ERIC Number: ED292516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Current Student Assessment of Goal Achievement and Academic and Student Support Services [with a] Subpopulation Analysis by Race and Program. Institutional Research Reports #37 and #37A.
In spring 1986, a study was conducted at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) to determine to what extent students had achieved or were achieving their goals concerning transfer, career preparation, basic skills, self-concept, economic betterment, communication skills, personal growth, commitment to lifelong learning, and/or interpersonal skills. Survey instruments were completed in randomly selected classes by 1,368 CCP students. Study findings included the following: (1) 77.3% of the sophomore respondents and 63.3% of the freshmen respondents planned to earn a CCP degree; (2) 71.4% of the freshmen and 65.1% of the sophomores planned to transfer to another college immediately after leaving CCP; (3) the goals ranked most important by freshmen were "develop career goals,""discover jobs,""transfer courses," and "prepare for a new job," while sophomores ranked "prepare for continued growth after college" highest, followed by "prepare for a new job,""discover jobs," and "develop career goals"; (4) sophomores reported greater gains toward goal achievement than freshmen in 18 of the 23 goal areas studied; and (5) the goals on which freshmen reported greatest progress were "transfer courses,""communication skills," and "develop interpersonal skills," while the sophomores reported greatest progress in "transfer courses,""meet new, interesting people," and "communication skills." An analysis of research findings by race and program of study is attached. (UCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.
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