ERIC Number: ED471535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Engaging Community Colleges: A First Look. Community College Survey of Student Engagement 2002 Findings.
Texas Univ., Austin. Community Coll. Leadership Program.
This Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) report argues that educationally effective institutions channel student energy toward the right activities, and that a key factor for student learning is the quality of effort students devote to educationally purposeful activities. The statistics offered herein state that 15% of first-year community college students never reported participating in college sponsored activities, while 20% of second-year students reported the same. Full-time community college students reported spending more than 11 hours per week preparing for class, while only 11% of part-time students reported the same. About 49% of first-year college students never talked with a faculty member about readings outside of class, according to the paper. Thirty-six percent of first-year and 21% of second-year students never made a class presentation. This paper also explains the procedures CCSSE uses for conducting surveys at colleges that engage their services, including merging college-tailored letters, administering and scoring of surveys, and creating data files and reports. Includes a list of pilot study participants and a cost-of-services chart. (NB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Student Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.ccsse.org/publications/report.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Community Coll. Leadership Program.
Note: Additional support also provided by the MetLife Foundation.