ERIC Number: ED313068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Effectiveness and Planning Survey: Establishing a Baseline for Planning.
Armstrong, William B.
In 1989, a survey was conducted in the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) to assess the opinions and perceptions of district staff regarding the current planning process. Questionnaires distributed to all 5,000 SDCCD employees and citizens advisory group members asked respondents to rate 31 aspects of current college planning and administration. Study findings, based on a 13% response rate, included the following: (1) 39% of the respondents felt that the leadership/support for planning provided by administrators was inadequate, and 41% felt that institutional research played an inadequate role in planning; (2) statements related to the involvement of individuals in the planning process drew strong "inadequate" responses, with 62% of the respondents indicating that incentives and rewards to encourage commitment to planning were inadequate; (3) opinion was split between "adequate" and "inadequate" regarding how the goals and outcomes for the district and colleges were defined, how they were to be achieved, and how administrators identified, defined, and planned for the needs of the colleges and the district; (4) the processes used to evaluate administrators and part-time faculty were considered inadequate by at least 40% of the respondents; and (5) approximately 47% felt that the budget did not currently implement important institutional values and priorities. The survey instrument is attached. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Employee Attitudes, Institutional Research, Master Plans, Mission Statements, Multicampus Districts, Personnel Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Personnel, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA.