ERIC Number: ED377929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Education Student Survey 1993. San Diego Community College District.
San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.
The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) conducted a survey in spring 1993 to assess the satisfaction of continuing education students with instruction and support services at the districts Continuing Education Centers. The survey was administered in-class to a 10% sample of continuing education students. Over 3,300 surveys were distributed, and 2,576 students completed a survey. Study findings included the following: (1) 35.5% of the respondents were Caucasian, 30.8% were Latino, 15.7% were Asian, and 7.8% were African American; 59.7% were female; and 55.5% were between the ages of 21 and 40; (2) 44.7% were enrolled in a vocational program, 27.7% in the English-as-a-Second-Language Program, 9.2% in the high school diploma program, 7.6% in the Adult Basic Education program, and 10.9% were in other programs; (3) the most frequently cited reasons for enrolling were personal interest, to learn a new job skill, convenient location, to obtain a certificate, and to improve present job skills; (4) almost 80% of the students rated instruction as "excellent" or "above average," with 87% highly praising instructor skill levels and 90.1% rating the programs as meeting the needs of the community; (5) 80.9% felt that the classes had improved their quality of life; and (6) although most respondents indicated that they had never met with a continuing education counselor to discuss educational goals or course selection or their progress in the classroom, a majority of those that utilized these services found them to be useful. Extensive data tables and graphs and the survey instrument are included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.