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ERIC Number: ED239666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-2
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
College of the Siskiyous Comprehensive Institutional Evaluation System. Management Report.
Schumacher, Eugene; Peterson, Gary
This special project, a fifth year review of an institution under current accrediting commission policy, was undertaken at College of the Siskiyous (COS). Its purpose was to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the institution and its programs and services through surveys of community residents, staff members, and former and current students. A telephone survey of 500 randomly selected households, conducted to assess the educational needs of the district, revealed that residents were aware of COS, felt that providing education and training to help people get jobs was the most important college function, and rated COS highest in providing transfer education. Interviews conducted with 62 former COS transfer students at their four-year institution found favorable evaluations of COS's size, location, atmosphere, and transition opportunity, and criticism of the preparation provided in writing and library-utilization techniques. Telephone interviews were also conducted with 80 former vocational students, revealing that over 90% of this group had no trouble in finding employment and that almost all felt adequately prepared by their COS program. The 600 day students who were surveyed in class to determine their perceptions of their instructors and courses rated faculty highest on homework and field trip relevance, and knowledge of and enthusiasm for their subject, and lowest on lecture clarity, class organization, and use of audio-visual material. Most of the COS staff surveyed felt they had good relationships with their colleagues and that teaching was COS's most important task. The survey isntruments are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of California Community Coll. Administrators.