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1. Please indicate your primary role at Warren Wilson:
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Percent
Response
Count
Student
50.5%112
Staff
31.1%69
Faculty
18.5%41

2. How many years have you been at Warren Wilson?
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Percent
Response
Count
Less than one year
21.1%47
1-2 years
18.4%41
3-5 years
31.8%71
6-10 years
9.9%22
11-15 years
11.2%25
More than 15 years
7.6%17

3. During the recent past, how much time have you been devoting to institutional decision making, i.e. to attending meetings of Staff Forum, Student Caucus, Faculty Body, and Staff Body and the committees of these bodies?
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Percent
Response
Count
Less than 1 hour per week
55.2%123
1-2 hours per week
26.5%59
3-4 hours per week
10.3%23
5 or more hours per week
2.2%5
Other, please specify
 
5.8%13

4. What is the greatest amount of time you would be willing to devote to a well functioning institutional decision system (however you define ‘well functioning’)?
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Percent
Response
Count
Less than 1 hour per week
10.8%24
1-2 hours per week
56.1%125
3-4 hours per week
24.2%54
5 or more hours per week
3.1%7
Other, please specify
 
5.8%13

5. Would you be willing to devote more time to institutional decision making if time was set-aside during the workday for everyone to participate in some way?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
87.3%192
No
12.7%28

6. Rate the overall effectiveness of the decision making groups with which you have experience:
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 EXCELLENTGOODMEDIOCREPOORN/ARating
Average
Rating
Count
Student Caucus1.4% (3)23.6% (49)18.3% (38)3.8% (8)52.9% (110)2.52208
Student Caucus committees2.0% (4)11.0% (22)12.5% (25)4.5% (9)70.0% (140)2.65200
Staff Forum0.5% (1)15.8% (34)24.7% (53)14.4% (31)44.7% (96)2.96215
Staff Forum committees1.4% (3)18.2% (38)16.3% (34)5.7% (12)58.4% (122)2.63209
Faculty Body7.0% (14)15.9% (32)7.0% (14)1.0% (2)69.2% (139)2.06201
Faculty Body committees6.4% (13)10.9% (22)5.0% (10)2.0% (4)75.7% (153)2.10202
Staff Body2.4% (5)9.8% (20)14.6% (30)5.9% (12)67.3% (138)2.73205
Staff Body committees1.0% (2)7.0% (14)10.4% (21)4.5% (9)77.1% (155)2.80201

7.

If you have attended one or more whole community meetings, did you find it/them valuable?  (If you have attended one, please click 1 or 2 and tell us why you rate it this way.  If you have never attended one, please click N/A and tell us why not.)

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 VALUABLENOT VALUABLEN/A -- NEVER ATTENDEDRating
Average
Rating
Count
.51.6% (113)16.9% (37)31.5% (69)1.25219
WHY?    141

8. Meetings of Staff Forum and Student Caucus appear to have been envisioned originally as providing a venue for making policy recommendations and for building community. Should policy recommendations and community building be the focus of separate meetings instead?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
36.9%76
No
63.1%130

9. Which of the following should the main campus assemblies, such as Staff Forum and Student Caucus, have as agenda items? (Check all that apply.)
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Response
Count
Hearing informational reports
55.3%119
Providing informal feedback about various issues
72.1%155
Discussion of policy issues leading to formal recommendation to the President
89.8%193

10. Which do you favor most, an institutional decision making system whose primary focus is direct participation by everyone at all stages of deliberation or a representative system with an opportunity for full participation by all staff, faculty, and students at some level of the process?
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Direct
56.1%119
Representative
43.9%93

11. Rate the importance of the following characteristics of an institutional decision making body:
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 ESSENTIALVERY IMPORTANTIMPORTANTNOT IMPORTANTDON'T KNOW / NO OPINIONRating
Average
Rating
Count
Agenda setting28.4% (61)32.1% (69)31.6% (68)3.3% (7)4.7% (10)2.10215
Meeting management38.3% (82)28.0% (60)23.4% (50)4.7% (10)5.6% (12)1.94214
Provision of information needed as the basis for a good decision54.0% (115)30.0% (64)9.4% (20)1.4% (3)5.2% (11)1.56213
An atmosphere of free and open exchange of ideas66.2% (143)19.9% (43)10.6% (23)0.9% (2)2.3% (5)1.45216
Work done by committees in preparing a recommendation for discussion42.1% (90)32.2% (69)19.2% (41)2.8% (6)3.7% (8)1.82214
Provision of general information to the community41.6% (89)25.7% (55)20.1% (43)9.8% (21)2.8% (6)1.98214

12. If a choice must be made between wide participation in institutional decision making and a more efficient system with narrower participation, which is more important to the future of the College?
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 WIDE PARTICIPATIONEFFICIENCYRating
Average
Rating
Count
.53.7% (115)46.3% (99)1.46214
WHY?   158

