ERIC Number: ED375899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Current Student Survey. What's Good? What's Bad? Report of Findings.
Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH.
In fall 1993, a survey was conducted at Sinclair Community College (SCC), in Ohio, to determine currently enrolled students' perceptions regarding their experiences, evaluations of SCC, and educational goals. Questionnaires were distributed to 20,948 students in 155 classrooms, resulting in a 10% return rate (n=1,909). The demographic characteristics of the sample were very similar to those of the overall student population. Survey findings included the following: (1) with respect to SCC facilities, 20% of the respondents indicated that they had problems getting around on campus, another 20% found classrooms uncomfortable, and 10% did not think laboratories were well-equipped; (2) regarding instruction, 90% felt that instructors were knowledgeable, that coursework was challenging, and that there was a good variety of courses offered; (3) overall, 93% of all students survey agreed that Sinclair provides a quality education experience; (4) regarding students' educational goals, 70% intended to obtain an associate degree and 33.8% intended to transfer; (5) the most commonly cited potential benefits to their education at Sinclair were discovering the best career (22.6%), developing self-confidence (16.9%), developing individual initiative (10.8%), learning to write well (8.6%), strengthening math skills (8.0%), and learning to work with computers (7.6%); and (6) about 400 students shared suggestions concerning possible instructional changes, mostly concerning class scheduling and course availability. The survey instrument and student comments are included. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH.