ERIC Number: ED376895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Cumberland County College Orientation Course Survey.
Stolar, Steven M.
In an effort to determine whether OR 100, a college success orientation seminar offered at New Jersey's Cumberland County College (CCC), should be upgraded to a college-level course and whether OR 101, a one-unit orientation course, should be required of all students, CCC surveyed 288 two- and four-year institutions in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania regarding courses accepted as transfer credits and current offerings. Completed questionnaires were received from 86 institutions, 21 of which were two-year colleges and 56 of which were private institutions. Study results included the following: (1) 60% of the responding institutions indicated that they would not accept OR 100 in transfer, compared to 33% that would; (2) CCC orientation courses were considered transferable at approximately the same rate by two- and four-year colleges; (3) 37% of the institutions indicated that a freshman seminar or equivalent orientation was a requirement; and (4) similar to CCC practice, this course was offered by the student services department at 26% of the reporting institutions, while 76% of the time the course was offered for credit. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cumberland County Coll., Vineland, NJ. Office of Advisement.