2008 UCUES: Results and Summary: 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

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 64  (1.9%) 156  (4.5%) 330  (9.5%) 998  (28.9%) 1381  (40.0%) 527  (15.2%)
Attending a university with world-class researchers is important to me 60  (1.7%) 151  (4.4%) 296  (8.6%) 888  (25.8%) 1190  (34.6%) 852  (24.8%)
It doesn't really matter where I get my undergraduate education (UC, CSU, community college) since they are all similar in quality 1247  (36.2%) 1139  (33.0%) 612  (17.7%) 296  (8.6%) 102  (3.0%) 53  (1.5%)
The emphasis on research detracts from the quality of teaching on this campus 204  (5.9%) 623  (18.1%) 877  (25.5%) 1040  (30.2%) 410  (11.9%) 287  (8.3%)

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 195  (5.6%)
Not very important 512  (14.8%)
Somewhat important 1075  (31.1%)
Important 960  (27.8%)
Very important 492  (14.2%)
Essential 219  (6.3%)
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class
Not important 222  (6.4%)
Not very important 669  (19.4%)
Somewhat important 1052  (30.5%)
Important 857  (24.8%)
Very important 460  (13.3%)
Essential 191  (5.5%)
Learning research methods
Not important 103  (3.0%)
Not very important 279  (8.1%)
Somewhat important 769  (22.4%)
Important 1028  (29.9%)
Very important 743  (21.6%)
Essential 514  (15.0%)
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer
Not important 262  (7.6%)
Not very important 507  (14.8%)
Somewhat important 853  (24.8%)
Important 865  (25.2%)
Very important 556  (16.2%)
Essential 393  (11.4%)
Pursuing your own research
Not important 249  (7.3%)
Not very important 504  (14.7%)
Somewhat important 854  (24.9%)
Important 884  (25.8%)
Very important 553  (16.1%)
Essential 388  (11.3%)
The prestige of this campus when you apply to grad school
Not important 53  (1.5%)
Not very important 82  (2.4%)
Somewhat important 323  (9.4%)
Important 817  (23.8%)
Very important 1083  (31.5%)
Essential 1078  (31.4%)
The prestige of this campus when you apply for a job
Not important 31  (0.9%)
Not very important 58  (1.7%)
Somewhat important 258  (7.5%)
Important 691  (20.1%)
Very important 1156  (33.6%)
Essential 1245  (36.2%)
Having access to a world-class library collection
Not important 81  (2.4%)
Not very important 162  (4.7%)
Somewhat important 489  (14.2%)
Important 913  (26.5%)
Very important 961  (27.9%)
Essential 833  (24.2%)
Being able to attend plays, concerts, lectures, and other cultural events on campus
Not important 136  (3.9%)
Not very important 318  (9.2%)
Somewhat important 740  (21.4%)
Important 920  (26.7%)
Very important 770  (22.3%)
Essential 567  (16.4%)

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 362  (10.5%) 3092  (89.5%)
Other internship 1094  (31.8%) 2348  (68.2%)
Any UC study abroad, including EAP and summer study abroad 339  (9.9%) 3097  (90.1%)
Study abroad program affiliated with another college or university 151  (4.4%) 3289  (95.6%)
Study abroad program NOT affiliated with a college or university 185  (5.4%) 3251  (94.6%)

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 204  (5.9%)
Frequently 358  (10.4%)
Occasionally 711  (20.7%)
Rarely 603  (17.5%)
Not at all 1566  (45.5%)
Competing family responsibilities
All the time 207  (6.0%)
Frequently 348  (10.1%)
Occasionally 813  (23.6%)
Rarely 1010  (29.3%)
Not at all 1067  (31.0%)
Other competing responsibilities (e.g., athletics, clubs, internship)
All the time 246  (7.1%)
Frequently 547  (15.9%)
Occasionally 1053  (30.6%)
Rarely 820  (23.8%)
Not at all 780  (22.6%)
Weak English skills
All the time 42  (1.2%)
Frequently 108  (3.1%)
Occasionally 261  (7.6%)
Rarely 380  (11.0%)
Not at all 2655  (77.0%)
Weak math skills
All the time 58  (1.7%)
Frequently 143  (4.2%)
Occasionally 475  (13.8%)
Rarely 738  (21.4%)
Not at all 2028  (58.9%)
Inadequate study skills (e.g., knowing how to start, knowing how to get help, organizing material)
All the time 141  (4.1%)
Frequently 331  (9.6%)
Occasionally 947  (27.5%)
Rarely 1088  (31.6%)
Not at all 935  (27.2%)
Poor study behaviors (e.g., wait till last minute, easily distracted, too much social time, too much surfing)
All the time 417  (12.1%)
Frequently 777  (22.6%)
Occasionally 1175  (34.2%)
Rarely 662  (19.2%)
Not at all 408  (11.9%)
Bad study environment (e.g., noisy roommate, poor Internet access, inadequate computer or software)
All the time 169  (4.9%)
Frequently 472  (13.7%)
Occasionally 1202  (34.9%)
Rarely 1073  (31.1%)
Not at all 530  (15.4%)
Feeling depressed, stressed, or upset
All the time 298  (8.6%)
Frequently 657  (19.0%)
Occasionally 1191  (34.5%)
Rarely 878  (25.4%)
Not at all 429  (12.4%)
Physical illness or condition
All the time 63  (1.8%)
Frequently 205  (5.9%)
Occasionally 814  (23.6%)
Rarely 1324  (38.3%)
Not at all 1048  (30.3%)

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

170  (4.9%)   Not important
380  (10.9%)   Not very important
553  (15.9%)   Somewhat important
605  (17.4%)   Important
858  (24.7%)   Very important
832  (23.9%)   Essential
77  (2.2%)   Not applicable

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part3: 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) 388  (17.2%) 138  (6.1%) 1731  (76.7%)
Advocacy (e.g., Amnesty International, Living Wage Advocacy, Sierra Club) 170  (7.5%) 60  (2.7%) 2028  (89.8%)
Campus sports club (e.g., rugby club, Kendo club) 237  (10.5%) 42  (1.9%) 1975  (87.6%)
Campus varsity team (e.g., basketball, softball, soccer) 67  (3.0%) 17  (0.8%) 2149  (96.2%)
Governing bodies (e.g., student government, IFC, panhellenic, residence hall association) 93  (4.1%) 82  (3.6%) 2074  (92.2%)
Greek fraternity or sorority 144  (6.4%) 160  (7.1%) 1953  (86.5%)
Honor society 306  (13.6%) 56  (2.5%) 1890  (83.9%)
Media (e.g., campus newspaper, radio station) 107  (4.8%) 51  (2.3%) 2092  (93.0%)
Performing group (e.g., school band, dance team) 186  (8.3%) 65  (2.9%) 2000  (88.8%)
Political (e.g., Young Republicans, College Democrats) 126  (5.6%) 31  (1.4%) 2090  (93.0%)
Recreational (e.g., chess club, bike club, rock climbing club) 215  (9.6%) 43  (1.9%) 1987  (88.5%)
Religious (e.g., Korean Campus Ministry, World Peace Buddhist Club) 248  (11.0%) 57  (2.5%) 1940  (86.4%)
Service (e.g., Special Olympics volunteers Club, Jewish Social Action Committee) 292  (13.0%) 113  (5.0%) 1841  (82.0%)
Other campus-based club or organization 467  (21.2%) 207  (9.4%) 1526  (69.4%)
Off-campus club or organization
Participant or memberOfficer or leaderNeither
457  (20.5%) 152  (6.8%) 1617  (72.6%)

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 104  (4.6%) 223  (9.9%) 268  (11.9%) 698  (30.9%) 623  (27.6%) 345  (15.3%)
Opportunities to develop my leadership skills while here are important to me 53  (2.4%) 84  (3.7%) 175  (7.8%) 585  (26.0%) 788  (35.0%) 565  (25.1%)
My experience here provides adequate opportunity to explore my cultural identity 97  (4.3%) 135  (6.0%) 330  (14.6%) 726  (32.1%) 723  (32.0%) 249  (11.0%)
I feel I can express my political opinions on campus 63  (2.8%) 67  (3.0%) 207  (9.1%) 649  (28.7%) 919  (40.6%) 358  (15.8%)

Community Service & Leadership

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

1156  (51.0%)   No
1111  (49.0%)   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.

69  (5.9%)   Through a related class
74  (6.4%)   Through a program where I receive course credit (e.g., field studies credit for tutoring)
23  (2.0%)   Through a formal service program (AmeriCorps, VISTA, etc.) where I receive pay or a stipend
147  (12.6%)   Through my fraternity or sorority
353  (30.3%)   Through another student organization on campus
50  (4.3%)   Through a university department or program
91  (7.8%)   Through my religious organization or church
24  (2.1%)   Through my internship
235  (20.2%)   I found the work on my own
98  (8.4%)    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.

305  (27.7%)   K-12 school
16  (1.5%)   Preschool
9  (0.8%)   Adult literacy or ESL program
59  (5.4%)   Youth services agency
6  (0.5%)   Student government
111  (10.1%)   Environmental group
58  (5.3%)   Homeless shelter
21  (1.9%)   Soup kitchen
27  (2.5%)   Food bank
35  (3.2%)   Housing organization
113  (10.3%)   Clinic or hospital
18  (1.6%)   Animal shelter
8  (0.7%)   Help hotline
58  (5.3%)   Religious organization
5  (0.5%)   Political party
36  (3.3%)   Political or advocacy organization
217  (19.7%)    Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

What community service activity did you do?

 DoingNot Applicable
Tutoring 359  (45.4%) 432  (54.6%)
Mentoring 357  (46.1%) 418  (53.9%)
Teaching or educating 361  (47.4%) 400  (52.6%)
Outreach 384  (50.1%) 383  (49.9%)
Counseling 152  (22.0%) 539  (78.0%)
Publicity 171  (24.5%) 527  (75.5%)
Fundraising 277  (37.6%) 460  (62.4%)
Computer or technical support 42  (6.3%) 628  (93.7%)
General support 309  (41.4%) 438  (58.6%)
Building or landscaping 164  (22.7%) 558  (77.3%)
Preparing or serving food 224  (30.7%) 505  (69.3%)
Collecting food 99  (14.5%) 585  (85.5%)
Health care 163  (22.9%) 549  (77.1%)
Environmental clean up 237  (32.5%) 492  (67.5%)
Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field] 83  (18.2%) 373  (81.8%)
Political Engagement

4. Do you consider yourself to be a

1293  (58.2%)   Democrat

[If Dem.:] Do you consider yourself to be a strong Democrat?

571  (43.4%)   Yes
745  (56.6%)   No

194  (8.7%)   Republican

[If Rep.:] Do you consider yourself to be a strong Republican?

49  (23.8%)   Yes
157  (76.2%)   No

733  (33.0%)   Independent

[If ind.:] Do you lean more toward the Democratic Party or Republican Party?

551  (79.4%)   Democratic
143  (20.6%)   Republican

5. Are you registered to vote?

1642  (72.8%)   Yes

[If registered:] Are you registered to vote in the same city as your campus?

618  (37.8%)   Yes
1017  (62.2%)   No

614  (27.2%)   No

[If not registered:] What is the primary reason why you are not registered?

246  (39.6%)   Not a citizen
193  (31.1%)   Not interested
182  (29.3%)    Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

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

1346  (59.7%)   Definitely will
362  (16.1%)   Probably will
191  (8.5%)   Maybe
118  (5.2%)   Probably not

236  (10.5%)   Definitely not

[If "Probably not" or "Definitely not":] Why won't you vote?

199  (57.0%)   Not a citizen
103  (29.5%)   Not interested
47  (13.5%)    Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

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

 A great dealA significant amountSomeNot muchNone
Worked for a campaign 28  (1.2%) 22  (1.0%) 85  (3.8%) 123  (5.5%) 1996  (88.6%)
Contributed money to a campaign 12  (0.5%) 23  (1.0%) 114  (5.1%) 102  (4.5%) 1992  (88.8%)
Privately urged others to vote a particular way 90  (4.0%) 171  (7.6%) 504  (22.4%) 301  (13.4%) 1180  (52.5%)
Paid attention to candidates and issues 367  (16.3%) 613  (27.2%) 771  (34.2%) 216  (9.6%) 290  (12.8%)
Talked about the campaign with other students 284  (12.6%) 506  (22.4%) 782  (34.6%) 315  (14.0%) 370  (16.4%)

8. How important is voting to you personally?

372  (16.5%)   Not important
1054  (46.7%)   Important
830  (36.8%)   Very important

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

 YesNo
Internet searches 1810  (80.8%) 429  (19.2%)
Newspapers or magazines (hardcopy or Internet) 1902  (84.9%) 338  (15.1%)
Candidate debates 1793  (80.2%) 444  (19.8%)
Friends and family members 1626  (72.7%) 611  (27.3%)
TV news 1489  (66.6%) 748  (33.4%)
Paid advertising 348  (15.7%) 1873  (84.3%)
Postal mailings 296  (13.3%) 1922  (86.7%)
Electronic mailings 288  (13.0%) 1928  (87.0%)
Phone calls 158  (7.1%) 2058  (92.9%)
Rallies or other public events 685  (30.9%) 1530  (69.1%)

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 201  (9.1%) 56  (2.5%) 92  (4.2%) 129  (5.8%) 120  (5.4%) 497  (22.5%) 190  (8.6%) 280  (12.7%) 237  (10.7%) 120  (5.4%) 284  (12.9%)
Sexual health issues like HIV and AIDS 137  (6.2%) 53  (2.4%) 91  (4.1%) 125  (5.7%) 128  (5.8%) 415  (18.8%) 225  (10.2%) 303  (13.7%) 284  (12.9%) 139  (6.3%) 308  (13.9%)
Teen pregnancy 186  (8.4%) 75  (3.4%) 118  (5.4%) 146  (6.6%) 166  (7.5%) 441  (20.0%) 250  (11.3%) 273  (12.4%) 213  (9.7%) 102  (4.6%) 235  (10.7%)
Gun violence 99  (4.5%) 44  (2.0%) 69  (3.1%) 116  (5.3%) 107  (4.9%) 379  (17.2%) 219  (10.0%) 338  (15.4%) 363  (16.5%) 167  (7.6%) 300  (13.6%)
Discrimination and prejudice 88  (4.0%) 27  (1.2%) 47  (2.1%) 60  (2.7%) 72  (3.3%) 242  (11.0%) 145  (6.6%) 289  (13.1%) 363  (16.5%) 277  (12.6%) 591  (26.9%)
Drug and alcohol use 149  (6.8%) 80  (3.6%) 118  (5.4%) 159  (7.2%) 160  (7.3%) 423  (19.2%) 237  (10.8%) 291  (13.2%) 266  (12.1%) 120  (5.5%) 195  (8.9%)
Job creation 78  (3.6%) 27  (1.2%) 52  (2.4%) 54  (2.5%) 67  (3.1%) 273  (12.4%) 217  (9.9%) 334  (15.2%) 414  (18.9%) 289  (13.2%) 389  (17.7%)
Access to affordable higher education 71  (3.2%) 26  (1.2%) 29  (1.3%) 35  (1.6%) 36  (1.6%) 194  (8.8%) 101  (4.6%) 225  (10.2%) 356  (16.2%) 348  (15.8%) 781  (35.5%)
The environment 85  (3.9%) 27  (1.2%) 29  (1.3%) 56  (2.5%) 50  (2.3%) 204  (9.3%) 152  (6.9%) 241  (11.0%) 338  (15.4%) 324  (14.7%) 693  (31.5%)
Access to affordable health care 85  (3.9%) 27  (1.2%) 30  (1.4%) 48  (2.2%) 47  (2.1%) 182  (8.3%) 104  (4.7%) 220  (10.0%) 334  (15.2%) 358  (16.3%) 763  (34.7%)
Privacy issues (e.g., Internet, junk mail) 147  (6.7%) 60  (2.7%) 109  (5.0%) 134  (6.1%) 147  (6.7%) 348  (15.8%) 234  (10.7%) 278  (12.7%) 287  (13.1%) 185  (8.4%) 267  (12.2%)
Issues of morality 164  (7.5%) 72  (3.3%) 112  (5.1%) 112  (5.1%) 124  (5.6%) 345  (15.7%) 209  (9.5%) 295  (13.4%) 279  (12.7%) 176  (8.0%) 309  (14.1%)
Tolerance for those who are different 85  (3.9%) 38  (1.7%) 39  (1.8%) 39  (1.8%) 62  (2.8%) 220  (10.0%) 155  (7.1%) 237  (10.8%) 317  (14.4%) 314  (14.3%) 689  (31.4%)
Retirement security 105  (4.8%) 59  (2.7%) 65  (3.0%) 81  (3.7%) 92  (4.2%) 335  (15.3%) 227  (10.3%) 304  (13.9%) 361  (16.5%) 243  (11.1%) 322  (14.7%)
Abortion 157  (7.2%) 54  (2.5%) 68  (3.1%) 89  (4.1%) 85  (3.9%) 308  (14.0%) 167  (7.6%) 235  (10.7%) 303  (13.8%) 227  (10.3%) 501  (22.8%)
The growing federal deficit 68  (3.1%) 22  (1.0%) 32  (1.5%) 36  (1.6%) 63  (2.9%) 259  (11.8%) 155  (7.1%) 287  (13.1%) 408  (18.6%) 345  (15.7%) 519  (23.7%)
The war in Iraq 76  (3.5%) 21  (1.0%) 27  (1.2%) 35  (1.6%) 55  (2.5%) 204  (9.3%) 133  (6.0%) 237  (10.8%) 361  (16.4%) 348  (15.8%) 703  (32.0%)
Taxes 72  (3.3%) 32  (1.5%) 31  (1.4%) 70  (3.2%) 79  (3.6%) 311  (14.2%) 205  (9.4%) 317  (14.5%) 409  (18.7%) 273  (12.5%) 393  (17.9%)
Gay and lesbian issues 209  (9.5%) 98  (4.5%) 103  (4.7%) 110  (5.0%) 109  (5.0%) 338  (15.4%) 198  (9.0%) 237  (10.8%) 254  (11.6%) 189  (8.6%) 353  (16.1%)
Transgender issues 272  (12.4%) 133  (6.1%) 127  (5.8%) 115  (5.2%) 105  (4.8%) 382  (17.4%) 187  (8.5%) 230  (10.5%) 208  (9.5%) 148  (6.8%) 285  (13.0%)

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

245  (10.8%)   Right direction
1192  (52.3%)   Wrong direction
840  (36.9%)   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 2060  (60.5%) 1167  (34.3%) 180  (5.3%)
Acquire a well-rounded general education 2578  (75.8%) 747  (22.0%) 76  (2.2%)
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 2750  (80.8%) 546  (16.0%) 106  (3.1%)
Achieve a high GPA 1722  (50.5%) 1420  (41.7%) 265  (7.8%)
Form romantic relationships 956  (28.1%) 1551  (45.6%) 898  (26.4%)
Establish meaningful friendships 2553  (75.1%) 745  (21.9%) 101  (3.0%)
Prepare for graduate or professional school 2248  (66.2%) 928  (27.3%) 221  (6.5%)
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 2846  (83.7%) 500  (14.7%) 55  (1.6%)
Be in a position to make a lot of money after finishing my education 1408  (41.3%) 1426  (41.9%) 572  (16.8%)
Explore new ideas 2462  (72.3%) 849  (24.9%) 93  (2.7%)
Enjoy my college years before assuming adult responsibilities 2049  (60.3%) 996  (29.3%) 354  (10.4%)
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 2094  (61.6%) 1049  (30.9%) 254  (7.5%)
Develop an in-depth understanding of a specific field of study 2412  (71.0%) 887  (26.1%) 97  (2.9%)
Integrate spirituality into my life 865  (25.4%) 998  (29.4%) 1537  (45.2%)
Establish social networks that will help further my career 1737  (51.1%) 1355  (39.9%) 305  (9.0%)
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 1538  (45.4%) 1321  (39.0%) 532  (15.7%)

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
648  (19.0%) 1461  (42.9%) 864  (25.4%) 290  (8.5%) 109  (3.2%) 35  (1.0%)
Caring Impersonal
277  (8.1%) 826  (24.2%) 1062  (31.2%) 585  (17.2%) 426  (12.5%) 232  (6.8%)
Intellectual Not intellectual
1596  (46.9%) 1287  (37.8%) 382  (11.2%) 89  (2.6%) 36  (1.1%) 16  (0.5%)
Tolerant of diversity Intolerant of diversity
1176  (34.5%) 1433  (42.1%) 531  (15.6%) 169  (5.0%) 74  (2.2%) 24  (0.7%)
Safe Dangerous
287  (8.5%) 957  (28.2%) 1059  (31.2%) 636  (18.8%) 347  (10.2%) 106  (3.1%)
Too easy academically Too hard academically
20  (0.6%) 102  (3.0%) 676  (19.9%) 1339  (39.3%) 1001  (29.4%) 266  (7.8%)
Not affordable Affordable
272  (8.0%) 666  (19.6%) 872  (25.7%) 802  (23.6%) 540  (15.9%) 244  (7.2%)

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 322  (9.5%) 670  (19.8%) 1160  (34.2%) 638  (18.8%) 442  (13.0%) 157  (4.6%)
Their political opinions were very different from yours 212  (6.3%) 623  (18.5%) 1184  (35.1%) 724  (21.4%) 450  (13.3%) 183  (5.4%)
They were of a different nationality than your own 146  (4.3%) 365  (10.8%) 916  (27.1%) 832  (24.6%) 704  (20.8%) 418  (12.4%)
They were of a different race or ethnicity than your own 150  (4.4%) 359  (10.6%) 886  (26.2%) 799  (23.6%) 754  (22.3%) 433  (12.8%)
Their sexual orientation was different 390  (11.5%) 859  (25.4%) 1033  (30.5%) 591  (17.5%) 359  (10.6%) 154  (4.5%)
They were from a different social class 231  (6.8%) 533  (15.8%) 1099  (32.6%) 735  (21.8%) 531  (15.7%) 246  (7.3%)

