ERIC Number: ED413003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
San Diego City College Accreditation Survey Report.
Takahata, Gail M.; Armstrong, William B.
In fall, 1996, the San Diego Community College District undertook a self-study period to prepare for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) visit in 1998. Faculty, staff, and students at San Diego City College were asked if the College met the ten standards of the ACCJC as evidence of "good educational practices." Five surveys were distributed: (1) Faculty Accreditation Surveys; (2) Adjunct Faculty Accreditation Surveys; (3) Staff Accreditation Surveys; and (4) Accreditation Student Surveys; and (5) Campus Climate Surveys. Data tables list return rates and are arranged by faculty, staff, and student surveys. Survey results are arranged by "standard" for: standard one--institutional mission; standard two--institutional integrity; standard three--institutional effectiveness; standard four--educational programs; standard five--student support and development; standard six--information and learning resources; standard seven--faculty and staff; standard eight--physical resources; standard nine--financial resources; and standard ten--institutional governance. Study findings included the following: (1) a majority of faculty (81.6%) and staff (72.4%) were familiar with, and recognized the effectiveness of, the College's mission statement; (2) 84.6% of the faculty and 50.9% of the staff felt that the College advocates and demonstrates honesty in representations to its constituencies and the public; (3) a majority of faculty (90.5%) and students (93.6%) were pleased with the quality of teaching and instruction; (4) only 27.8% of the staff felt the College had sufficient staff resources for student services, while 46.1% of the faculty were satisfied; (5) students were twice as likely as the faculty to indicate that the campus library had adequate resources (68.6% compared to 34.4%); (6) a majority of faculty (94.4%), staff (95.3%) and students (81.1%) said that the campus was well-maintained; and (7) 57.5% of the faculty and 36.0% of the staff felt that the administration was structured to provide effective management. (YKH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Facilities, Financial Support, Governance, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Mission, Instructional Effectiveness, Reports, Satisfaction, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.