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ERIC Number: ED349050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Organizational MPCCA Climate Survey. Institutional Research Memo 15.
Craig, Ford M.
In March 1992, a survey was sent to all support staff, faculty members, and administrators at the three campuses of the Mid-Plains Community College Area (MPCCA), in Nebraska, to obtain information for the strategic planning process and to establish baseline employee satisfaction data. McCook Community College in McCook, and two campuses of Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte were included in the study. Among the 73 support staff surveyed, 42 responded for a 57.5% response rate, while 83 of 118 faculty and administrators completed surveys for a 70.3% response rate. The survey instrument utilized a Likert scale to examine seven areas of institutional functioning and work environment including: input on goals/purposes; structuring of the work situation; relationship with immediate supervisor; other work relationships; rewards; helpful mechanisms; and desire to periodically change some aspect of the job. Study findings were compared to 1989 national norms for faculty and administrator attitudes. Study highlights included the following: (1) of the seven areas examined in the survey, there was least satisfaction among all groups in the area of rewards (relating to salary, benefits, and personal growth); (2) 64.8% of faculty and 52.9% of administrators rated work conditions as "satisfactory" or "very satisfactory" as compared with 63.9% and 74% for the national norms, respectively; and (3) in response to questions about salary and fringe benefits, 38.9% of faculty and 29.4% of administrators were satisfied or very satisfied as compared to the national norm of 51.1% and 63.9%, respectively. Detailed survey response tables are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Employee Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Multicampus Districts, National Norms, Organizational Climate, Quality of Working Life, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mid-Plains Community Coll. Area, North Platte, NE. Office of Institutional Research.