ERIC Number: ED332766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May-10
Reference Count: N/A
Matriculation Student Survey, Spring, 1990.
Sierra Community Coll. District, Rocklin, CA. Office of Research and Institutional Planning.
Matriculation legislation, instituted in California in 1986, intended to develop a program of services to guarantee equitable access and success to all students who enroll in community colleges. In an effort to evaluate the success of its matriculation efforts, Sierra Community College (California) conducted a survey of 1,044 students in 1990. The questionnaire examined student satisfaction with admissions, orientation, assessment, counseling, advisement, and registration procedures and services. In addition, a series of questions focused on student goals, area of study, self-assessment of skills, perceived areas of needed assistance, demographics, employment status, and units attempted. For comparative purposes, the study sample was divided into groups of students who participated in all matriculation activities, those who participated in some activities, and those who did not participate in matriculation. Study findings included the following: (1) 94% of students participated in at least some matriculation activities, while 32% were fully matriculated; (2) generally, students felt matriculation services were meeting their intended goals; (3) satisfaction with the college and helpfulness of orientation materials received very good ratings; (4) students felt that orientation was not extremely effective in choosing classes; (5) counselor helpfulness received a rating of very good, and was rated highest by fully matriculated students; (6) more younger students and black students were fully matriculated; and (7) older students were more satisfied with the college. Recommendations, detailed data tables, and the survey instrument are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Counseling Services, Participant Satisfaction, School Orientation, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sierra Community Coll. District, Rocklin, CA. Office of Research and Institutional Planning.