13. Rate the importance of the following characteristics in providing a well functioning institutional decision making system:
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 ESSENTIALVERY IMPORTANTIMPORTANTNOT IMPORTANTDON'T KNOW / NO OPINIONRating
Average
Rating
Count
Efficiency30.1% (65)36.6% (79)31.0% (67)0.5% (1)1.9% (4)2.02216
Equal inclusion of students, faculty, and staff.53.2% (115)25.0% (54)15.3% (33)5.1% (11)1.4% (3)1.72216
Free and open exchange of ideas.62.3% (132)22.6% (48)12.7% (27)1.4% (3)0.9% (2)1.53212
Trust in those to whom responsibilities are delegated66.0% (142)25.1% (54)6.0% (13)0.9% (2)1.9% (4)1.41215
Transparent decision making.68.5% (148)21.8% (47)4.6% (10)1.9% (4)3.2% (7)1.38216
A direct vote in determining policy recommendations to the President45.8% (98)28.0% (60)15.4% (33)7.0% (15)3.7% (8)1.83214
Recognition of the special expertise of employees.29.3% (63)37.7% (81)22.8% (49)3.7% (8)6.5% (14)2.01215

14. Rate the following characteristics of a person you would be willing to have represent you in institutional decision making?
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 NECESSARYHIGHLY DESIREDOF SOME VALUENOT REQUIREDDON'T KNOW / NO OPINIONRating
Average
Rating
Count
Experience at Warren Wilson48.8% (104)30.5% (65)18.8% (40)0.9% (2)0.9% (2)1.72213
Critical thinking skills61.0% (130)33.8% (72)3.8% (8)0.0% (0)1.4% (3)1.42213
Leadership ability48.4% (103)38.5% (82)12.2% (26)0.0% (0)0.9% (2)1.64213
Consensus building skills41.3% (88)45.1% (96)11.7% (25)0.5% (1)1.4% (3)1.71213
Communication skills63.4% (135)29.6% (63)6.1% (13)0.0% (0)0.9% (2)1.42213
Some expertise in the whole range of issues likely considered21.7% (46)45.3% (96)28.3% (60)2.4% (5)2.4% (5)2.12212
Professional expertise in the most important issues likely considered14.1% (30)40.8% (87)32.9% (70)8.5% (18)3.8% (8)2.37213
Seeks input from constituency64.6% (137)28.8% (61)4.7% (10)0.5% (1)1.4% (3)1.40212

15. Are there other characteristics of a representative person that should be considered in # 14 above? (Please list the characteristic below, and rate the level of importance of that characteristic.)
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16. Rate the following qualifications for being a voting member of a direct institutional decision making body (i.e. one in which each member of a constituency represents her/his self):
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 NECESSARYHIGHLY DESIREDOF SOME VALUENOT REQUIREDDON'T KNOW / NO OPINIONRating
Average
Rating
Count
Experience at Warren Wilson32.4% (69)29.6% (63)23.9% (51)11.3% (24)2.8% (6)2.14213
Critical thinking skills33.3% (70)44.3% (93)11.0% (23)8.6% (18)2.9% (6)1.95210
Leadership ability9.5% (20)28.1% (59)29.0% (61)30.5% (64)2.9% (6)2.83210
Consensus building skills13.9% (29)33.5% (70)26.3% (55)23.4% (49)2.9% (6)2.61209
Communication skills25.4% (53)35.4% (74)22.0% (46)13.9% (29)3.3% (7)2.25209
Some expertise in the whole range of issues likely considered12.9% (27)35.4% (74)32.1% (67)16.7% (35)2.9% (6)2.54209
Professional expertise in the most important issues likely considered6.3% (13)23.2% (48)36.7% (76)30.9% (64)2.9% (6)2.95207
Concern / empathy for all constituencies at WWC55.9% (118)27.5% (58)6.6% (14)7.1% (15)2.8% (6)1.64211

17. Are there other characteristics of a direct voting member that should be considered in # 16 above? (Please list the characteristic below, and rate the level of importance of that characteristic.)
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18. Would you be willing to serve as the representative of a constituency in a representative institutional decision making system?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
63.6%131
No
36.4%75

19. Would you be willing to serve as the representative of a constituency in a representative institutional decision making system if representatives were required to receive special training in leadership, consensus building, communication, and collaboration skills?
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Response
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Yes
67.0%140
No
33.0%69

20. Which method of selection provides the best representatives for a constituency in a representative decision making body:
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Percent
Response
Count
Election from among all members of a constituency
31.9%66
Election from among all members of a constituency who are interested in serving
33.3%69
Election from candidates who meet some minimal qualifications
15.0%31
Election from among candidates who campaign for office
5.3%11
Election from among a few candidates who meet uniform high standards
9.7%20
Appointment based on qualifications
4.8%10

21. Which of the following should be a role of college wide committees?  (Check all that apply.)
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Percent
Response
Count
Providing policy recommendations to a governance body
86.7%176
Providing policy recommendations to the President
57.6%117
Providing advice to a particular PAC member
50.2%102
Other:
 
11.3%23

22. Any additional comments?
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