1. What is your role at Middlesex? (please check one)

 Faculty
 (7%) 
 
 Professional Staff
 (0%)  
 Support Staff
 (7%) 
 
 Administration
 12 (86%) 
 

Total: 14

2. Are Full time or Part time?

 Full time
 14 (100%)  
 Part time
 (0%)  

Total: 14

3. When do you work?

 Days
 11 (79%) 
 
 Evenings/Saturdays
 (7%) 
 
 Both Days and Evenings/Saturdays
 (14%) 
 

Total: 14

4. At which location of the College do you work?

 Bedford Campus
 (29%) 
 
 Lowell Campus
 (21%) 
 
 Both
 (43%) 
 
 Other Location
 (7%) 
 

Total: 14

5. 1. How well on average did your new hire(s) appear to acclimate to the workplace culture at Middlesex in a reasonable period of time? By workplace culture, we mean understanding what it takes to be successful at MCC which includes: being a self-starter and effective collaborator; being open to continuous learning and change; modeling profressional behaviour and embracing diversity; and being resilient, flexible, resourceful and creative.

  
Low
Avg
High
(%)02179
Acclimation to Workplace Culture
   
 
 
 
123

Total: 14

6. 2.  If you were not completely satisfied in this regard, please explain what appeared to be the biggest challenge(s) for your new hire(s), and please indicate if your comments here apply to all of your hires generally or one or two people specifically.

 
n/a
 (33%) 
 
 
I had one new hire as of September 1st.  It is now October 5th and she still does not have a computer to use.  The computer is a tool, not a luxury, and should be available for the newly hired by August 1st.
 (33%) 
 
 
Language
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

7. 3.  Did you discuss the workplace culture with your new hire(s), either during the hiring process of during the first several months on the the job?

 Yes
 13 (93%) 
 
 No
 (7%) 
 

Total: 14

8. 4.  How well has your new hire(s) met the institutional expectations since the time of hire? Instituional expectations include such things as work standards and policies, the pace and volume of work, and the level of responsibility and accountability.

  
Not At All
Avg
Very Well
(%)007786
Met Institutional Expectations
     
 
 
 
 
 
12345

Total: 14

9. 5.  If you were not completely satisfied in this regard, please explain what appeared to be the biggest challenge(s) for your new hires(s), and please indicate if your comments here apply to all of your hires generally or one or two people specifically.

 
n/a
 (50%) 
 
 
Despite the lack of a computer, the new hire has adapted well by sharing technology resources with others.  I commend her for her flexibility and patience.
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

10. 6.  Did you discuss the institutional expectations with your new hire(s), either during the hiring process or during the first several months on the job?

 Yes
 13 (93%) 
 
 No
 (7%) 
 

Total: 14

11. 7.  In retrospect, was there anything in the hiring or orientation process that your would change next time?

 Yes
 (8%) 
 
 No
 12 (92%) 
 

Total: 13

12. 8.  Did you discuss professional development opportunities with your new hire(s) during the hiring or orientation process? Professional development opportunities include such things as professional conferences, trainings, workshops, and seminars which may be on or off-campus.

 Yes
 11 (79%) 
 
 No
 (21%) 
 

Total: 14

13. 9.  Have any of your new hires participated in any professional development activities through Middlesex, whether they were on or off-campus?

 Yes
 12 (86%) 
 
 No
 (14%) 
 

Total: 14

14. 10.  Did you offer, or did your new hire(s) request, departmental support for any professional development activity in terms of time out of the work day, funding, etc.?

 Yes
 (67%) 
 
 No
 (33%) 
 

Total: 12

15. 11. Did your new hire(s) receive any departmental support, whether or not it was specifically what the new hire(s) requested?

 Yes
 14 (100%)  
 No
 (0%)  

Total: 14

16. 12.  If any of your new hires engaged in any professional development activities, did this enhance or support their ability to be effective in their jobs?

 Yes
 10 (77%) 
 
 No
 (23%) 
 

Total: 13

17. 13. If so, please describe briefly.

