ERIC Number: ED276479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul-28
Reference Count: 0
TNCC Student Opinion Survey.
McLean, Charles E.
In May 1986, a survey was conducted at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) to gauge student perceptions of instruction, support services, scheduling, registration, advising, and general atmosphere at the college. Questionnaires were administered in class to students in 28 randomly selected courses. Study findings included the following: (1) overall, instruction received the highest ratings of any area studied, with over 90% of the respondents agreeing that the instructors were caring, effective, and knowledgeable, and that their classes were valuable, comprehensive, and interesting; (2) respondents were highly critical of student activities, with about 33% indicating that there were not enough activities and that the programs were not very good; (3) students were generally pleased with the variety of course offerings, and most felt that faculty and counselors were readily available for advising; and (4) students' general impressions of the college were favorable, with 93% indicating they would recommend TNCC to friends and relatives, and 90% saying they had pride in attending TNCC. Study findings pointed to needs for improved communication in several critical areas, more student activities, improved cafeteria service, child care, and more responsive scheduling. Student responses to survey items are included. (EJV)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Ancillary School Services, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Programs, Community Colleges, Counselors, Extracurricular Activities, Participant Satisfaction, Scheduling, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas Nelson Community Coll., Hampton, VA. Office of Institutional Research.