ERIC Number: ED402982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Chabot College Campus Climate Survey Results: Fall 1994.
Arnold, Carolyn L.
In November 1994, California's Chabot College undertook a survey of 942 students to determine their perceptions of the campus climate. Specifically, the survey focused on students' views regarding how they were treated at the college; their perception of the campus as welcoming and respectful of differences in race/ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation; differences in responses between groups; and areas needing improvement. An analysis of responses revealed the following: (1) 90% of students said that they felt welcome, while no differences were found for this item by ethnicity, gender, age, or disability; (2) 84% agreed that all students regardless of their characteristics had an equal chance of reaching their goals at the college; (3) 88% agreed that their instructors treated students of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds with equal respect; (4) over 70% of African American and over 60% of Asians, Filipinos, and Latinos agreed that there was an absence of role models for minorities and over 80% of these groups agreed that there should be more minority instructors at the college; (5) 88% felt that the campus provided adequate facilities and assistance to students with physical disabilities; (6) over 70% of students over 30 years old felt that more consideration should be given to the needs and interests of older students; and (7) 40% agreed that the college was not a hospitable place for gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chabot Coll., Hayward, CA.