ERIC Number: ED319306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb-20
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of University of Central Texas Student Opinions Concerning Academic and Service Programs.
Dixon, Terry P.
As part of a larger campus-wide study, a student survey was developed to assess student perceptions of programs and services at the University of Central Texas (UCT) in Killeen. The survey focused on: (1) student financial needs, (2) student perceptions of academic and service programs, (3) student attitudes towards programs and services, and (4) the educational quality of student "out of class" activities. Surveys were obtained from 176 students. Findings are reported in terms of descriptive data, sex, age range, level of education, source, educational plans, financial support/financial costs, composite grades, instruction and curriculum, facilities related to instruction, administration, and UCT activities. Physical facilities were the area in which students were the most displeased. Students also desired more information prior to attending the University and improved procedures for registration and applying for financial aid. Eleven recommendations were developed which include the following: increase the focus of future marketing toward female students, develop greater congruence between syllabi and instruction, and increase efforts to improve the physical condition of the classrooms. Contains 13 references. Appendixes include sources of assessment instruments, the full UCT student survey, and written comments of students on the survey. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Central Texas Univ., Killeen.