2006 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 3

Academic Experience Module

Civic Engagement Module

Student Development Module

Student Services Module

Wild Card Module (Technology)

Notes: Counts are in bold and precede items they are counting. Missing values are not included in the counts. Percentages for multiple selection items are based on the total number of active cases.

Part 3: Academic Experience

Number of cases: 2,183

Response rate for module: 49.4%

Margin of error for module: ±2.0%

1. We would like to hear more about being an undergraduate at a research university. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
My UC campus has a strong commitment to undergraduate education 49  (2.4%) 88  (4.3%) 205  (10.1%) 640  (31.5%) 764  (37.6%) 284  (14.0%)
Attending a university with world-class researchers is important to me 36  (1.8%) 89  (4.4%) 179  (8.8%) 555  (27.4%) 685  (33.8%) 482  (23.8%)
It doesn't really matter where I get my undergraduate education (UC, CSU, community college) since they are all similar in quality 763  (37.6%) 648  (31.9%) 355  (17.5%) 164  (8.1%) 70  (3.4%) 29  (1.4%)
The research conducted at research universities is essential for society 21  (1.0%) 30  (1.5%) 131  (6.5%) 623  (30.7%) 739  (36.4%) 485  (23.9%)
The emphasis on research detracts from the quality of teaching on this campus 105  (5.2%) 341  (16.9%) 523  (25.9%) 592  (29.4%) 280  (13.9%) 176  (8.7%)
Attending a research university gives students opportunities to learn and experience things they wouldn't have at other types of colleges and universities 17  (0.8%) 28  (1.4%) 145  (7.2%) 689  (34.1%) 734  (36.3%) 408  (20.2%)

2. How important to you are the following aspects of being an undergraduate at a research university like UC?

Not importantNot very importantSomewhat importantImportantVery ImportantEssential
Learning about faculty research 77  (3.8%) 263  (13.0%) 673  (33.2%) 582  (28.7%) 295  (14.6%) 136  (6.7%)
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 74  (3.7%) 309  (15.3%) 646  (31.9%) 577  (28.5%) 294  (14.5%) 124  (6.1%)
Learning research methods 43  (2.1%) 147  (7.3%) 492  (24.3%) 667  (32.9%) 417  (20.6%) 261  (12.9%)
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 79  (3.9%) 262  (13.0%) 494  (24.4%) 596  (29.5%) 372  (18.4%) 219  (10.8%)
Pursuing your own research 84  (4.2%) 285  (14.1%) 529  (26.2%) 565  (28.0%) 346  (17.2%) 208  (10.3%)
The prestige of this university when you apply to grad school 29  (1.4%) 57  (2.8%) 236  (11.7%) 522  (25.9%) 610  (30.2%) 564  (27.9%)
The prestige of this university when you apply for a job 18  (0.9%) 41  (2.0%) 207  (10.2%) 489  (24.2%) 611  (30.2%) 657  (32.5%)
Having access to a world-class library collection 36  (1.8%) 101  (5.0%) 311  (15.4%) 559  (27.6%) 522  (25.8%) 493  (24.4%)
Being able to attend plays, concerts, lectures, and other cultural events on campus 64  (3.2%) 165  (8.2%) 362  (17.9%) 553  (27.3%) 486  (24.0%) 393  (19.4%)

Other (Please elaborate):

[Open-ended text field]

3. In which of the following activities have you participated or do you plan to participate before graduation from UC?

Doing now or have donePlan to do
Internship under the direction of a faculty member 219  (10.0%) 830  (38.0%)
Other internship 459  (21.0%) 908  (41.6%)
UC Washington Center (UCDC) Program 38  (1.7%) 200  (9.2%)
University of California Center in Sacramento (UCCS) Program 33  (1.5%) 154  (7.1%)
University of California Education Abroad Program (EAP) 144  (6.6%) 626  (28.7%)
Study abroad program affiliated with another college or university 86  (3.9%) 307  (14.1%)
Study abroad program NOT affiliated with a college or university 70  (3.2%) 226  (10.4%)
Honors program 141  (6.5%) 575  (26.3%)
Preparation of honors thesis 120  (5.5%) 503  (23.0%)
Honors thesis course 103  (4.7%) 491  (22.5%)

4. How frequently have you engaged in these activities so far this academic year?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Taken a small research-oriented seminar with faculty 1404  (70.0%) 217  (10.8%) 167  (8.3%) 119  (5.9%) 63  (3.1%) 35  (1.7%)
Communicated with a faculty member by email or in person 82  (4.1%) 299  (14.8%) 638  (31.7%) 429  (21.3%) 308  (15.3%) 259  (12.9%)
Talked with the instructor outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a course 408  (20.2%) 515  (25.5%) 514  (25.5%) 285  (14.1%) 177  (8.8%) 120  (5.9%)
Interacted with faculty during lecture class sessions 310  (15.4%) 524  (26.0%) 528  (26.2%) 304  (15.1%) 197  (9.8%) 152  (7.5%)
Worked with a faculty member on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity) 1231  (61.3%) 348  (17.3%) 190  (9.5%) 130  (6.5%) 61  (3.0%) 49  (2.4%)

5. During this academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 25  (1.2%) 238  (11.8%) 591  (29.2%) 442  (21.9%) 367  (18.2%) 358  (17.7%)
Brought up ideas or concepts from different courses during class discussions 181  (9.0%) 430  (21.3%) 580  (28.8%) 397  (19.7%) 264  (13.1%) 164  (8.1%)
Asked an insightful question in class 150  (7.5%) 397  (19.7%) 656  (32.6%) 367  (18.2%) 281  (14.0%) 162  (8.0%)
Found a course so interesting that you did more work than was required 293  (14.5%) 498  (24.7%) 577  (28.6%) 357  (17.7%) 184  (9.1%) 106  (5.3%)
Chosen challenging class assignments, when possible, even though you might get a lower grade in the class 396  (19.7%) 463  (23.0%) 508  (25.2%) 312  (15.5%) 207  (10.3%) 126  (6.3%)
Chosen challenging courses, when possible, even though you might lower your GPA by doing so 216  (10.7%) 275  (13.6%) 538  (26.6%) 429  (21.2%) 312  (15.5%) 249  (12.3%)
Made a class presentation 174  (8.7%) 379  (18.9%) 727  (36.2%) 364  (18.1%) 234  (11.6%) 132  (6.6%)
Had a class in which the professor knew or learned your name 214  (10.6%) 335  (16.6%) 514  (25.5%) 353  (17.5%) 304  (15.1%) 299  (14.8%)

6. Which of the following are obstacles to your academic success? Check all that apply.

213  (9.8%)   There are no obstacles to my academic success 69  (3.2%)   I have difficulty speaking English
339  (15.5%)   I don't know how to begin a large project or complex assignment 304  (13.9%)   My math skills are weak
548  (25.1%)   I don't know how to organize my time to work on more than one project or assignment 382  (17.5%)   I'm not motivated because my coursework doesn't seem relevant to my future goals
781  (35.8%)   I am reluctant to ask for help when I need it 523  (24.0%)   I don't find my coursework interesting
707  (32.4%)   I often do not start an assignment until the day before it is due 577  (26.4%)   My social life interferes with or distracts me from my coursework
942  (43.2%)   I am easily distracted and can't concentrate on my work 329  (15.1%)   My job interferes with my coursework
490  (22.4%)   I read slowly or have difficulty understanding what I read 278  (12.7%)   Time with my family distracts me from my coursework
364  (16.7%)   I have difficulty expressing myself in writing 334  (15.3%)   I am too depressed to do my coursework
102  (4.7%)   I have difficulty reading or writing in English 297  (13.6%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

7.  If you feel there have been obstacles to your academic success, what has been the most significant?

  142  (7.8%)   There are no obstacles to my academic success 
  36  (2.0%)   I don't know how to begin a large project or complex assignment 
  99  (5.4%)   I don't know how to organize my time to work on more than one project or assignment 
  156  (8.5%)   I am reluctant to ask for help when I need it 
  161  (8.8%)   I often do not start an assignment until the day before it is due 
  287  (15.7%)   I am easily distracted and can't concentrate on my work 
  77  (4.2%)   I read slowly or have difficulty understanding what I read 
  49  (2.7%)   I have difficulty expressing myself in writing 
  28  (1.5%)   I have difficulty reading or writing in English 
  10  (0.5%)   I have difficulty speaking English 
  26  (1.4%)   My math skills are weak 
  92  (5.0%)   I'm not motivated because my coursework doesn't seem relevant to my future goals 
  95  (5.2%)   I don't find my coursework interesting 
  120  (6.6%)   My social life interferes with or distracts me from my coursework 
  85  (4.7%)   My job interferes with my coursework 
  45  (2.5%)   Time with my family distracts me from my coursework 
  114  (6.2%)   I am too depressed to do my coursework 
  204  (11.2%)   The other reason I listed 
  [357 missing]     (Select one)

8. What was your primary reason for attending a University of California Summer Session in the past?

1177  (58.4%)   I HAVE NOT ATTENDED A UC SUMMER SESSION IN THE PAST
261  (13.0%)   To stay on track to graduate "on time"
41  (2.0%)   To be able to graduate early
46  (2.3%)   To repeat a course
104  (5.2%)   To work on requirements for a double major or minor
50  (2.5%)   To enroll in a course that I could not get during the regular academic terms
65  (3.2%)   To be able to concentrate on a difficult or required course
40  (2.0%)   To improve my overall GPA
5  (0.2%)   To take a course from a specific instructor
58  (2.9%)   To make constructive use of my time while working part-time
75  (3.7%)   To have an opportunity to take a course for my own interest or enjoyment
92  (4.6%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

