Baselines:

Faculty Perceptions about Writing

Several surveys were used to measure CCC&TI's faculty perception of student writing and what it would take to enhance this aspect of the up to the inception of Enhancing Writing – Write On!

Several of these surveys will be conducted on an annual basis to measure our progress from the baselines produced in the 2005 surveys.

A summary of the Faculty Response is provided in the following table. See also the national 2005 CCSSE report to compare our results with national statistics.

CCFSSE 2005 Student and Faculty Frequency Distributions:
CCFSSE 2005 Faculty Response Summary

 

 

CCCTI Faculty

Faculty Nationally

How often do students in your selected course section use the internet or instant messaging to work on an assignment?

Don’t Know
Never
Sometimes
Often
Very often
Total

11 (13%)
10 (12%)
15(18%)
24 (28%)
25(29%)
85

505(14%)
390(11%)
1070(30%)
782(22%)
772(22%)
3519

How often do students in your selected course section use email to communicate with you?

Don’t Know
Never
Sometimes
Often
Very often
Total

0(0%)
9(10%)
31(36%)
32(37%)
15(17%)
87

3(0%)
212(6%)
1565(44%)
1045(30%)
703(20%)
3528

How important do you believe skills labs (writing, math, etc.) are to students at this college?

Not at all
Somewhat
Very
Total

0(0%)
15(17%)
72(83%)
87

54(2%)
814(23%)
2666(75%)
3534

How often do you refer students to skills labs (writing, math, etc.)?

Don’t Know
Rarely or never
Sometimes
Often
Total

3(3%)
22(25%)
36(41%)
26(30%)
87

168(5%)
954(27%)
1277(36%)
1148(32%)
3547

In your selected course section, what is the number of written papers or reports of any length that your students write?

None
1
2-3
4-6
More than 6
Total

16(19%)
18(21%)
19(22%)
14(16%)
19(22%)
86

874(25%)
546(15%)
794(22%)
661(19%)
664(19%)
3539

To what extent do students’ experiences in your selected course section contribute to their knowledge, skills, and personal development in writing clearly and effectively?

None
Very little
Some
Quite a bit
Very much
Total

2(2%)
10(11%)
28(32%)
20(23%)
27(31%)
87

120(3%)
505(14%)
1147(32%)
964(27%)
805(23%)
3541

How often do students in your selected course section prepare two or more drafts of a paper or assignment before turning it in?

Don’t know
Never
Sometimes
Often
Very often
Total

12(14%)
27(31%)
28(33%)
10(12%)
9(10%)
86

360(10%)
1414(40%)
970(28%)
424(12%)
338(10%)
3506

How often do students in your selected course section work on a paper that requires integrating ideas or information from various sources?

Don’t know
Never
Sometimes
Often
Very often
Total

1(1%)
6(7%)
28(33%)
18(21%)
32(38%)
85

45(1%)
596(17%)
1121(32%)
943(27%)
810(23%)
3515