ERIC Number: ED221099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Student Affairs Communication with Faculty: An Analysis.
Nelson, Robert B.; Urff, Donna M.
University of North Dakota (UND) faculty perceptions of services and programs offered by the Division of Student Affairs were surveyed. Of the 512 faculty and administrative officers of the University Council who were mailed questionnaires in 1981, 202 responses were obtained. Findings include the following: the majority of the respondents held the rank of assistant professor or higher (85 percent), were male (66 percent), and had taught at UND for 4 or more years (64 percent); generally, faculty rated the adequacy of student services information provided to them as "satisfactory/seems about right" (46 percent); responses to other sections of the survey revealed a widespread lack of knowledge regarding student services; faculty revealed overwhelming support for the provision of services designed to assist students with a variety of concerns, needs, and problems--more than 70 percent of the respondents rated 32 of the 45 items as "important" or "very important"; while some services were found to be relatively well known by faculty (8 had an 80 percent recognition rating), most services were not; 11 services were judged to be "excellent" or "good" by 50 percent or more of the respondents, only four items were judged to be "fair" or "poor" by as many as one-fourth of the faculty, but 21 of the 45 items received "don't know/no opinion" responses from a majority of respondents; more than half of the faculty stated that they know "little" or "nothing" about the programs and services provided by 11 of the 24 student affairs offices and departments; and the faculty's top 3 preferences for being informed about student affairs services/programs were a comprehensive guide to student services, a student affairs directory, and articles in the "University Letter." Measures enacted to provide information within the college are outlined. The questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Faculty, Higher Education, Information Needs, Institutional Research, Knowledge Level, State Universities, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Student Problems, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, User Satisfaction (Information)
University of North Dakota, Division of Student Affairs, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Div. of Student Affairs.
Identifiers: University of North Dakota Grand Forks
Note: The appended questionnaire may not reproduce well due to small print.