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ERIC Number: ED350034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Pima Community College 1992 Board of Governors Evaluation.
Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ. Office of Research and Planning.
In April 1992, a study was conducted to evaluate the roles, effectiveness, and perceived support of the Pima Community College Board of Governors. Questionnaires were completed by board members, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and selected community members, resulting in an overall response rate of 27% (n=326). Low response rates were obtained from full-time faculty (28%), staff (38%), students (13%), and community members (27%), suggesting that results from these groups should be interpreted cautiously. As a total group, the respondents, who attended less than one-half of all board meetings in 1991-92, indicated that: (1) board members always have the opportunity to express their views at meetings, while college personnel and the public frequently have this opportunity; (2) board members are frequently sufficiently prepared to discuss agenda items; (3) debate on board agenda items is frequently sufficient to explore all of the issues; (4) board members frequently interact positively with one another at open meetings; (5) the board infrequently interferes unduly in college administrative matters; (6) the board is effective overall; and (7) respondents most frequently receive information about the board through the student newspaper (49%), public media (43%), the weekly "College Bulletin" (43%), and discussions with others (38%). For each question, 40% to 58% of the respondents answered "Don't Know" or did not respond. Administrators and board members tended to answer the most questions and rate the board highest, while students and part-time faculty tended to answer the least questions and rate the board lowest. Bar graphs and the survey instrument are provided. (MAB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Board Administrator Relationship, College Administration, College Faculty, Community Attitudes, Community Colleges, Community Support, Governing Boards, Organizational Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ. Office of Research and Planning.