ERIC Number: ED230218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Science Evaluation Project: Hudson County Community College. Final Report.
A summary is provided of the goals, objectives, activities, and findings of Hudson County Community College's (HCCC's) comprehensive science evaluation project. After introductory material outlines the status of science education at HCCC, the project's objectives are presented; i.e., to analyze the college's science courses and their ability to prepare students for careers; to assess the adequacy of HCCC's science facilities; to identify the curriculum needs of HCCC's general education and basic skills programs; to examine approaches to science education used in various program areas; and to develop a science improvement plan for the development of curriculum and resources over a 5-year period. The report then describes the activities designed to achieve these objectives, beginning with the creation of a Science Improvement Plan Committee. Next, the report presents the results of: (1) a literature review; (2) a study of science education at colleges in New York and New Jersey; (3) a faculty survey focusing on their characteristics, background, and attitudes toward science and math requirements and electives, laboratory components for courses, minority student needs, and curriculum needs and objectives; and (4) a student survey investigating personal and academic characteristics, and attitudes and preferences regarding math, science, and computer science courses. Finally, a science improvement plan is presented. Appendices include the questionnaires and marginal frequency responses. (HB)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Foreign Students, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Minority Institutions Science Improvement Program.
Authoring Institution: Hudson County Community Coll., Jersey City, NJ.