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ERIC Number: ED271173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Off-Campus Site Evaluation.
Weeks, Ann A.
A study was conducted by Dutchess Community College to determine whether the lease for an off-campus center (the Blodgett House) should be renewed. The study involved three different approaches. First, a demographic analysis was performed on the service area from which this off-campus center drew its students. Second, a profile was drawn of the type of students who attended courses at the center. Third, a survey of current students was conducted to ascertain the importance of the off-campus center as opposed to the main campus and to determine whether the college was meeting the needs of attending students. Study findings included the following: (1) in the past 11 years, the population of the area served by Blodgett House increased 2.5 times faster than the total college service area; (2) there were 34,000 people between the ages of 24 and 29 in the service area; (3) in the past 2 years, course enrollment and the number of courses offered at Blodgett House doubled; (4) the typical Blodgett House student was an older, white, female who lived within 7 miles of the center, attended classes part-time, and worked; and (5) over 75% of the current students said they would not have taken their course on campus if it had been offered there. Based on study findings, it was recommended that larger, more suitable quarters be obtained. The survey instrument is included. (RO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dutchess Community Coll., Poughkeepsie, NY.