ERIC Number: ED474566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Accreditation Surveys: Faculty & Staff and Student, Spring 2002.
Meuschke, Daylene M.; Gribbons, Barry C.; Dixon, P. Scott
The Office of Institutional Development and Technology (IDT), in cooperation with regional accreditation committees, surveyed faculty and staff and a random sample of students at the College of the Canyons, California, in spring 2002. The purpose of the survey was to gather information useful to college staff in preparing their accreditation self-study for the site visit of the Western Association of Accrediting Colleges. Two surveys--Student Accreditation Survey and Faculty/Staff Accreditation Survey--were administered. For students, 67 class sections were randomly selected and surveyed. Of these, 714 unduplicated students from 38 sections returned surveys for a class response rate of 57%. All 372 full-time faculty and staff were surveyed. A total of 228 surveys were returned, for a response rate of 61%. The student survey asked students to indicate whether they had used a diverse array of services, and whether or not the services were useful. More than 92% of students reported having used the computer labs, and 81% of students reported having used counseling services. Some of the questions posed to the faculty and staff addressed the following: (1) mission statement, vision statement, and strategic plan; (2) faculty orientation and mentoring programs; (3) financial planning issues; (4) departmental planning issues; and (5) professional development opportunities. Survey instrument and response table appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.