ERIC Number: ED364289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Student Activities through Surveys of Harper Students and Employees. Volume XXI, No. 6.
Lucas, John A.; And Others
As part of the program review process at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) in Palatine, Illinois, surveys were administered to three groups of students and to all WRHC employees to provide a partial evaluation of student activities. The three samples of students surveyed included 100 Caucasian students, 100 minority students, and 100 disabled students. Response rates for these groups were 42%, 38%, and 44%, respectively. In addition, 502 administrators and staff, 206 full-time faculty, and 943 part-time faculty were surveyed, of whom 392, 122, and 435 responded for response rates of 78%, 59%, and 46%, respectively. Study findings included the following: (1) the services most used by students were reading the school newspaper and the student handbook, and utilizing the student lounges; (2) administrators, staff, and full-time faculty read the school paper, used physician services, and purchased discounted movie-tickets more frequently than students; (3) disabled students and full-time faculty rated short-term loans as very valuable, while all groups rated physician services and legal services as very valuable; (4) regarding attendance at student activity and cultural arts events, students were most likely to attend speakers on current events, celebrity speakers, and on-campus gallery art shows; (5) full-time faculty were more likely than any other groups surveyed to attend cultural and student activity events; and (6) about 50% of faculty believe only half or less of learning occurs in the classroom. Tabulated responses and the survey instruments are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Activities, Employee Attitudes, Extracurricular Activities, Mass Media Use, School Activities, School Newspapers, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.