NEASC INSTITUTIONAL SELF-STUDY
STANDARD ELEVEN: INTEGRITY
NAME (Minutes Recorder): Sharon G. Hoffman
DATE: December 6, 2002
LOCATION: Room 2240,
COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT
Paul Leclerc, Chairman
Chair Paul Leclerc called the meeting to order at
Paul Leclerc reported on the most recent NEASC Steering
Committee meeting. A self-study website has been established:
Referral of a potential student member for this
committee will be sought through Dean Yount’s office.
In reviewing past surveys along with the current student survey being
distributed, discussion focused on how to best format our surveys. Should
there be a separate student survey with a second survey for faculty, staff
and administrators or a single survey providing an opportunity for
respondents to opt out of questions that are not relevant to their college
roles. Surveys will be divided topically to cover the following areas:
- Institutional Integrity
- Code of Ethics
- Employment Policies and Practices and Institutional
- Academic Integrity
- Administrative Integrity
- Faculty Integrity
- Staff Integrity
- Information technology Integrity
- Office of the President
The committee began to
define specific topical sub-sets, which should be covered in the
questionnaires. Areas included seeking the policy and procedures for
re-classifying/upgrading job descriptions (sources: Personnel, Vice
Presidents, President; Ann O’Leary will initiate)
Certain common areas of concern will be included on both questionnaires,
such as physical and environmental (air quality, etc) safety, security,
hiring practices, employment practices, code of ethics, cultural
diversity. An example of a typical question might be, “I am satisfied with
the level of physical safety outside and inside of college buildings.”
The committee suggested using a 5-point scale, formulating questions to
allow for a range of answers and providing an area for additional comments.
CCRI’s Code of Ethics was discussed. An example of a survey question was
developed: “CCRI’s administrative no-harassment policy prevents harassment
of any kind. Options: strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree, strongly
As the number of topical areas and sub-topics appeared to be too great to
complete within the committee meeting time, Denise Lazo proposed that
categories be divided among members to develop questionnaire questions:
- Paul Leclerc will finish the common set of questions.
- Sharon Hoffman and Ann O’Leary will work on Faculty Integrity.
- Denise Lazo will work on Administrative Integrity.
- Susie Swenson will work on Staff Integrity.
- John Ribezzo will work on Student questionnaire.
The current student
survey results should be available by February.
Those committee members not in attendance at this meeting should contact
Paul Leclerc for committee assignment.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 13, 2003, at 10 AM, in
Room 2240, Knight Campus.
Paul Leclerc adjourned the meeting at 3:35 pm.