ERIC Number: ED403842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Best and the Worst College Seniors' Experiences with Academics and Services. Research Report #10-96.
Noldon, Denise F.; And Others
Survey responses of seniors (N=63) at a large Eastern university on a questionnaire of their satisfaction with academic and student services were evaluated. Faculty interaction was most commonly reported as the best experience students had at the university, and often included mention of specific faculty and specific courses. The importance of positive interaction with faculty was particularly evident for women. Overall, more than half of the responses given related to student interaction with faculty. Bad experiences related to faculty, advising, courses/classes, and teaching assistants. Positive experiences with services tended to vary by gender: men identified automated registration, computer services, and athletics, while women identified academic-related services, counseling, and health services. Both genders identified parking and dining services as their worst experiences with services. Results suggest that students would like more interaction with faculty, a more supportive academic environment, and better delivery of campus services. Five tables of data are included. (Contains 15 references.) (JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.