2009 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 19  (0.2%) 191  (2.1%) 1046  (11.7%) 3025  (34.0%) 2914  (32.7%) 1210  (13.6%) 334  (3.7%) 169  (1.9%)
Studying and other academic activities outside of class 46  (0.5%) 995  (11.2%) 2216  (25.0%) 2073  (23.4%) 1580  (17.8%) 874  (9.9%) 450  (5.1%) 631  (7.1%)
Paid employment (include paid internships) 5048  (57.2%) 618  (7.0%) 1209  (13.7%) 932  (10.6%) 592  (6.7%) 224  (2.5%) 96  (1.1%) 104  (1.2%)
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours did you work on campus? 6271  (72.1% 437  (5.0% 843  (9.7% 627  (7.2% 328  (3.8% 95  (1.1% 45  (0.5% 54  (0.6%
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours were related to your academic interests? 6698  (76.9%) 726  (8.3%) 549  (6.3%) 341  (3.9%) 223  (2.6%) 77  (0.9%) 39  (0.4%) 61  (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 90  (1.0%)
Poor 361  (4.1%) 
Fair 2335  (26.3%)
Good 3691  (41.5%)
Very good 1913 (21.5%)
Excellent 505  (5.7%)
Very poor 32  (0.4%)
Poor 57  (0.6%)
Fair 542  (6.1%)
Good 2411  (27.2%)
Very good 4219  (47.6%)
Excellent 1597  (18.0%)
Ability to be clear and effective when writing
Very poor 160  (1.8%)
Poor 644  (7.2%)
Fair 2463  (27.7%)
Good 3274  (36.8%)
Very good 1847  (20.8%)
Excellent 504  (5.7%)
Very poor 46  (0.5%)
Poor 120  (1.4%)
Fair 1077  (12.2%)
Good 3030  (34.2%)
Very good 3440  (38.8%)
Excellent 1150  (13.0%)
Ability to read and comprehend academic material
Very poor 115  (1.3%)
Poor 615  (6.9%)
Fair 2534  (28.6%)
Good 3497  (39.4%)
Very good 164  (18.5%) 
Excellent 471  (5.3%)
Very poor 30  (0.3%)
Poor 96  (1.1%)
Fair 673  (7.6%)
Good 2716  (30.7%)
Very good 3893  (44.0%)
Excellent 1447  (16.3%)
Foreign language skills
Very poor 383  (4.3%)
Poor 1311  (14.8%)
Fair 2956  (33.4%)
Good 2402  (27.1%)
Very good 1148  (13.0%)
Excellent 654  (7.4%)
Very poor 438  (5.0%)
Poor 1350  (15.3%)
Fair 2591  (29.3%)
Good 2170  (24.5%)
Very good 1456  (16.5%)
Excellent 835  (9.4%)
Understanding of a specific field of study
Very poor 256  (2.9%)
Poor 1362  (15.4%)
Fair 3641  (41.1%)
Good 2769  (31.2%)
Very good 664  (7.5%)
Excellent 173  (2.0%)
Very poor 27  (0.3%)
Poor 101  (1.1%)
Fair 791  (8.9%)
Good 2541  (28.7%)
Very good 3883  (43.9%)
Excellent 1507  (17.0%)
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills
Very poor 173  (2.0%)
Poor 517  (5.8%)
Fair 2260  (25.5%)
Good 3311  (37.3%)
Very good 1987  (22.4%)
Excellent 623  (7.0%)
Very poor 160  (1.8%)
Poor 514  (5.8%)
Fair 1878  (21.2%)
Good 3047  (34.5%)
Very good 2361  (26.7%)
Excellent 878  (9.9%)
Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English
Very poor 50  (0.6%)
Poor 212  (2.4%)
Fair 1223  (13.8%)
Good 2491  (28.1%)
Very good 2387  (26.9%)
Excellent 2511  (28.3%)
Very poor 26  (0.3%)
Poor 79  (0.9%)
Fair 604  (6.8%)
Good 2024  (22.9%)
Very good 3048  (34.5%)
Excellent 3059  (34.6%)
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic political, social, cultural)
Very poor 216  (2.4%)
Poor 983  (11.1%)
Fair 3038  (34.4%)
Good 2962  (33.5%)
Very good 1209  (13.7%)
Excellent 436  (4.9%)
Very poor 64  (0.7%)
Poor 206  (2.3%)
Fair 1092  (12.4%)
Good 2547  (28.8%)
Very good 3350  (37.9%)
Excellent 1572  (17.8%)
Leadership skills
Very poor 172  (1.9%)
Poor 770  (8.7%)
Fair 2646  (29.9%)
Good 3055  (34.5%)
Very good 1614  (18.2%)
Excellent 596  (6.7%)
Very poor 100  (1.1%)
Poor 378  (4.3%)
Fair 1616  (18.3%)
Good 2950  (33.4%)
Very good 2670  (30.2%)
Excellent 1127  (12.7%)
Computer skills
Very poor 113  (1.3%)
Poor 488  (5.5%)
Fair 2633  (29.7%)
Good 3305  (37.3%)
Very good 1583  (17.9%)
Excellent 734  (8.3%)
Very poor 58  (0.7%)
Poor 200  (2.3%)
Fair 1446  (16.4%)
Good 3176  (35.9%)
Very good 2698  (30.5%)
Excellent 1261  (14.3%)
Internet skills
Very poor 51  (0.6%)
Poor 202  (2.3%)
Fair 1426  (16.1%)
Good 3048  (34.5%)
Very good 2406  (27.2%)
Excellent 1711  (19.3%)
Very poor 25  (0.3%)
Poor 38  (0.4%)
Fair 562  (6.4%)
Good 2229  (25.3%)
Very good 3399  (38.6%)
Excellent 2562  (29.1%)
Library research skills
Very poor 326  (3.7%)
Poor 1454  (16.4%)
Fair 3291  (37.2%)
Good 2670  (30.2%)
Very good 813  (9.2%)
Excellent 293  (3.3%)
Very poor 97  (1.1%)
Poor 437  (4.9%)
Fair 1662  (18.8%)
Good 3120  (35.3%)
Very good 2620  (29.7%)
Excellent 897  (10.2%)
Other research skills
Very poor 236  (2.7%)
Poor 1072  (12.2%)
Fair 3375  (38.3%)
Good 3127  (35.5%)
Very good 765  (8.7%)
Excellent 241  (2.7%)
Very poor 77  (0.9%)
Poor 297  (3.4%)
Fair 1733  (19.7%)
Good 3352  (38.1%)
Very good 2568  (29.2%)
Excellent 765  (8.7%)
Ability to prepare and make a presentation
Very poor 95  (1.1%)
Poor 504  (5.7%)
Fair 2667  (30.2%)
Good 3613  (40.9%)
Very good 1489  (16.9%)
Excellent 462  (5.2%)
Very poor 56  (0.6%)
Poor 183  (2.1%)
Fair 1353  (15.4%)
Good 3405  (38.7%)
Very good 2840  (32.3%)
Excellent 963  (10.9%)
Interpersonal (social) skills
Very poor 141  (1.6%)
Poor 588  (6.7%)
Fair 2406  (27.2%)
Good 3226  (36.5%)
Very good 1670  (18.9%)
Excellent 810  (9.2%)
Very poor 99  (1.1%)
Poor 283  (3.2%)
Fair 1128  (12.8%)
Good 2838  (32.1%)
Very good 2913  (33.0%)
Excellent 1573  (17.8%)

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 67  (0.8%)
Poor 193  (2.2%)
Fair 1246  (14.1%)
Good 2834  (32.1%)
Very good 2618  (29.6%)
Excellent 1875  (21.2%)
Very poor 80  (0.9%)
Poor 100  (1.1%)
Fair 435  (4.9%)
Good 1669  (19.0%)
Very good 3447  (39.2%)
Excellent 3066  (34.9%)
Ability to appreciate the fine arts (e.g., painting, music, drama, dance)
Very poor 111  (1.3%)
Poor 410  (4.6%)
Fair 1793  (20.3%)
Good 2678  (30.4%)
Very good 2189  (24.8%)
Excellent 1640  (18.6%)
Very poor 110  (1.3%)
Poor 211  (2.4%)
Fair 1022  (11.6%)
Good 2291  (26.1%)
Very good 2793  (31.8%)
Excellent 2367  (26.9%)
Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity
Very poor 51  (0.6%)
Poor 253  (2.9%)
Fair 1574  (17.9%)
Good 3070  (34.9%)
Very good 2282  (25.9%)
Excellent 1567  (17.8%)
Very poor 65  (0.7%)
Poor 90  (1.0%)
Fair 607  (6.9%)
Good 2086  (23.8%)
Very good 3189  (36.4%)
Excellent 2736  (31.2%)
Understanding the importance of personal social responsibility
Very poor 85  (1.0%)
Poor 341  (3.9%)
Fair 1736  (19.7%)
Good 3281  (37.3%)
Very good 2120  (24.1%)
Excellent 1238  (14.1%)
Very poor 63  (0.7%)
Poor 104  (1.2%)
Fair 577  (6.6%)
Good 2062  (23.5%)
Very good 3355  (38.2%)
Excellent 2619  (29.8%)
Self awareness and understanding
Very poor 121  (1.4%)
Poor 471  (5.3%)
Fair 2203  (25.0%)
Good 3280  (37.2%)
Very good 1783  (20.2%)
Excellent 958  (10.9%)
Very poor 60  (0.7%)
Poor 116  (1.3%)
Fair 676  (7.7%)
Good 2196  (24.9%)
Very good 3432  (39.0%)
Excellent 2323  (26.4%)

