2008 Spring UCUES: Results and Summary for Graduating Seniors: Part 3

Academic Experience Module

Civic Engagement Module

Student Life and Development Module

Items of Special Interest Module (Advice and Advising)

Part 3: Academic Experience [30% of respondents]

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 18  (3.1%) 23  (3.9%) 54  (9.2%) 150  (25.6%) 236  (40.3%) 104  (17.8%)
Attending a university with world-class researchers is important to me 14  (2.4%) 27  (4.6%) 36  (6.2%) 142  (24.4%) 199  (34.3%) 163  (28.1%)
It doesn't really matter where I get my undergraduate education (UC, CSU, community college) since they are all similar in quality 233  (40.0%) 183  (31.4%) 91  (15.6%) 50  (8.6%) 13  (2.2%) 13  (2.2%)
The emphasis on research detracts from the quality of teaching on this campus 38  (6.5%) 104  (17.8%) 130  (22.3%) 185  (31.7%) 75  (12.9%) 51  (8.7%)

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

Learning about faculty research
Not important 33  (5.7%)
Not very important 104  (17.9%)
Somewhat important 181  (31.1%)
Important 160  (27.5%)
Very important 74  (12.7%)
Essential 30  (5.2%)
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class
Not important 54  (9.3%)
Not very important 120  (20.6%)
Somewhat important 168  (28.8%)
Important 128  (22.0%)
Very important 81  (13.9%)
Essential 32  (5.5%)
Learning research methods
Not important 20  (3.5%)
Not very important 48  (8.3%)
Somewhat important 136  (23.5%)
Important 168  (29.1%)
Very important 119  (20.6%)
Essential 87  (15.1%)
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer
Not important 76  (13.1%)
Not very important 113  (19.6%)
Somewhat important 141  (24.4%)
Important 130  (22.5%)
Very important 68  (11.8%)
Essential 50  (8.7%)
Pursuing your own research
Not important 58  (10.0%)
Not very important 93  (16.0%)
Somewhat important 148  (25.5%)
Important 140  (24.1%)
Very important 85  (14.6%)
Essential 57  (9.8%)
The prestige of this campus when you apply to grad school
Not important 16  (2.8%)
Not very important 11  (1.9%)
Somewhat important 51  (8.8%)
Important 115  (19.8%)
Very important 192  (33.1%)
Essential 195  (33.6%)
The prestige of this campus when you apply for a job
Not important 8  (1.4%)
Not very important 9  (1.5%)
Somewhat important 43  (7.4%)
Important 109  (18.8%)
Very important 209  (36.0%)
Essential 203  (34.9%)
Having access to a world-class library collection
Not important 16  (2.8%)
Not very important 32  (5.5%)
Somewhat important 78  (13.5%)
Important 130  (22.5%)
Very important 159  (27.6%)
Essential 162  (28.1%)
Being able to attend plays, concerts, lectures, and other cultural events on campus
Not important 28  (4.8%)
Not very important 65  (11.2%)
Somewhat important 129  (22.2%)
Important 158  (27.2%)
Very important 117  (20.2%)
Essential 83  (14.3%)

3. Have you completed or are you now participating in the following activities?

Yes, doing now or have doneNo
Internship under the direction of a faculty member 90  (15.4%) 494  (84.6%)
Other internship 265  (45.4%) 319  (54.6%)
Any UC study abroad, including EAP and summer study abroad 95  (16.3%) 487  (83.7%)
Study abroad program affiliated with another college or university 39  (6.7%) 542  (93.3%)
Study abroad program NOT affiliated with a college or university 42  (7.2%) 541  (92.8%)

4. During this academic year, how often have each of the following been obstacles to your school work or academic success?

Competing job responsibilities (i.e., paid employment)
All the time 40  (6.9%)
Frequently 80  (13.8%)
Occasionally 141  (24.3%)
Rarely 122  (21.0%)
Not at all 197  (34.0%)
Competing family responsibilities
All the time 26  (4.5%)
Frequently 62  (10.7%)
Occasionally 140  (24.3%)
Rarely 183  (31.7%)
Not at all 166  (28.8%)
Other competing responsibilities (e.g., athletics, clubs, internship)
All the time 31  (5.3%)
Frequently 86  (14.8%)
Occasionally 176  (30.3%)
Rarely 163  (28.1%)
Not at all 124  (21.4%)
Weak English skills
All the time 4  (0.7%)
Frequently 12  (2.1%)
Occasionally 37  (6.4%)
Rarely 52  (9.0%)
Not at all 475  (81.9%)
Weak math skills
All the time 2  (0.3%)
Frequently 18  (3.1%)
Occasionally 61  (10.5%)
Rarely 105  (18.1%)
Not at all 393  (67.9%)
Inadequate study skills (e.g., knowing how to start, knowing how to get help, organizing material)
All the time 12  (2.1%)
Frequently 27  (4.7%)
Occasionally 123  (21.3%)
Rarely 203  (35.2%)
Not at all 212  (36.7%)
Poor study behaviors (e.g., wait till last minute, easily distracted, too much social time, too much surfing)
All the time 54  (9.3%)
Frequently 122  (21.0%)
Occasionally 203  (34.9%)
Rarely 121  (20.8%)
Not at all 81  (13.9%)
Bad study environment (e.g., noisy roommate, poor Internet access, inadequate computer or software)
All the time 18  (3.1%)
Frequently 63  (10.9%)
Occasionally 211  (36.4%)
Rarely 192  (33.1%)
Not at all 96  (16.6%)
Feeling depressed, stressed, or upset
All the time 38  (6.5%)
Frequently 83  (14.3%)
Occasionally 215  (37.0%)
Rarely 156  (26.9%)
Not at all 89  (15.3%)
Physical illness or condition
All the time 8  (1.4%)
Frequently 25  (4.3%)
Occasionally 133  (22.9%)
Rarely 227  (39.1%)
Not at all 188  (32.4%)

