ERIC Number: ED466256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May-17
Community Perception Survey, 2001.
Rasmussen, Patricia; Silverman, Barbara
This document is a report on the 2001 Community Perception Survey administered by Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) (California). The survey gathered public perception data of SAC services and programs. The survey was mailed to 773 service area community leaders; 160 (21%) responded. Survey results showed that: (1) 70% had knowledge of SAC programs and services; (2) 52% rated SAC as good or excellent in providing information to the community; (3) 64% had visited, taken a class, or attended an event on campus; (4) 61% thought the college should improve technology training and provide more online classes; and (5) 77% expressed that they would likely or very likely support a bond measure to upgrade or renovate the college. Overall, 67% of the respondents expressed that SAC has an excellent reputation. The response rate is relatively small and includes only individuals on select college mailing lists. The perceptions and opinions of average citizens in the community was not collected or measured. The report indicates that the college must find ways to communicate, educate, and articulate its programs, services, and needs to the general public. The report includes tables that compare 2001 findings with previous SAC public opinion telephone survey results, along with 2000 statewide public opinion survey results. Appendix contains the survey instrument. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.