ERIC Number: ED364307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Equity and Inclusion: An Equity Atlas. RSC Study Report.
Slark, Julie; And Others
A study was conducted at Rancho Santiago College (RSC) District campuses to determine the extent to which the college provides a welcoming, receptive, inclusive, friendly, and non-hostile environment for students of special groups, including minority students, older students, women students, and disabled students. Five areas of study related to an equitable campus climate were identified, including College and Community, Student Life and Comfort, Student Performance and Retention, Curriculum and Pedagogy, and Faculty and Staff. Questionnaires were administered to a random sample of RSC students, to all staff and full-time faculty, and to high school seniors and staff in RSC's service area. In addition, interviews were conducted with RSC faculty and staff. Following an introduction, this report presents five detailed sections corresponding to the five areas of study. The first section provides analysis of responses to equity questionnaires completed by RSC faculty and students, and area high school students, teachers, and counselors. Section 2 analyzes responses to staff surveys, student satisfaction surveys, transfer student surveys, and graduate surveys, as well as results of staff interviews. Section 3 examines student persistence and academic performance data, and reviews RSC programs for select student groups. Section 4 analyzes questionnaire results as they relate to RSC curriculum and instruction. Finally, section 5 reviews faculty and staff characteristics, presents results of faculty and staff equity questionnaires, and discusses staff interview results. Appendixes provide tabulated survey results, the survey instruments, and copies of RSC policy statements and other documents relating to issues of diversity and affirmative action. (PAA)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Community Colleges, Educational Environment, Equal Education, Ethnic Bias, Institutional Research, Minority Groups, Organizational Climate, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, School Surveys, Social Bias, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA. Office of Research, Planning, and Resource Development.