Golden LEAF Essential Skills (GLF) – Instructor Survey

The Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Skills Survey is a survey tool that collects community college instructor reflections on a variety of skills for students in manufacturing programs. The survey asks instructors to rate how important the skills are for student success, and how prepared the instructor feels he/she is to instruct the students on those skills. The survey has been adapted from The Instructor Satisfaction Survey developed by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).

Instructions for Use

If you decide that you have a question that might be addressed with data collected through a survey that examines, among other things, instructor beliefs about skills important to community college student success as well as their beliefs about preparedness to teach these skills, consider using the Golden LEAF Essential Skills (GLF) Instructor Survey. This survey was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the GLF Essential Skills grant, which is intended to enhance manufacturing programs at select North Carolina Community Colleges and to help community college staff support local workforce development initiatives. The survey has been adapted from The Instructor Satisfaction Survey developed by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).

Planning for Instrument Use

  • Convene whatever team is responsible for evaluation and/or workforce development planning in your school.
  • Review the Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Survey and supporting documentation.
  • Clarify and come to consensus on the workforce development questions about which your school cares.
  • Determine if the Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Survey data will be useful in answering those questions.
  • Assign a survey manager to initialize the survey.

Initializing the online Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Survey

  • Determine the date on which you want your online Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Survey to open, and the date on which you want it to close.
  • Contact the Friday Institute evaluation team’s Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Survey manager (eval@fi.ncsu.edu) and provide the above information. Allow 3-5 working days for your Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Survey to be initialized.
  • Your survey manager will receive a return email with the URL to your individualized Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Survey.

Managing Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Responses

  • Have someone with the appropriate technology skills available to support your school staff as they complete the online Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Survey. The instrument does not require substantial technical skill but it is necessary that respondents know how to open a web browser window, and complete and submit online forms.

Using your Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Data

  • Convene the evaluation or workforce development planning team.
  • Share the Golden LEAF Essential Skills Instructor Survey report among planning team members, either by electronic means (with a data projector, for example), or by distribution of hard copies of the report page.

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