2002 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 1

Basic results

Cal is committed to providing programs and services that will make your academic and co-curricular experiences here rewarding. In order to help inform campus opinion, the Office of Student Research is surveying undergraduates abouit their actual experiences and concerns. You can help us by completing this survey and returning it as soon as possible. Your answers will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be identified with you individually. As a token of appreciation for your help, completed questionnaires will be entered in a random drawing for various prizes.

The number of students responding to each option is provided in bold type. The percentage of the number of students responding is given in parentheses.

1. People have different ideas about what they hope to achieve in college. Indicate how important each of the following goals is to YOU.

Of Little or No ImportanceOf Some ImportanceVery ImportantEssential
Deciding on the career I want and obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to pursue it 71  (1.5%) 570  (12.3%) 1603  (34.5%) 2408  (51.8%)
Having fun; enjoying my "college years" before assuming adult responsibilities 300  (6.5%) 1294  (27.8%) 1745  (37.6%) 1308  (28.1%)
Exploring new ideas - the excitement of learning 46  (1.0%) 539  (11.6%) 1926  (41.4%) 2140  (46.0%)
Establishing meaningful friendships 97  (2.1%) 807  (17.4%) 1798  (38.7%) 1942  (41.8%)
Finding myself, discovering what kind of person I really want to be 190  (4.1%) 713  (15.4%) 1562  (33.7%) 2170  (46.8%)
Determining what values are most important to me; developing a ''philosophy of life'' 295  (6.4%) 1246  (26.8%) 1716  (37.0%) 1385  (29.8%)
Developing an in-depth understanding of a specific field of study 129  (2.8%) 1225  (26.3%) 2043  (43.9%) 1254  (27.0%)
Forming romantic relationships, perhaps finding a long term partner 1373  (29.6%) 2126  (45.8%) 877  (18.9%) 268  (5.8%)
Being in a position to make a lot of money after I finish my education 811  (17.5%) 1790  (38.5%) 1303  (28.1%) 741  (16.0%)
Being in a position to give something back to my community after I finish my education 312  (6.7%) 1385  (29.8%) 1852  (39.8%) 1101  (23.7%)

2. Thinking of who you are, which, if any, of the following types of UC students do you strongly identify with? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY

3210  (68.6%) Students who are serious about getting good grades
1975  (42.2%) Party-goers, fun-loving students
1466  (31.3%) Students who are serious about social or political issues
2388  (51.0%) Intellectuals
708  (15.1%) Religious students
538  (11.5%) Athletes
1578  (33.7%) Other students of my ethnic background
2782  (59.5%) Other students in my major or field of interest
536  (11.5%) Fraternity/Sorority types
338  (7.2%) Students from affluent backgrounds/ “rich kids”
871  (18.6%) Artsy students
1605  (34.3%) Liberal students
649  (13.9%) Conservative students
663  (14.2%) Other (write in below)

3. Thinking of who you are, which, if any, of the following types of UC students do you strongly dis-identify with, that is, who seem to be the most different from who you really are? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY

377  (8.1%) Students who are serious about getting good grades
1139  (24.3%) Party-goers, fun-loving students
1152  (24.6%) Students who are serious about social or political issues
434  (9.3%) Intellectuals
2300  (49.2%) Religious students
1923  (41.1%) Athletes
407  (8.7%) Other students of my ethnic background
223  (4.8%) Other students in my major or field of interest
2824  (60.4%) Fraternity/Sorority types
1859  (39.7%) Students from affluent backgrounds/ “rich kids”
1372  (29.3%) Artsy students
903  (19.3%) Liberal students
1840  (39.3%) Conservative students

4. During this academic year how many hours do you spend in a typical week doing the following?

None‹11-23-56-1011-1516-2021-30›30
Attending class / labs 18  (0.4%) 10  (0.2%) 42  (0.9%) 197  (4.3%) 742  (16.0%) 1706  (36.8%) 1228  (26.5%) 547  (11.8%) 140  (3.0%)
Studying / course assignment 10  (0.2%) 48  (1.0%) 177  (3.8%) 760  (16.5%) 1309  (28.4%) 971  (21.1%) 677  (14.7%) 376  (8.2%) 275  (6.0%)
Interacting with faculty outside of class or office hours 1502  (32.6%) 1731  (37.6%) 925  (20.1%) 310  (6.7%) 80  (1.7%) 21  (0.5%) 16  (0.3%) 8  (0.2%) 8  (0.2%)
Meeting with teaching assistants during office hours 1252  (27.2%) 1839  (39.9%) 1115  (24.2%) 305  (6.6%) 52  (1.1%) 24  (0.5%) 7  (0.2%) 6  (0.1%) 8  (0.2%)
Movies, concerts, other events 511  (11.1%) 958  (20.7%) 1473  (31.9%) 1207  (26.1%) 348  (7.5%) 61  (1.3%) 33  (0.7%) 11  (0.2%) 16  (0.3%)
Partying 1287  (27.9%) 954  (20.7%) 821  (17.8%) 913  (19.8%) 435  (9.4%) 112  (2.4%) 43  (0.9%) 24  (0.5%) 19  (0.4%)
Socializing, talking with friends 49  (1.1%) 155  (3.4%) 547  (11.9%) 1350  (29.3%) 1320  (28.7%) 605  (13.1%) 287  (6.2%) 133  (2.9%) 159  (3.5%)
Exercising or playing sports 621  (13.5%) 793  (17.2%) 939  (20.4%) 1211  (26.3%) 626  (13.6%) 228  (5.0%) 99  (2.1%) 55  (1.2%) 34  (0.7%)
Watching TV 993  (21.5%) 778  (16.9%) 849  (18.4%) 976  (21.2%) 599  (13.0%) 222  (4.8%) 96  (2.1%) 45  (1.0%) 52  (1.1%)
Reading for pleasure 1448  (31.5%) 1247  (27.1%) 964  (20.9%) 568  (12.3%) 246  (5.3%) 66  (1.4%) 41  (0.9%) 9  (0.2%) 15  (0.3%)
Playing video / computer games 2638  (57.2%) 694  (15.1%) 488  (10.6%) 392  (8.5%) 218  (4.7%) 94  (2.0%) 49  (1.1%) 15  (0.3%) 23  (0.5%)
Surfing the Internet 326  (7.1%) 640  (13.9%) 984  (21.4%) 1183  (25.7%) 792  (17.2%) 348  (7.6%) 144  (3.1%) 73  (1.6%) 116  (2.5%)
Praying / meditating 2658  (57.7%) 971  (21.1%) 524  (11.4%) 269  (5.8%) 108  (2.3%) 39  (0.8%) 19  (0.4%) 1  (0.0%) 14  (0.3%)
Working (for pay) on campus 3136  (68.3%) 32  (0.7%) 63  (1.4%) 213  (4.6%) 459  (10.0%) 406  (8.8%) 199  (4.3%) 57  (1.2%) 28  (0.6%)
Working (for pay) off campus 3363  (73.3%) 69  (1.5%) 96  (2.1%) 207  (4.5%) 275  (6.0%) 245  (5.3%) 170  (3.7%) 94  (2.0%) 71  (1.5%)
Helping out in family business/establishment 4080  (88.7%) 159  (3.5%) 131  (2.8%) 95  (2.1%) 58  (1.3%) 29  (0.6%) 17  (0.4%) 7  (0.2%) 24  (0.5%)
Internship 4005  (87.3%) 44  (1.0%) 74  (1.6%) 141  (3.1%) 157  (3.4%) 87  (1.9%) 32  (0.7%) 18  (0.4%) 28  (0.6%)
Community service / Volunteer activities 2502  (54.5%) 508  (11.1%) 642  (14.0%) 555  (12.1%) 233  (5.1%) 84  (1.8%) 35  (0.8%) 8  (0.2%) 26  (0.6%)
Participating in student clubs / groups 1874  (40.8%) 502  (10.9%) 725  (15.8%) 707  (15.4%) 435  (9.5%) 179  (3.9%) 96  (2.1%) 34  (0.7%) 43  (0.9%)
Household / childcare duties 2391  (52.0%) 573  (12.5%) 800  (17.4%) 523  (11.4%) 165  (3.6%) 60  (1.3%) 24  (0.5%) 11  (0.2%) 49  (1.1%)
Commuting to campus and to work 1527  (33.1%) 1006  (21.8%) 884  (19.2%) 665  (14.4%) 364  (7.9%) 99  (2.1%) 35  (0.8%) 9  (0.2%) 19  (0.4%)

5. During the regular academic year how many hours of sleep per night do you average during the week (that is, not counting weekends)?

8 or More7654 or Less
Early in the term 1204  (26.2%) 1945  (42.3%) 1062  (23.1%) 319  (6.9%) 67  (1.5%)
End of the term, during finals 456  (10.1%) 955  (21.1%) 1287  (28.4%) 1150  (25.4%) 685  (15.1%)

6. How would you rate the importance for you of each of the following opportunities?

Very ImportantSomewhat ImportantSomewhat UnimportantVery Unimportant
Work with faculty on their research 1256  (27.2%) 1962  (42.6%) 896  (19.4%) 497  (10.8%)
Work with faculty on a creative project (for example, in the arts) 661  (14.4%) 1654  (36.0%) 1515  (33.0%) 760  (16.6%)
Conduct your own research as part of a class 1010  (22.0%) 2136  (46.4%) 1075  (23.4%) 380  (8.3%)
Produce your own creative project as part of a class 1021  (22.3%) 1898  (41.4%) 1210  (26.4%) 455  (9.9%)
Conduct your own research for independent study course credit 819  (17.9%) 1745  (38.1%) 1467  (32.0%) 555  (12.1%)
Produce your own creative project for independent study course credit 671  (14.7%) 1551  (34.0%) 1628  (35.7%) 709  (15.6%)
Take classes with faculty who illustrate concepts with examples from their own research 1377  (30.0%) 2146  (46.8%) 825  (18.0%) 242  (5.3%)
Take classes that help improve your understanding of national and world events 1978  (43.1%) 1752  (38.2%) 641  (14.0%) 215  (4.7%)
Take undergraduate classes that are highly specialized or advanced 1700  (37.0%) 2060  (44.8%) 669  (14.6%) 166  (3.6%)
Take graduate-level classes or seminars 951  (20.8%) 1774  (38.7%) 1426  (31.1%) 429  (9.4%)
Participate in an internship or field study 2197  (47.9%) 1572  (34.3%) 574  (12.5%) 242  (5.3%)

7. Now, looking at the same list, how often have you had the opportunity to do each of these during your time at UC?

NeverOnce or TwiceSometimesOftenVery Often
Work with faculty on their research 3189  (69.7%) 679  (14.8%) 327  (7.1%) 198  (4.3%) 181  (4.0%)
Work with faculty on a creative project (for example, in the arts) 3802  (83.3%) 441  (9.7%) 226  (5.0%) 62  (1.4%) 32  (0.7%)
Conduct your own research as part of a class 1385  (30.3%) 1399  (30.6%) 1040  (22.8%) 544  (11.9%) 198  (4.3%)
Produce your own creative project as part of a class 1871  (41.0%) 1365  (29.9%) 832  (18.2%) 332  (7.3%) 160  (3.5%)
Conduct your own research for independent study course credit 3507  (77.2%) 502  (11.0%) 287  (6.3%) 144  (3.2%) 103  (2.3%)
Produce your own creative project for independent study course credit 3804  (84.0%) 373  (8.2%) 228  (5.0%) 78  (1.7%) 45  (1.0%)
Take classes with faculty who illustrate concepts with examples from their own research 919  (20.2%) 1212  (26.6%) 1243  (27.3%) 857  (18.8%) 321  (7.1%)
Take classes that help improve your understanding of national and world events 779  (17.1%) 1311  (28.7%) 1296  (28.4%) 763  (16.7%) 415  (9.1%)
Take undergraduate classes that are highly specialized or advanced 1293  (28.4%) 1088  (23.9%) 1123  (24.7%) 729  (16.0%) 322  (7.1%)
Take graduate-level classes or seminars 3392  (74.5%) 619  (13.6%) 333  (7.3%) 132  (2.9%) 78  (1.7%)
Participate in an internship or field study 2679  (58.8%) 913  (20.0%) 514  (11.3%) 272  (6.0%) 176  (3.9%)

8. How often during the past academic year have you done each of the following?

NeverOnce or TwiceSometimesOftenVery Often
Used an electronic medium (e.g. email, listserve, chat group) to communicate with an instructor 167  (3.7%) 555  (12.2%) 1216  (26.7%) 1065  (23.4%) 1550  (34.0%)
Used an electronic medium (e.g. email, listserve, chat group) to communicate with classmates to discuss or complete an assignment 249  (5.5%) 546  (12.0%) 1152  (25.3%) 1046  (23.0%) 1560  (34.3%)
Searched the World Wide Web for information related to a course 59  (1.3%) 193  (4.2%) 776  (17.0%) 1174  (25.8%) 2352  (51.6%)
Used a computer to prepare reports or papers 25  (0.6%) 105  (2.3%) 262  (5.8%) 664  (14.6%) 3479  (76.7%)
Used a computer to produce visual displays of information (e.g. charts, graphs) 720  (15.9%) 721  (15.9%) 888  (19.6%) 655  (14.4%) 1552  (34.2%)
Used a computer to analyze data (e.g. statistics, forecasting, problem solving) 1423  (31.4%) 829  (18.3%) 761  (16.8%) 478  (10.5%) 1043  (23.0%)
Used computer applications specialized to your field of study (e.g. CAD, GIS, image production, music composition) 2173  (47.8%) 637  (14.0%) 551  (12.1%) 349  (7.7%) 834  (18.4%)

9. In deciding which courses to take during the past academic year how important were each of the following considerations?

The Most Important ReasonA Major ReasonOne of the ReasonsNot a Reason in My Case
Believed the course would be intellectually challenging or interesting 1254  (27.6%) 1867  (41.1%) 1177  (25.9%) 242  (5.3%)
Believed the course would help my GPA/easy course 126  (2.8%) 616  (13.6%) 1770  (39.0%) 2023  (44.6%)
Allowed me to complete general education or major requirements efficiently 1498  (33.0%) 1836  (40.5%) 955  (21.1%) 244  (5.4%)
Courses that were large enough for me to remain anonymous if I wanted to be 60  (1.3%) 248  (5.5%) 669  (14.8%) 3556  (78.4%)
Courses that were small enough for faculty to get to know me 190  (4.2%) 736  (16.3%) 1344  (29.7%) 2256  (49.8%)
Courses that were offered at times of day I prefer 703  (15.5%) 1717  (37.9%) 1506  (33.2%) 607  (13.4%)
Courses that fit my work schedule 486  (10.7%) 1017  (22.5%) 1024  (22.6%) 2000  (44.2%)

10. How much more time do you think you should have spent on your course work (reading, completing assignments, studying for exams) this academic year?

669  (14.8%) Much, much more time
1269  (28.0%) Significantly more time
1972  (43.6%) Somewhat more time
617  (13.6%) I am spending the right amount of time

11. There are many reasons why students don't spend as much time on their course work as they think they should. To what extent are the following the reasons why you do or don’t spend more time on your course work.

The Most Important ReasonA Major ReasonOne of the ReasonsNot a Reason in My Case
Course work just not that interesting to me 383  (8.5%) 1095  (24.3%) 2012  (44.6%) 1024  (22.7%)
Course work not that directly relevant to career goals 205  (4.5%) 809  (17.9%) 1462  (32.4%) 2037  (45.1%)
My motivation or ability to concentrate is not that good 508  (11.3%) 1083  (24.0%) 1675  (37.1%) 1247  (27.6%)
My study habits and time management skills are not that good 425  (9.4%) 974  (21.6%) 1683  (37.3%) 1429  (31.7%)
My social life competes too much with studying for my time and attention 246  (5.5%) 762  (16.9%) 1819  (40.3%) 1683  (37.3%)
My job (paid employment) competes too much with studying for my time 226  (5.0%) 499  (11.1%) 954  (21.1%) 2832  (62.8%)
My involvement with social issues or political causes competes too much with studying for my time 73  (1.6%) 230  (5.1%) 625  (13.9%) 3576  (79.4%)
My friends (peers) don't spend enough time studying, so it's hard for me to do so. 97  (2.2%) 362  (8.0%) 1219  (27.0%) 2829  (62.8%)

12. Considering your experiences since first enrolling at the university, please indicate your level of awareness of and satisfaction with the student services and programs listed below.

Never Heard of ItHear of It Never Used ItUsed It and I Was Very SatisfiedUsed It and I Thought It Was OkayUsed It and I Was Dissatisfied
Career center 126  (2.8%) 2295  (50.9%) 613  (13.6%) 1299  (28.8%) 177  (3.9%)
Counseling services 340  (7.6%) 2462  (54.7%) 504  (11.2%) 867  (19.3%) 328  (7.3%)
Education Abroad Program 158  (3.5%) 3487  (77.4%) 453  (10.0%) 311  (6.9%) 99  (2.2%)
Health services 77  (1.7%) 1314  (29.2%) 937  (20.8%) 1599  (35.5%) 575  (12.8%)
Learning assistance services 1228  (27.3%) 2338  (51.9%) 420  (9.3%) 446  (9.9%) 73  (1.6%)
Library services 117  (2.6%) 599  (13.3%) 2129  (47.3%) 1570  (34.9%) 87  (1.9%)
Multi-cultural services 1949  (43.3%) 1991  (44.2%) 269  (6.0%) 248  (5.5%) 44  (1.0%)
New student orientation 675  (15.0%) 1472  (32.7%) 703  (15.6%) 1337  (29.7%) 313  (7.0%)
Personal safety programs 972  (21.6%) 2588  (57.6%) 410  (9.1%) 443  (9.9%) 81  (1.8%)
Pre-professional, pre-graduate school advising 1448  (32.2%) 2205  (49.1%) 265  (5.9%) 442  (9.8%) 132  (2.9%)
Recreational facilities 132  (2.9%) 932  (20.7%) 1526  (33.9%) 1687  (37.5%) 226  (5.0%)
Transportation services (busses/shuttles) 50  (1.1%) 490  (10.9%) 1909  (42.4%) 1833  (40.7%) 220  (4.9%)

13. And for these student services and programs, some of which may not apply to you.

Service Do Not Apply to MeService Could Apply to Me but never Heard of ItService Could Apply to Me, Heard of It, Never Used ItUsed It and I Was Very SatisfiedUsed It and I Thought It Was OkayUsed It and I Was Dissatisfied
Child care 4339  (96.9%) 26  (0.6%) 69  (1.5%) 20  (0.4%) 16  (0.4%) 7  (0.2%)
Disabled student services 4226  (94.4%) 35  (0.8%) 67  (1.5%) 84  (1.9%) 45  (1.0%) 20  (0.4%)
Financial aid services 1851  (41.5%) 52  (1.2%) 283  (6.3%) 768  (17.2%) 1103  (24.7%) 404  (9.1%)
First-generation/low-income student services (EOP) 3552  (79.7%) 350  (7.9%) 239  (5.4%) 176  (3.9%) 103  (2.3%) 37  (0.8%)
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender services 4202  (94.0%) 39  (0.9%) 128  (2.9%) 37  (0.8%) 50  (1.1%) 15  (0.3%)
Reentry student services 4047  (90.5%) 97  (2.2%) 151  (3.4%) 97  (2.2%) 62  (1.4%) 19  (0.4%)
Residential life programs 2855  (63.9%) 457  (10.2%) 300  (6.7%) 240  (5.4%) 492  (11.0%) 124  (2.8%)
Transfer student services 3941  (88.0%) 84  (1.9%) 239  (5.3%) 92  (2.1%) 91  (2.0%) 30  (0.7%)
Women's Center 2728  (61.2%) 1202  (27.0%) 436  (9.8%) 44  (1.0%) 36  (0.8%) 12  (0.3%)

14. Do you currently belong to any campus-based organizations, clubs, or associations?

2647  (59.1%) Yes
1833  (40.9%) No

15. Please list, in order of importance to you, up to three campus-based organizations, clubs, or associations that you belong to. Include, if relevant, your fraternity/sorority.

