PARTICIPANT DEMOGRAPHICS To further examine the SLPKC Membership Feedback Survey, it is first important to understand the demographics of the 130 respondents. Participants represented a variety of functional areas, including Leadership Development Programming (72%), Student Activities (59%), Service Learning and Volunteerism (27%), Residence Life (20%) and Multicultural Affairs (19%). 60% of respondents identified as having obtained or currently pursuing a master’s degree with a higher education and/or student affairs focus. The majority of individuals who took this survey indicated that they worked at either a 4-year public or private institution.
These aforementioned results seem to indicate that the SLPKC caters to a wide variety of members from diverse professional backgrounds. These results also indicate that there are possible gaps in our outreach, particularly when it comes to including newer professionals, senior executives, and members from institutions other than 4-year traditional college/universities. Lastly, not every NASPA region showed representation in these survey results, indicating that the SLPKC leadership team may need to coordinate additional outreach and programmatic/resource support to members from underrepresented regions. Additionally, this survey asked what theories or models are being utilized, in order to gauge national trends in leadership development. The majority of respondents (53%) indicated that their institutions use the Social Change Model most regularly, followed by the Leadership Challenge (40%), Servant Leadership (33%), and Emotionally Intelligent Leadership (21%). A smaller number of respondents (17%) indicated that they utilized an “in-house” leadership model at their institution. The programmatic options offered most frequently include workshops (83%), retreats (65%), and conferences (57%) Finally, assessment practices varied, but predominately consisted of surveys (85%). Other forms of assessment included journal reflections, pre-and post-tests, focus groups, and peer evaluations. Ultimately, the results showed consistency amongst respondents and will provide the leadership team with a better understanding of what members are offering nation-wide. KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITY FEEDBACK In addition to learning more about our KC members, the leadership team wanted to know how effectively it has been in delivering services to its members. Overall, respondents indicated that the SLPKC is successful at providing professional development opportunities to its members, with over 80% of respondents stating that the KC was effective or extremely effective in this area. Similarly, 77% of respondents viewed the KC as effective or extremely effective at educating members on the