ERIC Number: ED220144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Patrick Henry Community College Staff Needs Assessment: Comprehensive Report.
Needham, Roberta Lee
As part of a comprehensive community impact/needs assessment, Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) conducted surveys of faculty, classified staff, and administrators. Questionnaires solicited information on respondent characteristics, PHCC's mission and goals, the purpose of postsecondary education, the adequacy of PHCC's services and programs, perceived individual responsibility for maintaining enrollments, the definition of computer literacy, and job satisfaction. Additional items, focusing on selected services, processes, and roles, were designed for each of the three respondent groups. Findings, based on response rates of 97% for faculty, 65% for classified staff, and 100% for administrators, included the following: (1) the majority of the respondents in each group indicated that PHCC was achieving its mission "very well" or "pretty well"; (2) all groups indicated a strong desire to expand occupational and continuing education programs; (3) the continuing education program received fewer good and excellent ratings of its quality than the occupational/technical, transfer, or non-credit personal interest programs; (4) 35% of the faculty and 32% of the staff rated students' academic abilities as less than adequate; (5) faculty and administrators felt equally high responsibility for ensuring adequate enrollments; and (6) the majority of the respondents described PHCC as a "very good place for me." The study report contains the survey instruments and detailed results. (KL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Needs, Employee Attitudes, Faculty College Relationship, Institutional Evaluation, Job Satisfaction, Needs Assessment, Organizational Objectives, Questionnaires, School Personnel, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Patrick Henry Community Coll., Martinsville, VA.; North Carolina Univ., Greensboro.
Note: Funded under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965.