ERIC Number: ED247928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Faculty Support toward the Learning Resources Center at Ricks College. Societal Factors Affecting Education.
Southwick, Neal S.
This study was designed to determine the level of faculty support for the Learning Resources Center (LRC) at Ricks College, and to establish the degree of their encouraging student use of the LRC. The procedures used included a review of the literature, use of an inquiry committee of faculty and librarians to help identify pertinent questions to be included in a survey instrument, development of a survey questionnaire to gather data from the faculty, and computer tabulation of the survey questionnaire. The questionnaire was completed and returned by 155 of the 260 faculty to whom it was sent (60%). Results were tabulated by academic division for comparison and also cross-tabulated by sex, age, degree held, and years taught at Ricks College. The study indicated that the level of support from the faculty was lower than the LRC would like. It also showed that, while faculty believe that grades can be improved through student use of the LRC, they do not generally require their students to use the library. Recommendations are made to conduct further survey studies, initiate workshops or programs to promote faculty involvement, evaluate the quality of the LRC collection, engage in more promotional activities, and do a follow-up study within the next five years. (Author/DMC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ricks College ID
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.