ERIC Number: ED322982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Campus Views 1990.
Spicer, Scot L.
In 1986, and again in 1990, faculty and classified staff opinion surveys were conducted at Glendale Community College in California. The survey consisted of 136 questions divided into 6 sections: job satisfaction, personal information, working environment, campus management, educational goals, and student services. Results from the 1990 survey were compared to 1986 survey results. Responses were grouped into full-time faculty, hourly faculty, full-time classified staff, and part-time classified staff. Among the results of the survey were the following: (1) although approximately 50% of respondents rated job satisfaction as "highly" or "somewhat" satisfactory, there was a significant decline in the proportion of classified staff indicating that they were satisfied with opportunity for advancement, creativity, contribution, and support from the supervisor; (2) favorable impressions about the working environment were equal or slightly better than in 1986, except in regard to condition of bathrooms on campus, where both faculty and classified personnel satisfaction rates dropped significantly; (3) for the 1990 survey, 61% of faculty felt that campus governance had improved over previous years, while only 30% of classified staff were in agreement; and (4) both faculty and staff felt more emphasis should be given to achieving the educational goals of the college. Background to the development of the survey and detailed breakdown of responses to each question by employee group are included. (GFW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., CA. Planning and Research Office.