ERIC Number: ED361028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Administrator/Non-Teaching Professionals Survey, 1990-1991. Faculty/Staff Research Project.
North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.
A survey was conducted within the North Carolina Community College System to assess the occurrence of multiple roles among administrative and professional non-teaching staff due to budget constraints; measure the effects of performing these multiple roles; determine the extent and types of difficulties that the state's community colleges are experiencing in hiring and retaining qualified faculty, staff, and administrators; and provide data to support planning. The survey instrument was distributed to 1,002 community college personnel, and responses were received from 334 senior administrators, 310 other administrators, and 325 non-teaching professionals, yielding a response rate of 96.7%. Study findings included the following: (1) more than 65% of the respondents indicated that, due to budget constraints, they had been assigned one or more additional responsibilities not traditionally associated with their position; (2) senior administrators were more likely to report multiple roles (72.2%) than other administrators and non-teaching professionals; (3) patterns of multiple roles were found across most community colleges regardless of size, program offerings, or location; (4) a majority of community colleges in North Carolina have experienced a stable or increasing number of vacant positions; (5) 78.8% of the respondents indicated that the quality of job applicants had remained the same or increased; (6) the majority of the respondents indicated no difficulty in hiring their first (66.4%) or second (88.8%) choice applicant; (7) most respondents indicated no change or a decrease in their college's success in hiring minorities; (8) secretarial/clerical positions were cited as the most difficult positions to fill; and (9) respondents from all 58 colleges indicated that "low salary" was the main reason applicants declined job offers. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina