ERIC Number: ED479161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
National Adult Student Priorities Report, 2003.
USA Group Noel-Levitz, Iowa City, IA.
This report presents the results of the fourth annual National Adult Student Priorities Study (ASPS) conducted to determine the areas of highest importance to students 25 years and older, the areas of greatest and least satisfaction to these college students, and the greatest performance gaps between levels of importance and levels of satisfaction. The ASPS Report contains data from 103 colleges and universities, and the adult student population in the national sample includes 35,576 students. The ASPS consists of 50 items, each of which is expressed as a statement of expectation. The scales are: (1) Academic Advising Effectiveness; (2) Academic Services; (3) Admissions and Financial Aid Effectiveness; (4) Campus Climate; (5) Instructional Effectiveness; (6) Registration Effectiveness; (7) Safety and Security; and (8) Service Excellence. A performance gap score is calculated by subtracting the satisfaction score from the importance score. A large performance gap score indicates the institution is not meeting the expectation. A table presents mean findings from the ASPS for all institutions in the survey. The use of the ASPS is discussed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: USA Group Noel-Levitz, Iowa City, IA.
Note: For the 2002 report, see ED 467 334.