College Board--a longitudinal study of 1974-entering, career, community college students and a follow-up of 1978 community college career graduates. The report first outlines its purpose and then describes the populations surveyed and methodologies used. After the results are discussed and major conclusions about WRHC alumni's correspondence to state norms are provided, detailed findings are presented on tables covering: (1) student major; (2) present status; (3) educational goals; (4) WRHC graduation status; (5) reasons for not receiving a degree; (6) employment-related information; (7) education-related information; (8) evaluation of courses, educational benefits, and various student services; (9) use of the learning resources center; (10) work, educational, and informal activities while at WRHC; (11) comparison of those leaving WRHC after two years and those leaving after three; and (12) detailed comparisons of the findings of the WRHC and state studies, which provide additional information about former student employment, satisfaction with schooling and job, relatedness of education and work, educational objectives, job mobility, and impact of community college education. The survey instruments are appended. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Extracurricular Activities, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Majors (Students), Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.