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ERIC Number: ED454898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
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North Valley/South Valley Survey--Perceptions of Utah Valley State College and the Need for a Branch Campus.
Jacobs, Bart R.
Utah Valley Community College became Utah Valley State College (UVSC) in 1993, due to the increasing need for a four-year, degree-granting institution in Utah County. UVSC now offers 21 four-year programs, and enrollment has been growing at an average rate of 8% per year since 1986. There were 20,946 students enrolled for fall term 2000, and 30,000 students are projected for the year 2006. In order to further examine the educational needs of Utah County and to identify where a satellite campus would best be located, UVSC conducted a survey. There were 502 respondents, and findings include: (1) 25% of respondents reported that had not recently heard or read anything about the college; (2) 19% said that UVSC had good programs and classes, and 16% said it was a good school in general; (3) 11% suggested the college offer more degrees, programs, and classes; (4) 80% of Utah County residents were in favor of increased funding for UVSC; (5) Utah County residents in high-income groups with high education levels strongly supported building a new campus/facilities and were in favor of adding more degree programs to the curriculum; (6) UVSC must address issues of traffic, parking, raising faculty salaries, and decreasing the numbers of adjunct faculty in order to increase faculty standards. Appended are the North Valley/South Valley Survey and 50 statistical tables of responses to each question on the Survey. (Contains 13 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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