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Patrick Henry Community College Community Needs Assessment [microform] : Comprehensive Report / Roberta Lee Needham
Bib ID 5416389
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Needham, Roberta Lee
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1982 
82 p. 
Summary

An impact study/needs assessment of the Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) service area was conducted as the informational base for PHCC's 3-year plan. Five groups were surveyed to gather demographic data and information on educational needs: 295 randomly selected citizens, 71 selected employers, 14 selected social service agency leaders, 40 educators, and 140 students from selected classes. The study revealed: (1) all five groups gave PHCC high marks in achieving its mission and serving the community; (2) citizens saw PHCC more as a college preparing students for jobs than for transfer to a 4-year institution; (3) 26% of the citizens epxressed an interest in taking a course at PHCC; (4) social service agency leaders saw PHCC as fulfilling the functions of a comprehensive community college and felt it should expand evening and off-campus offerings; (5) employers gave high ratings to PHCC graduates' job performance, and almost half indicated that there were no specific kinds of training that PHCC could offer to benefit current employees; (6) 68% of the educators rated PHCC's occupational training program as good or excellent; and (7) in general, occupational students rated all specified educational outcomes more highly than did transfer students. The report includes study recommendations, the survey instruments, and summary and detailed analyses for each respondent group. Appendices provide data tables and an explanation of study methodology. (HB)

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ERIC Note: Funded under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects College Planning.  |  College Role.  |  Community Attitudes.  |  Community Colleges.  |  Community Needs.  |  Community Surveys.  |  Educational Attitudes.  |  Educational Demand.  |  Educational Needs.  |  Employer Attitudes.  |  Institutional Evaluation.  |  Needs Assessment.  |  Participant Satisfaction.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Two Year Colleges.
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors Patrick Henry Community Coll., Martinsville, VA  |  North Carolina Univ., Greensboro
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