ERIC Number: ED376909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development Needs Assessment.
College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA. Office of Institutional Development.
In September 1993, California's College of the Canyons surveyed a total of 415 faculty and staff regarding their satisfaction with their employment at the college and their perceptions of opportunities for development. Responses were received from 41% (n=170) of the employees, including 56 full-time and 58 part-time faculty and 41 full-time and 13 part-time staff members. Survey results included the following: (1) 25.9% of the respondents indicated that their position challenged them and required the use of many skills and abilities; (2) 53.5% agreed that the college offers encouragement and assistance to develop skills and abilities; (3) 31% agreed that there were many opportunities for career advancement; (4) 56.6% were satisfied with their employment at the college; (5) the training activities most requested by all respondents were related to computer software skills, strategies for dealing with difficult people, strategies to enliven classroom presentations, services to help students succeed, sensitivity regarding the needs and interests of minority students and staff, wellness programs, dealing with conflict, strategies to increase student retention, and learning and teaching styles; and (6) the area of training most requested by faculty was for strategies to enliven classroom presentations, while for staff it was wellness, fitness, and stress management. (The survey instrument and findings by employee category are included). (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA. Office of Institutional Development.