5. How important is it to you to graduate in four years or, if you are a transfer student, in two years?

34  (5.8%)   Not important
63  (10.8%)   Not very important
64  (11.0%)   Somewhat important
104  (17.8%)   Important
148  (25.3%)   Very important
158  (27.1%)   Essential
13  (2.2%)   Not applicable

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Part 3: Civic Engagement [20% of respondents]

Activities

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

Campus-based activities and organizations
Participant or memberOfficer or leaderNeither
Academic (e.g., math club, philosophy club) 51  (13.5%) 25  (6.6%) 301  (79.8%)
Advocacy (e.g., Amnesty International, Living Wage Advocacy, Sierra Club) 24  (6.4%) 6  (1.6%) 345  (92.0%)
Campus sports club (e.g., rugby club, Kendo club) 32  (8.5%) 9  (2.4%) 335  (89.1%)
Campus varsity team (e.g., basketball, softball, soccer) 9  (2.4%) 1  (0.3%) 361  (97.3%)
Governing bodies (e.g., student government, IFC, panhellenic, residence hall association) 8  (2.1%) 13  (3.5%) 353  (94.4%)
Greek fraternity or sorority 15  (4.0%) 24  (6.4%) 334  (89.5%)
Honor society 78  (20.7%) 19  (5.0%) 280  (74.3%)
Media (e.g., campus newspaper, radio station) 13  (3.5%) 8  (2.1%) 355  (94.4%)
Performing group (e.g., school band, dance team) 32  (8.5%) 9  (2.4%) 335  (89.1%)
Political (e.g., Young Republicans, College Democrats) 15  (4.0%) 8  (2.1%) 352  (93.9%)
Recreational (e.g., chess club, bike club, rock climbing club) 31  (8.3%) 8  (2.1%) 335  (89.6%)
Religious (e.g., Korean Campus Ministry, World Peace Buddhist Club) 24  (6.4%) 13  (3.5%) 338  (90.1%)
Service (e.g., Special Olympics volunteers Club, Jewish Social Action Committee) 33  (8.8%) 29  (7.7%) 314  (83.5%)
Other campus-based club or organization 59  (16.4%) 39  (10.8%) 262  (72.8%)
Off-campus club or organization
Participant or memberOfficer or leaderNeither
69  (18.6%) 30  (8.1%) 272  (73.3%)

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

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Opportunities for community service while here are important to me 21  (5.6%) 39  (10.4%) 58  (15.5%) 105  (28.1%) 92  (24.6%) 59  (15.8%)
Opportunities to develop my leadership skills while here are important to me 7  (1.9%) 18  (4.8%) 33  (8.8%) 94  (25.1%) 131  (35.0%) 91  (24.3%)
My experience here provides adequate opportunity to explore my cultural identity 22  (5.9%) 21  (5.6%) 60  (16.0%) 115  (30.6%) 120  (31.9%) 38  (10.1%)
I feel I can express my political opinions on campus 9  (2.4%) 11  (2.9%) 29  (7.7%) 100  (26.6%) 155  (41.2%) 72  (19.1%)
Community Service & Leadership

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

185  (49.1%)   No
192  (50.9%)   Yes

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.

18  (9.1%)   Through a related class
18  (9.1%)   Through a program where I receive course credit (e.g., field studies credit for tutoring)
8  (4.0%)   Through a formal service program (AmeriCorps, VISTA, etc.) where I receive pay or a stipend
19  (9.6%)   Through my fraternity or sorority
56  (28.3%)   Through another student organization on campus
6  (3.0%)   Through a university department or program
17  (8.6%)   Through my religious organization or church
2  (1.0%)   Through my internship
41  (20.7%)   I found the work on my own
13  (6.6%)    Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

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.

61  (31.9%)   K-12 school
2  (1.0%)   Preschool
2  (1.0%)   Adult literacy or ESL program
8  (4.2%)   Youth services agency
Student government
13  (6.8%)   Environmental group
13  (6.8%)   Homeless shelter
1  (0.5%)   Soup kitchen
4  (2.1%)   Food bank
4  (2.1%)   Housing organization
24  (12.6%)   Clinic or hospital
2  (1.0%)   Animal shelter
3  (1.6%)   Help hotline
10  (5.2%)   Religious organization
2  (1.0%)   Political party
4  (2.1%)   Political or advocacy organization
38  (19.9%)    Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

What community service activity did you do?

