ERIC Number: ED257518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Crossover: A Report on the Relationship between Continuing Education and Regular Course Work at Gainesville Junior College. Report #1.
This report presents results of an investigation of transcripts of Gainesville Junior College students conducted to examine course-taking patterns with respect to the relationship between continuing education and regular college course work. First, data are presented on the number of students (N=8,900) who had taken Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses between the winter quarter of 1977 and 1982-83, and the number of courses they had taken (i.e., an average of 2.2 courses per student). Next, information is provided on the 386 students who had taken CEU course work and had also registered as regular students between 1980-81 and spring 1983. This information includes the number of courses taken by major. Next, a breakdown of the numbers of students taking CEU and regular course work is provided within two categories: Group I (168 students) who had first enrolled in CEU credit work before or at the same time they first enrolled in regular course work; and group II (218 students) who had first been regular students and later had taken CEU course work. Highlights of the study are then provided, indicating that: (1) among those students first taking CEU credits between fall, 1981 and summer, 1982, group I students attempted only 8.08 hours of regular course work per student, compared to 55.2 regular credit hours for group II students; (2) the majors attracting the most students were Business Administration (84), pre-nursing (38), and Early Childhood Education (36); and (3) group I students tended to be older, white, and female, and to perform creditably in their regular courses. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gainesville Junior Coll., GA.