ERIC Number: ED463778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Study of Parkland College Core Values.
This is a report on how Parkland College's (Illinois) core values are communicated to students and the community. Four focus groups--one with 11 faculty members, one with 10 students, 1 with 6 professional staff, and 1 with 7 administrators--were asked to discuss 6 core values: (1) honesty and integrity; (2) fairness and just treatment; (3) responsibility; (4) multiculturalism; (5) education; and (6) public trust. The student group had difficulty defining some of the core values, but they did express that the college did seem to be concerned about students and multiculturalism. This group also stated that faculty and staff were generally very helpful and supportive. The faculty, administrator, and staff groups stated that the core values were measures of college effectiveness as well as desired goals and aspirations for the college. All groups felt that the college was fair, just, and responsible. No group felt that there was preferential treatment provided to any group. The diversity of student, faculty, staff, courses and programs at the college were viewed as campus strengths. Furthermore, faculty, staff, and administrators expressed that the college worked hard to meet the needs of the community as well as the demands of business and industry. The focus group interview questions and the college core values statement are appended. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Parkland Coll., Champaign, IL. Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation.