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ERIC Number: ED400496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-30
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Report on Service Needs of Evening Students at Wichita State University.
Schuh, John H.
The greatest impediment to the provision of adequate and appropriate campus services for commuter students is their diversity. It is important to identify the needs of commuting students since they may have little interest in traditional campus programs and services. Though they are an extremely diverse population, nontraditional commuting students tend to be independent, older, and part-time. This study evaluated the administrative support and advising needs of 295 students enrolled in Wichita State University evening classes during the 1996 Spring semester. Students were asked if they used certain services at least once a semester at night, and if not, if they would like to use those services at night. Questionnaires were completed through telephone surveys; a sample of the script question is included and six tables illustrate student responses. The results indicate that only a few services were used at night, but students would have liked to use many more. Ironically, many of the services that students indicated they would like to use were already available during selected evening hours throughout the semester. The outcome of the study suggests that literature should be distributed to evening students to increase their awareness of the availability of existing evening campus programs. (LSR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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