ERIC Number: ED354945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Community Survey, Fall 1989.
College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA.
In November 1989, the College of the Canyons (CC) in Valencia, California, conducted a community survey of Santa Clarita Valley to determine residents' satisfaction with CC; use of CC services and facilities; perceptions of the value and performance of CC in six functional areas; perceptions of the quality of education; attitudes about fees, the enrollment process, prospective enrollment, facilities and events; and sources of information about the college. The survey was completed by 564 residents of the valley, representing a cross-section of households served by the college district. Major study findings included the following: (1) 96% of the respondents either agreed or strongly agreed with statements that the college is an attractive place, conveniently located, and a place that they would encourage their family and friends to attend; (2) over 50% of the respondents had already enrolled in either a credit or non-credit course at the college, 50% reported using CC services and facilities, and 51% had attended campus events; (3) over 90% of the respondents believed that the transfer function, the vocational/technical function, and the remedial/developmental function are "very important," and approximately 90% of the respondents indicated that the college is doing a "good" or "excellent" job in performing these three functions; (4) respondents gave CC's instructional program the highest rating of any local community college; (5) 90% of the respondents thought that student fees were reasonable and that it was easy to enroll at CC; and (6) the principal source of information about the college was material that the respondents received in the mail. Data tables and the survey instrument are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA.