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The three primary purposes of this report were to: (1) determine to what extent the Cross-College General Education (CCGE) pilot at Sheridan College (Ontario, Canada) achieved its goals of offering students choice of quality courses and access to all goal areas, including alternate delivery courses, and opportunities for student mix; (2) analyze the level of student and faculty satisfaction with CCGE; and (3) communicate recommendations for ongoing CCGE. A secondary purpose of this report was to demonstrate a collaborative process as a model for implementing cross-college change. A questionnaire survey was handed out to 582 students (22% of the CCGE student population) to determine satisfaction with CCGE and its various aspects, such as choice of course, selection process, time blocks, and student mix. Results included: (1) 86% of survey participants indicated they were satisfied with the CCGE pilot, and 78% found CCGE useful to them personally; (2) the most liked aspect of CCGE was the opportunity for students to mix with others from different programs; (3) the least liked aspect was the time block method; (4) although 63% of students indicated a satisfaction with time blocks, only 46% of students with the 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. time block indicated satisfaction; and (5) 28% indicated dissatisfaction with the course selection process, indicating a need for reexamination of the process. (NB)

Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Block Scheduling, Community Colleges, Diversity (Student), Enrollment, Foreign Countries, General Education, Institutional Role, Internet, Participant Satisfaction, Resources, School Schedules, Services, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges

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Author: Zimmer, JoAnn


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