ERIC Number: ED374869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Community Perceptions of Hudson County Community College. Special Report 93.02.
In 1993, two surveys were conducted to determine community perceptions of Hudson County Community College (HCCC) in New Jersey. During January and February 1993, 591 questionnaires regarding HCCC's mission were sent to representatives of business and industry, education, government, community groups and agencies, health and human service organizations, law, insurance, and real estate. In summer 1993, a survey was conducted of the employers of 43 HCCC graduates who had previously given permission for their employers to be contacted. Employers were asked about their satisfaction with the graduates' preparation and their suggestions for strengthening HCCC's programs. Study findings, based on a 25% response rate from the community survey and a 79% response rate to the employer survey, included the following: (1) community respondents felt that the most important HCCC missions were to provide programs preparing students for employment; access through low tuition; programs for transfer into academic and occupation programs; access through financial aid; career planning and placement services; access through support for special needs students; general education in a comprehensive curriculum; career retraining for the unemployed or underemployed; and for the development of a centralized campus; (2) asked to comment about HCCC, community respondents mentioned the need for curricular expansion; English as a Second Language, transfer, and basic skills education; the need for public relations; recent positive leadership; general praise for services; and the importance of having a centralized campus and providing for parking, security, and transportation; and (3) 100% of the employer respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with the preparation of their HCCC-educated employees. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson County Community Coll., Jersey City, NJ. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.