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 69  (2.0%) 77  (2.3%) 133  (3.9%) 277  (8.2%) 797  (23.5%) 1478  (43.7%) 554  (16.4%)
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 77  (2.3%) 68  (2.0%) 108  (3.2%) 281  (8.3%) 743  (22.0%) 1550  (46.0%) 545  (16.2%)
Students of my gender/sexual identity are respected on this campus 112  (3.3%) 19  (0.6%) 49  (1.5%) 123  (3.6%) 518  (15.3%) 1682  (49.8%) 872  (25.8%)
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 335  (9.9%) 49  (1.5%) 102  (3.0%) 290  (8.6%) 757  (22.5%) 1353  (40.1%) 485  (14.4%)
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 123  (3.7%) 72  (2.1%) 112  (3.3%) 244  (7.3%) 691  (20.5%) 1485  (44.1%) 638  (19.0%)
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 191  (5.7%) 14  (0.4%) 36  (1.1%) 99  (2.9%) 430  (12.8%) 1579  (46.9%) 1017  (30.2%)
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 660  (19.7%) 58  (1.7%) 63  (1.9%) 194  (5.8%) 563  (16.8%) 1263  (37.7%) 551  (16.4%)
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 1316  (39.8%) 25  (0.8%) 82  (2.5%) 181  (5.5%) 507  (15.3%) 851  (25.7%) 343  (10.4%)

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Race or ethnicity 2317  (68.7%) 665  (19.7%) 247  (7.3%) 97  (2.9%) 36  (1.1%) 10  (0.3%)
Gender or sexual identity 2504  (74.4%) 566  (16.8%) 192  (5.7%) 73  (2.2%) 25  (0.7%) 6  (0.2%)
Political beliefs or affiliations 1423  (42.3%) 732  (21.7%) 723  (21.5%) 285  (8.5%) 138  (4.1%) 65  (1.9%)
Religion 2184  (64.9%) 658  (19.6%) 330  (9.8%) 111  (3.3%) 47  (1.4%) 33  (1.0%)
Sexual orientation 2672  (79.5%) 494  (14.7%) 126  (3.7%) 45  (1.3%) 17  (0.5%) 9  (0.3%)
Socio-economic status 2436  (72.4%) 574  (17.1%) 214  (6.4%) 94  (2.8%) 32  (1.0%) 13  (0.4%)
Immigrant background 2529  (75.2%) 543  (16.2%) 182  (5.4%) 70  (2.1%) 28  (0.8%) 9  (0.3%)
Physical, psychological, or learning disabilities 2777  (82.8%) 415  (12.4%) 90  (2.7%) 48  (1.4%) 16  (0.5%) 8  (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 2495  (74.3%) 496  (14.8%) 228  (6.8%) 83  (2.5%) 37  (1.1%) 18  (0.5%)
Gender or sexual identity 2595  (77.5%) 452  (13.5%) 186  (5.6%) 71  (2.1%) 31  (0.9%) 15  (0.4%)
Political beliefs or affiliations 2308  (68.9%) 505  (15.1%) 320  (9.6%) 115  (3.4%) 64  (1.9%) 38  (1.1%)
Religion 2541  (75.8%) 476  (14.2%) 193  (5.8%) 80  (2.4%) 38  (1.1%) 23  (0.7%)
Sexual orientation 2637  (78.9%) 432  (12.9%) 169  (5.1%) 60  (1.8%) 33  (1.0%) 12  (0.4%)
Socio-economic status 2572  (76.8%) 472  (14.1%) 175  (5.2%) 78  (2.3%) 39  (1.2%) 14  (0.4%)
Immigrant background 2601  (77.6%) 444  (13.3%) 185  (5.5%) 71  (2.1%) 31  (0.9%) 18  (0.5%)
Physical, psychological, or learning disabilities 2727  (81.6%) 403  (12.1%) 120  (3.6%) 56  (1.7%) 29  (0.9%) 6  (0.2%)

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Race or ethnicity 458  (13.5%) 749  (22.1%) 1173  (34.7%) 529  (15.6%) 328  (9.7%) 145  (4.3%)
Gender or sexual identity 692  (20.5%) 888  (26.3%) 1016  (30.1%) 392  (11.6%) 254  (7.5%) 132  (3.9%)
Political beliefs or affiliations 444  (13.1%) 659  (19.5%) 968  (28.7%) 610  (18.1%) 434  (12.9%) 262  (7.8%)
Religion 686  (20.3%) 865  (25.7%) 938  (27.8%) 442  (13.1%) 287  (8.5%) 154  (4.6%)
Sexual orientation 745  (22.1%) 903  (26.7%) 910  (27.0%) 399  (11.8%) 273  (8.1%) 146  (4.3%)
Socio-economic status 1013  (30.1%) 1006  (29.9%) 759  (22.5%) 305  (9.1%) 174  (5.2%) 110  (3.3%)
Immigrant background 1043  (30.9%) 946  (28.0%) 767  (22.7%) 309  (9.2%) 189  (5.6%) 119  (3.5%)
Physical, psychological, or learning disabilities 1484  (44.1%) 917  (27.3%) 561  (16.7%) 201  (6.0%) 117  (3.5%) 84  (2.5%)

