ERIC Number: ED304179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Student Development Services Program Evaluation.
Patrick Henry Community College's (PHCC's) program of student development services consists of the career development center, financial aid, nontraditional education, student activities, counseling, testing and placement, admissions, and the office of the registrar. In order to assess the effectiveness of the program, it was first necessary to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each component and then to look for similarities to assess the program as a whole. The program components were evaluated in terms of their purposes, activities, and outcomes. In addition, students were surveyed to determine their attitudes toward, use of, and satisfaction with PHCC's student development programs and activities. Finally, interviews were conducted with key program administrators to determine their perceptions of needs and problems. Selected findings included the following: (1) the career development center needed additional funding, closer relations with faculty, and new marketing techniques; (2) the financial aid office needed larger, better planned facilities, additional staffing, and more sophisticated computer resources; (3) a primary concern of the nontraditional studies center was ongoing funding; (4) the major problems facing the student activities program were that most students did not participate in the activities and many knew nothing about them; and (5) to improve the program as a whole, methods were needed to inform students about available programs and to involve faculty and administrators in these activities. Appendixes (the bulk of the document) provide the survey instruments and results. (AJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Admission (School), Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, Educational Testing, Extracurricular Activities, Nontraditional Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Registrars (School), School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Student Development, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Patrick Henry Community Coll., Martinsville, VA.