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 188  (2.1%) 332  (3.8%) 658  (7.5%) 1708  (19.4%) 3623  (41.1%) 2313  (26.2%)
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 170  (1.9%) 298  (3.4%) 629  (7.1%) 1817  (20.6%) 3691  (41.9%) 2199  (25.0%)
Students are respected here regardless of their economic or social class 176  (2.0%) 395  (4.5%) 827  (9.4%) 2153  (24.4%) 3394  (38.5%) 1869  (21.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of their gender 92  (1.0%) 194  (2.2%) 527  (6.0%) 1531  (17.4%) 3980  (45.1%) 2494  (28.3%)
Students are respected here regardless of their race or ethnicity 206  (2.3%) 415  (4.7%) 887  (10.1%) 2070  (23.5%) 3397  (38.5%) 1840  (20.9%)
Students are respected here regardless of their religious beliefs 191  (2.2%) 442  (5.0%) 1013  (11.5%) 2241  (25.5%) 3324  (37.8%) 1593  (18.1%)
Students are respected here regardless of their political beliefs 354  (4.0%) 590  (6.7%) 1279  (14.5%) 2274  (25.8%) 2947  (33.5%) 1364  (15.5%)
Students are respected here regardless of their sexual orientation 106  (1.2%) 198  (2.2%) 586  (6.7%) 1896  (21.5%) 3807  (43.2%) 2213  (25.1%)

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 4286  (48.6%) 3097  (35.1%) 1018  (11.5%) 261  (3.0%) 102  (1.2%) 63  (0.7%)
Gone to class without completing assigned reading 357  (4.1%) 1394  (15.8%) 2698  (30.6%) 1924  (21.8%) 1436  (16.3%) 1000  (11.4%)
Gone to class unprepared 483  (5.5%) 2236  (25.4%) 3199  (36.3%) 1498  (17.0%) 905  (10.3%) 487  (5.5%)
Skipped class 895  (10.2%) 3309  (37.7%) 2529  (28.8%) 1039  (11.8%) 590  (6.7%) 411  (4.7%)
Raised your standard for acceptable effort due to the high standards of a faculty member 569  (6.5%) 944  (10.8%) 2239  (25.5%) 2233  (25.5%) 2033  (23.2%) 750  (8.6%)
Extensively revised a paper at least once before submitting it to be graded 755  (8.6%) 1225  (13.9%) 1906  (21.6%) 1687  (19.2%) 1830  (20.8%) 1401  (15.9%)
Sought academic help from instructor or tutor when needed 945  (10.7%) 1757  (20.0%) 2359  (26.8%) 1574  (17.9%) 1289  (14.7%) 868  (9.9%)
Worked on class projects or studied as a group with other classmates outside of class 437  (5.0%) 1357  (15.4%) 2487  (28.2%) 1844  (20.9%) 1528  (17.4%) 1151  (13.1%)
Helped a classmate better understand the course material when studying together 444  (5.0%) 1125  (12.8%) 2663  (30.2%) 2080  (23.6%) 1640  (18.6%) 866  (9.8%)

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 5994  (68.2%) 915  (10.4%) 767  (8.7%) 470  (5.3%) 378  (4.3%) 266  (3.0%)
Communicated with a faculty member by e-mail or in person 339  (3.9%) 1365  (15.6%) 3029  (34.5%) 1673  (19.1%) 1372  (15.6%) 1000  (11.4%)
Talked with the instructor outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a course 1766  (20.1%) 2385  (27.2%) 2226  (25.4%) 1120  (12.8%) 789  (9.0%) 480  (5.5%)
Interacted with faculty during lecture class sessions 1678  (19.2%) 2393  (27.3%) 2136  (24.4%) 1171  (13.4%) 793  (9.1%) 590  (6.7%)
Worked with a faculty member on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity) 5496  (62.6%) 1411  (16.1%) 794  (9.0%) 446  (5.1%) 330  (3.8%) 301  (3.4%)

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 201  (2.3%) 1171  (13.3%) 2528  (28.7%) 1807  (20.5%) 1665  (18.9%) 1424  (16.2%)
Brought up ideas or concepts from different courses during class discussions 842  (9.6%) 1893  (21.6%) 2574  (29.3%) 1481  (16.9%) 1246  (14.2%) 744  (8.5%)
Asked an insightful question in class 877  (10.0%) 1948  (22.2%) 2703  (30.8%) 1539  (17.5%) 1121  (12.8%) 586  (6.7%)
Found a course so interesting that you did more work than was required 1330  (15.2%) 2154  (24.6%) 2468  (28.2%) 1415  (16.2%) 868  (9.9%) 523  (6.0%)
Chosen challenging courses, when possible, even though you might lower your GPA by doing so 632  (7.2%) 1142  (13.0%) 2221  (25.3%) 1707  (19.4%) 1694  (19.3%) 1385  (15.8%)
Made a class presentation 1025  (11.7%) 2077  (23.7%) 2873  (32.7%) 1466  (16.7%) 902  (10.3%) 431  (4.9%)
Had a class in which the professor knew or learned your name 1073  (12.2%) 1607  (18.3%) 2165  (24.6%) 1440  (16.4%) 1261  (14.4%) 1241  (14.1%)

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

  222  (2.5%)   0-10% 
  243  (2.8%)   11-20% 
  402  (4.6%)   21-30% 
  427  (4.9%)   31-40% 
  564  (6.4%)   41-50% 
  792  (9.1%)   51-60% 
  1166  (13.3%)   61-70% 
  1860  (21.3%)   71-80% 
  1665  (19.0%)   81-90% 
  1404  (16.1%)   91-100% 
  [271 missing]     (Select one)

Plans and Aspirations

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

3907  (44.4%)   Enroll in graduate or professional school
2125  (24.1%)   Work full-time
95  (1.1%)   Work part-time
87  (1.0%)   Be self-employed
424  (4.8%)   Study or work abroad
49  (0.6%)   Join armed forces
334  (3.8%)   Work in an internship or volunteer position
426  (4.8%)   Take a year off
122  (1.4%)   Do something else
1239  (14.1%)   I have no idea at this point

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

  644  (7.4%)   Artistic, creative professions 
  1091  (12.5%)   Business, finance-related professions 
  626  (7.1%)   Education 
  1017  (11.6%)   Engineering, computer programming 
  845  (9.6%)   Law 
  1796  (20.5%)   Medicine, health-related professions 
  336  (3.8%)   Psychology, helping professions 
  745  (8.5%)   Researcher, scientist 
  826  (9.4%)   Other (please specify below) 
  833  (9.5%)   I have no idea whatsoever 
  [257 missing]     (Select one)

If other [Open-ended text field]

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

  501  (5.7%)   Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 
  82  (0.9%)   Teaching credential 
  889  (10.1%)   Business master's (MBA) 
  674  (7.7%)   Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc.) 
  1157  (13.2%)   Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 
  836  (9.5%)   Law degree (LLB or JD) 
  285  (3.2%)   Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc.) 
  824  (9.4%)   Medical doctor (MD) 
  1782  (20.3%)   Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) 
  387  (4.4%)   Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 
  1365  (15.5%)   I don't know yet 
  [234 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 7303  (83.2%) 1474  (16.8%)
At least one student research course (e.g., course 99) 1812  (20.7%) 6954  (79.3%)
At least one independent study course (e.g., 199) 1572  (17.9%) 7187  (82.1%)
Assist faculty in research with course credit 1449  (16.5%) 7313  (83.5%)
Assist faculty in research for pay without course credit 705  (8.1%) 8043  (91.9%)
Assist faculty in research as a volunteer without course credit 1029  (11.8%) 7725  (88.2%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty with course credit 1305  (14.9%) 7439  (85.1%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty for pay without course credit 249  (2.8%) 8488  (97.2%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty as a volunteer without course credit 590  (6.8%) 8123  (93.2%)

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 839  (9.6%) 1302  (14.8%) 1770  (20.2%) 2168  (24.7%) 1968  (22.4%) 729  (8.3%)
Overall social experience 323  (3.7%) 555  (6.3%) 1215  (13.8%) 2529  (28.8%) 2838  (32.3%) 1318  (15.0%)
Overall academic experience 191  (2.2%) 353  (4.0%) 915  (10.4%) 2437  (27.8%) 3328  (38.0%) 1542  (17.6%)
Value of your education for the price you're paying 360  (4.1%) 507  (5.8%) 1039  (11.9%) 2211  (25.2%) 2553  (29.1%) 2091  (23.9%)

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

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
I feel that I belong at this campus 232  (2.6%) 327  (3.7%) 675  (7.7%) 2255  (25.7%) 2962  (33.8%) 2320  (26.5%)
Knowing what I know now, I would still choose to enroll at this campus 248  (2.8%) 266  (3.0%) 645  (7.4%) 1560  (17.8%) 2512  (28.7%) 3524  (40.3%)

[LD] Evaluation of the Educational Experience

[UD - single major] Evaluation of the Major

[UD - single major] 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.

3762  (97.8%)   I would like to evaluate [Open-ended text field]
86  (2.2%)   Instead, I would like to evaluate a different major.

[UD - double major] Evaluation of the Major

[UD - double major] 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.

255  (47.8%)   I would like to evaluate [Open-ended text field]
271  (50.8%)   I would rather evaluate [Open-ended text field]
7  (1.3%)   Instead, I would like to evaluate a different major.

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

 YesNo
Intellectual curiosity 4127  (94.2%) 255  (5.8%)
Leads to a high paying job 1590  (36.5%) 2766  (63.5%)
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 3414  (78.3%) 948  (21.7%)
Complements desire to study abroad 1260  (28.9%) 3098  (71.1%)
Parental desires 702  (16.1%) 3646  (83.9%)
Easy requirements 750  (17.2%) 3598  (82.8%)
Allows time for other activities 1290  (29.7%) 3059  (70.3%)
Provides international opportunities 1918  (44.1%) 2433  (55.9%)
Prestige 1945  (44.7%) 2403  (55.3%)
Couldn't get into my first choice of major 328  (7.6%) 3997  (92.4%)
Interest in subject area 4208  (96.3%) 163  (3.7%)
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 3002  (69.1%) 1341  (30.9%)
Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field] 316  (26.4%) 879  (73.6%)

[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 39  (0.4%) 140  (1.6%) 694  (7.9%) 1317  (15.1%) 2800  (32.0%) 3760  (43.0%)
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 78  (0.9%) 240  (2.8%) 650  (7.5%) 1296  (14.9%) 2840  (32.6%) 3616  (41.5%)
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 137  (1.6%) 461  (5.3%) 1138  (13.1%) 1750  (20.1%) 2598  (29.8%) 2631  (30.2%)
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 173  (2.0%) 558  (6.4%) 1263  (14.5%) 1712  (19.6%) 2624  (30.1%) 2398  (27.5%)
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 246  (2.8%) 836  (9.6%) 1569  (18.0%) 1853  (21.2%) 2271  (26.0%) 1952  (22.4%)

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 49  (0.6%) 171  (2.0%) 721  (8.3%) 1435  (16.4%) 2957  (33.9%) 3391  (38.9%)
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 111  (1.3%) 633  (7.3%) 1503  (17.3%) 2054  (23.6%) 2449  (28.1%) 1961  (22.5%)
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 277  (3.2%) 837  (9.6%) 1637  (18.8%) 2152  (24.7%) 2219  (25.5%) 1595  (18.3%)
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 196  (2.3%) 632  (7.3%) 1852  (21.3%) 2214  (25.4%) 2317  (26.6%) 1496  (17.2%)

[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? 3917  (89.8%) 445  (10.2%)
Are the program requirements well defined? 4043  (92.7%) 317  (7.3%)
Are department rules and policies clearly communicated? 3886  (89.0%) 478  (11.0%)
Is the description of the major in the catalog accurate? 4026  (93.0%) 302  (7.0%)
Are there open channels of communication between faculty and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions? 7308  (83.9%) 1407  (16.1%)
Are students treated equitably and fairly by the faculty? 7640  (87.6%) 1077  (12.4%)
Do faculty clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 7923  (90.9%) 794  (9.1%)
Do faculty provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 6713  (77.1%) 1990  (22.9%)

[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 123  (2.8%) 289  (6.6%) 633  (14.5%) 1192  (27.3%) 1425  (32.7%) 700  (16.0%)
Quality of lower-division courses in your major 134  (3.1%) 287  (6.7%) 607  (14.2%) 1328  (31.0%) 1411  (33.0%) 512  (12.0%)
Quality of upper-division courses in your major 71  (1.6%) 119  (2.7%) 288  (6.6%) 951  (21.8%) 1819  (41.8%) 1106  (25.4%)
Advising by faculty on academic matters 277  (3.2%) 506  (5.8%) 1239  (14.3%) 3063  (35.4%) 2651  (30.6%) 928  (10.7%)
Advising by student peer advisors on academic matters 228  (2.7%) 466  (5.5%) 1251  (14.9%) 3714  (44.2%) 2258  (26.9%) 484  (5.8%)
Advising by school or college staff on academic matters 301  (3.5%) 512  (6.0%) 1243  (14.5%) 3136  (36.6%) 2622  (30.6%) 765  (8.9%)
Advising by departmental staff on academic matters 268  (3.1%) 432  (5.0%) 1074  (12.5%) 2912  (33.9%) 2702  (31.5%) 1199  (14.0%)
Quality of faculty instruction 116  (1.3%) 216  (2.5%) 574  (6.6%) 2086  (24.0%) 3865  (44.5%) 1833  (21.1%)
Quality of teaching by graduate student GSI's (TA's) 177  (2.0%) 297  (3.4%) 743  (8.6%) 2401  (27.6%) 3437  (39.6%) 1632  (18.8%)
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 256  (3.0%) 482  (5.6%) 1176  (13.6%) 2486  (28.8%) 3169  (36.7%) 1064  (12.3%)
Availability of courses needed for graduation 312  (3.6%) 490  (5.6%) 1198  (13.8%) 2379  (27.4%) 3230  (37.2%) 1066  (12.3%)
Access to small classes 616  (7.1%) 959  (11.1%) 1888  (21.8%) 2414  (27.8%) 2056  (23.7%) 745  (8.6%)
Access to faculty outside of class 222  (2.6%) 462  (5.3%) 1258  (14.5%) 2873  (33.2%) 2904  (33.6%) 932  (10.8%)
Ability to get into a major that you want 284  (3.3%) 287  (3.3%) 733  (8.5%) 1723  (20.0%) 3467  (40.1%) 2142  (24.8%)
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 376  (4.4%) 657  (7.7%) 1577  (18.4%) 2723  (31.8%) 2256  (26.3%) 976  (11.4%)
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., study abroad, UCDC, internships) 268  (3.1%) 390  (4.6%) 1161  (13.6%) 2984  (34.9%) 2799  (32.8%) 936  (11.0%)
Accessibility of library staff 105  (1.2%) 156  (1.8%) 610  (7.1%) 2851  (33.4%) 3595  (42.1%) 1223  (14.3%)
Availability of library research materials 99  (1.2%) 129  (1.5%) 467  (5.4%) 2308  (26.9%) 3697  (43.1%) 1885  (22.0%)

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?

  3348  (38.8%)   Zero 
  2368  (27.4%)   1 
  1696  (19.6%)   2 
  817  (9.5%)   3 
  407  (4.7%)   4 or more 
  [380 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 2733  (31.4%) 5101  (58.6%) 585  (6.7%) 163  (1.9%) 75  (0.9%) 23  (0.3%) 16  (0.2%) 16  (0.2%)
Performing community service or volunteer activities 4317  (49.7%) 3201  (36.8%) 790  (9.1%) 207  (2.4%) 82  (0.9%) 38  (0.4%) 16  (0.2%) 36  (0.4%)
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 1570  (18.0%) 4570  (52.5%) 1718  (19.7%) 484  (5.6%) 182  (2.1%) 83  (1.0%) 46  (0.5%) 47  (0.5%)
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 6087  (70.0%) 1855  (21.3%) 451  (5.2%) 163  (1.9%) 69  (0.8%) 24  (0.3%) 12  (0.1%) 30  (0.3%)
Participating in student clubs or organizations 3118  (36.0%) 3208  (37.0%) 1275  (14.7%) 551  (6.4%) 258  (3.0%) 111  (1.3%) 53  (0.6%) 92  (1.1%)
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 1551  (17.8%) 4121  (47.4%) 1780  (20.5%) 718  (8.3%) 287  (3.3%) 83  (1.0%) 42  (0.5%) 117  (1.3%)
Socializing with friends 273  (3.1%) 3143  (36.1%) 2716  (31.2%) 1355  (15.6%) 650  (7.5%) 237  (2.7%) 86  (1.0%) 242  (2.8%)
Partying 4126  (47.4%) 3298  (37.9%) 827  (9.5%) 283  (3.3%) 92  (1.1%) 33  (0.4%) 10  (0.1%) 30  (0.3%)
Spending time with family 4673  (54.1%) 2559  (29.7%) 657  (7.6%) 313  (3.6%) 168  (1.9%) 76  (0.9%) 34  (0.4%) 150  (1.7%)
Using the computer for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, e-mail/instant messaging, etc.) 196  (2.3%) 2366  (27.2%) 2524  (29.1%) 1662  (19.1%) 913  (10.5%) 384  (4.4%) 161  (1.9%) 482  (5.5%)
Watching TV 3251  (37.4%) 3472  (40.0%) 1204  (13.9%) 426  (4.9%) 181  (2.1%) 65  (0.7%) 28  (0.3%) 56  (0.6%)
Commuting to school and to work 2805  (32.3%) 4509  (51.9%) 910  (10.5%) 286  (3.3%) 89  (1.0%) 32  (0.4%) 19  (0.2%) 39  (0.4%)

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

  34  (0.4%)   0-2 
  440  (5.0%)   3-4 
  3925  (45.0%)   5-6 
  3919  (45.0%)   7-8 
  367  (4.2%)   9-10 
  33  (0.4%)   11+ 
  [298 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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