ERIC Number: ED223309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Follow Up of the Phi Theta Kappa Initiates of Fall 1979 - Fall 1981.
A follow-up study of Minneapolis Community College (MCC) initiates to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a national honorary fraternity for community colleges, was conducted to ascertain information on students' educational and employment experience since initiation and to obtain suggestions for additional courses and ways in which education at MCC could be improved. In spring 1982, surveys were sent to all 142 students who had joined the fraternity between fall 1979 and fall 1981. Survey findings, based on responses from 53.5% of initiates, included the following: (1) 50% of the respondents had earned an associate degree and 22.4% were still taking classes when surveyed; (2) while at MCC, 29% of the respondents were liberal arts majors, 17.1% were business majors, and 14.5% were enrolled in the chemical dependency specialist program; (3) 71.2% of the PTK sutdents had continued their formal education after leaving MCC; (4) 47.5% of the respondents were employed full-time and 27.1% were employed part-time; (5) the median monthly salary for those working full- or part-time was $1,184; (6) in comparison with MCC graduates as a whole, fewer PTK students were employed full-time, satisfied with their jobs, working in their field of study, and employed in permanent positions; (7) respondents mentioned the need for additional foreign language and computer courses at MCC; and (8) the quality and accessibility of faculty and the college's attractiveness and convenient location were seen as MCC's main advantages. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Community Coll., MN.