ERIC Number: ED212325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of ACCESS Programs: Project Search, Veterans Upward Bound, Special Services for Disadvantaged Students.
Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH. Office of Educational Evaluation and Market Research Systems.
A survey was conducted to ascertain the views of present and past students and staff and administrators of Cuyahoga Community College's three ACCESS programs: Veterans Upward Bound, Project Search, and Special Services for Disadvantaged Students. Questionnaires sent to current program participants focused on the nature and value of program activities designed as preparation for postsecondary education; satisfaction with various aspects of the programs; and student background and characteristics. Questionnaires administered to former students requested additional information on activities since program participation and assessment of the programs' influence. Administrators and staff were questioned about their understanding of the programs' purpose and asked to appraise program aspects including tutor and counselor activities. They were also requested to recommend changes. Study findings, based on a low response rate of 21%, with especially low responses from current (19%) and former (13%) students, were restricted to Project Search participants and to administrators and staff. These include the following: (1) 95% of the Project Search past participants were helped to enroll in school; however, 46% of these dropped out and did not return; (2) financial assistance services and the staff were rated highly by participants, who also expressed general satisfaction with services; and (3) among the modifications suggested was a change in emphasis from quantity of students to quality of services. The survey instruments are appended. (HB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Educationally Disadvantaged, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Remedial Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Attitudes, Transitional Programs, Two Year Colleges, Veterans
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH. Office of Educational Evaluation and Market Research Systems.