ERIC Number: ED474848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Programs Student Survey, Fall 2002. Report.
Meuschke, Daylene M.; Gribbons, Barry C.
Each semester, the College of the Canyons (California) surveys all students enrolled in occupational courses. This information has three primary purposes: (1) the survey results are used in determining funding through the Vocational and Technical Education Act (VTEA); (2) beginning in fall 2000, the College expanded the survey to include students' educational goals, major, preferred class times, and satisfaction with the College for the purpose of informing program improvement efforts; and (3) the information is used in many of the reports required by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, as well as other state and federal agencies. Of the 355 class sections surveyed, completed questionnaires were received from 273 sections, a response rate of 77%. Overall, student satisfaction was high. Students rated their satisfaction with services provided by the following areas as "satisfied" or "very satisfied": facilities (72%), course offerings (70%), instructional equipment (64%), student support and assistance (62%), and class availability (48%). The top 5 major programs of study were business management (308), child development (239), nursing (224), fire science (140), and administration of justice (121). Fall 2001 was the first semester that the survey included household income and number of persons in household. Using the U.S. Census, 19% of the 3,060 respondents met the poverty threshold. Appended are the survey instrument, response frequencies, summary counts of responses, and open-ended responses. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.