ERIC Number: ED417637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Students in Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center Judge the Inaugural Year of the Evening Program.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
This report summarizes results of a survey of students in the recently-initiated part-time evening program of Nova Southeastern University (Florida) law school. Respondents included all 54 evening program students enrolled in spring 1997. Results indicate that about half the students hold a job that is either highly or moderately related to their academic program. Location and convenience were the two most frequently cited reasons for choosing the program. Students were generally satisfied with their experiences during the law school's first year with an evening program. Respondents identified a few areas of concern related to either recruitment or academic purposes. Less than 15 percent reported selecting the law school for its academic reputation. The process of assigning students to advisors and the quality of advising seemed to be problematic for this population. The report is in narrative form; tables summarizing data, and the questionnaire are appended. (Contains four references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Standards, College Administration, College Choice, Curriculum Design, Employment Patterns, Evening Programs, Geographic Location, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Law Schools, Law Students, Legal Education (Professions), Part Time Students, Professional Education, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Reputation, Student Attitudes, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.