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ERIC Number: ED361575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
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The Evening Student Survey.
McCormick, Cynthia
A study was conducted to determine adult learners' perceptions of their undergraduate evening programs and, at the same time, provide those same adult learners with an active learning research experience. Fifty-item questionnaires focusing on class scheduling, student characteristics and activity participation, quality of services offered, and ways of improving existing programs were completed by 889 of 1,379 adults (a 64% response rate) attending evening classes at Armstrong State College (Georgia). The responding students participated in both designing the survey and analyzing its findings. Most (88.9%) students agreed that more variety in class offerings is needed, and 53.1% rated quality of instruction in their programs as excellent. Most (85.3%) respondents expressed a need for more lighting and security on campus in the evening. Only 11.2% of the students knew their student government representative's name; however, 44.1% felt a representative specifically for evening students is needed. Most students (58.5%) had enrolled in evening school with a baccalaureate degree as their ultimate goal; 22.0% enrolled to get an associate degree. The survey was positively received by school administrators, and several curriculum changes and the creation of the new position of director of adult learning were direct results of the survey . (The survey instrument is appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (Atlanta, GA, March 1993). Broken type.