Methodology

UCUES 2009 was administered to all UC Berkeley undergraduate students enrolled in spring semester 2009, excluding limited enrollment/2nd degree students and students under 18 years of age. From this population of 24,379 enrolled undergraduates, 9,016 (37%) responded. Each student was randomly assigned to one of five topical modules (academic experience; civic engagement; student life and development; global knowledge, skills & awareness; or connection to Cal) in addition to the core UCUES items.

Note: The core section of UCUES 2009 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 2009 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, global awareness, or connection to Cal

View a PDF version of the 2009 survey results.

Students graduating Spring 2009 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, global awareness, or connection to Cal

View a PDF version of the survey results (Spring 2009 graduates only).