ERIC Number: ED314984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Results of 1989 Study at the University of Tennessee: Concerns of College of Education Graduate Students.
Roney, Robert K.
A survey of University of Tennessee College of Education graduate students (N=353) examined their attitudes toward faculty, curriculum, personal satisfaction, facilities, and administration. Students in all seven departmental groups rated faculty as most satisfactory and administration as least satisfactory. One administration item was rated positively (registration); financial aid items were rated least favorably among administration items. Comparison of doctoral with MS/EdS students found few differences. Highest rated items were advisor's knowledge, knowledge of other departmental faculty, advisor's helpfulness, instruction by advisor, and advisor's availability. Other findings included acceptability on most curriculum items and a high degree of personal satisfaction. Parking was rated the most negatively on the entire survey. Findings were also evaluated in terms of demographic groups including gender, race, graduate assistant status, age, type of doctoral program, and full-time/part-time status. Among the demographic findings, there was significantly more overall agreement between males and females than between blacks and whites. The survey is appended. (DB)
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