ERIC Number: ED264813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-27
Reference Count: N/A
Studying the Impact of College on Students: Project Development and Recommendations for Conducting Research. An Action Research Project for Ohio Dominican College.
Sagaria, Mary Ann D.; And Others
The development of a graduate survey at Ohio Dominican College is described, and guidelines for implementing a graduate survey are provided. The survey assessed student characteristics, activities during college, endeavors after graduation, and attitudes, goals, and values. Project goals included: developing a graduate survey that could also be used for self-study for an accreditation review; evaluating whether the college is accomplishing its mission; and providing a management tool to evaluate the effectiveness of specific programs. In addition to forming a management subcommittee to organize the project, additional subcommittees that were established focused on the survey, communication, implementation, and drafting. Also considered are a needs assessment, the survey development process, and a pilot administration of the questionnaire. Guidelines for conducting a graduate study cover: sampling, survey mailing and followup procedures, project costs, and possible benefits from research. Information is included on estimated printing and mailing costs for small and large survey booklets, as well as possible uses of information derived from a graduate survey. Appendices include the management plan for conducting a survey and the survey questionnaire. (SW)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Planning, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Guidelines, Higher Education, Information Utilization, Material Development, Outcomes of Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Research Utilization, Sampling
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.