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ERIC Number: ED223304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Academic Program Needs Assessment.
Quinebaug Valley Community Coll., Danielson, CT.
During the spring 1981 semester, Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) conducted a survey of high school students and influential members of the community to obtain assessments of the need for various academic programs at QVCC. Questionnaires were distributed to nine high schools, where juniors and seniors were asked to indicate their possible interest in programs offered at QVCC and to suggest programs not currently offered that might increase QVCC's attractiveness. In a separate survey, 950 influential members of the community were asked to indicate which of the college's programs they considered appropriate and inappropriate. Study findings, based on responses from 738 students at 6 high schools and 148 community influentials, included the following: (1) 70% of the students hoped to go to college, and 41% of this group (N=125) indicated that they might consider enrolling at QVCC; (2) of those who intended to attend college, 62% hoped to go immediately and 35% hoped to attend within 5 years; (3) college aspirants who said they would consider attending QVCC expressed greatest interest in management, arts and sciences, and accounting programs; (4) the community influentials ranked accounting, executive secretary, and management programs highest in terms of need; and (5) both groups listed computers, computer programming, and data processing as additional programs most needed at QVCC. The questionnaires are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quinebaug Valley Community Coll., Danielson, CT.