ERIC Number: EJ1034981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluation of Skills Needed in College Education by Colleges of Agriculture Alumni from 1862 and 1890 Land Grant Universities in Alabama and Tennessee
Zekeri, Andrew A.; Baba, Pauline A.
College Student Journal, v48 n2 p322-324 Sum 2014
The purpose of this study is to examine college skills Alumni from 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant universities in Alabama and Tennessee rated as essential to acquire in their college education. The data are from a survey of colleges of agriculture alumni who graduated from six land-grant universities in Alabama and Tennessee. IBM SPSS Statistical Package for Windows Version 20 was used to analyze the data. In rank-order, results indicated that student rated skill in oral communication, skill in problem solving, skill in written communication, skill in motivating and managing others, skills in personal time management, skill in setting personal goal as the most essential in their college education. Other skills rated as essential are, quantitative analyses skill, computer use and basic statistical techniques.
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Alumni, Agricultural Education, Skills, Graduate Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Time Management, Goal Orientation, Administration, Motivation, Computer Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Tennessee