ERIC Number: ED324057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Student & Employer Follow-Up Studies for 1988-89.
In 1990, a follow-up study was conducted of former students of Lane Community College (LCC) and their employers. The survey targeted three groups of former LCC students: all 1988-89 graduates who earned degrees or certificates, all no-formal-award leavers with 70 or more credits, and all early leavers who had earned less than 70 credits while attending LCC. The data were classified by whether the respondent was a declared vocational major or a lower division transfer student. For the student survey, 289 usable questionnaires were returned for a response rate of 68.2%. The employer section of the survey was sent to all supervisors of those student respondents who agreed to have their employers surveyed, and 91 completed surveys were returned. Major findings of the surveys included the following: (1) a majority of the no-formal-award leavers and lower division transfer students were attending a four-year institution full or part time; (2) over 75% of the graduates and 60% of the no-formal-award leavers and early leavers were employed full or part time; (3) graduates were more likely than no-formal-award leavers and early leavers to be employed in fields related to their LCC training; (4) 78.5% of the graduates agreed "very much" with the statement that they had accomplished their goals at LCC; (5) average employer ratings of employees' personal skills were very high; and (6) employers rated specific vocational skills and general technical skills lower than personal skills. Detailed data tables and graphs, and the two survey instruments are included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Job Placement, Job Skills, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Personnel Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.