The following document has been making the rounds and an unnamed staff member shared it with SAC AAUP. We are posting this report because it highlights several key issues facing the Alamo Colleges:
- lack of communication
- initiative overload
- low morale
- lack of transparency
- low staffing levels
- lack of trust
- administrative bloat
Go to page 39, Appendix H. Comments Provided by Survey Respondents for more in-depth responses on what needs to be addressed:
This SWOT Analysis report presents the results of the Fall 2014 online survey on the Alamo Colleges’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The report includes a list of priorities for the Alamo Colleges identified by survey respondents as well as a list of competitive factors related to area institutions of higher education. This information is provided prior to the Spring 2015 Alamo Colleges stakeholders’ strategic planning retreat as a tool for the review, update, and reaffirmation of the strategic plan.
The online survey (sample in Appendix A) addressed the following areas: Strengths: What are the top 3 things that the Alamo Colleges do well? Weaknesses: What are the top 3 things that the Alamo Colleges should improve? Opportunities: What opportunities could the Alamo Colleges take advantage of in the next three years? Threats: What is changing in the environment which could adversely affect the Alamo Colleges? Priorities 1: What should the Alamo Colleges address immediately? Priorities 2: What should the Alamo Colleges preserve at all costs? Priorities 3: What future direction or decision should the Alamo Colleges avoid at all costs? Competitive Factors 1: What do the Alamo Colleges do better than other institutions of higher education in the area? Competitive Factors 2: What do other institutions of higher education in the area do better than the Alamo Colleges?