ERIC Number: ED467334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
National Adult Student Priorities Report, 2002.
USA Group Noel-Levitz, Iowa City, IA.
This report describes the third annual National Adult Student Priorities Study (ASPS), an attempt to determine the areas of highest importance to students aged 25 and older. The 2002 ASPS represents data from 78 colleges and universities representing four-year public, four-year private, and two-year community, junior, and technical institutions. The adult student population in the national sample included 18,704 students. The ASPS consists of 50 items, each of which is expressed as a statement of expectation. Students rate the importance they assign to the expectation and the level of satisfaction that the expectation is being met. The scales of the ASPS are: (1) Academic Advising Effectiveness; (2) Academic Services; (3) Admissions and Financial Aid Effectiveness; (4) Campus Climate; (5) Instructional Effectiveness; (6) Registration Effectiveness; (7) Safety and Security; and (8) Service Excellence. A performance gap score is calculated by subtracting the satisfaction score from the importance score. A large performance gap score indicates that the institution is not meeting the expectation. A table presents mean findings from the ASPS for all institutions in the survey. Reasons for using the ASPS are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Adult Students, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Needs Assessment, Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Student Financial Aid, Surveys
For full text: http://www.noellevitz.com/pdfs/2002_ASPS_Report.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: USA Group Noel-Levitz, Iowa City, IA.