ERIC Number: ED473876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Gavilan College Campus Diversity Climate Survey, 2002.
In the spring of 2002, Gavilan Community College (California) participated in the Campus Diversity Climate Survey project, funded by the California Community College State Chancellor's Office Funds for Student Success. The survey became part of the periodic assessment of student attitudes toward the campus climate at Gavilan. This climate includes instructional and student support services, facilities, and tolerance and diversity. The study consisted of two parts: a focus group interview and an objective survey. Seven other colleges participated in the project. Ten class sections with a combined enrollment of 358 students were selected for the survey; 213 students responded. The survey included 53 specific statements to which respondents indicated their level of agreement and their assessment of the statement's importance. Almost all students reported a positive self-assessment of their own success, and older women in particular cited the most positive views of the college. There appeared to be no differences in perceptions of equal treatment and opportunity by ethnicity. However, it appeared that evening students, men, and older students could benefit the most from outreach efforts, as they seemed to feel the least attached to the campus community. The research instrument is appended. (Contains 17 tables.) (NB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Attitudes, College Environment, Community Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Environment, Organizational Climate, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.gavilan.edu/research/reports/cc02.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Gavilan Coll., Gilroy, CA.