ERIC Number: ED441544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Cuesta College All Staff Survey, Spring 1999.
Cartnal, Ryan; Hagen, Peter F.
The 1999 Cuesta College Faculty and Staff Survey examined ten functional areas: (1) safety/security/campus environment; (2) technology and equipment; (3) organizational structure; (4) college policies; (5) faculty/staff evaluations; (6) planning/decision-making; (7) communications/publications; (8) library/learning resources; (9) support services; and (10) instructional program. The survey was sent to all staff and faculty in spring 1999, with a response rate of 31 percent. The same survey had been administered in 1995, allowing for longitudinal comparisons. Respondents were asked to rate the importance and their satisfaction with each survey item on a five-point Likert scale. Between 1995 and 1999, employee satisfaction increased with respect to 7 to 10 functional areas. Satisfaction decreased with respect to faculty/staff evaluations. Overall, part-time faculty were more satisfied than full-time counterparts. Female respondents ascribed higher levels of importance to college functional areas than did males. In general, length of time employed at the college did not affect satisfaction levels. The main research brief contains 13 tables. Appendices include: (1) a detailed analysis of functional areas; (2) a question by question analysis; and (3) the survey instrument. (RDG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuesta Coll., San Luis Obispo, CA.