2008 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 1

Time Allocation

1. How many hours do you spend in a typical week (7 days) on the following activities?

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending classes, discussion sections or labs 23  (0.2%) 257  (2.2%) 1436  (12.2%) 3849  (32.8%) 3862  (32.9%) 1605  (13.7%) 464  (4.0%) 229  (2.0%)
Studying and other academic activities outside of class 62  (0.5%) 1398  (12.0%) 2849  (24.4%) 2660  (22.8%) 2056  (17.6%) 1141  (9.8%) 682  (5.9%) 810  (6.9%)
Paid employment (include paid internships) 6094  (52.6%) 872  (7.5%) 1587  (13.7%) 1470  (12.7%) 913  (7.9%) 334  (2.9%) 157  (1.4%) 149  (1.3%)
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours did you work on campus? 8080  (70.3%) 612  (5.3%) 1130  (9.8%) 954  (8.3%) 447  (3.9%) 138  (1.2%) 55  (0.5%) 76  (0.7%)
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours were related to your academic interests? 8623  (75.0%) 991  (8.6%) 790  (6.9%) 526  (4.6%) 317  (2.8%) 127  (1.1%) 51  (0.4%) 78  (0.7%)

Academic and Personal Development

2. Please rate your level of proficiency in the following areas when you started at this campus and now.

 When you started hereCurrent ability level
Analytical and critical thinking skills
Very poor 138  (1.2%)
Poor 481  (4.1%)
Fair 3242  (27.7%)
Good 4800  (41.0%)
Very good 2448  (20.9%)
Excellent 608  (5.2%)
Very poor 23  (0.2%)
Poor 85  (0.7%)
Fair 636  (5.5%)
Good 3192  (27.4%)
Very good 5668  (48.6%)
Excellent 2050  (17.6%)
Ability to be clear and effective when writing
Very poor 213  (1.8%)
Poor 895  (7.6%)
Fair 3287  (28.1%)
Good 4335  (37.0%)
Very good 2336  (20.0%)
Excellent 641  (5.5%)
Very poor 47  (0.4%)
Poor 197  (1.7%)
Fair 1315  (11.3%)
Good 3971  (34.0%)
Very good 4556  (39.1%)
Excellent 1581  (13.6%)
Ability to read and comprehend academic material
Very poor 149  (1.3%)
Poor 779  (6.7%)
Fair 3353  (28.7%)
Good 4613  (39.4%)
Very good 2229  (19.0%)
Excellent 580  (5.0%)
Very poor 36  (0.3%)
Poor 100  (0.9%)
Fair 877  (7.5%)
Good 3493  (29.9%)
Very good 5227  (44.8%)
Excellent 1937  (16.6%)
Foreign language skills
Very poor 522  (4.5%)
Poor 1766  (15.1%)
Fair 3900  (33.4%)
Good 3228  (27.6%)
Very good 1501  (12.9%)
Excellent 759  (6.5%)
Very poor 594  (5.1%)
Poor 1818  (15.6%)
Fair 3346  (28.8%)
Good 2882  (24.8%)
Very good 1921  (16.5%)
Excellent 1075  (9.2%)
Understanding of a specific field of study
Very poor 347  (3.0%)
Poor 1840  (15.8%)
Fair 4734  (40.6%)
Good 3648  (31.3%)
Very good 894  (7.7%)
Excellent 210  (1.8%)
Very poor 34  (0.3%)
Poor 119  (1.0%)
Fair 914  (7.8%)
Good 3378  (29.0%)
Very good 5154  (44.3%)
Excellent 2045  (17.6%)
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills
Very poor 221  (1.9%)
Poor 714  (6.1%)
Fair 3024  (25.9%)
Good 4390  (37.6%)
Very good 2477  (21.2%)
Excellent 843  (7.2%)
Very poor 199  (1.7%)
Poor 662  (5.7%)
Fair 2528  (21.7%)
Good 4090  (35.2%)
Very good 2970  (25.5%)
Excellent 1176  (10.1%)
Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English
Very poor 66  (0.6%)
Poor 261  (2.2%)
Fair 1624  (13.9%)
Good 3364  (28.8%)
Very good 3253  (27.9%)
Excellent 3111  (26.6%)
Very poor 42  (0.4%)
Poor 105  (0.9%)
Fair 760  (6.5%)
Good 2709  (23.3%)
Very good 4086  (35.1%)
Excellent 3943  (33.9%)
Understanding international perspectives (economic political, social, cultural)
Very poor 317  (2.7%)
Poor 1693  (14.5%)
Fair 4261  (36.6%)
Good 3546  (30.4%)
Very good 1402  (12.0%)
Excellent 432  (3.7%)
Very poor 87  (0.7%)
Poor 353  (3.0%)
Fair 1534  (13.2%)
Good 3571  (30.7%)
Very good 4222  (36.3%)
Excellent 1858  (16.0%)
Leadership skills
Very poor 203  (1.7%)
Poor 984  (8.4%)
Fair 3522  (30.2%)
Good 4047  (34.7%)
Very good 2135  (18.3%)
Excellent 757  (6.5%)
Very poor 120  (1.0%)
Poor 482  (4.1%)
Fair 2057  (17.7%)
Good 3963  (34.1%)
Very good 3514  (30.2%)
Excellent 1485  (12.8%)
Computer skills
Very poor 159  (1.4%)
Poor 619  (5.3%)
Fair 3538  (30.4%)
Good 4296  (36.9%)
Very good 2089  (17.9%)
Excellent 941  (8.1%)
Very poor 66  (0.6%)
Poor 245  (2.1%)
Fair 1849  (15.9%)
Good 4233  (36.4%)
Very good 3571  (30.7%)
Excellent 1665  (14.3%)
Internet skills
Very poor 91  (0.8%)
Poor 250  (2.1%)
Fair 2098  (18.0%)
Good 4008  (34.4%)
Very good 3141  (27.0%)
Excellent 2053  (17.6%)
Very poor 26  (0.2%)
Poor 54  (0.5%)
Fair 743  (6.4%)
Good 3053  (26.3%)
Very good 4515  (38.9%)
Excellent 3225  (27.8%)
Library research skills
Very poor 473  (4.1%)
Poor 1948  (16.7%)
Fair 4422  (38.0%)
Good 3396  (29.2%)
Very good 1065  (9.1%)
Excellent 338  (2.9%)
Very poor 131  (1.1%)
Poor 526  (4.5%)
Fair 2077  (17.9%)
Good 4199  (36.1%)
Very good 3479  (29.9%)
Excellent 1207  (10.4%)
Other research skills
Very poor 309  (2.7%)
Poor 1385  (11.9%)
Fair 4518  (39.0%)
Good 4019  (34.7%)
Very good 1045  (9.0%)
Excellent 321  (2.8%)
Very poor 93  (0.8%)
Poor 339  (2.9%)
Fair 2140  (18.5%)
Good 4520  (39.0%)
Very good 3420  (29.5%)
Excellent 1068  (9.2%)
Ability to prepare and make a presentation
Very poor 172  (1.5%)
Poor 739  (6.4%)
Fair 3517  (30.3%)
Good 4741  (40.8%)
Very good 1907  (16.4%)
Excellent 539  (4.6%)
Very poor 66  (0.6%)
Poor 255  (2.2%)
Fair 1744  (15.1%)
Good 4448  (38.4%)
Very good 3820  (33.0%)
Excellent 1242  (10.7%)
Interpersonal (social) skills
Very poor 169  (1.5%)
Poor 815  (7.0%)
Fair 3152  (27.1%)
Good 4215  (36.3%)
Very good 2243  (19.3%)
Excellent 1033  (8.9%)
Very poor 113  (1.0%)
Poor 335  (2.9%)
Fair 1372  (11.8%)
Good 3677  (31.7%)
Very good 4057  (34.9%)
Excellent 2059  (17.7%)

3. Similarly, please rate your abilities now and when you first began at this university on the following dimensions.

 When you started hereCurrent ability level
Ability to appreciate, tolerate and understand racial and ethnic diversity
Very poor 83  (0.7%)
Poor 336  (2.9%)
Fair 1717  (14.8%)
Good 3762  (32.4%)
Very good 3410  (29.3%)
Excellent 2317  (19.9%)
Very poor 93  (0.8%)
Poor 128  (1.1%)
Fair 606  (5.2%)
Good 2270  (19.6%)
Very good 4587  (39.6%)
Excellent 3889  (33.6%)
Ability to appreciate the fine arts (e.g., painting, music, drama, dance)
Very poor 166  (1.4%)
Poor 659  (5.7%)
Fair 2372  (20.4%)
Good 3683  (31.7%)
Very good 2711  (23.3%)
Excellent 2030  (17.5%)
Very poor 135  (1.2%)
Poor 365  (3.2%)
Fair 1331  (11.5%)
Good 3112  (26.9%)
Very good 3620  (31.2%)
Excellent 3022  (26.1%)
Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity
Very poor 82  (0.7%)
Poor 333  (2.9%)
Fair 2118  (18.3%)
Good 4212  (36.4%)
Very good 2960  (25.6%)
Excellent 1877  (16.2%)
Very poor 82  (0.7%)
Poor 136  (1.2%)
Fair 823  (7.1%)
Good 2830  (24.5%)
Very good 4173  (36.1%)
Excellent 3512  (30.4%)
Understanding the importance of personal social responsibility
Very poor 104  (0.9%)
Poor 508  (4.4%)
Fair 2326  (20.1%)
Good 4384  (37.8%)
Very good 2751  (23.7%)
Excellent 1522  (13.1%)
Very poor 64  (0.6%)
Poor 137  (1.2%)
Fair 762  (6.6%)
Good 2785  (24.1%)
Very good 4515  (39.1%)
Excellent 3273  (28.4%)
Self awareness and understanding
Very poor 149  (1.3%)
Poor 636  (5.5%)
Fair 2894  (24.9%)
Good 4400  (37.9%)
Very good 2365  (20.4%)
Excellent 1157  (10.0%)
Very poor 76  (0.7%)
Poor 148  (1.3%)
Fair 861  (7.4%)
Good 2982  (25.7%)
Very good 4548  (39.2%)
Excellent 2982  (25.7%)

Campus Climate for Diversity

4. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel free to express my political beliefs on campus 232  (2.0%) 353  (3.0%) 779  (6.7%) 2545  (21.9%) 4838  (41.7%) 2867  (24.7%)
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 213  (1.8%) 366  (3.2%) 807  (7.0%) 2500  (21.6%) 4955  (42.9%) 2719  (23.5%)
Students are respected here regardless of their economic or social class 261  (2.3%) 578  (5.0%) 1126  (9.7%) 3009  (26.0%) 4440  (38.4%) 2163  (18.7%)
Students are respected here regardless of their gender 136  (1.2%) 278  (2.4%) 688  (5.9%) 2142  (18.5%) 5354  (46.2%) 2994  (25.8%)
Students are respected here regardless of their race or ethnicity 314  (2.7%) 577  (5.0%) 1154  (10.0%) 2903  (25.0%) 4484  (38.7%) 2163  (18.7%)
Students are respected here regardless of their religious beliefs 226  (2.0%) 442  (3.8%) 1174  (10.1%) 2952  (25.5%) 4676  (40.4%) 2109  (18.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of their political beliefs 352  (3.0%) 667  (5.8%) 1541  (13.3%) 3070  (26.5%) 4124  (35.6%) 1841  (15.9%)
Students are respected here regardless of their sexual orientation 150  (1.3%) 284  (2.5%) 800  (6.9%) 2661  (23.0%) 5001  (43.2%) 2686  (23.2%)

Academic Engagement

5. How frequently during this academic year have you done each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Turned in a course assignment late 5602  (48.2%) 4100  (35.3%) 1298  (11.2%) 348  (3.0%) 183  (1.6%) 89  (0.8%)
Gone to class without completing assigned reading 496  (4.3%) 1714  (14.8%) 3459  (29.9%) 2530  (21.8%) 2005  (17.3%) 1376  (11.9%)
Gone to class unprepared 649  (5.6%) 2874  (24.8%) 4176  (36.0%) 1981  (17.1%) 1247  (10.8%) 665  (5.7%)
Skipped class 1214  (10.5%) 4333  (37.6%) 3448  (29.9%) 1296  (11.3%) 740  (6.4%) 486  (4.2%)
Raised your standard for acceptable effort due to the high standards of a faculty member 753  (6.5%) 1271  (11.0%) 2942  (25.5%) 2874  (24.9%) 2732  (23.7%) 966  (8.4%)
Extensively revised a paper at least once before submitting it to be graded 977  (8.4%) 1713  (14.8%) 2591  (22.3%) 2059  (17.8%) 2406  (20.7%) 1850  (16.0%)
Sought academic help from instructor or tutor when needed 1346  (11.6%) 2320  (20.1%) 3022  (26.1%) 1991  (17.2%) 1806  (15.6%) 1079  (9.3%)
Worked on class projects or studied as a group with other classmates outside of class 629  (5.4%) 1877  (16.2%) 3217  (27.7%) 2389  (20.6%) 2054  (17.7%) 1428  (12.3%)
Helped a classmate better understand the course material when studying together 593  (5.1%) 1577  (13.6%) 3544  (30.5%) 2707  (23.3%) 2116  (18.2%) 1070  (9.2%)

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Taken a small research-oriented seminar with faculty 7948  (68.7%) 1200  (10.4%) 1008  (8.7%) 595  (5.1%) 500  (4.3%) 325  (2.8%)
Communicated with a faculty member by email or in person 475  (4.1%) 1864  (16.1%) 3850  (33.3%) 2240  (19.4%) 1792  (15.5%) 1333  (11.5%)
Talked with the instructor outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a course 2385  (20.6%) 3160  (27.3%) 2895  (25.0%) 1458  (12.6%) 997  (8.6%) 664  (5.7%)
Interacted with faculty during lecture class sessions 2284  (19.8%) 3196  (27.7%) 2770  (24.0%) 1526  (13.2%) 980  (8.5%) 780  (6.8%)
Worked with a faculty member on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity) 7407  (64.1%) 1735  (15.0%) 1013  (8.8%) 615  (5.3%) 421  (3.6%) 373  (3.2%)

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 260  (2.2%) 1472  (12.7%) 3500  (30.2%) 2429  (21.0%) 2166  (18.7%) 1767  (15.2%)
Brought up ideas or concepts from different courses during class discussions 1119  (9.7%) 2616  (22.6%) 3303  (28.6%) 2003  (17.3%) 1522  (13.2%) 997  (8.6%)
Asked an insightful question in class 1099  (9.5%) 2662  (23.0%) 3627  (31.4%) 1956  (16.9%) 1362  (11.8%) 857  (7.4%)
Found a course so interesting that you did more work than was required 1811  (15.7%) 3020  (26.2%) 3241  (28.1%) 1693  (14.7%) 1088  (9.4%) 678  (5.9%)
Chosen challenging courses, when possible, even though you might lower your GPA by doing so 869  (7.5%) 1624  (14.0%) 3015  (26.0%) 2283  (19.7%) 2063  (17.8%) 1720  (14.9%)
Made a class presentation 1463  (12.7%) 2806  (24.3%) 3739  (32.4%) 1877  (16.2%) 1050  (9.1%) 620  (5.4%)
Had a class in which the professor knew or learned your name 1319  (11.4%) 2149  (18.6%) 2866  (24.8%) 1962  (16.9%) 1673  (14.5%) 1608  (13.9%)

8. On average, how much of your assigned course reading have you completed this academic year?

 243  (2.1%)   0-10%
  348  (3.0%)   11-20%
  524  (4.5%)   21-30%
  520  (4.5%)   31-40%
  768  (6.7%)   41-50%
  990  (8.6%)   51-60%
  1582  (13.7%)   61-70%
  2389  (20.7%)   71-80%
  2266  (19.6%)   81-90%
  1908  (16.5%)   91-100%
  [294 missing]     (Select one)

Plans and Aspirations

9. What do you plan to do when you graduate?

4974  (42.8%)   Enroll in graduate or professional school
3159  (27.2%)   Work full-time
125  (1.1%)   Work part-time
113  (1.0%)   Be self-employed
501  (4.3%)   Study or work abroad
38  (0.3%)   Join armed forces
379  (3.3%)   Work in an internship or volunteer position
616  (5.3%)   Take a year off
163  (1.4%)   Do something else
1549  (13.3%)   I have no idea at this point

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

 936  (8.1%)   Artistic, creative professions
  1682  (14.6%)   Business, finance-related professions
  780  (6.8%)   Education
  1248  (10.8%)   Engineering, computer programming
  1099  (9.5%)   Law
  2219  (19.2%)   Medicine, health-related professions
  429  (3.7%)   Psychology, helping professions
  929  (8.0%)   Researcher, scientist
  1064  (9.2%)   Other (please specify below)
  1164  (10.1%)   I have no idea whatsoever
  [282 missing]     (Select one)

If other

[Open-ended text field]

11. What is the HIGHEST academic degree or credential that you plan to eventually earn?

 661  (5.7%)   Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.)
  99  (0.9%)   Teaching credential
  1430  (12.4%)   Business master's (MBA)
  797  (6.9%)   Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc)
  1415  (12.2%)   Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.)
  1099  (9.5%)   Law degree (LLB or JD)
  370  (3.2%)   Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc)
  1084  (9.4%)   Medical doctor (MD)
  2297  (19.8%)   Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc)
  467  (4.0%)   Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD)
  1853  (16.0%)   I don't know yet
  [260 missing]     (Select one)

12. Indicate the following research and creative activities that you are currently doing or have completed as a UC student.

Yes, doing now or have doneNo
A research project, creative activity, or paper as part of your coursework 9607  (83.0%) 1972  (17.0%)
At least one student research course (e.g., course 99) 2586  (22.4%) 8957  (77.6%)
At least one independent study course (e.g., 199) 2194  (19.0%) 9329  (81.0%)
Assist faculty in research with course credit 1936  (16.8%) 9607  (83.2%)
Assist faculty in research for pay without course credit 1018  (8.8%) 10501  (91.2%)
Assist faculty in research as a volunteer without course credit 1489  (12.9%) 10029  (87.1%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty with course credit 1841  (16.0%) 9678  (84.0%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty for pay without course credit 412  (3.6%) 11100  (96.4%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty as a volunteer without course credit 849  (7.4%) 10641  (92.6%)

Overall Satisfaction and Agreement

13. Please rate your level of satisfaction with the following aspects of your University education.

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
UC grade point average 1055  (9.1%) 1724  (14.9%) 2381  (20.6%) 2864  (24.7%) 2610  (22.5%) 952  (8.2%)
Overall social experience 385  (3.3%) 779  (6.7%) 1582  (13.7%) 3415  (29.5%) 3749  (32.4%) 1678  (14.5%)
Overall academic experience 189  (1.6%) 445  (3.8%) 1181  (10.2%) 3187  (27.6%) 4519  (39.1%) 2047  (17.7%)
Value of your education for the price you're paying 466  (4.0%) 675  (5.8%) 1327  (11.5%) 2848  (24.6%) 3505  (30.3%) 2752  (23.8%)

14. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
I feel that I belong at this campus 266  (2.3%) 443  (3.8%) 942  (8.2%) 2857  (24.7%) 4134  (35.8%) 2914  (25.2%)
Knowing what I know now, I would still choose to enroll at this campus 314  (2.7%) 343  (3.0%) 867  (7.5%) 1965  (17.0%) 3498  (30.2%) 4599  (39.7%)

[LD] Evaluation of the Educational Experience

[UD] Evaluation of the Major

[UD] The next section of this questionnaire asks you to evaluate your major based on your experience. Below are listed your major(s) according to University records. Please select the major that you will evaluate. If you have changed majors and would like to evaluate your new major, please write your new major in the space provided and select that major.

5291  (91.0%) [first major listed]
400  (6.9%) [second major listed, if double major]
124  (2.1%)   [selected and wrote in new major not listed above]

[UD] 15. Were the following factors very important to you in deciding on your major?

 YesNo
Intellectual curiosity 5628  (94.3%) 338  (5.7%)
Leads to a high paying job 2173  (36.6%) 3762  (63.4%)
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 4563  (76.8%) 1382  (23.2%)
Complements desire to study abroad 1668  (28.1%) 4264  (71.9%)
Parental desires 1011  (17.1%) 4918  (82.9%)
Easy requirements 966  (16.3%) 4969  (83.7%)
Allows time for other activities 1760  (29.7%) 4165  (70.3%)
Provides international opportunities 2629  (44.3%) 3309  (55.7%)
Prestige 2634  (44.5%) 3291  (55.5%)
Couldn't get into my first choice of major 474  (8.0%) 5429  (92.0%)
Interest in subject area 5744  (96.4%) 213  (3.6%)
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 4048  (68.2%) 1886  (31.8%)
Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field] 470  (30.2%) 1085  (69.8%)

[UD] Answer the following questions about courses in your major.

[LD] Answer the following questions about your coursework in general.

16. Thinking back over your coursework this academic year, how often were you REQUIRED to do the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms and concepts 48  (0.4%) 177  (1.5%) 995  (8.6%) 1897  (16.4%) 3705  (32.1%) 4726  (40.9%)
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 103  (0.9%) 341  (3.0%) 968  (8.4%) 1806  (15.7%) 3709  (32.2%) 4586  (39.8%)
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 186  (1.6%) 721  (6.3%) 1601  (13.9%) 2390  (20.8%) 3346  (29.1%) 3247  (28.3%)
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 220  (1.9%) 790  (6.9%) 1778  (15.4%) 2394  (20.8%) 3281  (28.5%) 3048  (26.5%)
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 338  (2.9%) 1189  (10.3%) 2108  (18.3%) 2514  (21.8%) 2834  (24.6%) 2534  (22.0%)

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 72  (0.6%) 257  (2.2%) 1022  (8.9%) 1966  (17.1%) 3752  (32.6%) 4448  (38.6%)
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 160  (1.4%) 786  (6.8%) 2070  (18.0%) 2650  (23.0%) 3212  (27.9%) 2624  (22.8%)
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 329  (2.9%) 1194  (10.4%) 2346  (20.4%) 2806  (24.4%) 2804  (24.4%) 2019  (17.6%)
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 251  (2.2%) 818  (7.1%) 2625  (22.8%) 2880  (25.0%) 2935  (25.5%) 1991  (17.3%)

[LD] 18. Please answer the following questions about your educational experience overall.

[UD] 18. Please answer the following questions about your major.

 YesNo
Do you understand how the requirements of your major combine to produce a coherent understanding of a field of study? 5381  (90.4%) 569  (9.6%)
Are the program requirements well defined? 5467  (91.9%) 482  (8.1%)
Are department rules and policies clearly communicated? 5249  (88.3%) 694  (11.7%)
Is the description of the major in the catalog accurate? 5494  (93.2%) 401  (6.8%)
Are there open channels of communication between faculty and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions? 9642  (83.7%) 1881  (16.3%)
Are students treated equitably and fairly by the faculty? 10046  (87.3%) 1468  (12.7%)
Do faculty clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 10377  (90.1%) 1141  (9.9%)
Do faculty provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 8831  (76.8%) 2669  (23.2%)

[LD] 19. How satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your educational experience?

[UD] 19. How satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your educational experience in the major?

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Variety of courses available in your major 179  (3.0%) 352  (5.9%) 807  (13.6%) 1583  (26.6%) 2069  (34.8%) 951  (16.0%)
Quality of lower-division courses in your major 189  (3.2%) 395  (6.8%) 929  (16.0%) 1744  (30.0%) 1866  (32.1%) 699  (12.0%)
Quality of upper-division courses in your major 69  (1.2%) 142  (2.4%) 409  (6.9%) 1238  (20.9%) 2479  (41.8%) 1587  (26.8%)
Advising by faculty on academic matters 345  (3.0%) 703  (6.2%) 1598  (14.0%) 4100  (35.9%) 3580  (31.4%) 1091  (9.6%)
Advising by student peer advisors on academic matters 298  (2.7%) 605  (5.5%) 1708  (15.5%) 4983  (45.1%) 2856  (25.8%) 600  (5.4%)
Advising by school or college staff on academic matters 414  (3.7%) 718  (6.4%) 1618  (14.3%) 4194  (37.1%) 3394  (30.0%) 968  (8.6%)
Advising by departmental staff on academic matters 325  (2.9%) 580  (5.1%) 1397  (12.3%) 3957  (35.0%) 3606  (31.9%) 1455  (12.9%)
Quality of faculty instruction 104  (0.9%) 253  (2.2%) 749  (6.5%) 2804  (24.5%) 5136  (44.9%) 2405  (21.0%)
Quality of teaching by graduate student GSI's (TA's) 219  (1.9%) 383  (3.3%) 1116  (9.7%) 3222  (28.1%) 4431  (38.7%) 2084  (18.2%)
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 265  (2.3%) 518  (4.6%) 1391  (12.2%) 3374  (29.7%) 4363  (38.4%) 1458  (12.8%)
Availability of courses needed for graduation 267  (2.3%) 509  (4.4%) 1330  (11.6%) 3203  (28.0%) 4675  (40.9%) 1460  (12.8%)
Access to small classes 667  (5.8%) 1236  (10.8%) 2310  (20.2%) 3317  (29.0%) 2960  (25.8%) 963  (8.4%)
Access to faculty outside of class 263  (2.3%) 565  (4.9%) 1520  (13.3%) 3811  (33.4%) 4082  (35.7%) 1178  (10.3%)
Ability to get into a major that you want 345  (3.0%) 451  (4.0%) 915  (8.0%) 2362  (20.7%) 4643  (40.8%) 2676  (23.5%)
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 396  (3.5%) 816  (7.2%) 2002  (17.7%) 3731  (33.0%) 3133  (27.7%) 1217  (10.8%)
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., study abroad, UCDC, internships) 272  (2.4%) 557  (5.0%) 1536  (13.7%) 3979  (35.4%) 3695  (32.8%) 1210  (10.8%)
Accessibility of library staff 106  (0.9%) 247  (2.2%) 898  (8.0%) 3850  (34.1%) 4727  (41.9%) 1454  (12.9%)
Availability of library research materials 96  (0.8%) 183  (1.6%) 707  (6.2%) 3100  (27.4%) 4910  (43.4%) 2329  (20.6%)

20. How many professors do you know well enough to ask for a letter of recommendation in support of an application for a job or for graduate or professional school?

 4322  (37.9%)   Zero
  3051  (26.8%)   1
  2364  (20.7%)   2
  1063  (9.3%)   3
  594  (5.2%)   4 or more
  [439 missing]     (Select one)

21. You told us earlier how much time you spend studying and working in a week. How many hours do you spend on each of these other activities in a typical 7 day week?

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending movies, concerts, sports, or other entertainment events 3265  (28.4%) 6894  (59.9%) 885  (7.7%) 242  (2.1%) 110  (1.0%) 44  (0.4%) 21  (0.2%) 40  (0.3%)
Performing community service or volunteer activities 5891  (51.5%) 4052  (35.4%) 921  (8.0%) 326  (2.8%) 135  (1.2%) 48  (0.4%) 25  (0.2%) 51  (0.4%)
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 1952  (17.0%) 5976  (52.0%) 2367  (20.6%) 695  (6.0%) 227  (2.0%) 121  (1.1%) 57  (0.5%) 94  (0.8%)
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 7875  (68.6%) 2597  (22.6%) 544  (4.7%) 240  (2.1%) 117  (1.0%) 45  (0.4%) 21  (0.2%) 36  (0.3%)
Participating in student clubs or organizations 4408  (38.6%) 4041  (35.4%) 1598  (14.0%) 715  (6.3%) 353  (3.1%) 123  (1.1%) 59  (0.5%) 123  (1.1%)
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 2057  (17.9%) 5414  (47.2%) 2371  (20.7%) 890  (7.8%) 384  (3.3%) 154  (1.3%) 64  (0.6%) 135  (1.2%)
Socializing with friends 335  (2.9%) 3876  (33.7%) 3629  (31.6%) 1867  (16.3%) 843  (7.3%) 371  (3.2%) 166  (1.4%) 402  (3.5%)
Partying 5127  (44.7%) 4456  (38.8%) 1201  (10.5%) 389  (3.4%) 153  (1.3%) 65  (0.6%) 30  (0.3%) 60  (0.5%)
Spending time with family 6010  (52.9%) 3398  (29.9%) 900  (7.9%) 449  (4.0%) 208  (1.8%) 110  (1.0%) 53  (0.5%) 230  (2.0%)
Using the computer for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, email/instant messaging, etc.) 304  (2.7%) 3453  (30.1%) 3309  (28.9%) 1996  (17.4%) 1079  (9.4%) 500  (4.4%) 242  (2.1%) 581  (5.1%)
Watching TV 4144  (36.1%) 4464  (38.9%) 1701  (14.8%) 667  (5.8%) 265  (2.3%) 107  (0.9%) 47  (0.4%) 72  (0.6%)
Commuting to school and to work 3894  (34.0%) 5659  (49.4%) 1246  (10.9%) 416  (3.6%) 128  (1.1%) 49  (0.4%) 28  (0.2%) 41  (0.4%)

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

 48  (0.4%)   0-2
  539  (4.7%)   3-4
  5055  (44.0%)   5-6
  5320  (46.3%)   7-8
  491  (4.3%)   9-10
  47  (0.4%)   11+
  [333 missing]     (Select one)

23. What is the SINGLE, MOST IMPORTANT thing that your campus could realistically do to create a better undergraduate experience for students like you?

Please describe only one:

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