9. Do you plan on attending a University of California Summer Session this summer or in the future?

590  (29.3%)   Yes, definitely 431  (21.4%)   Yes, probably 408  (20.2%)   Probably not 390  (19.4%)   Definitely not 196  (9.7%)   I have no idea

10. Which of the following would MOST increase the likelihood that you would attend a University of California Summer Session this summer or in the future? PLEASE CHECK NO MORE THAN THREE (3)

466  (21.3%)   More courses that satisfy breadth requirements were offered
1039  (47.6%)   More courses in my major were offered
328  (15.0%)   More on-line or distance learning courses were offered
247  (11.3%)   More courses for professional development or personal enrichment were offered
604  (27.7%)   Summer internship opportunities that provide course credit were offered
380  (17.4%)   More education abroad or travel-study opportunities were offered for course credit
264  (12.1%)   More summer on-campus employment opportunities were available
236  (10.8%)   More affordable summer on-campus housing was available
237  (10.9%)   More affordable summer off-campus housing was available
105  (4.8%)   More UC cultural events and programs were offered during the summer
596  (27.3%)   More financial aid was available for summer school
505  (23.1%)   Flexible course schedules were offered (evening and weekends)
348  (15.9%)   None of the above would significantly increase the likelihood of attending

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Part 3: Civic Engagement

Number of cases: 2,089

Response rate for module: 47.2%

Margin of error for module: ±2.0%

Activities

1. During this academic year, have you been involved in any of the following activities or organizations?

Participant or memberOfficer or leaderNeither
Student government 99  (5.3%) 51  (2.7%) 1712  (91.9%)
Fraternity or sorority 145  (7.8%) 120  (6.5%) 1588  (85.7%)
Other campus-based club or organization 832  (44.0%) 444  (23.5%) 614  (32.5%)
Off-campus club or organization 489  (26.3%) 147  (7.9%) 1224  (65.8%)

2. Which of these best describes your opinion on the following statements?

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Opportunities for community service while on this campus are important to me 63  (3.3%) 183  (9.7%) 217  (11.5%) 563  (29.9%) 530  (28.1%) 328  (17.4%)
Opportunities to develop my leadership skills while on this campus are important to me 38  (2.0%) 102  (5.4%) 179  (9.5%) 470  (24.9%) 641  (34.0%) 455  (24.1%)
My experience on this campus provides adequate opportunity to explore my cultural identity 80  (4.2%) 134  (7.1%) 273  (14.5%) 592  (31.4%) 593  (31.4%) 214  (11.3%)
I feel I can express my political opinions on campus 49  (2.6%) 76  (4.0%) 176  (9.3%) 483  (25.6%) 731  (38.7%) 374  (19.8%)

Community Service & Leadership

3. DURING THIS ACADEMIC YEAR, have you done community service work either on or off campus?

1041  (54.7%)   No [Go to #4]
861  (45.3%)   Yes

3a. How did you get involved in this particular community service work? If you have been involved in more than one form of community service, please answer for the one that has been the largest time commitment.

77  (8.7%)   Through a related class
71  (8.0%)   Through a program where I receive course credit (e.g., field studies credit for tutoring)
20  (2.3%)   Through a formal service program (AmeriCorps, VISTA, etc.) where I receive pay or a stipend
104  (11.7%)   Through my fraternity or sorority
282  (31.8%)   Through another student organization on campus
39  (4.4%)   Through a university department or program
65  (7.3%)   Through my religious organization or church
19  (2.1%)   Through my internship
210  (23.7%)   I found the work on my own

3b. Why did you participate in this community service? Please check all that apply.

108  (5.2%)   To help my fraternity or sorority fulfill a 
service obligation
147  (7.0%)   To help me get in to a professional or graduate school program
217  (10.4%)   To help a student organization to which I belong fulfill a service obligation 374  (17.9%)   To learn more about the community
17  (0.8%)   As part of a campus disciplinary action 687  (32.9%)   To help other people
87  (4.2%)   It was required for a course I am taking 339  (16.2%)   To meet people and make friends
298  (14.3%)   To help me gain experience for a future career 85  (4.1%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

3c. What was the type of organization where you did this community service? If you have been involved in more than one form of community service, please answer for the one that has been the largest time commitment.

232  (27.3%)   K-12 school 96  (11.3%)   Clinic or hospital
4  (0.5%)   Preschool 4  (0.5%)   Animal shelter
9  (1.1%)   Adult literacy or ESL program 5  (0.6%)   Help hotline
68  (8.0%)   Youth services agency 54  (6.3%)   Religious organization
17  (2.0%)   Student government 7  (0.8%)   Political party
34  (4.0%)   Environmental group 43  (5.1%)   Political or advocacy organization
48  (5.6%)   Homeless shelter 182  (21.4%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
48  (5.6%)   Housing organization

3d. What kind of community service work did you do? Please check all that apply.

254  (12.2%)   Tutoring 29  (1.4%)   Computer or technical support
258  (12.4%)   Mentoring 218  (10.4%)   General support
225  (10.8%)   Teaching or educating 84  (4.0%)   Building or landscaping
261  (12.5%)   Outreach 145  (6.9%)   Preparing or serving food
84  (4.0%)   Counseling 108  (5.2%)   Health care
100  (4.8%)   Publicity 101  (4.8%)   Environmental clean up
183  (8.8%)   Fundraising 110  (5.3%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

3e. Thinking back on this academic year, how often did you do community service work?

201  (23.1%)   Once or twice
187  (21.5%)   More than once or twice, but less than once a month
115  (13.2%)   Once or twice a month
367  (42.2%)   More than twice a month

3f. During a TYPICAL 7-day (168 hour) week in this academic year, how many hours do you spend performing community service work?

01-23-45-67-89-12More than 12
172  (19.6%) 292  (33.2%) 192  (21.8%) 100  (11.4%) 49  (5.6%) 30  (3.4%) 44  (5.0%)

News & Information Sources

4. How often would you say you follow what's going on in government and public affairs?

581  (30.7%)   Most of the time
632  (33.4%)   Some of the time
435  (23.0%)   Only now and then
242  (12.8%)   Hardly at all

5. How often do you use the following sources of NEWS INFORMATION during this past academic year?

 Rarely or neverLess than once a weekOnce a weekSeveral times a weekEverydayMore than once a day
National television news 822  (43.7%) 372  (19.8%) 292  (15.5%) 254  (13.5%) 100  (5.3%) 43  (2.3%)
Local television news 853  (45.4%) 362  (19.3%) 274  (14.6%) 255  (13.6%) 103  (5.5%) 33  (1.8%)
Internet 94  (5.0%) 196  (10.4%) 249  (13.2%) 421  (22.4%) 433  (23.0%) 489  (26.0%)
Public television 969  (51.7%) 388  (20.7%) 220  (11.7%) 189  (10.1%) 77  (4.1%) 32  (1.7%)
Public radio 1142  (60.9%) 323  (17.2%) 152  (8.1%) 150  (8.0%) 63  (3.4%) 46  (2.5%)
Talk radio 1354  (72.5%) 252  (13.5%) 110  (5.9%) 94  (5.0%) 35  (1.9%) 23  (1.2%)
Weekly news magazines 910  (48.5%) 427  (22.8%) 316  (16.9%) 157  (8.4%) 36  (1.9%) 29  (1.5%)
Campus newspaper 436  (23.2%) 431  (22.9%) 310  (16.5%) 432  (23.0%) 242  (12.9%) 27  (1.4%)
Other daily newspaper 901  (48.0%) 366  (19.5%) 211  (11.2%) 212  (11.3%) 144  (7.7%) 42  (2.2%)

6. Thinking back over the past month, which of the following was the main source of information for you about news and public affairs?

125  (6.6%)   National television news 28  (1.5%)   Talk radio
123  (6.5%)   Local television news 48  (2.5%)   Weekly news magazines
1220  (64.8%)   Internet 129  (6.8%)   Campus newspaper
22  (1.2%)   Public television 122  (6.5%)   Other daily newspaper
67  (3.6%)   Public Radio

7. Aside from campus newspapers and weekly newspapers, which, if any, newspapers, do you read (not online) at least several times a week? (If you read more than three newspapers, please choose the three newspapers you read most often.)

Daily newspaper #1: [Open-ended text field]
Daily newspaper #2: [Open-ended text field]
Daily newspaper #3: [Open-ended text field]

8. How often do you use the Internet as a source of news?

150  (8.0%)   Rarely or never [please skip to #10]
213  (11.3%)   Less than once a week [please skip to #10]
300  (16.0%)   Once a week [please skip to #10]
368  (19.6%)   Several times a week
407  (21.6%)   Everyday
442  (23.5%)   More than once a day

9. Which news website(s) do you use? (If you use more than three websites on a fairly regular basis, please choose the three websites you use most often.)