 DoingNot Applicable
Tutoring 73  (52.1%) 67  (47.9%)
Mentoring 77  (56.2%) 60  (43.8%)
Teaching or educating 87  (64.0%) 49  (36.0%)
Outreach 67  (54.0%) 57  (46.0%)
Counseling 34  (28.8%) 84  (71.2%)
Publicity 22  (19.3%) 92  (80.7%)
Fundraising 37  (30.1%) 86  (69.9%)
Computer or technical support 9  (7.9%) 105  (92.1%)
General support 58  (47.5%) 64  (52.5%)
Building or landscaping 21  (17.5%) 99  (82.5%)
Preparing or serving food 40  (32.3%) 84  (67.7%)
Collecting food 18  (15.7%) 97  (84.3%)
Health care 31  (25.4%) 91  (74.6%)
Environmental clean up 30  (26.1%) 85  (73.9%)
Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field] 15  (21.7%) 54  (78.3%)
Political Engagement

4. Do you consider yourself to be a

217  (58.3%)   Democrat

Do you consider yourself to be a strong Democrat?

100  (45.5%)   Yes
120  (54.5%)   No

38  (10.2%)   Republican

Do you consider yourself to be a strong Republican?

6  (15.0%)   Yes
34  (85.0%)   No

117  (31.5%)   Independent

Do you lean more toward the Democratic Party or Republican Party?

96  (84.2%)   Democratic
18  (15.8%)   Republican

5. Are you registered to vote?

296  (78.5%)   Yes

Are you registered to vote in the same city as your campus?

115  (39.4%)   Yes
177  (60.6%)   No

81  (21.5%)   No

What is the primary reason why you are not registered?

38  (44.7%)   Not a citizen
24  (28.2%)   Not interested
23  (27.1%)    Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

6. In the presidential election this November, will you vote?

245  (65.0%)   Definitely will
57  (15.1%)   Probably will
23  (6.1%)   Maybe
20  (5.3%)   Probably not

Why won't you vote?

31  (60.8%)   Not a citizen
15  (29.4%)   Not interested
5  (9.8%)    Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

32  (8.5%)   Definitely not

7. In the current election season, to what extent have you done the following?

 A great dealA significant amountSomeNot muchNone
Worked for a campaign 5  (1.3%) 1  (0.3%) 7  (1.9%) 19  (5.1%) 343  (91.5%)
Contributed money to a campaign 2  (0.5%) 2  (0.5%) 16  (4.3%) 23  (6.1%) 332  (88.5%)
Privately urged others to vote a particular way 13  (3.5%) 29  (7.7%) 82  (21.8%) 56  (14.9%) 196  (52.1%)
Paid attention to candidates and issues 69  (18.4%) 93  (24.8%) 141  (37.6%) 30  (8.0%) 42  (11.2%)
Talked about the campaign with other students 45  (12.0%) 85  (22.6%) 129  (34.3%) 56  (14.9%) 61  (16.2%)

8. How important is voting to you personally?

58  (15.4%)   Not important
179  (47.6%)   Important
139  (37.0%)   Very important

9. Will you use the following information sources when deciding how to vote?

 YesNo
Internet searches 301  (80.7%) 72  (19.3%)
Newspapers or magazines (hardcopy or Internet) 322  (86.6%) 50  (13.4%)
Candidate debates 294  (79.2%) 77  (20.8%)
Friends and family members 256  (69.2%) 114  (30.8%)
TV news 242  (65.4%) 128  (34.6%)
Paid advertising 53  (14.4%) 315  (85.6%)
Postal mailings 43  (11.7%) 326  (88.3%)
Electronic mailings 43  (11.7%) 324  (88.3%)
Phone calls 26  (7.1%) 342  (92.9%)
Rallies or other public events 96  (26.2%) 271  (73.8%)

10. Please rate how important the following issues are in your decision about which candidate to support. Use a scale from 0 to 10 where zero means that a candidate disagreeing with you on this issue would have no effect on your support and a 10 means that you would definitely not support a candidate because of the candidate's position.

 012345678910
Safety from terrorism 35  (9.5%) 17  (4.6%) 15  (4.1%) 24  (6.5%) 16  (4.3%) 87  (23.6%) 28  (7.6%) 53  (14.4%) 42  (11.4%) 13  (3.5%) 39  (10.6%)
Sexual health issues like HIV and AIDS 18  (4.9%) 11  (3.0%) 25  (6.8%) 15  (4.1%) 18  (4.9%) 69  (18.6%) 40  (10.8%) 44  (11.9%) 50  (13.5%) 21  (5.7%) 59  (15.9%)
Teen pregnancy 34  (9.2%) 15  (4.1%) 25  (6.8%) 22  (6.0%) 27  (7.3%) 81  (22.0%) 36  (9.8%) 40  (10.9%) 32  (8.7%) 11  (3.0%) 45  (12.2%)
Gun violence 18  (4.9%) 5  (1.4%) 11  (3.0%) 27  (7.3%) 16  (4.3%) 67  (18.2%) 35  (9.5%) 49  (13.3%) 69  (18.8%) 22  (6.0%) 49  (13.3%)
Discrimination and prejudice 15  (4.1%) 5  (1.4%) 11  (3.0%) 13  (3.5%) 16  (4.3%) 34  (9.2%) 20  (5.4%) 47  (12.8%) 65  (17.7%) 42  (11.4%) 100  (27.2%)
Drug and alcohol use 23  (6.3%) 15  (4.1%) 29  (7.9%) 22  (6.0%) 34  (9.3%) 83  (22.6%) 29  (7.9%) 41  (11.2%) 43  (11.7%) 17  (4.6%) 31  (8.4%)
Job creation 16  (4.3%) 5  (1.4%) 8  (2.2%) 7  (1.9%) 11  (3.0%) 44  (12.0%) 35  (9.5%) 49  (13.3%) 82  (22.3%) 46  (12.5%) 65  (17.7%)
Access to affordable higher education 10  (2.7%) 5  (1.4%) 3  (0.8%) 5  (1.4%) 9  (2.4%) 36  (9.8%) 16  (4.3%) 41  (11.1%) 62  (16.8%) 54  (14.6%) 128  (34.7%)
The environment 11  (3.0%) 3  (0.8%) 5  (1.4%) 7  (1.9%) 13  (3.5%) 29  (7.9%) 23  (6.3%) 44  (12.0%) 65  (17.7%) 55  (15.0%) 112  (30.5%)
Access to affordable health care 10  (2.7%) 5  (1.4%) 6  (1.6%) 5  (1.4%) 10  (2.7%) 34  (9.3%) 15  (4.1%) 25  (6.8%) 58  (15.8%) 56  (15.3%) 143  (39.0%)
Privacy issues (e.g., Internet, junk mail) 21  (5.8%) 11  (3.0%) 24  (6.6%) 19  (5.2%) 30  (8.2%) 53  (14.5%) 40  (11.0%) 42  (11.5%) 49  (13.4%) 29  (7.9%) 47  (12.9%)
Issues of morality 33  (9.0%) 16  (4.4%) 28  (7.7%) 22  (6.0%) 26  (7.1%) 58  (15.9%) 22  (6.0%) 49  (13.4%) 50  (13.7%) 22  (6.0%) 39  (10.7%)
Tolerance for those who are different 12  (3.3%) 6  (1.7%) 7  (1.9%) 3  (0.8%) 10  (2.8%) 34  (9.4%) 18  (5.0%) 47  (13.0%) 61  (16.9%) 51  (14.1%) 113  (31.2%)
Retirement security 15  (4.1%) 13  (3.6%) 12  (3.3%) 17  (4.7%) 13  (3.6%) 57  (15.7%) 35  (9.6%) 49  (13.5%) 59  (16.3%) 37  (10.2%) 56  (15.4%)
Abortion 29  (7.9%) 12  (3.3%) 15  (4.1%) 20  (5.4%) 9  (2.5%) 54  (14.7%) 26  (7.1%) 35  (9.5%) 46  (12.5%) 26  (7.1%) 95  (25.9%)
The growing federal deficit 8  (2.2%) 3  (0.8%) 8  (2.2%) 1  (0.3%) 13  (3.6%) 50  (13.7%) 33  (9.0%) 47  (12.8%) 66  (18.0%) 54  (14.8%) 83  (22.7%)
The war in Iraq 12  (3.3%) 3  (0.8%) 3  (0.8%) 5  (1.4%) 10  (2.7%) 38  (10.4%) 24  (6.5%) 39  (10.6%) 52  (14.2%) 59  (16.1%) 122  (33.2%)
Taxes 10  (2.7%) 4  (1.1%) 3  (0.8%) 11  (3.0%) 7  (1.9%) 63  (17.3%) 39  (10.7%) 57  (15.6%) 72  (19.7%) 41  (11.2%) 58  (15.9%)
Gay and lesbian issues 37  (10.1%) 13  (3.6%) 17  (4.6%) 17  (4.6%) 13  (3.6%) 55  (15.0%) 34  (9.3%) 37  (10.1%) 40  (10.9%) 30  (8.2%) 73  (19.9%)
Transgender issues 46  (12.6%) 19  (5.2%) 18  (4.9%) 17  (4.7%) 14  (3.8%) 70  (19.2%) 35  (9.6%) 32  (8.8%) 34  (9.3%) 25  (6.8%) 55  (15.1%)

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

41  (10.8%)   Right direction
203  (53.4%)   Wrong direction
136  (35.8%)   Don't know

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Part 3: Student Life and Development [30% of respondents]

Goals & Aspirations

1. 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 329  (59.8%) 187  (34.0%) 34  (6.2%)
Acquire a well-rounded general education 418  (76.6%) 111  (20.3%) 17  (3.1%)
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 432  (79.1%) 95  (17.4%) 19  (3.5%)
Achieve a high GPA 244  (44.4%) 248  (45.2%) 57  (10.4%)
Form romantic relationships 115  (21.0%) 258  (47.1%) 175  (31.9%)
Establish meaningful friendships 388  (70.7%) 139  (25.3%) 22  (4.0%)
Prepare for graduate or professional school 334  (61.1%) 165  (30.2%) 48  (8.8%)
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 435  (79.4%) 102  (18.6%) 11  (2.0%)
Be in a position to make a lot of money after finishing my education 193  (35.2%) 237  (43.2%) 119  (21.7%)
Explore new ideas 392  (71.4%) 145  (26.4%) 12  (2.2%)
Enjoy my college years before assuming adult responsibilities 327  (59.9%) 162  (29.7%) 57  (10.4%)
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 313  (57.4%) 190  (34.9%) 42  (7.7%)
Develop an in-depth understanding of a specific field of study 342  (62.5%) 187  (34.2%) 18  (3.3%)
Integrate spirituality into my life 105  (19.2%) 160  (29.3%) 281  (51.5%)
Establish social networks that will help further my career 221  (40.3%) 248  (45.3%) 79  (14.4%)
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 177  (32.2%) 229  (41.7%) 143  (26.0%)
Perceptions and Campus Climate

2. 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
117  (21.3%) 217  (39.5%) 144  (26.2%) 49  (8.9%) 12  (2.2%) 11  (2.0%)
Caring Impersonal
52  (9.5%) 122  (22.2%) 156  (28.4%) 108  (19.6%) 66  (12.0%) 46  (8.4%)
Intellectual Not intellectual
242  (44.0%) 224  (40.7%) 60  (10.9%) 14  (2.5%) 10  (1.8%)
Tolerant of diversity Intolerant of diversity
182  (33.2%) 240  (43.7%) 73  (13.3%) 38  (6.9%) 13  (2.4%) 3  (0.5%)
Safe Dangerous
57  (10.3%) 168  (30.5%) 158  (28.7%) 101  (18.3%) 53  (9.6%) 14  (2.5%)
Too easy academically Too hard academically
3  (0.5%) 24  (4.4%) 134  (24.4%) 234  (42.5%) 131  (23.8%) 24  (4.4%)
Not affordable Affordable
36  (6.5%) 85  (15.5%) 117  (21.3%) 140  (25.5%) 114  (20.7%) 58  (10.5%)

3. How often have you gained a deeper understanding of other perspectives through conversations with fellow students because they differed from you in the following ways?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Their religious beliefs were very different than yours 42  (7.7%) 108  (19.7%) 194  (35.5%) 102  (18.6%) 81  (14.8%) 20  (3.7%)
Their political opinions were very different from yours 22  (4.0%) 85  (15.5%) 194  (35.5%) 128  (23.4%) 84  (15.4%) 34  (6.2%)
They were of a different nationality than your own 16  (2.9%) 57  (10.4%) 147  (26.9%) 139  (25.5%) 117  (21.4%) 70  (12.8%)
They were of a different race or ethnicity than your own 17  (3.1%) 45  (8.2%) 155  (28.3%) 138  (25.2%) 119  (21.8%) 73  (13.3%)
Their sexual orientation was different 44  (8.1%) 146  (26.7%) 169  (31.0%) 97  (17.8%) 61  (11.2%) 29  (5.3%)
They were from a different social class 23  (4.2%) 84  (15.4%) 188  (34.6%) 120  (22.1%) 92  (16.9%) 37  (6.8%)

4. Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements.

 Not applicableStrongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus 11  (2.0%) 9  (1.6%) 20  (3.6%) 43  (7.8%) 128  (23.4%) 241  (44.0%) 96  (17.5%)
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 14  (2.6%) 11  (2.0%) 13  (2.4%) 32  (5.8%) 105  (19.2%) 272  (49.6%) 101  (18.4%)
Students of my gender/sexual identity are respected on this campus 23  (4.2%) 2  (0.4%) 6  (1.1%) 10  (1.8%) 92  (16.8%) 277  (50.6%) 137  (25.0%)
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 64  (11.7%) 7  (1.3%) 20  (3.7%) 40  (7.3%) 119  (21.8%) 211  (38.6%) 85  (15.6%)
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 22  (4.0%) 16  (2.9%) 18  (3.3%) 33  (6.0%) 113  (20.7%) 240  (44.0%) 104  (19.0%)
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 34  (6.2%) 1  (0.2%) 5  (0.9%) 6  (1.1%) 70  (12.9%) 273  (50.2%) 155  (28.5%)
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 116  (21.3%) 5  (0.9%) 10  (1.8%) 22  (4.0%) 85  (15.6%) 217  (39.8%) 90  (16.5%)
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 220  (40.8%) 7  (1.3%) 9  (1.7%) 20  (3.7%) 67  (12.4%) 150  (27.8%) 66  (12.2%)

5. In this academic year, I have heard teaching faculty or instructors express negative or stereotypical views about:

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Race or ethnicity 366  (66.8%) 117  (21.4%) 43  (7.8%) 16  (2.9%) 6  (1.1%)
Gender or sexual identity 395  (72.3%) 105  (19.2%) 25  (4.6%) 15  (2.7%) 5  (0.9%) 1  (0.2%)
Political beliefs or affiliations 209  (38.3%) 108  (19.8%) 128  (23.5%) 56  (10.3%) 31  (5.7%) 13  (2.4%)
Religion 325  (59.6%) 109  (20.0%) 64  (11.7%) 24  (4.4%) 12  (2.2%) 11  (2.0%)
Sexual orientation 429  (78.6%) 84  (15.4%) 22  (4.0%) 8  (1.5%) 3  (0.5%)
Socio-economic status 396  (72.8%) 97  (17.8%) 29  (5.3%) 13  (2.4%) 7  (1.3%) 2  (0.4%)
Immigrant background 409  (74.8%) 94  (17.2%) 25  (4.6%) 12  (2.2%) 6  (1.1%) 1  (0.2%)
Physical, psychological, or learning disabilities 449  (82.7%) 75  (13.8%) 12  (2.2%) 4  (0.7%) 2  (0.4%) 1  (0.2%)

6. In this academic year, I have heard nonteaching staff or administrators express negative or stereotypical views about:

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Race or ethnicity 415  (76.1%) 80  (14.7%) 33  (6.1%) 10  (1.8%) 4  (0.7%) 3  (0.6%)
Gender or sexual identity 435  (79.8%) 75  (13.8%) 21  (3.9%) 9  (1.7%) 2  (0.4%) 3  (0.6%)
Political beliefs or affiliations 374  (68.6%) 82  (15.0%) 54  (9.9%) 20  (3.7%) 10  (1.8%) 5  (0.9%)
Religion 415  (76.6%) 77  (14.2%) 28  (5.2%) 11  (2.0%) 4  (0.7%) 7  (1.3%)
Sexual orientation 441  (81.5%) 70  (12.9%) 23  (4.3%) 3  (0.6%) 4  (0.7%)
Socio-economic status 427  (78.3%) 74  (13.6%) 29  (5.3%) 11  (2.0%) 3  (0.6%) 1  (0.2%)
Immigrant background 438  (80.5%) 67  (12.3%) 29  (5.3%) 4  (0.7%) 4  (0.7%) 2  (0.4%)
Physical, psychological, or learning disabilities 451  (83.1%) 66  (12.2%) 19  (3.5%) 2  (0.4%) 3  (0.6%) 2  (0.4%)

7. In this academic year, I have heard students express negative or stereotypical views about:

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Race or ethnicity 65  (11.9%) 128  (23.4%) 185  (33.8%) 84  (15.3%) 60  (10.9%) 26  (4.7%)
Gender or sexual identity 108  (19.8%) 151  (27.7%) 151  (27.7%) 62  (11.4%) 50  (9.2%) 24  (4.4%)
Political beliefs or affiliations 58  (10.6%) 102  (18.6%) 156  (28.5%) 101  (18.4%) 85  (15.5%) 46  (8.4%)
Religion 94  (17.2%) 144  (26.4%) 153  (28.1%) 73  (13.4%) 57  (10.5%) 24  (4.4%)
Sexual orientation 128  (23.4%) 145  (26.5%) 142  (25.9%) 68  (12.4%) 46  (8.4%) 19  (3.5%)
Socio-economic status 155  (28.4%) 160  (29.3%) 131  (24.0%) 55  (10.1%) 31  (5.7%) 14  (2.6%)
Immigrant background 162  (29.7%) 148  (27.1%) 134  (24.5%) 51  (9.3%) 31  (5.7%) 20  (3.7%)
Physical, psychological, or learning disabilities 241  (44.1%) 149  (27.3%) 87  (15.9%) 37  (6.8%) 18  (3.3%) 14  (2.6%)

8. Please rate your awareness and understanding of the following issues when you started at this campus and now.

 When you started at this campusAs you are now
My own racial and ethnic identity 8  (1.5%)   Very poor 
  48  (8.9%)   Poor 
  143  (26.5%)   Fair 
  159  (29.4%)   Good 
  92  (17.0%)   Very good 
  90  (16.7%)   Excellent 
  [1449 missing]     (Select one)
3  (0.6%)   Very poor 
  5  (0.9%)   Poor 
  74  (13.8%)   Fair 
  165  (30.7%)   Good 
  155  (28.8%)   Very good 
  136  (25.3%)   Excellent 
  [1451 missing]     (Select one)
Social class and economic differences/issues 9  (1.7%)   Very poor 
  57  (10.6%)   Poor 
  178  (33.0%)   Fair 
  185  (34.3%)   Good 
  70  (13.0%)   Very good 
  40  (7.4%)   Excellent 
  [1450 missing]     (Select one)
7  (1.3%)   Poor 
  49  (9.1%)   Fair 
  185  (34.3%)   Good 
  210  (39.0%)   Very good 
  88  (16.3%)   Excellent 
  [1450 missing]     (Select one)
Racial and ethnic differences/issues 8  (1.5%)   Very poor 
  54  (10.1%)   Poor 
  184  (34.3%)   Fair 
  186  (34.7%)   Good 
  71  (13.2%)   Very good 
  33  (6.2%)   Excellent 
  [1453 missing]     (Select one)
2  (0.4%)   Very poor 
  5  (0.9%)   Poor 
  56  (10.5%)   Fair 
  188  (35.2%)   Good 
  203  (38.0%)   Very good 
  80  (15.0%)   Excellent 
  [1455 missing]     (Select one)
Gender and sexual orientation differences/issues 26  (4.9%)   Very poor 
  80  (15.0%)   Poor 
  191  (35.7%)   Fair 
  154  (28.8%)   Good 
  56  (10.5%)   Very good 
  28  (5.2%)   Excellent 
  [1454 missing]     (Select one)
4  (0.7%)   Very poor 
  5  (0.9%)   Poor 
  93  (17.4%)   Fair 
  194  (36.3%)   Good 
  160  (29.9%)   Very good 
  79  (14.8%)   Excellent 
  [1454 missing]     (Select one)
Physical disabilities issues 39  (7.2%)   Very poor 
  100  (18.6%)   Poor 
  208  (38.7%)   Fair 
  127  (23.6%)   Good 
  43  (8.0%)   Very good 
  21  (3.9%)   Excellent 
  [1451 missing]     (Select one)
14  (2.6%)   Very poor 
  41  (7.6%)   Poor 
  151  (28.1%)   Fair 
  196  (36.4%)   Good 
  88  (16.4%)   Very good 
  48  (8.9%)   Excellent 
  [1451 missing]     (Select one)
Emotional disabilities issues 42  (7.8%)   Very poor 
  111  (20.7%)   Poor 
  214  (39.9%)   Fair 
  113  (21.0%)   Good 
  36  (6.7%)   Very good 
  21  (3.9%)   Excellent 
  [1452 missing]     (Select one)
16  (3.0%)   Very poor 
  48  (9.0%)   Poor 
  136  (25.4%)   Fair 
  167  (31.2%)   Good 
  106  (19.8%)   Very good 
  63  (11.8%)   Excellent 
  [1453 missing]     (Select one)

9. What is your level of agreement or disagreement with the following:

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
I feel valued as an individual on this campus 22  (4.0%) 52  (9.5%) 90  (16.5%) 210  (38.4%) 140  (25.6%) 33  (6.0%)
There is a clear sense of appropriate and inappropriate behavior on this campus 23  (4.2%) 39  (7.1%) 110  (20.1%) 201  (36.8%) 150  (27.5%) 23  (4.2%)
I am proud to be a student at this campus 5  (0.9%) 7  (1.3%) 13  (2.4%) 84  (15.4%) 226  (41.4%) 211  (38.6%)
Most students are proud to attend this school 1  (0.2%) 1  (0.2%) 9  (1.6%) 98  (17.9%) 262  (47.9%) 176  (32.2%)
This institution values students' opinions 18  (3.3%) 29  (5.3%) 82  (15.0%) 186  (34.1%) 176  (32.2%) 55  (10.1%)
Academic cheating is a problem on this campus 36  (6.6%) 175  (32.1%) 141  (25.8%) 118  (21.6%) 51  (9.3%) 25  (4.6%)
Alcohol use is a problem on this campus 38  (7.0%) 121  (22.2%) 146  (26.8%) 146  (26.8%) 64  (11.8%) 29  (5.3%)
Drug use is a problem on this campus 35  (6.5%) 108  (19.9%) 153  (28.2%) 150  (27.7%) 64  (11.8%) 32  (5.9%)
Diversity is important on this campus 12  (2.2%) 26  (4.8%) 26  (4.8%) 135  (24.7%) 216  (39.6%) 131  (24.0%)
Diversity is important to me 6  (1.1%) 11  (2.0%) 27  (4.9%) 109  (19.9%) 192  (35.0%) 203  (37.0%)
Mental Health and Wellness

10. During this academic year, how often has feeling depressed, stressed, or upset been an obstacle to your school work or academic success?

38  (6.9%)   Never
139  (25.2%)   Rarely
176  (31.9%)   Occasionally
78  (14.2%)   Somewhat often
85  (15.4%)   Often
35  (6.4%)   Very often

11. In this academic year, what was your experience with University Health Services (Tang Center) counseling and psychological services?

325  (59.2%)   Didn't need
74  (13.5%)   Needed but didn't use

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

 True for meNot true for me
I had never heard of it 4  (5.2%) 73  (94.8%)
I didn't know what it offered 33  (42.9%) 44  (57.1%)
I didn't know if I was eligible 26  (33.8%) 51  (66.2%)
I didn't know how to access it 23  (30.7%) 52  (69.3%)
I didn't think it would help 48  (64.0%) 27  (36.0%)
I had concerns about possible costs 39  (52.7%) 35  (47.3%)
I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality 26  (35.1%) 48  (64.9%)
I was embarrassed to use it 35  (47.3%) 39  (52.7%)
I didn't have enough time 61  (81.3%) 14  (18.7%)
It has a poor reputation 17  (22.7%) 58  (77.3%)
The hours are inconvenient 21  (28.8%) 52  (71.2%)
The location is inconvenient 18  (24.7%) 55  (75.3%)
The wait for an appointment was too long 10  (14.1%) 61  (85.9%)
I got help from another university service or staff person instead 4  (5.6%) 68  (94.4%)
I got help off campus 20  (27.0%) 54  (73.0%)

150  (27.3%)   Used the service at least once

Was the treatment that you received effective?

25  (15.3%)   Very effective 84  (51.5%)   Effective 49  (30.1%)   Not effective 5  (3.1%)   Not applicable

Please rate the quality of service that you received.

37  (23.1%)   Excellent 70  (43.8%)   Good 31  (19.4%)   Fair 22  (13.8%)   Poor

How could the Tang Center's counseling service better serve your needs? Please be specific.

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Summary Observations

12. 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.

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13. 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.

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Group Identification

14. Think about the type of person you are. With which, if any, of the following types of students at this campus do you personally identify? That is, which of these "college identities" best describes who you are?

95  (4.8%)   Artsy students
53  (2.7%)   Athletes/jocks
53  (2.7%)   Conservative students
62  (3.1%)   Feminist students
64  (3.2%)   Fraternity/sorority members
71  (3.6%)   Immigrant students
21  (1.1%)   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students
163  (8.2%)   Liberal students
82  (4.1%)   Partiers
78  (3.9%)   Religious or spiritual students
60  (3.0%)   Slackers
46  (2.3%)   Students from very poor backgrounds
24  (1.2%)   Students from very rich backgrounds
319  (16.0%)   Students in my major or field of interest
180  (9.0%)   Students involved in my campus organization
179  (9.0%)   Students of my racial or ethnic background
222  (11.2%)   Students who are serious about getting good grades
151  (7.6%)   Transfer students

14a.  With which ONE of these groups do you MOST strongly identify?

  15  (2.8%)   Artsy students
  10  (1.9%)   Athletes/jocks
  9  (1.7%)   Conservative students
  9  (1.7%)   Feminist students
  27  (5.0%)   Fraternity/sorority members
  13  (2.4%)   Immigrant students
  3  (0.6%)   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students
  30  (5.6%)   Liberal students
  7  (1.3%)   Partiers
  31  (5.7%)   Religious or spiritual students
  15  (2.8%)   Slackers
  9  (1.7%)   Students from very poor backgrounds
  2  (0.4%)   Students from very rich backgrounds
  108  (20.0%)   Students in my major or field of interest
  48  (8.9%)   Students involved in my campus organization
  43  (8.0%)   Students of my racial or ethnic background
  53  (9.8%)   Students who are serious about getting good grades
  58  (10.7%)   Transfer students
  50  (9.3%)   None of the above
  [1449 missing]     (Select one)

14b.  With which ONE of these groups do you LEAST identify?

  7  (1.3%)   Artsy students
  57  (10.6%)   Athletes/jocks
  50  (9.3%)   Conservative students
  31  (5.8%)   Feminist students
  76  (14.1%)   Fraternity/sorority members
  11  (2.0%)   Immigrant students
  64  (11.9%)   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students
  5  (0.9%)   Liberal students
  44  (8.2%)   Partiers
  41  (7.6%)   Religious or spiritual students
  37  (6.9%)   Slackers
  10  (1.9%)   Students from very poor backgrounds
  23  (4.3%)   Students from very rich backgrounds
  13  (2.4%)   Students in my major or field of interest
  3  (0.6%)   Students involved in my campus organization
  10  (1.9%)   Students of my racial or ethnic background
  10  (1.9%)   Students who are serious about getting good grades
  11  (2.0%)   Transfer students
  36  (6.7%)   None of the above
  [1450 missing]     (Select one)

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Part 3: Items of Special Interest to UC Berkeley [20% of respondents]

Finally, we are asking you to spend a few minutes describing the occasion in which you received either the best or the worst advice about your undergraduate education at Cal and about your experience with advising in general. Your responses may be shared anonymously with faculty, staff, and other current and future students as part of an effort to improve the undergraduate experience at Cal.

1. First, choose to tell us about either the best or the worst advice.

287  (75.5%)   BEST advice since starting at Cal
93  (24.5%)   WORST advice since starting at Cal

What was the advice and how did it affect your undergraduate education?

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2. Who offered this advice?

141  (37.3%)   Another Cal undergraduate
44  (11.6%)   Your parent or guardian
19  (5.0%)   A friend not enrolled at Cal
5  (1.3%)   Another relative of yours
49  (13.0%)   A Cal faculty member
12  (3.2%)   A Cal graduate student
57  (15.1%)   A Cal staff advisor
3  (0.8%)   A website or publication
4  (1.1%)   Other Cal staff member
44  (11.6%)    Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

3. Based on your experience, if YOU were to give one piece of helpful advice to an incoming freshman or transfer student about to start at Cal, what would you say?

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4. Have you ever received advice from two different offices or staff members at Cal that was contradictory or in conflict?

72  (17.9%)   Yes
331  (82.1%)   No

Please explain what happened and how you decided which advice to follow:

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5. Finally, consider for a moment the advising, counseling and mentoring resources that have been available to you. Regardless of whether you have used them, to what extent have they met your needs as a Cal undergraduate?

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