ERIC Number: ED454893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Student College Experiences Survey, Spring 2001.
Serban, Andreea M.; Spaulding, Scott
The Student College Experience Survey of Santa Barbara City College (California) is intended to determine students' levels of satisfaction with various aspects of the college life, including environment, instruction, and services. The survey also aims at determining student characteristics not available from the data collected through the student information system, such as ownership and use of computers, e-mail and Internet access, participation in out-of-class activities, and preferences for course scheduling and location. More than 1,000 students replied to the survey--a 58% response rate. Report highlights include: (1) eighty percent of the respondents were employed, 56% at least 20 hours/week; (2) of the students who were employed, 46% reported that their job was not related to their major and 29% reported that it was related or somewhat related; (3) the majority of the students expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the quality of the instruction, relationships with faculty and faculty availability, course offerings, support services, and the learning environment at the college; (4) eighty-two percent of the respondents owned a computer (compared to 63% in 1997); and (5) computer ownership did not vary by gender but some variations did occur by age and ethnicity, with younger students owning a computer at higher rates than older students, and Filipino and Hispanic students owning a computer at lower rates than the other ethnic groups. Study questionnaire, including survey Forms 1, 2, and 3, is appended. (Contains 53 tables.) (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.