ERIC Number: ED263965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Faculty and Staff Computer Literacy Needs Assessment: A Report on Survey Results.
Cloutier, Lucinda Robinson
As a first step in developing a comprehensive professional development program and operational activities at Gateway Technical Institute (GTI) in Wisconsin, a faculty and staff computer training survey was conducted. A questionnaire was distributed to 411 faculty and staff members to establish a general interest level; gauge the current level of computer literacy; assess current and anticipated computer use and applications areas; determine the parameters for addressing computer training needs; and identify faculty and staff characteristics. Study findings, based on a 73% response rate, included the following: (1) 182 of the 303 respondents indicated that they were currently using the computer facilities at Gateway, and 147 of these were making use of microcomputers; (2) nearly 33% said they owned a microcomputer; (3) 69.3% of the 114 respondents who did not use computers indicated that they planned to use computers in the future; and (4) about half of the faculty currently incorporated computers into their curriculum, with 43 faculty members using instructional programs. The study report includes recommendations for appropriate staff development activities to meet faculty/staff interests and needs. The survey instrument is appended. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Gateway Technical Inst., Kenosha, WI. Research and Planning Services.
Note: Prepared for the Personnel Development Coordinator.