The following survey was given at the April 1, 2002, in-service on the Trinidad campus. All full-time faculty and staff [present] participated. Non-teaching personnel were instructed to not answer questions 4 and 5. An analysis follows. Compare these results to the April 2003 results.
54 responded to questions 1-3 while only 38 responded to questions 4-7 and there were 7 non-trivial comments.
Question 3 - "I think that assessment is a valuable process" - had the highest percentage of "Agree" or "Strongly Agree" responses and only a single response below "Neutral." This seems to indicate that virtually all staff have bought into the value, or potential value, of assessment.
While the first two questions regarding the understanding of assessment itself had 65% (66%) "Agree" or "Strongly Agree" responses, 35% (and 34%) answered "Neutral" or lower. These two questions also had the largest percentage responses of "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" of any of the questions. This indicates that more explanation, or at least more clarity, regarding the process and purpose of assessment is needed.
The last question had the lowest average agreement level which indicates the perception that institutional decisions are not tied to assessment findings.
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