This month, Coconino Community College (CCC) will contact more than 11,000 households in the cities of Flagstaff, Leupp and Sedona to cordially request their participation in a 15-minute online survey. The purpose of the 37-question survey is to build greater awareness about the diverse educational needs of county residents, and allow CCC to better serve the community.
Residents in Coconino County, 16 years of age or older, are eligible to complete the survey at www.coconino.edu/surveys
. Once complete, participants can enter a raffle to win a free Apple iPad.
The questionnaire is part of a series of surveys issued by CCC to learn more about how the community perceives the College and its curriculum. These surveys, administered with the help of the Arizona Hospitality Research and Resource Center within Northern Arizona University's The W.A. Franke College of Business, are a component of CCC's three-year Strategic Plan, a tool helps the College prioritize based on the needs of the community. Most recently, CCC surveyed individuals in the northern portion of the county, including households in Cameron, Fredonia, Kaibeto, Page, Tonalea and Tuba City. The College now turns its attention to the southern portion of the county.
"These surveys help us gather comparative data about educational and program service needs of the respective areas in the county," said Dr. Steve Chambers, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at CCC. "We are also looking for satisfaction information from students that have attended the College, opinions about our course offerings and other key indicators that will give us direction and an idea of how well we are serving our population."
After the survey results are tabulated the College will analyze any data trends, and use this information in the years to come to improve CCC's curriculum and develop programs that are in demand.
"The data from the previous surveys was very useful to our marketing efforts and actually helped us use our available advertising dollars more efficiently," said Scott Talboom, Director of Institutional Advancement at CCC. "I am looking forward to the results of this final survey, which will give us a snapshot of the entire county."