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ERIC Number: ED457884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec-7
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Values Evaluation.
Mishler, Carol; Frohrib, Patti
In October 1998, faculty and staff at Fox Valley Technical College (Wisconsin) were asked to complete a two-part evaluation of six values: integrity, collaborative partnerships, innovation, continuous improvement, customer focus, and diversity. Respondents were asked to give each a values rating--a rating on a 1-10 scale indicating the college's performance in the practice of the values. They were also asked to give a critical incident analysis, a written section in which respondents identified critical incidents exhibiting the practice of each of the values, along with critical incidents in which the values were not exhibited. The values were rated by 554 staff, while only 150 wrote about critical incidents. The ratings were compared with the 1995 responses given by 25 staff serving on leadership committees. Findings included: (1) the ratings given in 1998 for college performance on the values were higher than those given in 1995 for each value; (2) the greatest gain in ratings can be seen in the ratings for diversity; (3) as in 1995, collaborative partnerships is still the highest-rated value, and integrity is still the lowest-rated; and (4) many staff wrote about incidents related to professional development to illustrate the practice of continuous improvement. (Instruments included as appendices.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fox Valley Technical Coll., Appleton, WI.