ERIC Number: ED381207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
A Perceptions Survey Conducted by the Steering Committee for North Central Accreditation Review, Vincennes University, September-October 1994.
Budig, Jeanne E.
In September 1994, Vincennes University (VU), in Illinois, conducted a broad-based survey of student and community perceptions as a part of its self-study process in preparation for North Central Accreditation (NCA) in 1995. The survey instrument was distributed via a single mailing to all 15 trustees, all 972 full-time employees, all 353 part-time adjunct faculty, 191 selected members of the external community, and two random samples of 400 students, each. Seventy-two questions were posed related to 5 accreditation criteria: VU has clear and publicly stated purposes, has effectively organized resources to accomplish its purposes, is accomplishing its educational and other purposes, can continue to accomplish its purposes, and demonstrates integrity. Responses were received from 895 individuals, including 57% of the trustees and employees, 33% of the adjunct faculty, 25% of the community, and 18% of the students. Study findings included the following: (1) respondents generally had an understanding of VU's mission and purpose; (2) respondents generally felt that VU made a conscientious effort to provide students with a safe environment; (3) employees did not generally feel that they had adequate input to the budgetary process; and (4) respondents were generally positive regarding VU's accomplishment of its purposes and its ability to continue to accomplish this purpose and strengthen educational effectiveness. (Appendixes include the VU organizational chart prepared for the NCA, in-depth characterization of criteria for accreditation, the survey instrument used in the perceptions study, and graphs of results.) (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vincennes Univ., IN.