ERIC Number: ED220132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Arts and Sciences Task Force Assessment Committee Report.
Rosenthal, Linda; And Others
Based on existing data on enrollments, student characteristics and performance, and student follow-up, this report describes the status and quality of general education in the Maricopa County Community College District and recommends areas in which further research is needed. The first major section of the report presents a data summary. With respect to enrollment, it outlines overall enrollment trends during the 1970s; full-time student equivalent (FTSE) enrollment by program area; FTSE accounted for by residential and visiting faculty; and course attrition rates. Next, student characteristics and performance are examined with respect to student preparedness for college-level work, student enrollment objectives, degrees awarded, and student continuation rates. The report then summarizes follow-up study results for transfer and occupational students. The second major section of the report proposes numerous general and curriculum research studies, offering rationales for studies of class size, student transcripts, department chairs' perceptions of the causes of FTSE changes, faculty characteristics, grade inflation, cultural and performing arts events, the student advising process, competition between departments for enrollment, course proliferation, course prerequisites, erosion in the transferability of courses to Arizona universities, course numbering systems, and general degree requirements. (KL)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Followup Studies, General Education, Multicampus Districts, Research Needs, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.