ERIC Number: ED302287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Options and Opportunities: A Study of Orientation for Monroe Community College.
Swain, Rita; Degus, Richard
A study was conducted at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, New York, to assess the need for and define the objectives of an expanded orientation program, to determine the components of such a program and how these components would be integrated with other student development services, and to propose and design a program for future implementation. Data for the study were collected through 40 interviews with faculty, staff, and administrators from 27 departments; an off-campus orientation workshop involving 26 student affairs professionals; a survey of 1,025 MCC students; a pilot orientation program presented to 324 high school seniors; an evening orientation program for "2 + 2" transfer students and their parents; a review of the literature on orientation; and an analysis of programs at other institutions. The study found support for expansion of the college's orientation program among faculty and staff, a lack of awareness among many current students of existing orientation options, and support for the existing peer counseling program. Based on study findings, an orientation plan was developed which underscores institutional commitment to the program, outlines goals and objectives, proposes a design for orientation sessions and an orientation course, and considers organizational, staffing, and funding considerations. (AACZ)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, School Orientation, School Surveys, Student College Relationship, Student Development, Student Personnel Workers, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Student Affairs Division, Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monroe Community Coll., Rochester, NY.