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ERIC Number: ED259681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Planning, Establishing and Operating A Successful Off-Campus Center: The Role of Institutional Research. AIR 1985 Annual Forum Paper.
Nidiffer, Leone R.
The Office of Institutional Research's role in planning and operating an off-campus center for California State University (CSU), Hayward, is described. Although the center would promote enrollment of nontraditional students, the planning and operating decisions are applicable to other higher education activities. Needs assessment for the center was based on data on demographics and student migration within the CSU system, as well as student characteristics and enrollment patterns for Hayward campus. A mail survey of county residents identified perceived needs for an off-campus center and measured interest in degree programs and preferred types of scheduling and instructional formats. The survey allowed for the responses of two people to take into account different educational needs and opinions of individual household members. Respondents could indicate the major they would select for degree programs. Of 2,387 surveys returned, over 1,600 contained hand written comments, and 51 percent indicated they would definitely attend the center. Information is provided on: characteristics of interested respondents and students who actually enrolled, the task of projecting enrollments and selecting degree programs, enrollments at the center in the third year of operation, and majors offered. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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