ERIC Number: ED402964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Survey for Accreditation--Update.
College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA. Office of Institutional Development.
In spring 1996, California's College of the Canyons distributed surveys to all 245 full- and part-time faculty members on campus that semester to gather data on their satisfaction with college processes and services. Usable surveys were returned by 49.4% (n=121) of the faculty. An analysis of responses revealed the following: (1) 96.6% of respondents agreed that students in their courses were evaluated in terms of defined and published course requirements, while only .9% disagreed; (2) 33% agreed that their department had a systematic procedure in place for articulating programs with the local high school district; (3) 62.4% agreed that the program review process enabled their department to examine its quality and effectiveness, while 10.3% were neutral, and .9% disagreed; (4) 70.9% agreed that the college offered a good variety of courses in their academic discipline, while 22.2% disagreed; (5) 55.6% agreed that the general education program of the college provided opportunities for all students to develop an appreciation of cultural diversity, while 12% were neutral and 11.1% disagreed; (6) 63.9% agreed that the governing board and administration protected and supported academic freedom, while 6.7% disagreed; and (7) the most highly used and highly rated services of the Instructional Resource Center were reprographic reproduction and audio-visual equipment. The survey instrument and faculty comments are included. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA. Office of Institutional Development.