ERIC Number: ED454902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Johnson County Community College Service-Learning Student Survey, Spring 2000.
Weglarz, Shirley G.
This study of students and service learning at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overpark, Kansas, was part of an overall evaluation process of the service-learning program at the college. In the spring of 2000, surveys were mailed to 2,390 current and former students who had participated in a least one course of service learning (or in Las Pintas, an international service-learning project) beginning in year 1993-94. A total of 216 surveys were returned, of which 204 were usable. This represents a response rate of 8.5%. About 90% of respondents were satisfied with their service-learning experience and the relevance of their service-learning project to real life. A large majority also reported that they were satisfied with the benefit of their project to the community and were satisfied with how much they learned as a result of their project. Benefits reported by the students included: greater awareness of community needs, an appreciation of differences among people, awareness of an individual's impact on the community, empathy for others, and ability to relate to others. Appendices include tabled survey results, the questionnaire and cover letter used for the study, and a list of respondents' verbatim comments. Contains 19 figures. (LD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.