ERIC Number: ED474193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
University Center Surveys, Spring 2001. Report.
Gribbons, Barry C; Meuschke, Daylene M; Dixon, P. Scott
The office of Institutional Development and Technology at the Santa Clarita Community College District, California, conducted surveys of Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) Residents and Santa Clarita Valley business executives during the Spring 2001 semester to assess the advanced training and degree program needs for the proposed University Center. Surveys were sent to business executives and area residents randomly selected from mailing lists. Out of 2,000 surveys distributed, 125 were returned, for a response rate of 3% from business executives and 9% from community residents. More than 85% of businesses responding indicated that College of the Canyon's (COC) center will benefit the SCV, while 88% indicated the center would benefit their businesses. Only 4% of community resident respondents indicated they were not interested in pursuing educational programs through the university center, while 100% of business executives indicated an interest in these programs. The top five necessary programs identified by community members were: (1) data communications; (2) accounting; (3) broadband networking; (4) computer science applications; and (5) screenwriting and real estate. Business executives identified these top five program needs: (1) accounting; (2) marketing; (3) human resources; (4) business--general; and (5) electrical engineering. Survey instruments appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.