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  99  (3.0%)   Very poor
  204  (6.1%)   Poor
  809  (24.2%)   Fair
  1035  (30.9%)   Good
  619  (18.5%)   Very good
  582  (17.4%)   Excellent
 47  (1.4%)   Very poor
  62  (1.9%)   Poor
  408  (12.2%)   Fair
  1054  (31.6%)   Good
  978  (29.3%)   Very good
  789  (23.6%)   Excellent
Social class and economic differences/issues  78  (2.3%)   Very poor
  290  (8.7%)   Poor
  1058  (31.7%)   Fair
  1183  (35.4%)   Good
  471  (14.1%)   Very good
  259  (7.8%)   Excellent
 17  (0.5%)   Very poor
  44  (1.3%)   Poor
  404  (12.1%)   Fair
  1257  (37.8%)   Good
  1102  (33.1%)   Very good
  505  (15.2%)   Excellent
Racial and ethnic differences/issues  76  (2.3%)   Very poor
  279  (8.4%)   Poor
  1072  (32.2%)   Fair
  1201  (36.1%)   Good
  470  (14.1%)   Very good
  229  (6.9%)   Excellent
 20  (0.6%)   Very poor
  41  (1.2%)   Poor
  416  (12.5%)   Fair
  1225  (37.0%)   Good
  1130  (34.1%)   Very good
  483  (14.6%)   Excellent
Gender and sexual orientation differences/issues  160  (4.8%)   Very poor
  410  (12.3%)   Poor
  1154  (34.7%)   Fair
  988  (29.7%)   Good
  390  (11.7%)   Very good
  221  (6.7%)   Excellent
 37  (1.1%)   Very poor
  95  (2.9%)   Poor
  616  (18.5%)   Fair
  1213  (36.5%)   Good
  918  (27.6%)   Very good
  442  (13.3%)   Excellent
Physical disabilities issues  238  (7.2%)   Very poor
  634  (19.1%)   Poor
  1216  (36.5%)   Fair
  796  (23.9%)   Good
  268  (8.1%)   Very good
  175  (5.3%)   Excellent<
 100  (3.0%)   Very poor
  315  (9.5%)   Poor
  939  (28.3%)   Fair
  1167  (35.1%)   Good
  504  (15.2%)   Very good
  297  (8.9%)   Excellent
Emotional disabilities issues  280  (8.4%)   Very poor
  620  (18.6%)   Poor
  1243  (37.3%)   Fair
  776  (23.3%)   Good
  258  (7.8%)   Very good
  152  (4.6%)   Excellent
 135  (4.1%)   Very poor
  332  (10.0%)   Poor
  890  (26.8%)   Fair
  1061  (31.9%)   Good
  594  (17.9%)   Very good
  312  (9.4%)   Excellent

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 174  (5.2%) 369  (10.9%) 627  (18.6%) 1294  (38.3%) 759  (22.5%) 152  (4.5%)
There is a clear sense of appropriate and inappropriate behavior on this campus 122  (3.6%) 292  (8.7%) 660  (19.6%) 1277  (37.9%) 883  (26.2%) 133  (4.0%)
I am proud to be a student at this campus 29  (0.9%) 52  (1.5%) 130  (3.9%) 647  (19.2%) 1301  (38.6%) 1215  (36.0%)
Most students are proud to attend this school 12  (0.4%) 31  (0.9%) 98  (2.9%) 653  (19.4%) 1580  (46.9%) 997  (29.6%)
This institution values students' opinions 114  (3.4%) 174  (5.2%) 474  (14.1%) 1165  (34.6%) 1064  (31.6%) 379  (11.2%)
Academic cheating is a problem on this campus 235  (7.0%) 1096  (32.6%) 969  (28.8%) 667  (19.8%) 275  (8.2%) 121  (3.6%)
Alcohol use is a problem on this campus 189  (5.6%) 716  (21.3%) 915  (27.3%) 924  (27.5%) 425  (12.7%) 186  (5.5%)
Drug use is a problem on this campus 177  (5.3%) 678  (20.3%) 916  (27.4%) 911  (27.3%) 455  (13.6%) 206  (6.2%)
Diversity is important on this campus 64  (1.9%) 129  (3.8%) 223  (6.6%) 817  (24.2%) 1355  (40.2%) 784  (23.3%)
Diversity is important to me 64  (1.9%) 103  (3.1%) 170  (5.0%) 717  (21.3%) 1158  (34.4%) 1156  (34.3%)

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?

