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Survey Results - Defining Educational Values

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Number of responses: 273
Students: 30 (11%)
Full time faculty: 144 (53%)
Full time staff: 92 (37%)
Part time faculty: 1  
Other: 6 

All survey responses are on a 1-4 scale. ("No Opinion" responses were omitted from all analyses.) 

(For chart below)
Importance:
1=Not important
2=Not very important
3=Fairly important
4=Very important 

Performance:
1=Not at all
2=Not very well
3=Fairly well
4=Very well

Defining Educational Values Importance Performance Gap Rank (I) Rank (P)
Promoting a capacity to deal effectively with complex issues 3.79 2.65 -1.15 3 14
Promoting sound, ethical decision-making 3.80 2.69 -1.12 2 13
Helping students to be effective communicators 3.91 2.81 -1.11 1 8
Instilling a passion for learning 3.78 2.80 -0.99 4.5 9.5
Developing an understanding of multiple modes of inquiry 3.61 2.71 -0.96 10 12
Preparing students to live and work in a globally interconnected world 3.71 2.77 -0.94 8 11
Teaching respect for diverse perspectives 3.72 2.80 -0.93 7 9.5
Encouraging healthy lifestyles 3.35 2.51 -0.91 15 16
Preparing students for responsible citizenship 3.78 2.90 -0.90 4.5 5
Enhancing students' capacity for empathy 3.33 2.57 -0.84 16 15
Encouraging intellectual humility 3.20 2.47 -0.81 17 17
Cultivating the imagination and creativity 3.62 2.92 -0.73 9 3
Preparing students for effective leadership 3.58 2.92 -0.69 11 4
Helping students acquire the knowledge needed to be an educated person 3.77 3.13 -0.67 6 2
Building cultural appreciation 3.49 2.89 -0.62 12 6
Instilling a passion for achievement 3.42 2.87 -0.61 14 7
Encouraging service to the community 3.43 3.29 -0.17 13


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