ERIC Number: ED253266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Goals Survey: Implications for Planning at an Urban Community College.
A study was conducted to identify broad areas of concern related to the mission of Shelby State Community College (SSCC) in Memphis, Tennessee, and to compare the extent to which specific institutional goals were being carried out and ought to be carried out according to particular college constituencies. A 50-item institutional goal survey was sent to 64 administrators and 267 faculty, and a 25-item survey was sent to 268 classified personnel. Respondents were asked to assess the importance given to each goal at that time and the importance that ought to be attached to that goal at SSCC. Study findings, based on responses from 27 administrators, 70 faculty members, and 96 classified personnel, included the following: (1) the overriding concern of all three groups was to "foster a climate of mutual trust" among administrators, faculty, staff, and students; (2) for faculty and administrators combined, the goals with the greatest discrepancy between what "is" and what "ought to be" were "fostering a climate of trust,""developing an evaluation system," and staff/professional development concerns; and (3) for classified staff, "improving relations among college groups" and "developing a performance evaluation system" followed "developing mutual trust" as the areas with greatest discrepancy between perceptions of "is" and "ought to be." The bulk of the report consists of tables detailing survey results. The questionnaires are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Shelby State Community College TN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (13th, New Orleans, LA, November 13-16, 1984).