ERIC Number: ED475092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Progress of 2001 Graduates of Community College of Philadelphia in Development of General Education Skills and Affective Attributes.
Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.
Summarizes findings from the annual survey of Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) graduates regarding their development of the general education skills and affective attributes outlined in the college mission (e.g., interpersonal growth, appreciation for diversity, etc.). The survey includes measures of mission effectiveness based on graduates' self-assessments of the progress they made regarding specific objectives while enrolled at the institution. One survey question asked students to reflect on their level of accomplishment with respect to the educational objectives they set for themselves at CCP. The survey results revealed that most graduates (81%) achieved their educational objectives in full. The survey then asked respondents to indicate their level of progress on 19 specific goals (e.g., improved oral communication skills, scientific reasoning abilities, and self-confidence). A factor analysis of responses to these goal statement items revealed two distinct clusters (general education and affective attributes) that address the college's mission statement. The remainder of the document presents detailed findings related to the distribution of responses on survey items. According to the authors, the survey findings support the assertion that the college is effectively providing students with opportunities to enact the mission of the institution and that those benefits are apparent regardless of the graduate's degree path. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.