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ERIC Number: ED331541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Rancho Santiago College Climate Survey Report. Research, Planning and Resource Development Report.
Slark, Julie; And Others
In February 1990, a study was conducted by the Rancho Santiago College (RSC) Research Committee and Planning Council to assess institutional effectiveness, using college climate as one correlate of RSC's success. A staff morale survey instrument, distributed to all full- and part-time faculty and staff, yielded an overall response rate of 36%, and a full-time staff response rate of 46%. Major findings included the following: (1) on a scale of one to eight, with eight being highest, satisfaction with position received an average rating of 6.4 (5.6 by full-time classified staff, 5.4 by supervisory staff, 6.8 by faculty, and 7.0 by administrators); (2) respondents generally expressed satisfaction with work environment, cooperation within their work units, interaction with their immediate supervisor, and college communication; (3) all respondents rated satisfaction with their salary at 5.5, though ratings varied by employee group; (4) respondents confirmed RSC's commitment to advancing affirmative action goals and to serving the needs of a diverse student body; (5) in response to the question "Generally, do you think the college staff has a unified commitment to student success?" 26% replied "definitely, all of us," while an additional 59% answered "yes, most of us"; (6) most respondents were aware of institutional mechanisms providing opportunities to participate in decision making; and (7) classified and part-time staff and occasionally supervisory staff tended to report less satisfaction than other groups. Tabulated responses and the survey instrument are appended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A