ERIC Number: ED362243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Hudson County Community College Mission Survey: Responses from College Community and from External Community. Special Report 92.07.
Oromaner, Mark; Fujita, Eleanor
Two surveys were conducted to assist in the development of a mission statement for Hudson County Community College (HCCC) in New Jersey. In December 1992, 547 members of the HCCC internal community, including all HCCC employees and a sample of students and recent graduates, received a questionnaire that asked them to indicate how important it was for HCCC to perform 33 possible activities. In January and February, 1993, 591 representatives from various segments of the external community were asked to respond to an identical survey. An overall response rate of 33% (n=367) was achieved. The 10 items that received a mean score of 4.0 or greater ("quite important" to "very important") were the following: offer programs designed to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation, provide planning and placement services for students, offer credit liberal arts and vocational education courses to assist student transfer, provide assistance to special needs students, provide greater access to education through financial aid and low tuition, develop a centralized campus, provide a comprehensive curriculum, and offer retraining programs. Both groups felt that English-as-a-Second Language, remedial, and developmental courses and student support services were important, though the college community rated them slightly higher than the external community. The survey instrument with statistical results and a list of other college activities suggested by the respondents are included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson County Community Coll., Jersey City, NJ. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.