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ERIC Number: EJ866293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Impact Analysis of an Evening Program: Perceptions of Need, Time to Degree, and Degree Completion
Hoyt, Jeff E.; Howell, Scott L.; Young, Summer
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v57 n2 p83-91 2009
Program evaluations in the literature for evening classes generally fail to examine impact-related questions and focus instead on satisfaction with services and curricular offerings. This study examined the consequences for students if evening classes were not available. All student groups reported negative impacts on degree completion and increased time to degree without these courses, among other problems such as difficulty scheduling courses and an inability to accommodate work schedules. While nontraditional students depended most on evening classes, traditional students and graduate students needed these courses as well, particularly to allow for student employment, clinical experiences, and practicum. The study results engendered greater support from university administration for the evening classes program. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A