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ERIC Number: ED401928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
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Survey of Students Enrolled in Kent State University's SLIS Program, Spring 1996.
Daugherty, Patrick
This study analyzed the results of a questionnaire distributed to all students enrolled at the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science (Ohio) at its main campus in Kent and its extension in Columbus during the spring semester of 1996. The purpose of the survey was to identify the school's strengths and weaknesses by measuring students' extent of agreement with a series of statements. The study achieved a 54.1% response rate, with 226 out of 417 surveys returned. The responding students have pride as future librarians and appreciation for the work of the faculty; they value the practicum experience, the timely reception of admission materials, and feel strongly that the degree requirements are stated clearly. Respondents showed the least agreement on items concerning the following areas: the number of electives currently being offered, preparation for job interviews, opportunity for student input, and the number of classes offered on Saturdays. The present survey matches a previous survey's highest and lowest mean scores. In comparing the two studies, the mean scores of 34 of the 42 previously asked questions have increased, indicating that students have somewhat more positive feelings towards the program than they did previously. Appendices include the cover letter, questionnaire, and mean scores of both the 1996 and 1989 surveys. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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