ERIC Number: ED359466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Midwest College Placement Association: Centralized Placement Committee Survey.
The centralized placement committee is a group of college and university career center staff members who meet and share common interests and exchange ideas with colleagues. This study was conducted to collect information from 139 centralized placement members about their operations. Questionnaires completed by 75 committee members revealed that all respondents represented 4-year institutions and most were from public institutions. Student affairs was the reporting authority for the majority of respondents. Institutions varied in size from 780 students to more than 30,000 students. The extent to which responding facilities were computerized was greater than expected, with 77% of respondents reporting that they had main frame access and 53% reporting that they had a local area network. All respondents were involved in assessment to some degree. The educational level of directors varied by size of school. Generally, the greater the size, the greater the educational level of the director. The average number of workshops given per year ranged from 24 to 118. Main topics of workshops included resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Overall, the number of recruiters dropped by 940 between 1990-1991 and 1991-1992. The major portion of this report consists of 36 data tables. Data are organized collectively and grouped according to institutional size. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Midwest Coll. Placement Association.