ERIC Number: ED448835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Austin Community College Eight-Week Course Feedback Survey: First Eight-Week Session, Fall 1998.
Austin Community Coll., TX.
Pre- and post-course surveys of faculty and students participating in 8-week format courses at Austin Community College (ACC) in fall 1998 yielded the following recommendations: (1) offer more 8-week classes at more locations and class times; (2) build in class meetings to compensate for any time lost to holidays; (3) piggy-back, in the first and second 8-week sessions, basic (prerequisite) courses with their advanced course counterpart and assign the same instructor for both courses where possible; (4) provide instructors choice and more "lead time" to prepare for teaching in this format; (5) share data with students to help them decide whether to select courses in this format; (6) conduct further study to determine specifically which courses are inappropriate for this format and determine whether modifications to curriculum might be indicated; and (7) vary class presentations--include student participation and hands-on learning activities and provide a comprehensive syllabus on the first class day. This study suggests that the 8-week format is appropriate for some students, some faculty, and some courses; perhaps success is determined by the mix. Includes 8-week course listings, student enrollment figures, grade distribution, survey questions, comments, and summary of results. Contains 26 tables. (PGS)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Community Colleges, Course Selection (Students), Evaluation Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Participant Satisfaction, Pretests Posttests, Program Evaluation, School Schedules, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://ww2.austin.cc.tx.us/oiepub/publications.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.