The following survey was given at the April 21, 2003, in-service on the Trinidad campus. Unlike last year, only full-time faculty participated. The analysis follows. Compare these results to the April 2002 results.
27 responded to the survey and there were 3 non-trivial comments.
These data, by themselves, show that faculty generally understand and value assessment. However, many do not see at is a possible teaching tool or even as a significant source of self-evaluation for improving one's own teaching. As a group, the faculty do not seem to think that assessment is an institutional priority; this perspective is especially highlighted by the dramatically distinct result of the last two questions, especially the last. The results of the last question - "Institutional decisions are tied to assessment findings" - strongly indicate that few faculty see any real decision making resulting from assessment. This perception can only change by the reality changing to one where tangible changes in funding, staffing, equipment, and plant are directly tied to assessment results.
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