ERIC Number: ED300093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Combined Schedule, Fall 1987.
San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.
In fall 1987, a combined schedule of the classes offered by all colleges in the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) was mailed to continuing students as part of the mail-in registration process. A brief questionnaire was included with the registration packet, asking students for their opinions of the combined schedule and its influence on their course and college choices. Of the 11,106 students who registered by mail for the fall 1987 semester, 5,434 returned a completed questionnaire. Study findings included the following: (1) students found the new schedule to be convenient, commenting frequently that it eliminated the need to wait in line on campus and that they appreciated the greater number of class options made available to them; (2) only 2.5% had difficulty understanding the new schedule; (3) over one-third of the respondents indicated that they had looked at the course offerings of other SDCCD campuses; (4) 99% of the students who indicated that the combined schedule had influenced their choice of college campus were enrolled at more than one campus; and (5) over 90% of the respondents favored the continuation of the combined schedule. Student responses to open-ended questions are attached. (AYC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Influences, Information Dissemination, Multicampus Districts, School Publications, School Registration, School Schedules, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
San Diego Community College District, Office of Research and Planning, 3375 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108 (free while supplies last).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.