ERIC Number: ED295720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan-20
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of Former Graduates of the Electronic Program. Volume XVI, No. 7.
Mussell, Roger; Lucas, John A.
In summer 1987, a follow-up study of Electronic Program graduates was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to determine their current employment status, to solicit their evaluation of the program, and to identify potential alumni resources for the program. Surveys were mailed to 400 former students who had graduated from the program between 1969 and fall 1986. Study findings, based on a 35.5% response rate, included the following: (1) 91.5% of the graduates were employed full-time, with 90% working in a field at least somewhat related to electronics; (2) the mean full-time salary of the employed respondents was $30,500, which was higher than that of most WRHC career program alumni; (3) when asked to evaluate how frequently material they learned in particular WRHC courses was used on the job, respondents indicated that they occasionally used materials from all of their courses in their work; (4) on the average, graduates felt that they were well prepared by all their electronics courses; and (5) 25% of the respondents volunteered to serve as a resource person for current electronics students or provide some other type of service to the Electronic Program. Detailed study findings and the survey instrument are appended. (MDB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.