Open-ended; omitted.

16. Please indicate if you are or have been an officer for each organization you listed above.

1184  (25.3%) I am an officer for the first organization
1496  (32.0%) No, I am not an officer for the first organization
369  (7.9%) I am an officer for the second organization
513  (11.0%) I do not belong to a second organization
1033  (22.1%) No, I am not an officer for the second organization
132  (2.8%) I am an officer for the third organization
625  (13.4%) No, I am not an officer for the third organization
914  (19.5%) I do not belong to a third organization

17. What, realistically, could the university do (or have done) differently to improve the quality of your undergraduate education or your satisfaction with it?

Open-ended; omitted.

18. If you could start over again, what would you do differently to improve the quality of your undergraduate education?

Open-ended; omitted.

19. Which of the following best characterizes your political views?

253  (5.7%) Far left
1807  (40.6%) Liberal
1842  (41.4%) Middle-of-the-road
516  (11.6%) Conservative
32  (0.7%) Far right

20. Are there any social issues [movements] or causes that you feel particularly supportive of or concerned with?

1764  (40.1%) Yes
2631  (59.9%) No

20a. If yes, please identify:

Open-ended; omitted.

To better understand your UC educational experience and what it means to you and your family, we would like to ask you some questions about your background and your future plans.

21. When did you come to the United States to live?

3288  (73.2%) I was born in the United States
244  (5.4%) 1-5 years ago
254  (5.7%) 6-10 years ago
327  (7.3%) 11-15 years ago
381  (8.5%) More than 15 years ago

22. Where your parents born in the United States?

YesNo
Mother 1740  (38.7%) 2753  (61.3%)
Father 1761  (39.5%) 2702  (60.5%)

23. How many of your grandparents were born in the United States?

2614  (58.4%) 0
156  (3.5%) 1
427  (9.5%) 2
223  (5.0%) 3
1059  (23.6%) 4

24. How many of your grandparents graduated from college?

2209  (49.7%) 0
709  (16.0%) 1
886  (19.9%) 2
316  (7.1%) 3
324  (7.3%) 4

25. To the best of your knowledge, which category includes the total annual income of your parent(s) before taxes?

156  (3.6%) Less then $10,000
246  (5.7%) $10,000 - $19,999
294  (6.8%) $20,000 - $29,999
331  (7.7%) $30,000 - $39,999
276  (6.4%) $40,000 - $49,999
314  (7.3%) $50,000 - $59,999
290  (6.7%) $60,000 - $69,999
276  (6.4%) $70,000 - $79,999
306  (7.1%) $80,000 - $89,999
281  (6.5%) $90,000 - $99,999
639  (14.8%) $100,000 - $124,999
278  (6.5%) $125,000 - $149,999
253  (5.9%) $150,000 - $199,999
368  (8.5%) $200,000 or more

26. Which of the following best describes your social class when you were growing up?

109  (2.4%) Wealthy
1524  (34.1%) Upper-middle or professional middleclass
1721  (38.5%) Middle-class
770  (17.2%) Working-class
351  (7.8%) Low-income or poor

27. What are your specific educational goals? (Mark all that apply)

3290  (70.3%) Bachelor’s degree
1627  (34.8%) Academic Master’s (MA, MS, etc.)
935  (20.0%) Business Master’s (MBA, etc.)
398  (8.5%) Other professional Master’s
1308  (28.0%) Academic Doctorate (PhD)
531  (11.3%) Doctor of Medicine (MD)
153  (3.3%) Other health Doctorate (DDS, etc.)
712  (15.2%) Juris Doctor (JD, Law)
120  (2.6%) Other professional Doctorate
639  (13.7%) Teaching Credential
291  (6.2%) Certificate or License

28. What career do you hope to pursue when you've completed your education?

279  (6.0%) Please select a career:
46  (1.0%) Accountant
 99  (2.1%) Architect
 53  (1.1%) Artist/Designer
83  (1.8%) Banker/Investment Banker
71  (1.5%) Biochemist/Engineer
200  (4.3%) Business Exes/CEO
 91  (2.0%) Business Owner/Proprietor
23  (0.5%) Business Sales/Buyer
61  (1.3%) Chemist/Chemical Engineer
5  (0.1%) College Administrator
199  (4.3%) College Professor/Instructor
139  (3.0%) Computer/Software Engineer
31  (0.7%) Computer Graphic Artist/Designer
54  (1.2%) Computer Programmer/Analyst
77  (1.7%) Consultant (general)
27  (0.6%) Dentist
29  (0.6%) Educational Administrator
  275  (5.9%) Engineer (all)
21  (0.5%) Entertainer/Actor
36  (0.8%) Environmental Scientist
63  (1.4%) Foreign Service/Diplomat
52  (1.1%) Government Official/Politician
16  (0.3%) Human Resource Specialist
19  (0.4%) Law Enforcement/Criminologist
404  (8.7%) Lawyer/Judge
64  (1.4%) Marketing Rep/Advertising
30  (0.6%) Media Specialist/Broadcasting
9  (0.2%) Medical Technician
11  (0.2%) Military Service (career)
31  (0.7%) Musician/Performer
14  (0.3%) Nurse
54  (1.2%) Optometrist
42  (0.9%) Pharmacist
  8  (0.2%) Photo Journalist/Photographer
  7  (0.2%) Physical Therapist
354  (7.6%) Physician
52  (1.1%) Physicist
15  (0.3%) Producer/Filmmaker/Director
10  (0.2%) Psychiatrist
91  (2.0%) Psychologist
28  (0.6%) Public Health Administrator
22  (0.5%) Public Relations Specialist
20  (0.4%) Research Analyst
137  (2.9%) Scientific Researcher
  32  (0.7%) Social Welfare Worker
13  (0.3%) Software Developer/Engineer
1  (0.0%) Speech Pathologist
  23  (0.5%) Stockbroker/Financial Analyst
180  (3.9%) Teacher (elementary/secondary)
13  (0.3%) Veterinarian
  7  (0.2%) Web Developer
123  (2.6%) Writer/Journalist
334  (7.2%) Other
480  (10.3%) I have no idea whatsoever

28a. Other:

Open-ended; omitted.

29. How sure are you that this is the career that you will still want by the time you finish your education?

1228  (27.7%) Very sure
1535  (34.7%) Sure
1142  (25.8%) Not that sure
522  (11.8%) Not sure at all

30. What do you think your chances are of achieving this career?

1410  (32.5%) Excellent
1957  (45.1%) Good
859  (19.8%) Fair
117  (2.7%) Poor

31. How do you think your chances for success in life, in terms of career and income, compare to your parents’? Mine are:

1605  (35.9%) Much better
1662  (37.2%) Somewhat better
984  (22.0%) About the same
197  (4.4%) Somewhat worse
25  (0.6%) Much worse

32. Overall satisfaction:

Very DissatisfiedDissatisfiedNeutralSatisfiedVery Satisfied
Overall quality of faculty instruction 72  (1.6%) 271  (6.0%) 918  (20.4%) 2465  (54.9%) 764  (17.0%)
Overall quality of teaching by TA's 121  (2.7%) 450  (10.0%) 1353  (30.2%) 2054  (45.8%) 509  (11.3%)
Overall academic experience 78  (1.7%) 322  (7.2%) 973  (21.7%) 2339  (52.1%) 777  (17.3%)
Overall social, cultural, and life experience 123  (2.7%) 401  (8.9%) 998  (22.3%) 1845  (41.1%) 1118  (24.9%)
My UC GPA 525  (11.7%) 1237  (27.6%) 1178  (26.2%) 1161  (25.9%) 387  (8.6%)
Overall UC experience 81  (1.8%) 306  (6.8%) 962  (21.5%) 2277  (50.8%) 858  (19.1%)

33. How well do you think you are doing in the following areas?

PoorFairGoodExcellent
Time management 792  (17.7%) 1687  (37.6%) 1552  (34.6%) 450  (10.0%)
Managing finances 562  (12.5%) 1535  (34.3%) 1726  (38.5%) 657  (14.7%)
Maintaining good physical health and fitness 716  (16.0%) 1829  (40.9%) 1442  (32.2%) 490  (10.9%)
Handling stress 598  (13.4%) 1604  (35.8%) 1712  (38.3%) 561  (12.5%)

34. How important do you believe alumni gifts are in funding UC Berkeley’s annual operational needs?

1587  (35.6%) Very Important
2108  (47.3%) Moderately Important
760  (17.1%) Of slight Importance

35. Do you believe that everyone’s gift, regardless of amount, makes a difference to enhancing UC Berkeley/s undergraduate education and overall excellence?

1412  (31.7%) Very much
1795  (40.3%) To a moderate extent
868  (19.5%) Slightly
384  (8.6%) Not at all

36. There are various reasons why students and alumni make donations to Cal. Rate each of the following reasons on its importance in deciding whether a donation to Cal should be made.

Very ImportantSomewhat ImportantNot Important
Cal’s research and scholarship contributions 2930  (66.1%) 1340  (30.2%) 160  (3.6%)
Increased donations allow national publications that rank universities to rank Cal higher 813  (18.4%) 1848  (41.8%) 1762  (39.8%)
Donations compensate for cutbacks in state funding 2210  (50.0%) 1824  (41.2%) 390  (8.8%)
Enhancing the undergraduate experience and education 3087  (69.7%) 1136  (25.6%) 208  (4.7%)
Membership in the chancellor’s Club 179  (4.1%) 852  (19.3%) 3386  (76.7%)
Fund innovative programs 1940  (43.9%) 1984  (44.9%) 498  (11.3%)
Support for the chancellor 174  (3.9%) 1296  (29.4%) 2945  (66.7%)

37. In your opinion, what do you think the campus chief fund raising priorities should be and why?

Open-ended, omitted.

