ERIC Number: ED454927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
College of the Canyons International Students Program Student Questionnaire, Fall 2000.
Gribbons, Barry C.; Dixon, P. Scott
In order to assess the services of the International Students Program (ISP), the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita (California) surveyed its international student population. The survey instrument included Likert-scale items as well as open-ended questions. Questionnaires were mailed to the homes of 130 ISP students, and 37 surveys were returned for a response rate of 28.5 percent. Findings included: (1) respondents were most positive with respect to the benefits of personal counseling (82%) and academic counseling (79%) provided by the ISP; (2) respondents rated the general services of ISP highly (78%) and stated that they were generally satisfied with the college (72%); (3) respondents felt most negative about housing assistance services and personal development courses; and (4) respondents felt transportation services were less than satisfactory and that ISP needed to do more to support their integration into American society. Based on the results of this survey, it is recommended that ISP increase socialization and networking activities. Contains the survey instrument, response rates for closed-ended questions, and responses to open-ended questions. (LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.