ERIC Number: ED462085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Fall 2000 Institutional Effectiveness Survey: Preliminary Written Analysis.
This document is a narrative summary of an institutional effectiveness survey administered in the fall of 2000 at Cerritos College (California). The survey was designed to assess satisfaction with the institution. Administered to help meet the accreditation standards set by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the survey questioned six groups of people impacted by the actions of the community college: administrators, full-time faculty, part-time faculty, full-time staff, students, and members of the surrounding community. A total of 2,341 surveys were issued, with 514 (22% response rate) being completed and returned. The survey asked people to rate, on a scale of 0 (no opinion) to 5 (strong agreement), certain aspects of the college. Different statistical tests were used to compare results between the 2000 survey and the 1997 survey on institutional effectiveness. Results indicated that: (1) a majority of the respondents agreed that the college was effective; (2) the average response to survey items was 3; (3) no survey item showed a response average of strong agreement or strong disagreement; (4) the highest rating was for the statement "I am proud to work at Cerritos College;" and (5) the two statements that were rated less than 3 were "the board solicits feedback as part of its self-evaluation process" and "I have adequate input into the budget process." (MKF)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrator Attitudes, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.cerritos.edu/accred/Inst_effective_survey- prelim_analysis.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cerritos Coll., Norwalk, CA.