ERIC Number: ED260761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Student Evaluation of the Milwaukee Area Technical College 1985 Weekend College.
Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI. Dept. of Research, Planning, and Development.
In February 1985, 41 classes were offered on Friday evenings and Saturdays to test the Weekend College concept at Milwaukee Area Technical College's West Campus. A sample of students from the West Campus Weekend College was surveyed in April 1985 to obtain an evaluation of the program and a profile of the students attending. Surveys completed by 55% of the students enrolled during the second semester of 1984-85 (N=309) and comparisons with similar data on day and evening students in 1984 yielded the following results: (1) 72% of the Weekend College participants were women, compared with 51% of the total district population; (2) median age for the Weekend College students was 31 years, while the median age for day students was 24.4 years and for evening students was 29.8 years; (3) 7.8% of the students attending Weekend College were black, while blacks made up 21.7% of the day enrollments and 10% of the evening enrollments; (4) 49.7% of the respondents attended no other classes; (5) business was the major area of study for 33% of the respondents; (6) "the manner in which I have been treated by MATC instructors" received the highest mean rating, while "the availability of parking" received the lowest mean rating. The study findings suggested that the Weekend College was a successful operation. The survey instrument is appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI. Dept. of Research, Planning, and Development.