ERIC Number: ED242374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-3
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Administrator and Faculty Support for Community College Activities.
Highum, Ann C.
A study was conducted to assess Cuyahoga Community College's effectiveness in carrying out its priorities as judged by faculty and administrators. A 66-item survey instrument, focusing on college goals and objectives, was sent to all faculty and administrators asking them to indicate whether they strongly agreed, agreed, were neutral, disagreed, strongly disagreed, or had no opinion regarding whether particular activities were important and were being done well. Study findings, based on comparisons of the responses of 67.9% of the administrators and 42.3% of the faculty, indicated: (1) there was close agreement between the two groups on their rankings of college priorities, with only 19 of the 66 items showing a large difference in rank order; (2) activities dealing with job training were ranked higher in priority by administrators than by faculty, while faculty ranked services for the deaf and blind and for students with high academic ability more highly than administrators; (3) there was even closer agreement between faculty and administrators on how well the 66 activities were being done, with only 13 items showing a large difference in rank order; and (4) the use of planning to build faculty/administrator consensus was seen as important by both faculty and administrators, but administrators ranked the activity more highly than faculty in terms of how well it was being done. A sample page from the instrument is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cuyahoga Community College OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (64th, Washington, DC, April 1-4, 1984). For related documents, see JC 840 163-165.