ERIC Number: ED453839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Pennsylvania College of Technology Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) Survey Report, 1999.
Pennsylvania Coll. of Technology, Williamsport. Office of Strategic Planning and Research.
This report provides the results of the Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey at the Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College). The instrument was designed by the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness at North Carolina State University. The primary purpose of the survey is to assess the perceptions of personnel concerning the college climate and to promote more open and constructive communication among faculty, staff and administrators. PACE classifies institutions as being along a continuum of the following climate types: (1) coercive; (2) competitive; (3) consultative; and (4) collaborative. The first two types are considered to be less favorable. This continuum is measured across six domains: (1) formal influence; (2) communication; (3) collaboration; (4) organizational structure; (5) work/design/technology; and (6) student focus. The survey, completed by the college's faculty and staff, is designed so that individual institutions can compare themselves to national norms. Following are the major findings at Penn College. The most favorable aspects of the college climate were student focus and work/design technology; overall the college climate rates as a healthy mid-range "consultative" system and service staff had the poorest perceptions of the climate in relation to other employee groups such as senior staff (15+ years) and new staff (1-4 years) who had more favorable perceptions. A detailed analysis of the results, tables, and explanations of the methodology are included. The survey is appended. (AF)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Coll. of Technology, Williamsport. Office of Strategic Planning and Research.