Accreditation Update - Accreditation Climate Survey Results
Mt. San Jacinto College provided faculty, associate faculty, classified professionals (full time and part time) and administrators an opportunity to complete an Accreditation Climate Survey in fall 2010. The purpose of this survey was to assess the staff members’ perceptions of the degree to which the college is fulfilling the accreditation standards of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The results are intended to support the Accreditation Self-Study, as well as provide information for assessing and improving Mt. San Jacinto College’s programs and services.
A total of 263 staff members completed the Accreditation Climate Survey which represents approximately 23% of the total employees (1112) at Mt. San Jacinto College.
The self administrated Zoomerang questionnaire consisted of 45 questions related to the four accreditation standards: Standard I – Institutional Mission and Effectiveness, Standard II – Student Learning Program and Services, Standard III – Resources, and Standard IV – Leadership and Governance.
MSJC staff, faculty, and administrators rated each of the 45 questions on a five point scale (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, and not familiar with). The questionnaire data was tabulated and analyzed by Mr. Charles Hawkins, Associate Dean of Research and Planning.
The results of the questionnaire were categorized into three distinct groupings:
(1) Areas of No Concern - were those questions in which 70% or more of the respondents selected strongly agree or agree;
(2) Areas Needing Improvement – questions in which less than 70% of respondents selected the rating of strongly agree or agree; and
(3) High Unfamiliarity – questions in which 20% or more of the respondents selected not familiar with as a response.
The results have been shared with various governance committees including the Accreditation Steering Committee, Institutional Planning Committee, the Assessment Council, and the Research Committee. The data is also being utilized in the college’s Accreditation Comprehensive Self Study Report.
The various committees are currently strategizing and brainstorming potential interventions to address the areas needing improvement as well as those areas that featured high unfamiliarity. In addition, individualized intervention plans are also being developed to address the differences in ratings amongst the four employee groups (Faculty, Associate Faculty, Classified, and Administration).
Please use the results to begin discussions in your individual unit and/or department. Should you have suggestions or feedback regarding the survey results, please forward those responses to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Msjceffectiveness@msjc.edu
The results of the MSJC Accreditation Climate Survey can be found at the following links: