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ERIC Number: EJ1056939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
A Study in Relationship Orientation and Prioritization of Alumni Association Preferences with College Seniors in Higher Education
Khanfar, Nile M.; Swaidan, Ziad; Mujtaba, Bahaudin G.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v2 n3 p15-22 2009
Higher education institutions need to create a relationship with their alumni; however, often this outreach is done without adequate data on which to base decisions. To gain a better understanding of what activities future alumni may regard as both important and enjoyable for their participation as alumni, a survey of current senior-status undergraduate students of a medium-sized public southern university was conducted. The research consisted of an exploratory questionnaire with 108 senior-level students who participated in the survey. The survey consisted of information collected regarding their attitudes towards what the priorities of the university's alumni association should be and personal recommendation of the university to their friends and relatives. The survey's findings help identify the needs and preferences of those who are soon to be alumni, and point to a number of areas that can be pursued further in an attempt to improve the relationship between the university and its alumni.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Alumni Associations, Preferences, College Seniors, Outreach Programs, Student Surveys, College Students, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Needs Assessment, Student Attitudes, Demography, Information Needs, Partnerships in Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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