ERIC Number: ED454926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Interest, Canyon Country College of the Canyons Site, January 2001.
Dixon, P. Scott; Gribbons, Barry C.
In the process of planning a new site to serve students in Canyon Country (California), the College of the Canyons (COC) in Santa Clarita surveyed students to assess their needs. Anonymous questionnaires were mailed to the homes of 1,000 randomly selected students who lived in Canyon Country and had attended COC in fall 2000 or spring 2001. Of the mailed surveys, 91 were undeliverable for various reasons, and 155 were completed and returned to the college, for a response rate of 17 percent. The questionnaires contained both open-ended and closed-ended questions. Major findings of the study included: (1) a majority (88%) of potential Canyon Country students indicated an interest in attending COC in fall 2001; (2) preferred courses included math, computers, English, and history; (3) preferred days and times of courses at the proposed site were similar to preferred days and times at the home campus, but some respondents indicated an interest in weekend courses; and (4) respondents indicated that matriculation services, counseling, tutoring, computer labs, and library service were important services that they would want to see at the site. Included is the survey instrument and response frequencies, as well as a complete list of courses of interest. (LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.