38. What types of campus activities have you attended during the past academic year? (Check all that apply)

3257  (69.6%) Social
3569  (76.3%) Academic
841  (18.0%) Living
2547  (54.4%) Cultural/Arts
1374  (29.4%) Ethnic
1837  (39.3%) Athletic
1332  (28.5%) Service

39. About how many Cal cultural or intellectual events have you attended during the past academic year?

635  (14.3%) None
2021  (45.6%) less than 3
1155  (26.1%) 3 to 6
328  (7.4%) 6 to 9
294  (6.6%) 10 or more

40. How many Cal intercollegiate athletic events have you attended during the past academic year?

2115  (47.6%) None
1050  (23.6%) Less than 3
423  (9.5%) 3 to 6
261  (5.9%) 6 to 9
594  (13.4%) 10 or more

41. What types of campus groups and activities do you actively participate in? (Check all that apply)

1983  (42.4%) Social
1894  (40.5%) Academic
472  (10.1%) Living
916  (19.6%) Cultural/Arts
745  (15.9%) Ethnic
669  (14.3%) Athletic
1013  (21.6%) Service

42. What type of campus groups and activities do you most associate with? (Check one)

863  (21.5%) Social
1131  (28.2%) Academic
183  (4.6%) Living
566  (14.1%) Cultural/Arts
402  (10.0%) Ethnic
325  (8.1%) Athletic
535  (13.4%) Service

43. How many friends from Cal would you like to stay in touch with after graduation?

1004  (22.6%) Less than 5
1866  (41.9%) 5-10
996  (22.4%) 10-20
585  (13.1%) More than 20

44. What are your important sources of information about Cal news, events and activities? (Check all that apply)

3533  (75.5%) Daily Cal
1961  (41.9%) Billboards/posters
780  (16.7%) Tables on campus
801  (17.1%) Local and national media
3240  (69.2%) From fellow classmates/word of mouth
1479  (31.6%) UC Berkeley web site
49  (1.0%) California Alumni Association web site
344  (7.4%) Other web sites

45. How would you prefer Cal keep you updated on campus news, events and activities after graduation? (Check all that apply)

1949  (41.7%) Mail
3413  (72.9%) E-Mail
103  (2.2%) Telephone

46. After you graduate from Cal, to what extent do you think each of the following items would be important to you? Rate each item on a scale from 1 (Not important) to 7 (Very important).

Not ImportantVery ImportantBlank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Keeping in touch with Cal and campus friends 161  (3.6%) 175  (3.9%) 229  (5.2%) 515  (11.6%) 889  (20.0%) 1005  (22.6%) 1471  (33.1%)
Career networking and assistance 123  (2.8%) 121  (2.7%) 205  (4.6%) 534  (12.0%) 816  (18.4%) 1112  (25.0%) 1534  (34.5%)
Campus privileges 273  (6.1%) 279  (6.3%) 428  (9.6%) 821  (18.5%) 929  (20.9%) 890  (20.0%) 820  (18.5%)
Savings on consumer products and services 640  (14.4%) 477  (10.8%) 534  (12.0%) 907  (20.4%) 767  (17.3%) 602  (13.6%) 509  (11.5%)
On-line Cal services and benefits 405  (9.1%) 391  (8.8%) 520  (11.7%) 971  (21.9%) 833  (18.8%) 756  (17.1%) 556  (12.5%)
Recreation, travel and entertainment opportunities and savings 393  (8.9%) 388  (8.8%) 446  (10.1%) 851  (19.2%) 896  (20.2%) 806  (18.2%) 650  (14.7%)
Giving back to Cal 425  (9.6%) 418  (9.4%) 611  (13.8%) 1160  (26.2%) 904  (20.4%) 577  (13.0%) 339  (7.6%)
Attending Cal athletic events 1260  (28.4%) 577  (13.0%) 511  (11.5%) 768  (17.3%) 589  (13.3%) 399  (9.0%) 326  (7.4%)
Attending Cal cultural/intellectual activities and programs 508  (11.5%) 482  (10.9%) 527  (11.9%) 958  (21.6%) 907  (20.4%) 625  (14.1%) 429  (9.7%)
Attending homecoming and reunion activities 1058  (23.9%) 701  (15.8%) 624  (14.1%) 860  (19.4%) 570  (12.9%) 366  (8.3%) 250  (5.6%)

47. What specific organizations for Cal alumni are you aware of, if any?

Open-ended, omitted.

48. When you graduate, do you think you will join an association for Cal alumni?

1367  (30.8%) Yes
624  (14.0%) No
2452  (55.2%) Not sure

49. If yes, which one/s? (Check all that apply)

267  (5.7%) Special Interest Group Association
63  (1.3%) Living Group Association
546  (11.7%) School/Department Association
1535  (32.8%) California Alumni Association
175  (3.7%) Other Association/s

50. What is the maximum annual fee you would pay to join the CAA?

995  (24.0%) Less than $10
1209  (29.1%) Between $11 and $20
873  (21.0%) Between $21 and $30
486  (11.7%) Between $31 and $40
590  (14.2%) Over $40 but less than $100

51. Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following items on a scale from 1 (Strongly disagree) to 7 (Strongly agree).