187  (5.5%)   Never
690  (20.4%)   Rarely
1069  (31.6%)   Occasionally
602  (17.8%)   Somewhat often
510  (15.1%)   Often
329  (9.7%)   Very often

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

2079  (61.4%)   Didn't need
466  (13.8%)   Needed but didn't use

[If "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 30  (6.2%) 454  (93.8%)
I didn't know what it offered 187  (38.7%) 296  (61.3%)
I didn't know if I was eligible 169  (35.3%) 310  (64.7%)
I didn't know how to access it 189  (40.0%) 283  (60.0%)
I didn't think it would help 280  (58.7%) 197  (41.3%)
I had concerns about possible costs 262  (55.2%) 213  (44.8%)
I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality 145  (30.6%) 329  (69.4%)
I was embarrassed to use it 207  (43.7%) 267  (56.3%)
I didn't have enough time 339  (70.8%) 140  (29.2%)
It has a poor reputation 99  (20.8%) 376  (79.2%)
The hours are inconvenient 126  (26.8%) 345  (73.2%)
The location is inconvenient 112  (23.7%) 361  (76.3%)
The wait for an appointment was too long 107  (23.0%) 359  (77.0%)
I got help from another university service or staff person instead 26  (5.5%) 443  (94.5%)
I got help off campus 121  (25.8%) 348  (74.2%)

843  (24.9%)   Used the service at least once

[If used:] Was the treatment that you received effective?

173  (17.8%)   Very effective 520  (53.6%)   Effective 233  (24.0%)   Not effective 45  (4.6%)   Not applicable

[If used:] Please rate the quality of service that you received.

275  (28.9%)   Excellent 396  (41.6%)   Good 197  (20.7%)   Fair 85  (8.9%)   Poor

[If used:] 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?

653  (5.5%)   Artsy students
330  (2.8%)   Athletes/jocks
325  (2.7%)   Conservative students
302  (2.6%)   Feminist students
386  (3.3%)   Fraternity/sorority members
468  (4.0%)   Immigrant students
128  (1.1%)   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students
955  (8.1%)   Liberal students
489  (4.1%)   Partiers
479  (4.0%)   Religious or spiritual students
450  (3.8%)   Slackers
420  (3.5%)   Students from very poor backgrounds
149  (1.3%)   Students from very rich backgrounds
1921  (16.2%)   Students in my major or field of interest
1044  (8.8%)   Students involved in my campus organization
1126  (9.5%)   Students of my racial or ethnic background
1446  (12.2%)   Students who are serious about getting good grades
671  (5.7%)   Transfer students

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

 113  (3%)   Artsy students
  85  (3%)   Athletes/jocks
  39  (1%)   Conservative students
  24  (1%)   Feminist students
  137  (4%)   Fraternity/sorority members
  91  (3%)   Immigrant students
  17  (1%)   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students
  150  (4%)   Liberal students
  38  (1%)   Partiers
  180  (5%)   Religious or spiritual students
  94  (3%)   Slackers
  73  (2%)   Students from very poor backgrounds
  14  (<1%)   Students from very rich backgrounds
  617  (18%)   Students in my major or field of interest
  277  (8%)   Students involved in my campus organization
  302  (9%)   Students of my racial or ethnic background
  432  (13%)   Students who are serious about getting good grades
  287  (9%)   Transfer students
  381  (11%)   None of the above
  *Percentages are estimated for item respondents only.

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

 85  (3%)   Artsy students
  398  (12%)   Athletes/jocks
  258  (8%)   Conservative students
  127  (4%)   Feminist students
  419  (13%)   Fraternity/sorority members
  68  (2%)   Immigrant students
  410  (12%)   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students
  39  (1%)   Liberal students
  361  (11%)   Partiers
  245  (7%)   Religious or spiritual students
  214  (6%)   Slackers
  49  (1%)   Students from very poor backgrounds
  170  (5%)   Students from very rich backgrounds
  41  (1%)   Students in my major or field of interest
  21  (1%)   Students involved in my campus organization
  55  (2%)   Students of my racial or ethnic background
  47  (1%)   Students who are serious about getting good grades
  103  (3%)   Transfer students
  240  (7%)   None of the above
  *Percentages are estimated for item respondents only.

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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.

1624  (76.2%)   BEST advice since starting at Cal
508  (23.8%)   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?

838  (39.8%)   Another Cal undergraduate
200  (9.5%)   Your parent or guardian
85  (4.0%)   A friend not enrolled at Cal
70  (3.3%)   Another relative of yours
244  (11.6%)   A Cal faculty member
88  (4.2%)   A Cal graduate student
283  (13.5%)   A Cal staff advisor
31  (1.5%)   A website or publication
44  (2.1%)   Other Cal staff member
220  (10.5%)    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?

366  (16.6%)   Yes
1845  (83.4%)   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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