ERIC Number: ED348123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of Former Architectural Students, 1981-1990. Volume XX, No. 5.
Yohanan, J.; Lucas, J. A.
In fall 1991, a follow-up study was conducted of the former Architectural Technology students at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), in Palatine, Illinois, as a partial evaluation of the effectiveness and need for the program. Surveys were mailed to 91 former WRHC students who had left the college between 1981 and 1990 after passing at least four architectural technology courses. Survey findings, based on a 68% response rate (n=62), included the following: (1) 67.7% of respondents were employed full-time, with 62% of those employed in fields related to Architectural Technology; (2) 53% of those employed full-time worked within the WRHC district, and an additional 26% worked in the surrounding suburbs; (3) the mean salary for full-time employees was $26,500; (4) Architectural Technology students had more difficulty transferring than other career alumni, with 61% versus 74% of courses successfully transferring; (5) respondents rated WRHC's math, psychology, and specific architectural technology courses as most beneficial to them; and (6) 41% of respondents had not taken any additional college courses since leaving WRHC, 41% had taken additional courses without having attained a bachelor's degree as yet, and 15% had attained a bachelor's degree. Detailed results and the survey instrument are included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Architectural Education, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Job Skills, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Technical Education, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.