ERIC Number: ED103040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Portland Community College Takes an Educational X-Ray.
De Bernardis, Amo
This study explored staff and student perceptions of Portland Community College; various attributes and functions of the college were rated for their importance and for level of success in performance. A 48-item questionnaire was handed out at random to four groups: 400 students, 65 instructors, 64 administrators, and 73 classified personnel. Responses were obtained from 163 (41 percent) of the students, 35 (54 percent) of the instructors, 48 (75 percent) of the administrators, and 40 (55 percent) of the classified personnel sampled, Responses from the various groups were remarkably consistent. All of the items, with the exception of number 6, "The college operates on an around-the-clock basis," were thought to be very important to the college's commitment. There was a close relationship between what the respondents thought important and how they felt the college was performing on 11 items. Responses to nine items indicate areas in which the college may need to improve; these items concerned staff orientation, inservice staff training, evaluation, and followup. The questionnaire and responses, as well as a random selection of comments made by respondents, are included. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Community Coll., OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon