ERIC Number: ED397897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of Students in the Institute for Supervisory and Management Development. Volume XXIV, Number 3.
Lucas, John A.; Soto, Linda
In spring 1995, a study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) in Illinois to determine the characteristics and perceptions of students enrolled in WRHC's Institute for Supervisory and Management Development from fall 1993 through spring 1995. Surveys were completed by 27 currently enrolled estimated for this study used K. S. Cameron's (1978, 1986) nine dimensions of on their characteristics, educational objectives, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Institute. Study findings included the following: (1) 63% of the students were female, 36% had a bachelor's degree or higher, and their average age was 41; (2) unlike WRHC's other programs, 47% of the Institute's students came from outside the college's district; (3) 82% were employed in the service industry, while the median number of employees in respondents' place of work was 160; (4) with respect to their motivations in attending the Institute, 74.6% cited a desire to learn something new and 52.6% cited career advancement; (5) 33.6% rated the quality of instruction as excellent, 52.8% as very good, and only 13.6% as adequate; and (6) 80% cited the Institute's convenience as a major advantage, 56% the selection of offerings, 51% its low cost, and another 51% the high quality of instruction. The survey instrument is appended. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.