ERIC Number: ED381130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-6
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Service Needs Assessment: The Value and Planned Use of Educational Technology at Auraria.
Martinez, Joseph P.; Woods, Muriel
The Auraria Media Center conducted a needs assessment in the spring of 1994 to learn whether it correctly perceived, and how it can better serve, the changing educational technology needs of faculty. Faculty from the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the University of Colorado at Denver responded to an anonymous survey. Based on the seven research questions, results show: (1) a substantial percentage of Auraria faculty see educational technology, including newer technologies like multimedia, as important to very important to higher education; (2) three-fourths of the campus faculty use the media center at least occasionally; (3) most educational technologies are valued highly by most faculty; (4) faculty generally are satisfied with Media Center products and services; (5) faculty are somewhat hesitant about using many technologies in the classroom; (6) traditional media (i.e., overheads) are still more preferred than new media (i.e., multimedia); and (7) many faculty are more concerned with equipment and facilities than with products and services. The implication is that most faculty at Auraria are hesitant to extend beyond current levels of educational technology use or integrate new media into their curricula even though they perceive a high value of educational technology. Seven figures illustrate the findings on the seven research questions. Twenty-seven appendices provide copies of the cover letter and questionnaires; figures illustrating different breakdowns of data; a summary of the assessment process; the Auraria Media Center staff feedback memo; a staff question list; and a summary of staff input into the assessment process. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/MAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Auraria Media Center, Denver, CO.