ERIC Number: ED392492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Supervisors of April 1995 Graduates.
Monson, Kyle C.
In conjunction with a follow-up study of April 1995 graduates, the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) conducted a survey of the graduates' supervisors to evaluate the effectiveness of the CCAF programs and services. Supervisors of a random sample of 1,127 graduates were surveyed during June and July of 1995 requesting information on their characteristics, as well as an appraisal of their recent CCAF graduate. Study findings, based on a 24.4% response rate, included the following: (1) 66.5% of the responding supervisors were enlisted personnel and 10.2% were female; (2) 74.5% of the respondents held a college degree at the associate level or above; (3) compared to other airmen, 71.3% of the supervisors felt that CCAF graduates were much or somewhat better regarding their knowledge of the career field, while 71.7% rated them better in technical competence; (4) 74.5% reported that CCAF graduates performed better without supervision than other airmen, while 74.9% felt that they were better at solving problems; (5) 79.6% of the supervisors believed that increased educational attainment by enlisted personnel contributes to Air Force readiness; (6) 84.7% of the supervisors believed that special work schedules should be arranged to enable subordinates to attend college classes while pursuing a CCAF degree; and (7) 68.8% of the supervisors believed that CCAF graduates produced more work than peers without degrees. Responses to open-ended questions are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL.