ERIC Number: ED256428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-5
Reference Count: 0
Results of the Fall 1984 Survey of Napa Valley College Administrators, Classified Staff, and Faculty.
Friedlander, Jack; Gocke, Sharon
In November 1984, all administrators, classified staff, and faculty at Napa Valley College (NVC) were surveyed concerning a wide range of topics related to working at the institution. The survey, which was completed by 17 administrators (71%), 60 classified staff members (42%), 71 full-time faculty members (63%), and 79 part-time faculty members (44%), was designed to determine the extent to which staff members were satisfied with such aspects of the college as college programs and services, equipment, opportunities for professional development, participation in college governance, employer-employee relations, and educational quality. Study findings included the following: (1) more than 85% of the faculty members expressed satisfaction with the college's procedures for admissions, registration, and grade reporting; (2) faculty, classified staff, and, to a lesser extent, administrators expressed a need for increased opportunities for professional development; (3) 80% of the administrators and 41% of the part-time faculty expressed dissatisfaction with teacher evaluation procedures; (4) the majority of classified staff reported that their opinions, ideas, and suggestions were considered seriously by their supervisors, and indicated that they generally received information in a timely manner. The survey instruments and recommendations for strengthening college operations are included. (Author/AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Napa Valley Coll., Napa, CA.