ERIC Number: ED125733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Better Use of Our Time Survey.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.
Recognizing the need for all college officials to make better use of their time, the president of Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College sent a two-item questionnaire to all 55 administrators and non-teaching professionals at the college. He asked them to list in priority order: (1) the three activities or problems that diverted their time from their jobs during the work day, and (2) three suggestions for making better use of their time. In answer to the first item, 75% of the 28 respondents identified unscheduled visits from faculty members, other administrators, or friends. Other responses to this item included: short-notice special studies and reports, unscheduled activities, an overall excess of paperwork, too many meetings, unclear job responsibilities, and communications breakdowns. In answer to the second item, 61% cited a need to plan their work, to develop a list of jobs and put them in priority order, and then get them done in that order. Other responses to this item were: more support personnel, better job descriptions to pinpoint responsibilities, more effective and concise communications, fewer and shorter meetings, better utilization of office space, and longer notice on rush jobs. The report includes a complete list of the responses and some recommendations for better time utilization. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.