ERIC Number: ED398967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Climate Classified Staff Survey, Fall 1995.
Takahata, Gail M.; Armstrong, William B.
As part of a series of periodic assessments of campus climate, the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), in California, conducted a survey of classified staff in November 1995. Questionnaires were mailed to 280 staff members at San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, and San Diego Miramar College, soliciting their perceptions of employee morale and relations, administration responsiveness, and other aspects of college climate. Study findings, based on responses from 57% (n=154) of the staff, included the following: (1) 81.3% indicated that they looked forward to going to work; (2) 79.2% thought that there was a positive climate for racial and ethnic diversity, while 72.7% thought that equal opportunities existed for women with respect to recognition, respect, and advancement; (3) approximately one-fifth of the staff indicated that they had occasionally or frequently been discriminated against because of their race/ethnicity or gender; (4) men were more likely than women to report that they had seen sexist, racist, or homophobic graffiti or heard disparaging comments about gays/lesbians; and (5) 67.5% felt that subtle discrimination was dealt with directly and immediately by administrators. Tables showing responses by college are included throughout. Appendixes include the survey instrument and survey responses by gender and ethnicity. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.