Methodology

UCUES 2008 was administered to the population of all 23,904 UC Berkeley undergraduate students enrolled in spring semester 2008, of which 11,833 (50%) responded. Limited enrollment/2nd degree students and students under 18 years of age were excluded from the population. Each student was randomly assigned to one of four topical modules (academic engagement, civic engagement, student development, or advising and mentoring) in addition to the core UCUES items.

Note: The core section of UCUES has slightly different items for upper division students (designated by [UD] and lower division students (designated by [LD]. The definition of upper division for this survey is Berkeley undergraduates who

  1. had officially declared a major, and
  2. are either first-time freshmen with 60 or more semester units (exclusive of AP credit) or transfer students with any number of units.

Definitions vary for other UC campuses.

The 2008 survey has three parts:

Part 1: Time use, academic and personal development, academic engagement, overall satisfaction, and evaluation of the educational experience.

Part 2: Background information

Part 3: A randomly assigned module emphasizing academic experience, civic engagement, personal development, or advice and advising.

View a PDF version of the 2008 survey results.

Students graduating Spring 2008 only

Part 1: Time use, academic and personal development, academic engagement, overall satisfaction, and evaluation of the educational experience.

Part 2: Background information

Part 3: A randomly assigned module emphasizing academic experience, civic engagement, personal development, or advice and advising

View a PDF version of the Spring 2008 survey results.