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STAFF RESOURCE CENTER 2008 STAFF DEVELOPMENT SURVEY. In January 2008, the SRC conducted a survey to assess a variety of issues (past, present, and future) regarding professional development activities at Sacramento City College. SUBJECTS. 310 participants completed a 16 item questionnaire

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Staff resource center 2008 staff development survey

STAFF RESOURCE CENTER2008 STAFF DEVELOPMENT SURVEY

  • In January 2008, the SRC conducted a survey to assess a variety of issues (past, present, and future) regarding professional development activities at Sacramento City College


Subjects

SUBJECTS

  • 310 participants completed a 16 item questionnaire

  • 49%Full-time faculty

  • 30%Adjunct faculty

  • 16%Classified Staff

  • 2%Supervisors, Administrators, &

    Management


Subjects1

SUBJECTS

  • The top 3 divisions that completed surveys were:

    • Science/Allied Health (16.5%)

    • Behavioral & Social Sciences (16.1%)

    • Math/Statistics (13.5%)

  • The top 3 departments that completed surveys were:

    • Biology (4%)

    • Allied Health (3%)

    • English as a Second Language (3%)


Workshops attended

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • In fall 2007, 60% of responders attended a workshop, with the majority of participants attending 3 workshops or less. Only 28% of responders attended flex day.

  • The most well attended workshops were faculty conversations (9%) followed by culture of evidence (SLOs), the community college initiative & student perspectives (7.5%).

  • Overall, participants were satisfied-extremely satisfied with the workshops they attended.


Workshops attended1

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • In 2008, 53% of respondents attended at least one flex day workshop (n=132) & 64% of responders (n=198) attended convocation.

  • 56% of respondents fulfill some part of their flex obligation through flex workshops; 96% do so through convocation and division meetings.

  • 72% through participation in workshops during the semester


Conference workshop travel

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP & TRAVEL

  • 82% of respondents fulfill some part of their flex obligation through participation in cwt

  • While 66% received some monies from cwt, 9% of respondents were able to pay off the entire event through CWT.

  • 81% of participants used their own funds; 47% payed 100% of their own travel.

  • Other participants utilized Department/Division Funds (70%) or special funding from other college sources (41%).


Why people do not attend

WHY PEOPLE DO NOT ATTEND

  • Not enough free time (80%) or Bad day or time (74.5%)

  • So what thematic workshops would they attend?

    • Cultural understanding (23%) and personal enhancement (19%)

  • So what initiatives would they attend?


Initiatives

INITIATIVES

  • Basic Skills Initiative 20%

  • Faculty Hiring20%

  • Distance Education17%

  • SLOs Initiative16%

  • Cultural Democracy14%

  • People Soft11%

  • Accreditation10%

  • Enrollment Management 9%


Best times to participate in staff development

BEST TIMES TO PARTICIPATE IN STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Fridays are the best day of the week for participation

    • Not surprising due to the number of faculty not teaching on Friday

  • At least 20% of respondents stated they could attend a staff development event on the following day/time:

    • Tuesday 12pm (22%)

    • Wednesday 12pm (21%)

    • Thursday 12pm (25%) & 1pm (21%)

    • Friday 9am (24%), 12pm (23%), & 1pm (23%)

    • 5 pm (any day of the week) is the worst time to hold an event


Issues that impact likely attendance

ISSUES THAT IMPACT LIKELY ATTENDANCE

  • Topic Interest(Extreme Increase)92% (56.5%)

  • Scheduling92% (40%)

  • RSVP to an event 27%

  • Having childcare 9%

  • Substitute (57%) or Supervisory Approval (40%)


Recommendations

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Revisit flex day and how it is arranged

  • Consider “Workshop Fridays” and potential conflict with other meetings

  • Raising awareness regarding substitute guidelines and gaining supervisory approval

  • Offering childcare with the CDC


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