News website #1: [Open-ended text field]
News website #2: [Open-ended text field]
News website #3: [Open-ended text field]

Political Engagement

10. Thinking back on this academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Attended meetings or rallies related to local, state, or national politics 1112  (59.2%) 386  (20.6%) 233  (12.4%) 72  (3.8%) 41  (2.2%) 33  (1.8%)
Engaged in protests or demonstrations 1328  (70.9%) 303  (16.2%) 152  (8.1%) 55  (2.9%) 18  (1.0%) 17  (0.9%)
Performed work or service for a political campaign 1447  (77.7%) 215  (11.5%) 116  (6.2%) 34  (1.8%) 25  (1.3%) 25  (1.3%)
Talked with friends about current events or things you have heard about in the news 111  (5.9%) 179  (9.6%) 470  (25.1%) 347  (18.5%) 391  (20.9%) 376  (20.1%)

11. And during this academic year, have you ever…

 NoYes
…signed an online petition? 1148  (61.2%) 729  (38.8%)
…forwarded an online petition to someone else? 1540  (82.1%) 336  (17.9%)
…written a letter or e-mail to an elected official? 1544  (82.4%) 329  (17.6%)
…donated money to a political cause? 1607  (85.8%) 267  (14.2%)
…worn a wristband to show your support for a political cause or issue? 1598  (85.3%) 276  (14.7%)
…refused to buy something from a company because you disagreed with the company's social or political values? 1109  (59.2%) 763  (40.8%)

12. Are there any other ways in which you supported a campaign or cause over the past academic year?

[Open-ended textarea field]

13. When it comes to politics, where would you place yourself on this scale? Please select the response closest to your position.

Very liberalLiberalSlightly liberalModerate: middle of the roadSlightly conservativeConservativeVery conservative
194  (10.4%) 609  (32.7%) 368  (19.7%) 421  (22.6%) 149  (8.0%) 102  (5.5%) 21  (1.1%)

14. Below is a scale with strong Democrats on one end and strong Republicans on the other, and with independents in the middle. Where would you place yourself in the scale?

I strongly prefer the DemocratsI prefer the DemocratsI am basically independent but lean toward the DemocratsI am independent, I have no preference for either partyI am basically independent but lean toward the RepublicansI prefer the RepublicansI strongly prefer the RepublicansOther party (please specify)
201  (11.0%) 464  (25.5%) 561  (30.8%) 368  (20.2%) 128  (7.0%) 83  (4.6%) 17  (0.9%) [Open-ended text field]

15. Now think for a minute about your parents when you were growing up. Where would you place your MOTHER on this scale?

Strongly prefers the DemocratsPrefers the DemocratsBasically independent but leans toward the DemocratsIndependent, no preference for either partyBasically independent but leans toward the RepublicansPrefers the RepublicansStrongly prefer the RepublicansDon't knowOther party (please specify)
253  (13.8%) 436  (23.7%) 265  (14.4%) 284  (15.4%) 132  (7.2%) 203  (11.0%) 110  (6.0%) 156  (8.5%) [Open-ended text field]

16. Where would you place your FATHER on this scale?

Strongly prefers the DemocratsPrefers the DemocratsBasically independent but leans toward the DemocratsIndependent, no preference for either partyBasically independent but leans toward the RepublicansPrefers the RepublicansStrongly prefer the RepublicansDon't knowOther party (please specify)
194  (10.6%) 370  (20.2%) 248  (13.6%) 255  (13.9%) 148  (8.1%) 246  (13.4%) 180  (9.8%) 189  (10.3%) [Open-ended text field]

17. What is your religious preference?

73  (3.9%)   Baptist 4  (0.2%)   Quaker
117  (6.2%)   Buddhist 276  (14.7%)   Roman Catholic
60  (3.2%)   Christian Church (Disciples) 4  (0.2%)   Seventh Day Adventist
18  (1.0%)   Eastern Orthodox 8  (0.4%)   Sikh
15  (0.8%)   Episcopalian 9  (0.5%)   Taoist
39  (2.1%)   Hindu 12  (0.6%)   Unitarian/Universalist
87  (4.6%)   Jewish 5  (0.3%)   United Church of Christ/Congregational
20  (1.1%)   Methodist 163  (8.7%)   Other Christian
33  (1.8%)   Muslim 47  (2.5%)   Other Religion
58  (3.1%)   Presbyterian 826  (44.1%)   None

17a. Do you consider yourself a Born-Again Christian?

1632  (88.4%)   No
214  (11.6%)   Yes

18. Which of these best describes your opinion on the following issues?

 Agree stronglyAgree somewhatDisagree somewhatDisagree strongly
Abortion should be legal 1049  (56.2%) 487  (26.1%) 186  (10.0%) 145  (7.8%)
The death penalty should be abolished 485  (26.1%) 569  (30.6%) 580  (31.2%) 224  (12.1%)
Racial discrimination is no longer a major problem in America 26  (1.4%) 146  (7.8%) 581  (31.2%) 1108  (59.5%)
Realistically, an individual can do little to bring about changes in our society 78  (4.2%) 429  (23.0%) 821  (44.0%) 538  (28.8%)
Wealthy people should pay a larger share of taxes than they do now 629  (33.8%) 724  (38.9%) 386  (20.7%) 122  (6.6%)
Colleges should prohibit racist/sexist speech on campus 320  (17.2%) 588  (31.7%) 643  (34.6%) 306  (16.5%)
Same-sex couples should have the right to legal marital status 1118  (60.0%) 413  (22.2%) 182  (9.8%) 151  (8.1%)
A national health care plan is needed to cover everybody's medical costs 784  (42.3%) 722  (38.9%) 271  (14.6%) 77  (4.2%)
In view of the developments since we first sent our troops to Iraq, I think the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq 1071  (57.8%) 534  (28.8%) 184  (9.9%) 63  (3.4%)
The federal government's war on terrorism has unnecessarily compromised our civil liberties in this country 847  (45.9%) 635  (34.4%) 278  (15.1%) 85  (4.6%)
Undocumented immigrants should be denied access to public education 123  (6.7%) 307  (16.6%) 640  (34.7%) 776  (42.0%)

19. Do you think this country is moving in the right direction or wrong direction?

106  (5.7%)   Right direction
1094  (58.4%)   Wrong direction
673  (35.9%)   Don't know

19a. Why do you think that?

[Open-ended textarea field]

20. Are there any public issues or social causes in which you have a particular interest or concern? If so, please list them below.

[Open-ended textarea field]

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Part 3: Student Life and Development

Number of cases: 2,241

Response rate for module: 48.6%

Margin of error for module: ±2.0%

1. Parents' Involvement

1a. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about how your parents are involved in your UC experience this term.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
My parents and I discuss what classes I should take 683  (33.3%) 520  (25.4%) 240  (11.7%) 329  (16.1%) 194  (9.5%) 83  (4.1%)
My parents and I discuss what I learned in class 408  (19.9%) 335  (16.4%) 304  (14.9%) 568  (27.7%) 327  (16.0%) 105  (5.1%)
My parents are very interested in my academic progress 73  (3.6%) 74  (3.6%) 120  (5.9%) 458  (22.4%) 746  (36.5%) 572  (28.0%)
My parents stress the importance of getting good grades 114  (5.6%) 153  (7.5%) 214  (10.5%) 516  (25.3%) 558  (27.4%) 482  (23.7%)
I am pursuing, or considering, a major I don't like in order to please my parents 1144  (56.0%) 488  (23.9%) 203  (9.9%) 135  (6.6%) 45  (2.2%) 27  (1.3%)
My parents ask about my friends or non-academic activities at UC 174  (8.5%) 125  (6.1%) 155  (7.6%) 471  (23.0%) 685  (33.4%) 438  (21.4%)

1b. When it comes to my life as a college student, I would prefer that my parents be:

59  (2.9%)   Much more involved
298  (14.6%)   Somewhat more involved
1506  (73.9%)   Involved as much as they are now
127  (6.2%)   Somewhat less involved
49  (2.4%)   Much less involved

1c. Thinking back on this academic year, how often have you typically had contact with one or both of your parents?

Usually every dayA few times a weekAbout once a weekA few times a monthOnce a month or lessNot at all
By phone 481  (23.5%) 623  (30.4%) 519  (25.4%) 277  (13.5%) 106  (5.2%) 40  (2.0%)
By text message through cell phone 54  (2.7%) 86  (4.3%) 64  (3.2%) 94  (4.7%) 111  (5.5%) 1595  (79.6%)
By email or instant message on the Internet 57  (2.8%) 233  (11.5%) 273  (13.5%) 401  (19.9%) 334  (16.5%) 722  (35.7%)
In person 91  (4.5%) 68  (3.3%) 156  (7.6%) 391  (19.1%) 1034  (50.6%) 303  (14.8%)

2. Goals & Aspirations

2a. Indicate how important each of the following college goals is to you.

Very importantSomewhat importantNot important
Be in a position to give something back to my community after finishing my education 1228  (59.7%) 696  (33.9%) 132  (6.4%)
Acquire a well-rounded general education 1546  (75.0%) 452  (21.9%) 63  (3.1%)
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 1621  (79.3%) 341  (16.7%) 81  (4.0%)
Achieve a high GPA 1002  (48.8%) 890  (43.3%) 163  (7.9%)
Form romantic relationships 506  (24.6%) 924  (44.9%) 627  (30.5%)
Establish meaningful friendships 1502  (73.1%) 490  (23.8%) 63  (3.1%)
Prepare for graduate or professional school 1347  (65.5%) 574  (27.9%) 135  (6.6%)
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 1682  (81.9%) 334  (16.3%) 37  (1.8%)
Be in a position to make a lot of money after finishing my education 798  (38.8%) 933  (45.4%) 326  (15.8%)
Explore new ideas 1468  (71.4%) 542  (26.3%) 47  (2.3%)
Enjoy my college years before assuming adult responsibilities 1220  (59.5%) 618  (30.1%) 214  (10.4%)
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 1204  (58.6%) 683  (33.2%) 169  (8.2%)
Develop an in-depth understanding of a specific field of study 1402  (68.4%) 582  (28.4%) 67  (3.3%)
Integrate spirituality into my life 556  (27.1%) 620  (30.2%) 876  (42.7%)
Establish social networks that will help further my career 1011  (49.2%) 858  (41.8%) 184  (9.0%)
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 889  (43.3%) 839  (40.9%) 324  (15.8%)

2b.  What career do you hope to eventually have after you've completed your education?

  151  (7.4%)   Artistic, creative professions 
  259  (12.7%)   Business, finance-related professions 
  135  (6.6%)   Education 
  228  (11.2%)   Engineering, computer programming 
  220  (10.8%)   Law 
  389  (19.1%)   Medicine, health-related professions 
  66  (3.2%)   Psychology, helping professions 
  166  (8.2%)   Researcher, scientist 
  207  (10.2%)   Other (please specify below) 
  213  (10.5%)   I have no idea whatsoever 
  [207 missing]     (Select one)

If other

[Open-ended text field]

2c. Think about the type of person you are. With which, if any, of the following types of students on your UC campus do you personally identify? That is, which of these "college identities" best describes who you are?

337  (15.0%)   Artsy students 298  (13.3%)   Slackers
226  (10.1%)   Athletes/jocks 242  (10.8%)   Students from very poor backgrounds
169  (7.5%)   Feminist students 99  (4.4%)   Students from very rich backgrounds
204  (9.1%)   Fraternity/sorority members 1054  (47.0%)   Students in my major or field of interest
307  (13.7%)   Immigrant students 600  (26.8%)   Students involved in my campus organization
88  (3.9%)   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students 690  (30.8%)   Students of my racial or ethnic background
627  (28.0%)   Liberal students 818  (36.5%)   Students who are serious about getting good grades
293  (13.1%)   Partiers 338  (15.1%)   Transfer students
303  (13.5%)   Religious or spiritual students 355  (15.8%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

2d.  With which ONE of these groups do you MOST strongly identify?

  60  (3.0%)   Artsy students 
  55  (2.8%)   Athletes/jocks 
  14  (0.7%)   Feminist students 
  79  (4.0%)   Fraternity/sorority members 
  62  (3.1%)   Immigrant students 
  15  (0.8%)   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students 
  121  (6.1%)   Liberal students 
  21  (1.1%)   Partiers 
  93  (4.7%)   Religious or spiritual students 
  68  (3.4%)   Slackers 
  39  (2.0%)   Students from very poor backgrounds. 
  6  (0.3%)   Students from very rich backgrounds 
  380  (19.1%)   Students in my major or field of interest 
  146  (7.3%)   Students involved in my campus organization 
  201  (10.1%)   Students of my racial or ethnic background 
  207  (10.4%)   Students who are serious about getting good grades 
  136  (6.8%)   Transfer students 
  289  (14.5%)   Other 
  [249 missing]     (Select one)

3. Personal Growth & Development

3a. Think back to when you first entered the University of California. Please rate your understanding and awareness of the following issues at that time and now.

 When you entered UCAs you are now
My own racial and ethnic identity   59  (2.9%)   Very poor 
  125  (6.1%)   Poor 
  549  (26.8%)   Fair 
  651  (31.8%)   Good 
  337  (16.5%)   Very good 
  324  (15.8%)   Excellent 
  [196 missing]     (Select one)
  26  (1.3%)   Very poor 
  39  (1.9%)   Poor 
  286  (14.0%)   Fair 
  637  (31.2%)   Good 
  604  (29.6%)   Very good 
  448  (22.0%)   Excellent 
  [201 missing]     (Select one)
The social problems facing our nation   100  (4.9%)   Very poor 
  318  (15.5%)   Poor 
  767  (37.5%)   Fair 
  581  (28.4%)   Good 
  204  (10.0%)   Very good 
  77  (3.8%)   Excellent 
  [194 missing]     (Select one)
  28  (1.4%)   Very poor 
  86  (4.2%)   Poor 
  344  (16.8%)   Fair 
  723  (35.4%)   Good 
  638  (31.2%)   Very good 
  224  (11.0%)   Excellent 
  [197 missing]     (Select one)
The social problems facing the world   126  (6.2%)   Very poor 
  374  (18.4%)   Poor 
  788  (38.8%)   Fair 
  512  (25.2%)   Good 
  162  (8.0%)   Very good 
  71  (3.5%)   Excellent 
  [208 missing]     (Select one)
  35  (1.7%)   Very poor 
  97  (4.8%)   Poor 
  399  (19.6%)   Fair 
  743  (36.5%)   Good 
  542  (26.6%)   Very good 
  221  (10.8%)   Excellent 
  [204 missing]     (Select one)
Social class and economic differences/issues   75  (3.7%)   Very poor 
  285  (14.0%)   Poor 
  812  (39.9%)   Fair 
  575  (28.2%)   Good 
  199  (9.8%)   Very good 
  90  (4.4%)   Excellent 
  [205 missing]     (Select one)
  20  (1.0%)   Very poor 
  48  (2.4%)   Poor 
  324  (15.9%)   Fair 
  772  (37.9%)   Good 
  619  (30.4%)   Very good 
  253  (12.4%)   Excellent 
  [205 missing]     (Select one)
Racial and ethnic differences/issues   58  (2.8%)   Very poor 
  232  (11.4%)   Poor 
  729  (35.7%)   Fair 
  680  (33.3%)   Good 
  248  (12.2%)   Very good 
  93  (4.6%)   Excellent 
  [201 missing]     (Select one)
  15  (0.7%)   Very poor 
  37  (1.8%)   Poor 
  303  (14.9%)   Fair 
  778  (38.2%)   Good 
  677  (33.2%)   Very good 
  229  (11.2%)   Excellent 
  [202 missing]     (Select one)
Gender and sexual orientation differences/issues   132  (6.5%)   Very poor 
  268  (13.1%)   Poor 
  798  (39.0%)   Fair 
  565  (27.6%)   Good 
  182  (8.9%)   Very good 
  99  (4.8%)   Excellent 
  [197 missing]     (Select one)
  29  (1.4%)   Very poor 
  64  (3.1%)   Poor 
  425  (20.8%)   Fair 
  764  (37.4%)   Good 
  520  (25.5%)   Very good 
  240  (11.8%)   Excellent 
  [199 missing]     (Select one)

4. Time Allocation

4a. You told us earlier how much time you spend studying and working in a week. How much time do you spend on each of these other activities in a typical week ?

Zero hours1-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending movies, concerts, sports or other entertainment events 586  (28.9%) 1234  (60.8%) 148  (7.3%) 31  (1.5%) 15  (0.7%) 7  (0.3%) 5  (0.2%) 5  (0.2%)
Performing community service or volunteer activities 1086  (53.6%) 686  (33.8%) 153  (7.5%) 53  (2.6%) 25  (1.2%) 12  (0.6%) 5  (0.2%) 7  (0.3%)
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 394  (19.4%) 1032  (50.8%) 396  (19.5%) 102  (5.0%) 51  (2.5%) 23  (1.1%) 12  (0.6%) 23  (1.1%)
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 1365  (67.3%) 470  (23.2%) 109  (5.4%) 42  (2.1%) 24  (1.2%) 7  (0.3%) 3  (0.1%) 7  (0.3%)
Participating in student clubs or organizations 785  (38.7%) 719  (35.5%) 282  (13.9%) 131  (6.5%) 61  (3.0%) 17  (0.8%) 14  (0.7%) 17  (0.8%)
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 433  (21.4%) 953  (47.0%) 393  (19.4%) 144  (7.1%) 53  (2.6%) 16  (0.8%) 17  (0.8%) 19  (0.9%)
Socializing with friends 52  (2.6%) 596  (29.3%) 627  (30.9%) 388  (19.1%) 202  (9.9%) 77  (3.8%) 35  (1.7%) 55  (2.7%)
Spending time with family 1010  (50.0%) 649  (32.1%) 162  (8.0%) 80  (4.0%) 38  (1.9%) 23  (1.1%) 13  (0.6%) 46  (2.3%)
Using the computer for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, email/instant messaging, etc.) 49  (2.4%) 566  (27.9%) 563  (27.7%) 380  (18.7%) 218  (10.7%) 100  (4.9%) 61  (3.0%) 93  (4.6%)
Watching TV 615  (30.3%) 843  (41.5%) 316  (15.5%) 135  (6.6%) 68  (3.3%) 27  (1.3%) 12  (0.6%) 17  (0.8%)
Commuting to school and to work 699  (34.4%) 979  (48.2%) 213  (10.5%) 75  (3.7%) 31  (1.5%) 16  (0.8%) 8  (0.4%) 9  (0.4%)

4b.  During this academic year, what was the average number of hours per night you slept on weeknights?

  5  (0.2%)   0-2 
  87  (4.3%)   3-4 
  947  (47.0%)   5-6 
  876  (43.5%)   7-8 
  93  (4.6%)   9-10 
  8  (0.4%)   11+ 
  [225 missing]     (Select one)

5. Obstacles and Support for Academic Success

5a. During this academic year, how often have the following experiences interfered with your school work or academic success?

All the timeFrequentlyOccasionallyRarelyNot at all
Being depressed 96  (4.7%) 286  (14.0%) 618  (30.4%) 638  (31.3%) 398  (19.5%)
Being stressed 213  (10.4%) 715  (35.1%) 767  (37.6%) 275  (13.5%) 69  (3.4%)
Being too tired (sleep deprived) 211  (10.3%) 659  (32.3%) 797  (39.1%) 305  (15.0%) 67  (3.3%)
Participating in campus activities 68  (3.3%) 268  (13.2%) 579  (28.5%) 624  (30.7%) 493  (24.3%)
Feeling emotional distress 101  (5.0%) 342  (16.8%) 678  (33.3%) 624  (30.6%) 292  (14.3%)
Family responsibilities or obligations 101  (5.0%) 233  (11.4%) 488  (24.0%) 679  (33.3%) 536  (26.3%)
Being ill, in poor physical health, or injured 42  (2.1%) 135  (6.6%) 500  (24.6%) 868  (42.7%) 490  (24.1%)
Fulfilling job responsibilities 80  (3.9%) 233  (11.5%) 429  (21.1%) 405  (19.9%) 886  (43.6%)
Dealing with a difficult living situation 
(e.g., noise or an inconsiderate roommate)
113  (5.6%) 197  (9.7%) 526  (25.9%) 568  (27.9%) 629  (30.9%)
Supporting political activities or social causes 17  (0.8%) 67  (3.3%) 220  (10.9%) 563  (27.8%) 1159  (57.2%)
Having an active social life, or partying excessively 38  (1.9%) 149  (7.3%) 491  (24.1%) 706  (34.6%) 655  (32.1%)

6. Perceptions and Campus Climate

6a. Based on your experience and observation, rate the general climate for students of your UC campus along the following dimensions:

Campus climate is

Friendly Hostile
330  (16.2%) 795  (39.0%) 572  (28.1%) 226  (11.1%) 89  (4.4%) 27  (1.3%)
Caring Impersonal
122  (6.0%) 430  (21.1%) 630  (30.9%) 427  (21.0%) 287  (14.1%) 141  (6.9%)
Intellectual Not Intellectual
765  (37.5%) 823  (40.3%) 322  (15.8%) 87  (4.3%) 29  (1.4%) 14  (0.7%)
Tolerant of diversity Intolerant of diversity
600  (29.5%) 802  (39.4%) 408  (20.1%) 146  (7.2%) 53  (2.6%) 24  (1.2%)
Safe Dangerous
205  (10.1%) 690  (34.0%) 619  (30.5%) 343  (16.9%) 139  (6.8%) 34  (1.7%)
Too easy academically Too hard academically
22  (1.1%) 62  (3.0%) 362  (17.8%) 837  (41.1%) 578  (28.4%) 175  (8.6%)

6b. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about your UC campus.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel free to express my political beliefs on campus 62  (3.0%) 89  (4.4%) 175  (8.6%) 481  (23.6%) 792  (38.9%) 436  (21.4%)
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 57  (2.8%) 65  (3.2%) 198  (9.8%) 500  (24.7%) 799  (39.4%) 409  (20.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of their economic or social class 60  (2.9%) 96  (4.7%) 232  (11.4%) 559  (27.5%) 778  (38.2%) 310  (15.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of their gender 33  (1.6%) 47  (2.3%) 145  (7.1%) 465  (22.9%) 914  (44.9%) 431  (21.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of their race or ethnicity 59  (2.9%) 89  (4.4%) 244  (12.0%) 514  (25.3%) 793  (39.0%) 335  (16.5%)
Students are respected here regardless of their religious beliefs 50  (2.5%) 86  (4.2%) 220  (10.9%) 543  (26.8%) 799  (39.4%) 329  (16.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of their political beliefs 75  (3.7%) 151  (7.4%) 281  (13.8%) 571  (28.1%) 704  (34.6%) 250  (12.3%)
Students are respected here regardless of their sexual orientation 38  (1.9%) 67  (3.3%) 197  (9.7%) 561  (27.7%) 847  (41.8%) 318  (15.7%)

6c. How would you characterize your political orientation?

Very liberalLiberalSlightly liberalModerate or middle of the roadSlightly conservativeConservativeVery conservative
174  (8.6%) 660  (32.5%) 436  (21.5%) 437  (21.5%) 186  (9.2%) 117  (5.8%) 22  (1.1%)

7. Summary Observations

7a.  Please describe for us the most important way that you have changed or developed as a person since you became a student at the University of California.

[Open-ended textarea field]

7b.  Please describe for us the most important way in which your awareness, understanding, or relationship to the world we live in has changed since you became a student at the University of California.

[Open-ended textarea field]

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Part 3: Evaluation of Student Services

Number of cases: 2,117

Response rate for module: 47.5%

Margin of error for module: ±2.0%

Note: These results have not been "cleaned" or recoded to remove apparently contradictory responses. It is possible, for example, for a student to say he or she used a service and then to comment on why he or she didn't use the service. There are numerous instances of such contradictions in this module.]

Although we are asking about a large number of programs and services, many of them are aimed at a small group of students. Most students will have needed fewer than half of the services below and will not need to answer many of the questions.

Student Programs & Services

We'd like to know about your experiences with the following student programs and services, either in person or online, over the past academic year at this campus.

1. Career Center employment services

If you did not need this service and have no opinion or comments concerning it, please skip to the next service.

What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  367  (32.0%)   Didn't need 
  227  (19.8%)   Needed but didn't use 
  101  (8.8%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  259  (22.6%)   Used and the service was good 
  160  (13.9%)   Used and the service was fair 
  34  (3.0%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [969 missing]     (Select one)
  236  (23.7%)   Extremely important 
  280  (28.2%)   Very important 
  295  (29.7%)   Somewhat important 
  101  (10.2%)   Not very important 
  82  (8.2%)   Not at all important 
  [1123 missing]     (Select one)

1a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

1b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

85  (4.0%)   I had never heard of it (them) 35  (1.7%)   I had concerns about possible costs
197  (9.3%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 15  (0.7%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
56  (2.6%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 28  (1.3%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
157  (7.4%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 275  (13.0%)   I didn't have enough time
27  (1.3%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 23  (1.1%)   I use an off-campus service instead
76  (3.6%)   The hours are inconvenient 32  (1.5%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
198  (9.4%)   The location is inconvenient

2. Career Center graduate & professional school advising

If you did not need this service and have no opinion or comments concerning it, please skip to the next service.

What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  433  (52.9%)   Didn't need 
  215  (26.3%)   Needed but didn't use 
  36  (4.4%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  76  (9.3%)   Used and the service was good 
  44  (5.4%)   Used and the service was fair 
  14  (1.7%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1299 missing]     (Select one)
  133  (23.1%)   Extremely important 
  148  (25.7%)   Very important 
  166  (28.9%)   Somewhat important 
  58  (10.1%)   Not very important 
  70  (12.2%)   Not at all important 
  [1542 missing]     (Select one)

2a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

2b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

134  (6.3%)   I had never heard of it (them) 9  (0.4%)   I had concerns about possible costs
146  (6.9%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 8  (0.4%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
38  (1.8%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 20  (0.9%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
92  (4.3%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 156  (7.4%)   I didn't have enough time
14  (0.7%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 15  (0.7%)   I use an off-campus service instead
41  (1.9%)   The hours are inconvenient 34  (1.6%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
78  (3.7%)   The location is inconvenient

3.  Recreational sports facilities (RSF, Hearst pool, Strawberry Canyon, etc.)

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  150  (10.2%)   Didn't need 
  188  (12.7%)   Needed but didn't use 
  209  (14.2%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  637  (43.1%)   Used and the service was good 
  243  (16.5%)   Used and the service was fair 
  50  (3.4%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [640 missing]     (Select one)
  393  (28.3%)   Extremely important 
  442  (31.8%)   Very important 
  367  (26.4%)   Somewhat important 
  128  (9.2%)   Not very important 
  59  (4.2%)   Not at all important 
  [728 missing]     (Select one)

3a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

3b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

17  (0.8%)   I had never heard of it (them) 252  (11.9%)   I had concerns about possible costs
35  (1.7%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 7  (0.3%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
17  (0.8%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 33  (1.6%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
34  (1.6%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 231  (10.9%)   I didn't have enough time
15  (0.7%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 36  (1.7%)   I use an off-campus service instead
70  (3.3%)   The hours are inconvenient 43  (2.0%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
117  (5.5%)   The location is inconvenient

4. Tang Center (UHS)

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  269  (18.8%)   Didn't need 
  84  (5.9%)   Needed but didn't use 
  230  (16.1%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  454  (31.8%)   Used and the service was good 
  286  (20.0%)   Used and the service was fair 
  106  (7.4%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [688 missing]     (Select one)
  514  (39.2%)   Extremely important 
  379  (28.9%)   Very important 
  287  (21.9%)   Somewhat important 
  72  (5.5%)   Not very important 
  58  (4.4%)   Not at all important 
  [807 missing]     (Select one)

4a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

4b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

11  (0.5%)   I had never heard of it (them) 102  (4.8%)   I had concerns about possible costs
44  (2.1%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 30  (1.4%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
41  (1.9%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 19  (0.9%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
38  (1.8%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 92  (4.3%)   I didn't have enough time
92  (4.3%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 97  (4.6%)   I use an off-campus service instead
89  (4.2%)   The hours are inconvenient 27  (1.3%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
69  (3.3%)   The location is inconvenient

5. Counseling & psychological services

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  580  (63.5%)   Didn't need 
  110  (12.0%)   Needed but didn't use 
  56  (6.1%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  80  (8.8%)   Used and the service was good 
  56  (6.1%)   Used and the service was fair 
  32  (3.5%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1203 missing]     (Select one)
  136  (20.7%)   Extremely important 
  152  (23.2%)   Very important 
  170  (25.9%)   Somewhat important 
  83  (12.7%)   Not very important 
  115  (17.5%)   Not at all important 
  [1461 missing]     (Select one)

5a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific

[Open-ended text field]

5b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

71  (3.4%)   I had never heard of it (them) 76  (3.6%)   I had concerns about possible costs
74  (3.5%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 32  (1.5%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
42  (2.0%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 78  (3.7%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
71  (3.4%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 80  (3.8%)   I didn't have enough time
15  (0.7%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 23  (1.1%)   I use an off-campus service instead
21  (1.0%)   The hours are inconvenient 35  (1.7%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
18  (0.9%)   The location is inconvenient

6. Student Learning Center

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  363  (32.6%)   Didn't need 
  133  (12.0%)   Needed but didn't use 
  207  (18.6%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  262  (23.6%)   Used and the service was good 
  121  (10.9%)   Used and the service was fair 
  26  (2.3%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1005 missing]     (Select one)
  250  (27.6%)   Extremely important 
  238  (26.3%)   Very important 
  255  (28.1%)   Somewhat important 
  97  (10.7%)   Not very important 
  66  (7.3%)   Not at all important 
  [1211 missing]     (Select one)

6a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

6b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

32  (1.5%)   I had never heard of it (them) 8  (0.4%)   I had concerns about possible costs
98  (4.6%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 7  (0.3%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
20  (0.9%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 39  (1.8%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
72  (3.4%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 150  (7.1%)   I didn't have enough time
19  (0.9%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 10  (0.5%)   I use an off-campus service instead
93  (4.4%)   The hours are inconvenient 28  (1.3%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
29  (1.4%)   The location is inconvenient

7. Multicultural/Cross-cultural Student Development programs

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  587  (82.6%)   Didn't need 
  60  (8.4%)   Needed but didn't use 
  34  (4.8%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  25  (3.5%)   Used and the service was good 
  3  (0.4%)   Used and the service was fair 
  2  (0.3%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1406 missing]     (Select one)
  70  (16.1%)   Extremely important 
  38  (8.7%)   Very important 
  96  (22.1%)   Somewhat important 
  84  (19.3%)   Not very important 
  147  (33.8%)   Not at all important 
  [1682 missing]     (Select one)

7a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

7b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

188  (8.9%)   I had never heard of it (them) 3  (0.1%)   I had concerns about possible costs
77  (3.6%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 1  (0.0%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
24  (1.1%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 3  (0.1%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
36  (1.7%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 33  (1.6%)   I didn't have enough time
3  (0.1%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 2  (0.1%)   I use an off-campus service instead
4  (0.2%)   The hours are inconvenient 15  (0.7%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
2  (0.1%)   The location is inconvenient

8. Services for transfer students at the Transfer Center

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  542  (73.5%)   Didn't need 
  75  (10.2%)   Needed but didn't use 
  50  (6.8%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  44  (6.0%)   Used and the service was good 
  17  (2.3%)   Used and the service was fair 
  9  (1.2%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1380 missing]     (Select one)
  69  (15.6%)   Extremely important 
  63  (14.2%)   Very important 
  114  (25.7%)   Somewhat important 
  61  (13.8%)   Not very important 
  136  (30.7%)   Not at all important 
  [1674 missing]     (Select one)

8a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

8b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

69  (3.3%)   I had never heard of it (them) 5  (0.2%)   I had concerns about possible costs
68  (3.2%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 4  (0.2%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
10  (0.5%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 8  (0.4%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
42  (2.0%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 33  (1.6%)   I didn't have enough time
2  (0.1%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 1  (0.0%)   I use an off-campus service instead
5  (0.2%)   The hours are inconvenient 25  (1.2%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
3  (0.1%)   The location is inconvenient

9. Gender Equity Resource Center

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  581  (88.8%)   Didn't need 
  28  (4.3%)   Needed but didn't use 
  32  (4.9%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  9  (1.4%)   Used and the service was good 
  3  (0.5%)   Used and the service was fair 
  1  (0.2%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1463 missing]     (Select one)
  55  (14.9%)   Extremely important 
  45  (12.2%)   Very important 
  74  (20.1%)   Somewhat important 
  67  (18.2%)   Not very important 
  127  (34.5%)   Not at all important 
  [1749 missing]     (Select one)

9a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

9b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

104  (4.9%)   I had never heard of it (them) 4  (0.2%)   I had concerns about possible costs
56  (2.6%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 3  (0.1%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
11  (0.5%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 5  (0.2%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
23  (1.1%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 18  (0.9%)   I didn't have enough time
3  (0.1%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 1  (0.0%)   I use an off-campus service instead
1  (0.0%)   The hours are inconvenient 12  (0.6%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
2  (0.1%)   The location is inconvenient

10. Services for re-entry students at the Transfer Center

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  557  (86.8%)   Didn't need 
  34  (5.3%)   Needed but didn't use 
  32  (5.0%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  14  (2.2%)   Used and the service was good 
  2  (0.3%)   Used and the service was fair 
  3  (0.5%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1475 missing]     (Select one)
  55  (16.3%)   Extremely important 
  45  (13.3%)   Very important 
  50  (14.8%)   Somewhat important 
  52  (15.4%)   Not very important 
  136  (40.2%)   Not at all important 
  [1779 missing]     (Select one)

10a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

10b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

68  (3.2%)   I had never heard of it (them) 3  (0.1%)   I had concerns about possible costs
35  (1.7%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 5  (0.2%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
16  (0.8%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 7  (0.3%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
15  (0.7%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 17  (0.8%)   I didn't have enough time
1  (0.0%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation I use an off-campus service instead
2  (0.1%)   The hours are inconvenient 15  (0.7%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
The location is inconvenient

11. Disabled Students' Program

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  560  (85.4%)   Didn't need 
  29  (4.4%)   Needed but didn't use 
  28  (4.3%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  22  (3.4%)   Used and the service was good 
  9  (1.4%)   Used and the service was fair 
  8  (1.2%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1461 missing]     (Select one)
  87  (24.2%)   Extremely important 
  62  (17.2%)   Very important 
  63  (17.5%)   Somewhat important 
  35  (9.7%)   Not very important 
  113  (31.4%)   Not at all important 
  [1757 missing]     (Select one)

11a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

11b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

41  (1.9%)   I had never heard of it (them) 6  (0.3%)   I had concerns about possible costs
22  (1.0%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 7  (0.3%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
22  (1.0%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 9  (0.4%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
11  (0.5%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 11  (0.5%)   I didn't have enough time
4  (0.2%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 1  (0.0%)   I use an off-campus service instead
7  (0.3%)   The hours are inconvenient 17  (0.8%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
3  (0.1%)   The location is inconvenient

12.  Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Programs & Services

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  576  (92.3%)   Didn't need 
  28  (4.5%)   Needed but didn't use 
  9  (1.4%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  3  (0.5%)   Used and the service was good 
  5  (0.8%)   Used and the service was fair 
  3  (0.5%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1493 missing]     (Select one)
  49  (15.1%)   Extremely important 
  30  (9.3%)   Very important 
  57  (17.6%)   Somewhat important 
  54  (16.7%)   Not very important 
  134  (41.4%)   Not at all important 
  [1793 missing]     (Select one)

12a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific

[Open-ended text field]

12b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

53  (2.5%)   I had never heard of it (them) 2  (0.1%)   I had concerns about possible costs
33  (1.6%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 5  (0.2%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
7  (0.3%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 11  (0.5%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
17  (0.8%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 18  (0.9%)   I didn't have enough time
6  (0.3%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation I use an off-campus service instead
4  (0.2%)   The hours are inconvenient 14  (0.7%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
1  (0.0%)   The location is inconvenient

13.  Services for international students (SISS)

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  554  (90.4%)   Didn't need 
  11  (1.8%)   Needed but didn't use 
  21  (3.4%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  18  (2.9%)   Used and the service was good 
  7  (1.1%)   Used and the service was fair 
  2  (0.3%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1504 missing]     (Select one)
  49  (15.7%)   Extremely important 
  43  (13.7%)   Very important 
  62  (19.8%)   Somewhat important 
  37  (11.8%)   Not very important 
  122  (39.0%)   Not at all important 
  [1804 missing]     (Select one)

13a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

13b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

38  (1.8%)   I had never heard of it (them) 3  (0.1%)   I had concerns about possible costs
15  (0.7%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 4  (0.2%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
10  (0.5%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 2  (0.1%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
6  (0.3%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 10  (0.5%)   I didn't have enough time
2  (0.1%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 1  (0.0%)   I use an off-campus service instead
7  (0.3%)   The hours are inconvenient 13  (0.6%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
5  (0.2%)   The location is inconvenient

14.  Child care & other services for student parents

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  577  (95.8%)   Didn't need 
  14  (2.3%)   Needed but didn't use 
  4  (0.7%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  4  (0.7%)   Used and the service was good 
  2  (0.3%)   Used and the service was fair 
  1  (0.2%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1515 missing]     (Select one)
  46  (15.9%)   Extremely important 
  31  (10.7%)   Very important 
  52  (17.9%)   Somewhat important 
  38  (13.1%)   Not very important 
  123  (42.4%)   Not at all important 
  [1827 missing]     (Select one)

14a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

14b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

41  (1.9%)   I had never heard of it (them) 8  (0.4%)   I had concerns about possible costs
15  (0.7%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 4  (0.2%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
8  (0.4%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 1  (0.0%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
6  (0.3%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 6  (0.3%)   I didn't have enough time
3  (0.1%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 4  (0.2%)   I use an off-campus service instead
3  (0.1%)   The hours are inconvenient 13  (0.6%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
The location is inconvenient

15.  Student Life Advising Services / Educational Opportunity Program (SLAS/EOP)

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  458  (71.6%)   Didn't need 
  92  (14.4%)   Needed but didn't use 
  45  (7.0%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  29  (4.5%)   Used and the service was good 
  13  (2.0%)   Used and the service was fair 
  3  (0.5%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1477 missing]     (Select one)
  79  (22.1%)   Extremely important 
  51  (14.3%)   Very important 
  82  (23.0%)   Somewhat important 
  45  (12.6%)   Not very important 
  100  (28.0%)   Not at all important 
  [1760 missing]     (Select one)

15a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

15b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

124  (5.9%)   I had never heard of it (them) 3  (0.1%)   I had concerns about possible costs
75  (3.5%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 1  (0.0%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
39  (1.8%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 6  (0.3%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
47  (2.2%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 21  (1.0%)   I didn't have enough time
1  (0.0%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 3  (0.1%)   I use an off-campus service instead
4  (0.2%)   The hours are inconvenient 9  (0.4%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
1  (0.0%)   The location is inconvenient

16. Residential living programs (res. hall)

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What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  308  (27.9%)   Didn't need 
  25  (2.3%)   Needed but didn't use 
  141  (12.8%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  383  (34.7%)   Used and the service was good 
  196  (17.8%)   Used and the service was fair 
  50  (4.5%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1014 missing]     (Select one)
  285  (31.1%)   Extremely important 
  284  (31.0%)   Very important 
  203  (22.1%)   Somewhat important 
  73  (8.0%)   Not very important 
  72  (7.9%)   Not at all important 
  [1200 missing]     (Select one)

16a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

16b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

15  (0.7%)   I had never heard of it (them) 44  (2.1%)   I had concerns about possible costs
13  (0.6%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 4  (0.2%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
9  (0.4%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 2  (0.1%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
5  (0.2%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 21  (1.0%)   I didn't have enough time
14  (0.7%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 15  (0.7%)   I use an off-campus service instead
10  (0.5%)   The hours are inconvenient 12  (0.6%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
7  (0.3%)   The location is inconvenient

17.  On-campus housing

If you did not need this service and have no opinion or comments concerning it, please skip to the next service.

What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  333  (36.6%)   Didn't need 
  41  (4.5%)   Needed but didn't use 
  96  (10.5%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  267  (29.3%)   Used and the service was good 
  135  (14.8%)   Used and the service was fair 
  39  (4.3%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1206 missing]     (Select one)
  248  (35.6%)   Extremely important 
  216  (31.0%)   Very important 
  131  (18.8%)   Somewhat important 
  39  (5.6%)   Not very important 
  63  (9.0%)   Not at all important 
  [1420 missing]     (Select one)

17a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

17b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

11  (0.5%)   I had never heard of it (them) 60  (2.8%)   I had concerns about possible costs
15  (0.7%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
16  (0.8%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 1  (0.0%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
10  (0.5%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 8  (0.4%)   I didn't have enough time
16  (0.8%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 25  (1.2%)   I use an off-campus service instead
6  (0.3%)   The hours are inconvenient 6  (0.3%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
5  (0.2%)   The location is inconvenient

18.  Registrar's office (in person, on the telephone, or online)

If you did not need this service and have no opinion or comments concerning it, please skip to the next service.

What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  181  (17.0%)   Didn't need 
  16  (1.5%)   Needed but didn't use 
  158  (14.8%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  385  (36.2%)   Used and the service was good 
  242  (22.7%)   Used and the service was fair 
  83  (7.8%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1052 missing]     (Select one)
  297  (32.9%)   Extremely important 
  302  (33.4%)   Very important 
  258  (28.6%)   Somewhat important 
  27  (3.0%)   Not very important 
  19  (2.1%)   Not at all important 
  [1214 missing]     (Select one)

18a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

18b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

8  (0.4%)   I had never heard of it (them) 6  (0.3%)   I had concerns about possible costs
22  (1.0%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 4  (0.2%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
3  (0.1%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 4  (0.2%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
20  (0.9%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 38  (1.8%)   I didn't have enough time
17  (0.8%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 1  (0.0%)   I use an off-campus service instead
40  (1.9%)   The hours are inconvenient 7  (0.3%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
11  (0.5%)   The location is inconvenient

19.  Financial Aid Office

If you did not need this service and have no opinion or comments concerning it, please skip to the next service. Please consider only the quality of the service, not the amount or type of financial aid.

What was your experience with this service?How important is this program/service to you?
  221  (20.3%)   Didn't need 
  66  (6.1%)   Needed but didn't use 
  210  (19.3%)   Used and the service was excellent 
  350  (32.1%)   Used and the service was good 
  176  (16.1%)   Used and the service was fair 
  67  (6.1%)   Used and the service was poor 
  [1027 missing]     (Select one)
  566  (62.3%)   Extremely important 
  197  (21.7%)   Very important 
  90  (9.9%)   Somewhat important 
  19  (2.1%)   Not very important 
  36  (4.0%)   Not at all important 
  [1209 missing]     (Select one)

19a.  How could it better serve your needs? Please be specific.

[Open-ended text field]

19b. If you might have needed the service but didn't use this service, why not?

5  (0.2%)   I had never heard of it (them) 11  (0.5%)   I had concerns about possible costs
27  (1.3%)   I didn't know what it (they) offered 4  (0.2%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
49  (2.3%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 9  (0.4%)   I was embarrassed to use it (them)
32  (1.5%)   I did not know how to access it (them) 44  (2.1%)   I didn't have enough time
15  (0.7%)   It has (They have) a poor reputation 1  (0.0%)   I use an off-campus service instead
45  (2.1%)   The hours are inconvenient 12  (0.6%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
7  (0.3%)   The location is inconvenient

20.  Now, thinking back on all the services you have used during this academic year, which of these services was the most helpful to you?

  139  (8.2%)   Career center Employment services 
  33  (1.9%)   Career center Graduate and professional school advising 
  323  (19.1%)   Recreation facilities 
  231  (13.6%)   Health center 
  37  (2.2%)   Psychological counseling 
  168  (9.9%)   Tutoring 
  19  (1.1%)   Cross-cultural/multicultural center 
  23  (1.4%)   Services for Transfer students 
  11  (0.6%)   Women's/gender equity center 
  12  (0.7%)   Services for Re-entry students 
  22  (1.3%)   Services for Disabled students 
  5  (0.3%)   Services for LGBT students 
  20  (1.2%)   Services for international students 
  6  (0.4%)   Services for student parents/child care 
  8  (0.5%)   Services for first generation & low income students 
  56  (3.3%)   Residential life programs 
  130  (7.7%)   Campus housing 
  50  (3.0%)   Registrar's Office 
  241  (14.2%)   Financial Aid Office 
  160  (9.4%)   None 
  [423 missing]     (Select one)

21.  How was it helpful to you? Please be as specific as possible.

[Open-ended textarea field]

22.  Please describe any services or programs you have needed that, as far as you know, are not available for undergraduates at this campus.

[Open-ended textarea field]

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Part 3: Technology

Note: These results exclude cases where more than 50% of items are missing.

Number of cases: 2,087

Number of cases with at least half of items completed: 1,917

Response rate for module: 46.3%

Margin of error for module: ±2.0%

Hardware

1. Which of the following devices do you own? Check all that apply.

789  (41.2%)   Personal desktop computer
1556  (81.2%)   Personal laptop computer
153  (8.0%)   Personal digital assistant (PDA) such as Palm or PocketPC
40  (2.1%)   Smart phone (combination cell phone and PDA), such as Treo
1804  (94.1%)   Cell phone (mobile phone)
765  (39.9%)   Working regular telephone (land line)
1266  (66.0%)   Portable digital music player (such as iPod)
84  (4.4%)   Portable electronic translation device
321  (16.7%)   Webcam

2. Which of these best describes your personal desktop computer?

1039  (55.2%)   Don't own [skip to the next item]
747  (39.7%)   Generally adequate
76  (4.0%)   Barely adequate
21  (1.1%)   Not at all adequate

2a. What is the primary operating system on this computer?

1078  (81.1%)   Windows
125  (9.4%)   Macintosh
24  (1.8%)   Linux
3  (0.2%)   Other Unix
100  (7.5%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

3. Which of these best describes your personal laptop computer?

329  (17.3%)   Don't own [skip to the next item]
1425  (75.0%)   Generally adequate
123  (6.5%)   Barely adequate
22  (1.2%)   Not at all adequate

3a. What is the primary operating system on this computer?

1302  (81.1%)   Windows
274  (17.1%)   Macintosh
17  (1.1%)   Linux
Other Unix
13  (0.8%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

3b. How often do you bring your laptop to class this semester?

757  (46.9%)   Never
522  (32.4%)   Sometimes
151  (9.4%)   Often
183  (11.3%)   Always or almost always

4. How do you most often connect your personal computer to the Internet at your local residence?

59  (3.1%)   Dial-up modem to UC Berkeley (Home IP service, SHIPS)
36  (1.9%)   Dial-up modem to other service provider (such as AOL, Earthlink, MSN)
56  (2.9%)   Wireless connection to AirBears
373  (19.5%)   Direct Ethernet connection
593  (31.0%)   DSL (such as SBC/Yahoo! DSL)
507  (26.5%)   Cable modem (such as Comcast)
146  (7.6%)   Other high-speed Internet access (such as satellite dish) T-1 or fiber optic
34  (1.8%)   Do not connect to Internet from home
47  (2.5%)   Don't know
62  (3.2%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

5. How do you most often connect to the Internet while on campus?

882  (46.3%)   Use a university computer (in a computer lab, library, etc.)
783  (41.1%)   Use my own computer with wireless connection to AirBears
8  (0.4%)   Use another electronic device (PDA, mobile phone, etc.)
202  (10.6%)   Do not connect to Internet while on campus
30  (1.6%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

Technology & The Student Experience

6. During this academic year, how often have you engaged in the following activities?

Almost every waking hourSeveral times a dayOnce or twice a day3-5 days a week1-2 days a weekEvery few weeksOnce or twiceNever
Used the Internet from a computer or other electronic device 575  (30.1%) 1068  (55.9%) 156  (8.2%) 47  (2.5%) 23  (1.2%) 12  (0.6%) 18  (0.9%) 12  (0.6%)
Used a cell (mobile) phone 186  (9.7%) 1060  (55.4%) 444  (23.2%) 100  (5.2%) 45  (2.4%) 20  (1.0%) 24  (1.3%) 33  (1.7%)
Communicated with a professor by email 20  (1.0%) 33  (1.7%) 52  (2.7%) 139  (7.3%) 261  (13.7%) 711  (37.2%) 578  (30.3%) 116  (6.1%)
Communicated with a professor by instant messaging (IM) 14  (0.7%) 15  (0.8%) 11  (0.6%) 19  (1.0%) 15  (0.8%) 24  (1.3%) 25  (1.3%) 1786  (93.6%)
Communicated with a GSI by email 17  (0.9%) 27  (1.4%) 46  (2.4%) 155  (8.1%) 398  (20.9%) 802  (42.0%) 378  (19.8%) 85  (4.5%)
Communicated with a GSI by IM 11  (0.6%) 11  (0.6%) 10  (0.5%) 20  (1.1%) 23  (1.2%) 47  (2.5%) 63  (3.3%) 1709  (90.2%)
Communicated with other students about class assignments by email 18  (0.9%) 67  (3.5%) 94  (4.9%) 229  (12.0%) 444  (23.3%) 581  (30.5%) 323  (17.0%) 149  (7.8%)
Communicated with other students about class assignments by IM 36  (1.9%) 110  (5.8%) 126  (6.6%) 198  (10.4%) 281  (14.7%) 253  (13.2%) 243  (12.7%) 665  (34.8%)
Communicated with your parents by email 12  (0.6%) 35  (1.8%) 70  (3.7%) 198  (10.4%) 365  (19.1%) 431  (22.6%) 258  (13.5%) 540  (28.3%)
Communicated with your friends by email 45  (2.4%) 165  (8.6%) 195  (10.2%) 339  (17.7%) 432  (22.6%) 400  (20.9%) 210  (11.0%) 126  (6.6%)

7. During this academic year, have you done any of the following?

YesNo
Created art, music or video using a computer 755  (39.6%) 1152  (60.4%)
Shared your own art, music, or video on the Internet 609  (32.0%) 1297  (68.0%)
Searched for personal information about another student using a search engine (such as Google) 837  (44.0%) 1065  (56.0%)
Advertised or invited other students to an event or meeting 980  (51.6%) 920  (48.4%)
Searched for personal information about another student using a social networking site (such as Facebook or myspace) 1558  (81.8%) 346  (18.2%)

8. During this academic year, how frequently have you done each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used a library catalog such as Pathfinder or Melvyl 275  (14.4%) 343  (18.0%) 561  (29.4%) 321  (16.8%) 255  (13.4%) 155  (8.1%)
Searched a library-provided database for journal articles 321  (16.9%) 374  (19.6%) 525  (27.6%) 286  (15.0%) 249  (13.1%) 150  (7.9%)
Used a non-library search engine (such as Google) for research 54  (2.8%) 142  (7.5%) 323  (17.0%) 390  (20.5%) 453  (23.9%) 536  (28.2%)
Read or printed e-books and online full-text journal articles 363  (19.1%) 395  (20.7%) 412  (21.6%) 306  (16.1%) 280  (14.7%) 149  (7.8%)
Brought your own laptop to the library and used a wireless connection 753  (39.5%) 270  (14.2%) 299  (15.7%) 194  (10.2%) 197  (10.3%) 193  (10.1%)

9. Which of these best represents your opinion on the following statements?

Strongly disagreeDisagreeAgreeStrongly agreeDon't know
I would like more professors to use Powerpoint slides in their lectures 237  (12.4%) 502  (26.3%) 635  (33.2%) 353  (18.5%) 183  (9.6%)
The Internet has helped me better communicate with my instructors 33  (1.7%) 177  (9.3%) 954  (50.1%) 658  (34.5%) 83  (4.4%)
The Internet has helped me better communicate with my classmates 25  (1.3%) 118  (6.2%) 822  (43.1%) 892  (46.8%) 51  (2.7%)
The Internet has made it more difficult to complete assignments 535  (28.1%) 861  (45.2%) 319  (16.7%) 114  (6.0%) 76  (4.0%)
I am more comfortable asking questions of my instructors in office hours rather than by email or instant messaging 149  (7.8%) 851  (44.6%) 510  (26.7%) 224  (11.7%) 173  (9.1%)
I would prefer to buy printed course packets/readers instead of downloading readings from the Internet 384  (20.1%) 537  (28.1%) 489  (25.6%) 377  (19.7%) 122  (6.4%)
Sometimes the use of information technology in the classroom makes it harder to do well in my classes 343  (18.0%) 871  (45.6%) 409  (21.4%) 100  (5.2%) 187  (9.8%)
I prefer to do research on the Internet when possible rather than go to the library 57  (3.0%) 271  (14.3%) 754  (39.7%) 714  (37.6%) 105  (5.5%)

10. Would you like to be able to download a greater number of my class lectures in the form of podcasts (audio) or webcasts (video)?

523  (27.4%)   No (Skip to next item)
1384  (72.6%)   Yes

10a. Why? Please check all that apply

755  (39.4%)   It saves me time
779  (40.6%)   It is as if I can choose what time I want to go to lecture
1012  (52.8%)   I like to review my notes while replaying the lecture
110  (5.7%)   I am not a native English speaker and it helps to be able to review the lecture
1213  (63.3%)   I can use it in case I miss lecture

11. Which of the following best describes you?

203  (10.7%)   I love new technologies and am among the first to experiment with them and use them
391  (20.5%)   I like new technologies and use them before most people I know
962  (50.6%)   I usually use new technologies when most people I know do
276  (14.5%)   I am usually one of the last people I know to use new technologies
71  (3.7%)   I am skeptical of new technologies and use them only when I have to

Facebook

This next section is all about the website Facebook.

12. How often do you use Facebook?

72  (3.8%)   Almost every waking hour
344  (18.0%)   Several times a day
442  (23.2%)   Once or twice a day
262  (13.7%)   3-5 days a week
206  (10.8%)   1-2 days a week
153  (8.0%)   Every few weeks
83  (4.4%)   Once a month or less
80  (4.2%)   Used it in the past but not now

Why did you stop?

[Open-ended textarea field]

Never used it

Why not?

[Open-ended textarea field]

(If you do not currently use Facebook, please skip to the end of the questionnaire.)

13. Generally speaking, how important is Facebook to you?

270  (16.2%)   Not important 472  (28.3%)   Not very important 544  (32.6%)   Somewhat important 238  (14.3%)   Important 87  (5.2%)   Very important 58  (3.5%)   Essential

Please explain:

[Open-ended textarea field]

14. About what proportion of these students do you think use Facebook?

<25%25-50%51-75%>75%
All Cal students 28  (1.7%) 185  (11.1%) 702  (42.1%) 753  (45.1%)
Closest male friends at Cal 98  (6.0%) 222  (13.6%) 452  (27.6%) 864  (52.8%)
Closest female friends at Cal 53  (3.2%) 131  (8.0%) 397  (24.2%) 1058  (64.6%)
Closest friends at other schools 123  (7.5%) 243  (14.9%) 543  (33.2%) 725  (44.4%)

15. Which of these have you uploaded to Facebook?

1378  (71.9%)   Photo of myself
823  (42.9%)   Photos of friends. About how many?

Please type the number:

[Among numeric entries: mean = 56; median = 30; mode= 20; range = 0-754]

1440  (75.1%)   My email address
1200  (62.6%)   List of my current classes
1249  (65.2%)   Lists of favorite music, movies, food, or similar things
949  (49.5%)   Whether I am in a relationship

16.  Including photos that other people may have uploaded, how many photos of you do you think are on Facebook? Please type the number:

[Among numeric entries less than 1,000,000: mean = 66; median = 30; mode= 20; range = 0-999]

17.  Many students belong to groups on Facebook. What is one group to which you belong that is particularly significant to you?

[Open-ended text field]

17a.  Why is that group important to you?

[Open-ended textarea field]

18. Have you ever decided not to post photos or other information about yourself because it might be read by current or future employers, Cal administrators, or other non-students?

1036  (64.3%)   No
576  (35.7%)   Yes

19.  What is the BEST thing that has happened to you as a result of using Facebook?

[Open-ended textarea field]

20.  What is the WORST thing that has happened to you as a result of using Facebook?

[Open-ended textarea field]

For sampling of responses, see Undergraduates & Technology Fact Sheet 2006.

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