 
Because the professional development opportunity was directly connected to the work they do, I am confident it had a positive impact on their ability to be more effective in their work.
 (9%) 
 
 
The new hire participated in an off campus time management seminar, on campus professional development day and department retreats.  All of these activities helped the new hire acclimate to the department and the institution.
 (9%) 
 
 
no participation yet but opportunities have been discussed.
 (9%) 
 
 
It allowed the person to bring some innovative ideas to the college.
 (9%) 
 
 
She is participating in the New Faculty Workshop Orientation.
 (9%) 
 
 
New employees were able to expand their knowledge in the field.
 (9%) 
 
 
The new hire attended workshops on teaching strategies.
 (9%) 
 
 
Received professional development in RFID technology. Participated in the BATEC curriculum development process. Received additional support to develop curriculum materials. Received support in working with RFID equipment as a result of the agreement between the College and the company that built the RFID lab. Is now participating in the Teaching and Learning Seminar for first year teachers.
 (9%) 
 
 
THEY ATTENDED A REGIONAL CONFERENCE
FOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
 (9%) 
 
 
One of the new hires attended an advising conference and is now an active member of the advising task force.
 (9%) 
 
 
New faculty Teaching and Learning Institute
 
Advising Seminars
 (9%) 
 

Total: 11

18. 14. In your opinion, do any of the following constitute challenges to your new hires(s) participating in any professional development activities? Please select all that apply.

 They didn't know about it
 (0%)  
 They didn't know they were eligible
 (0%)  
 Cost/Availability of funding
 (11%) 
 
 Schedule conflict
 (0%)  
 No topic relevant to their job
 (0%)  
 No topics of interest to them
 (0%)  
 No time, too busy
 (0%)  
 None of the above
 (44%) 
 
 Cost/Availability of funding; Schedule conflict
 (11%) 
 
 Cost/Availability of funding; Schedule conflict; No topic relevant to their job; No topics of interest to them; No time, too busy
 (11%) 
 
 They didn't know about it; They didn't know they were eligible; Cost/Availability of funding; Schedule conflict
 (11%) 
 
 Schedule conflict; No time, too busy
 (11%) 
 

Total: 9

19. 15.  Do you feel that you have enough information about what professional development opportunities are available to your staff?

 Yes
 12 (86%) 
 
 No
 (14%) 
 

Total: 14

20. 16.  If no, how would you like to learn about these opportunities?

 
better communication via the college portal... newscaster is not the best method
 (50%) 
 
 
direct emails
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

21. 17.  What, if anything, could you as a supervisor or the College have done to help your new hire(s) be more informed and prepared to effectively perform their service to the College?

 
n/a - I meet weekly with direct staff and fully attempt to communicate opportunities to assist them in their job performance and service to the college. The regular meetings are important as in of themselves serve as an example of the culture.
 (17%) 
 
 
Enter new employees more quickly into the system allowing them immediate access to email, the college portal and other networked services.
 (17%) 
 
 
I proobably could be more organized in having a set list of discussion items that would ensure that I was complete in communicating the opportunities available.
 (17%) 
 
 
I have only supervised the area for 30 days but will make certain that staff participates in professional development thatwill enhance their skills.
 (17%) 
 
 
Having the time to spend with them to adequately acclimate them to the college
 (17%) 
 
 
N/A
 (17%) 
 

Total: 6

22. 18.  If you have any additional comments or suggestions about the hiring and orientation process at  Middlesex Community College, or about professional development opportunities, please feel free to add them here:

 
Increase the $750 limit for professional development.  Professional conferences are very expensive and travel costs are high.  If the department cannot support the balance after the $750, the employee may not be able to participate because they cannot subsidize it with their own income.
 (33%) 
 
 
Orientation process - One question that always arises is the annual letter of re-appointment. Not sure if it is discussed much during orientation but would suggest explaining the process to new hires.
 (33%) 
 
 
Assisting faculty understand the technology ie the FSA calendar
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

23. Click SAVE AND CLOSE at the top of the survey to submit your response. Thank you very much for your time and attention to this survey. We truly value your feedback.

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 14 (100%)  

Total: 14