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 Benefits and Responsibilities 

Benefits to Participating Colleges

Faces of the Future survey reports are the best source of reliable and up-to-date information you can use to:

  • identify the educational and career intentions of your students.           
  • assess your students’ attitudes of your school’s programs, services, and environmental characteristics.           
  • identify the characteristics of your students.           
  • compare your students’ characteristics, intentions, and opinions with those of students at other community colleges across the nation.

ACT will provide a comprehensive reporting package including summary and graphics reports for credit and noncredit students, a national comparison data report, and a data CD. Summary reports and data CD three to four weeks after the completed surveys are received by ACT. Graphics and national comparison reports will be shipped in early March, 2008.

Responsiblities of Participating Colleges  

The Faces of the Future survey will require substantial commitment on the part of the college. This commitment will take various forms, and take place at various times during the survey period. The following list outlines required procedures:

Pre-survey (Summer 2007)

  • Select a campus coordinator and survey team. The team should consist of key personnel from the credit and noncredit sides of the college to guarantee participation of classes selected to receive the survey, as well as a member from institutional research                        
  • Identify all potential courses for the fall term – credit and noncredit                        
  • Select courses to participate based on guidelines supplied by AACC-ACT                        
  • Verify the approximate number of students selected to be surveyed, and the breadth of course types selected to be surveyed                        
  • Notify instructors of upcoming survey                        
  • Determine appropriateness of administration to noncredit classes (course too short, contractor will not allow survey, etc.)

Survey (Fall 2007)

  • Verify approximate number of students in selected classes from summer enrollment estimates                        
  • Separate surveys into groups to administer to classes                        
  • Provide surveys to class instructors for administration                        
  • Collect surveys from selected courses                        
  • Verify all selected classes participated – otherwise find suitable replacement courses                        
  • Send materials back to ACT

Minimum Sample Sizes by Enrollment for Credit and Noncredit Students:

Credit Student Enrollment

 

Minimum Sample Size

 

Noncredit Student Enrollment

 

Minimum Sample Size

Up to 100

79

 

Up to 100

79

101-200

131

 

101-200

131

201-300

168

 

201-300

168

301-400

196

 

301-400

196

401-500

217

 

401-500

217

501-600

234

 

501-600

234

601-700

248

 

601-700

248

701-800

260

 

701-800

260

801-900

269

 

801-900

269

901-1,000

278

 

901-1,000

278

1,001-1,200

291

 

1,001-1,200

291

1,201-1,500

306

 

1,201-1,500

306

1,501-2,000

322

 

1,501-2,000

322

2,001-2,500

333

 

2,001-2,500

333

2,501-3,000

341

 

2,501-3,000

341

3,001-4,000

350

 

3,001-4,000

350

4,001-5,000

357

 

4,001-5,000

357

5,001-7,000

364

 

5,001-7,000

364

7,001-10,000

370

 

7,001-10,000

370

10,001-20,000

377

 

10,001-20,000

377

More than 20,000

384

 

More than 20,000

384

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