ERIC Number: ED377932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Student Perceptions of San Diego Community College District Educational Services, '93 Survey.
San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.
During spring 1993, a student survey was administered to gather data required to fulfill district, college, and continuing education information needs regarding student perceptions of the San Diego Community College District's (SDCCD's) educational services. Students in a random sample of classes were surveyed to reach a 10% sample of the student population at each campus. Of the respondents, 49.9% were under 25; 52.9% were women; and 49% were Caucasian, 14.6% Latino, 14.4% African American, 10.4% Asian, and 1.5% American Indian. Survey findings included the following: (1) the top four reasons for attending SDCCD were convenient location, transfer, personal interest, and convenient class times; (2) students were aware of most student support services mentioned in the survey with the recognition index ranging from 59.4% for the transfer center to 96.4% for the library; (3) African-American students were more likely to recognize and be satisfied with support services; (4) a higher proportion of Asian students used support services but Asian students were least satisfied with the services rendered; (5) 84% of the respondents rated admissions as helpful or very helpful; (6) 74% said that orientation provided useful information about services; (7) 81% indicated they were placed in the correct level of English class, and 77.8% said they were placed correctly in math; (8) counseling/advisement received somewhat lower ratings than other services; (9) over 80% of the students felt that the education they received at SDCCD contributed to their ability to present ideas and information clearly and to understanding their abilities and interests. The survey instrument is included. (KP)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Minority Groups, Multicampus Districts, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, School Orientation, School Surveys, Screening Tests, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.