ERIC Number: ED413004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
San Diego Miramar 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 Miramar College were asked if the College met the 10 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) though faculty were more likely than staff to be familiar with the mission statement (86.8% compared to 81.8%), they were less likely to believe in its effectiveness (66.7% compared to 60.0%); (2) About three quarters of the faculty and staff believe that Miramar represents itself honestly and accurately; (3) the majority of faculty (97.3%) and students (90.7%) were pleased with the quality of teaching and instruction; (4) 27% of the faculty felt that student services had sufficient staff resources; 22.7% of the staff agreed; (5) 93.3% of the students and 56.8% of the faculty reported that the library was open when they needed it; (6) most of the faculty (68.4%), staff (95.8%0 and students (89.3%) thought that the campus was adequately maintained; and (7) 72.2% of the faculty and 81.8% of the staff felt that their senate met its responsibilities. (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.