ERIC Number: ED474565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Interim University Center Student Survey, Fall 2002. Report.
Gribbons, Barry C.; Meuschke, Daylene M.
Reports on results of the fall 2002 Interim University Center Student Survey for the College of the Canyons. All students enrolled in the Interim University Center were surveyed. The survey was designed to assess the degree to which the center has increased people's opportunities to continue their education. In addition, the information will be used to identify areas in which improvement is needed. Of the 39 class sections surveyed, completed questionnaires were returned from 10 sections (130 valid surveys), which resulted in a class response rate of 26%. Twenty-four class sections returned the surveys uncompleted due to various reasons. More than 91% of respondents indicated that the center has enabled them to continue their education, and 81% felt that the overall quality of the program in which they were enrolled was strong. Respondents identified the barriers to higher education that they experienced prior to attending classes at the center, including (1) institutional location; (2) work schedule; (3) childcare; and (4) other. Thirty-four respondents indicated there was a need for more variety of course offerings and an increase in the number of courses offered in their respective programs, as well as more advanced publication of schedules to allow students time for planning. Research instrument appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.