ERIC Number: ED453895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Current Student Survey, Anchorage Campus, Spring 1996.
Kaul, Gitanjali; Dargan-Steed, Ophelia; Narayanan, Devi; Haddock, Karen; Sprague, Jennifer
This paper presents the findings of the University of Alaska Anchorage's (UAA) 1996 survey of student needs. The objectives of the survey were to gain insight into the students' goals and motivations, and to measure students' needs and satisfaction as part of institutional accountability. The survey is intended to be used as a guide to improvement, planning and budgeting decisions, revitalization of campus services, creation of a profile for at-risk students, and communication with the larger community regarding UAA's status. This survey covers only the UAA Main Campus, and was conducted using a random sample of enrolled students. The report includes 40 tables and three distinct parts. Part 1 addresses students' higher education goals and perceptions about how the university can assist them in reaching those goals. Part 2 focuses on students' evaluation of preferences for UAA facilities and services. Part 3 strives to build a profile of UAA at-risk students. The Office of Institutional Research used the survey data in an effort to link information regarding students' reasons for enrolling at UAA with the practical application of academic planning at UAA. Currently, 50% of students enrolled at UAA are there to take courses for self-improvement. The proportion of degree-seeking students has, however, been increasing since 1990. This increase has important implications for academic policy issues. (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage. Office of Institutional Planning, Research, and Assessment.