ERIC Number: ED215607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-18
Reference Count: N/A
The 1981-82 Student Services Fee Survey.
Matross, Ron; And Others
OSA Research Bulletin, v22 n6 Dec 1981
Student perceptions and usage of selected services and organizations that receive student services fee support at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus were surveyed. Respondents were 417 continuing, fee-paying, nonforeign, day students. Key findings include: 60 percent said the fee should be increased enough to keep pace with inflation; 8 percent said it should be increased to expand services; 17 percent said the fee should be held at its current level; and 13 percent indicated it should be reduced. Priority rankings generally favored problem-oriented services and those used by majority of students; 77 percent ranked the health service a high priority; services to help students deal with problems with the university were a high priority for 60 percent of respondents; and 47 percent ranked student unions a high priority. Low priority rankings tended to be given to specialized educational programs and services for special groups; only 6 percent ranked the debate team a high priority; only 9 percent considered student television training and production a high priority; 10 percent ranked programs on foreign student issues high, and 20 percent rated minority student programs high. Information is also presented on: the "Minnesota Daily"; recreational sports; Student Course Information Project; and student referendum on building project. Findings include the following: 46 percent of respondents look at or read the "Daily" every day; 5 percent never read or look at the "Daily"; and participation in intramural/team sports and self-service sports was reported by 24 percent of respondents. A questionnaire and comments by respondents are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Students, Counseling Services, Extracurricular Activities, Fees, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, School Health Services, School Publications, School Recreational Programs, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Organizations, Student Unions, Use Studies
Office for Student Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Office for Student Affairs.