ERIC Number: ED344019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Systematic Assessment of Leavers. Phase II. Final Report, 91-1045.
Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.
As the second phase of a three-phase study of why students leave Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and why others remain, this research focuses on three questions: (1) what were the reasons for discontinuing studies at MATC? (2) what were the overall perceptions of the 269 leavers in 1989 regarding institutional and student services? and (3) were there any patterns of differences or similarities among responses of leaver groups regarding education plans, work patterns, and usage of institutional services? The study found that in 1989, child care, financial problems, and personal or family illness were the most important reasons for leaving. (In 1990, the importance patterns of these problems altered somewhat.) The study also found that the leavers had positive attitudes toward quality of instructors and instructors and toward student services. They also were heavier users of student services than other students. The study concluded that the barriers to education experienced by the students were not created by MATC and could not all be lifted by the school. The study recommended that the college should continue to provide a full range of student services and that these services should be monitored to ensure that their quality remains high. It also recommended that the employment of students leaving college should be studied. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.