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ERIC Number: ED308790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Measuring Academic Outcomes...and Identifying What Influences Them. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Cousineau, John; Landon, Bruce
A study was conducted to measure the student outcomes of academic (university transfer) programs and identify the factors related to those outcomes. Six British Columbia (Canada) community colleges participated in the study by surveying 5,770 of their former students. The survey measured four student outcomes, and the analysis tested several factors (e.g., grade point averages, number of semesters attended, institution attended, involvement) for their potential effects on each outcome. The results reflect favorably on the quality of college academic programs, especially when controlled for the types of students served. The results confirmed much university-based research that student skill gain and satisfaction are affected positively by student involvement. The results also confirmed that comparative data, made possible by multi-college studies of this type, can help explain inter-college differences on student outcomes. Contains 12 references. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada