ERIC Number: ED331541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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)
Descriptors: Administrators, Affirmative Action, College Environment, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Job Satisfaction, Morale, Salaries, School Effectiveness, School Personnel, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA.