ERIC Number: ED247993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
Jefferson College Student Services Program Inventory.
A study was conducted at Jefferson College to elicit opinions from a variety of groups as to the importance and effectiveness of 24 student services functions. Questionnaires were administered to 13 administrators, 23 classified staff, 84 faculty, 90 students, and 19 student services staff, asking them to indicate which of the 24 student services functions were being performed at the college, the importance of each function, and how effectively it was being carried out. Study findings, based on responses from 100% of the administrators, 70% of the classified staff, 51% of the faculty, 43% of the students, and 95% of the student services staff, included the following: (1) student placement was considered the most important function and was seen as being carried out effectively; (2) transfer counseling was rated as second in importance, but only fifteenth in effectiveness; (3) financial aid and registration were seen to be important and effectively carried out; (4) academic advisement and career counseling were considered to be quite important, yet both were rated low in terms of their effectiveness; and (5) counseling and advisement areas in general were considered to be quite important and to need the greatest amount of improvement to raise their effectiveness ratings. The bulk of the report consists of a detailed breakdown of study findings by student services function, reporting responses by group, and offering comments. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Coll., Hillsboro, MO.