ERIC Number: ED474852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
College of the Canyons Syllabus Survey, Spring 2002. Report.
Meuschke, Daylene M.; Gribbons, Barry C.; Dixon, Scott P.
This study was conducted at College of the Canyons (COC), California, in spring 2002 by the Office of Institutional Development and Technology, along with Communications Studies instructor Victoria Leonard. Eighty-three class sections were surveyed to determine the degree to which students agreed or disagreed that their course syllabus clearly described the following: (1) course objectives; (2) assignments required; (3) attendance policy; (4) late assignment policy; (5) what is viewed as participation; (6) how participation will be calculated in course grade; (7) instructor's policy for make-up exams; (8) how to compute grade throughout the semester; (9) how the final grade will be computed; (10) instructor's policy regarding classroom behavior; and (11) instructor's policy regarding classroom honesty. Of the 83 class sections surveyed, 49 sections returned completed questionnaires, for a class response rate of 59%. More than 85% of respondents said that their syllabus clearly described course objectives, assignment requirements, and attendance policy. A total of 64% and 67%, respectively, said they could compute their grade throughout the semester and they knew how class participation would be calculated into the grade. Finally, 77% said important information was highlighted in the syllabus. Research instrument appended. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.