ERIC Number: ED257531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-1
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of a New Off-Campus Location.
Cosgrove, John J.
A study was conducted at St. Louis Community College (SLCC) to obtain students' opinions of the Clarkson Education Center (CEC), a new off-campus educational center opened in summer, 1984. The study sought information on the students enrolled at CEC and how they differed from the SLCC student body as a whole; students' views of the quality of instruction at CEC and courses that should be offered at the center; the factors influencing student enrollment; students' future plans; and the types of students likely to re-enroll. Questionnaires were distributed in class to all students during the first three semesters of CEC operations (summer and fall, 1984 and spring, 1985). Study findings, based on responses from 1,080 students, included the following: (1) 63% of the respondents had completed some college prior to enrollment, 56% were employed full time, and 76% were enrolled in 3 hours of classes; (2) 53% of the CEC respondents had not previously attended a SLCC facility other than CEC; (3) 95% thought the quality of instruction at CEC was good (35%) or excellent (60%); (4) for 82% of the respondents the convenient location was a very important reason for attending CEC; (5) 45% attended to advance in their present career; (6) 16% of summer students and 47% and 43% respectively of fall and spring students planned to re-enroll the following semester; and (7) the additional courses that the respondents most wished to see at CEC were computer courses, business administration, and college algebra. The study includes a review of the literature. The survey instrument is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (Portland, OR, April 28-May 1, 1985).