Strongly DisagreeStrongly AgreeBlank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
I have a lot of Cal spirit 423  (9.5%) 464  (10.4%) 571  (12.9%) 979  (22.0%) 910  (20.5%) 597  (13.4%) 499  (11.2%)
I have had a great experience at Cal 143  (3.2%) 258  (5.8%) 447  (10.1%) 794  (17.9%) 1004  (22.6%) 978  (22.0%) 818  (18.4%)
I feel I owe Cal something 759  (17.1%) 647  (14.6%) 761  (17.2%) 969  (21.8%) 709  (16.0%) 380  (8.6%) 212  (4.8%)
After I graduate I want to return to campus often 418  (9.4%) 799  (18.0%) 915  (20.7%) 1099  (24.8%) 644  (14.5%) 349  (7.9%) 204  (4.6%)
The University is only interested in getting money from alumni 400  (9.0%) 633  (14.3%) 794  (17.9%) 1091  (24.7%) 669  (15.1%) 456  (10.3%) 381  (8.6%)
I understand what the California Alumni Association does 1379  (31.2%) 1074  (24.3%) 738  (16.7%) 705  (16.0%) 268  (6.1%) 148  (3.3%) 106  (2.4%)
The California Alumni Association provides valuable service for students 435  (10.0%) 633  (14.6%) 856  (19.7%) 1623  (37.4%) 405  (9.3%) 250  (5.8%) 140  (3.2%)
The California Alumni Association provides valuable service for alumni 288  (6.7%) 471  (10.9%) 766  (17.7%) 1796  (41.6%) 549  (12.7%) 312  (7.2%) 140  (3.2%)
The California Alumni Association is appropriate for people like me after they graduate 411  (9.5%) 572  (13.2%) 718  (16.5%) 1693  (39.0%) 487  (11.2%) 282  (6.5%) 179  (4.1%)

52. After you graduate from Cal, to what extent are each of the following university and university affiliated group services important to you? Rate each item on a scale from 1 (Not important) to 7 (Very important).

Not ImportantVery ImportantBlank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Campus privileges (e.g., UC Library and RSF privileges) 334  (7.6%)  250  (5.7%)  308  (7.0%)  645  (14.7%)  811  (18.4%)  835  (19.0%)  1216  (27.6%) 
Career services, such as networking, informational interviews and other career services (e.g., Kaplan courses, UC Extension) discounts 200  (4.5%)  170  (3.9%)  290  (6.6%)  644  (14.6%)  780  (17.7%)  980  (22.3%)  1334  (30.3%) 
Life-long Cal email 534  (12.2%)  346  (7.9%)  422  (9.6%)  859  (19.6%)  694  (15.8%)  643  (14.7%)  891  (20.3%) 
Obtaining publications and information about Cal 446  (10.2%)  425  (9.7%)  552  (12.6%)  1062  (24.3%)  869  (19.8%)  577  (13.2%)  448  (10.2%) 
Social events (e.g., mixers, pre-game parties) 869  (19.8%)  640  (14.6%)  652  (14.9%)  991  (22.6%)  602  (13.7%)  354  (8.1%)  281  (6.4%)  
Support of students and their activities (e.g., Class Councils) 660  (15.0%)  557  (12.7%)  686  (15.6%)  1100  (25.1%)  667  (15.2%)  416  (9.5%)  301  (6.9%)  
Student/alumni mentoring 501  (11.4%)  458  (10.4%)  532  (12.1%)  1047  (23.9%)  822  (18.7%)  572  (13.0%)  457  (10.4%) 
Travel, car rental discounts 700  (16.0%)  518  (11.8%)  545  (12.4%)  957  (21.8%)  656  (15.0%)  554  (12.6%)  457  (10.4%) 
Scholarships provided to other students 304  (6.9%)  258  (5.9%)  342  (7.8%)  907  (20.7%)  870  (19.8%)  775  (17.7%)  931  (21.2%) 

53. Please check each of the following items that apply to you:

500  (10.7%)   Participated in a California Alumni Association student program
836  (17.9%)   Visited the California Alumni Association web site
2062  (44.1%)   Seen or visited Alumni House
139  (3.0%)   Visited the Lair of the Bear summer camp near Pinecrest
733  (15.7%)   Applied for a California Alumni Association Scholarship
413  (8.8%)   Received a California Alumni Association Scholarship

54. In the following list of California Alumni Association slogans, check the one most appealing to you:

2030  (49.0%)   The California Alumni Association serves, unites and empowers Cal students, Cal Alumni and the University
494  (11.9%)   The California Alumni Association serves the alumni and the University of California, Berkeley and the University
1278  (30.9%)   The California Alumni Association enables its members to enjoy the benefits of a life-long relationship with the University
338  (8.2%)   The California Alumni Association provides a personal contact for interacting with the University

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