ERIC Number: ED269071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Articulation with Feeder High Schools and Local Employers.
As a first step in developing an articulation plan with feeder high schools, a College of the Sequoias (COS) task force developed and distributed a survey to all full-time faculty members to determine if individual faculty members were articulating with feeder high schools and local businesses, and if they would be willing to participate in an organized departmental effort for increasing communication with the high schools. Study findings, based on a 71% response rate (N=115), included the following: (1) 33% of the respondents had made visits to feeder high schools during the past year, with many attending specific events (e.g., plays or athletic events) or for personal reasons; (2) 30% had visitors from feeder high schools in their classrooms or had high school personnel communicate with them regarding curriculum; (3) 28% had contact with local businesses or industry to discuss curricular concerns; (4) the divisions with the largest number of faculty making visits were Physical Education and Administrative/Student Services, while the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering ranked highest in the number of faculty receiving visitors; and (5) 77% of the respondents expressed willingness to participate in organized departmental efforts to increase articulation. Responses by division and the survey instrument are included. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA. Office of Institutional Research.