ERIC Number: ED260751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Personnel Practices at Single-Campus Community College Districts in California.
In May 1985, a survey was conducted by Napa Valley College (NVC) to determine the salary and personnel practices of the 48 single-campus community college districts in California and compare them with personnel practices at NVC. The survey focused on salary and benefit allocations in school budgets, estimated reserves or ending balance in 1984-85, administrative encouragement of staff participation in community-based activities, promotion of staff and career development, salary schedules and ranges, collective bargaining, and employer-employee relations. Study findings, based on a 56% response rate, included the following: (1) NVC allocated a higher percentage of its 1984-85 budget to salaries and benefits (79%) than did the other colleges in the sample (74%); (2) 58% of the respondents made a concerted effort to encourage administrators to participate in community-based activities through means such as certificates of appreciation and features in college and community publications; (3) 54% of the colleges, including NVC, had written policies for encouraging career development among faculty and staff; (4) 88% of the colleges used negotiations to determine salary increases for classified staff, 74% for faculty, and 14% for administrators; and (5) 51% used both in-house and outside negotiators in the last contract negotiations. The survey instrument is included. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Napa Valley Coll., Napa, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California