2010 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 1

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Time Allocation
Campus Climate for Diversity
Academic Engagement
Plans and Aspirations
Overall Satisfaction and Agreement
Evaluation of Major
Evaluation of Education Experience

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 17 255 1443 4152 4218 1665 480 269
0% 2% 12% 33% 34% 13% 4% 2%
Studying and other academic activities outside of class 74 1293 3075 2921 2211 1291 706 877
1% 10% 25% 23% 18% 10% 6% 7%
Paid employment (include paid internships) 7271 859 1526 1304 767 324 121 129
59% 7% 12% 11% 6% 3% 1% 1%
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours did you work on campus? 8849 619 1125 885 450 154 62 81
72% 5% 9% 7% 4% 1% 1% 1%
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours were related to your academic interests? 9407 956 802 475 275 125 44 79
77% 8% 7% 4% 2% 1% 0% 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 movies, concerts, sports, or other entertainment events 2783 7950 1158 295 142 57 24 34
22% 64% 9% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Performing community service or volunteer activities 5583 5005 1121 373 179 78 30 36
45% 40% 9% 3% 1% 1% 0% 0%
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 1973 6496 2594 783 320 131 68 81
16% 52% 21% 6% 3% 1% 1% 1%
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 8572 2725 615 260 142 40 24 45
69% 22% 5% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Participating in student clubs or organizations 4001 4786 1982 833 414 151 80 113
32% 39% 16% 7% 3% 1% 1% 1%
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 2617 6131 2262 804 317 112 65 94
21% 49% 18% 6% 3% 1% 1% 1%
Socializing with friends 310 4464 3923 2063 895 303 163 325
2% 36% 32% 17% 7% 2% 1% 3%
Partying 5282 5056 1341 439 168 61 32 40
43% 41% 11% 4% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Spending time with family 6703 3682 901 404 183 89 72 216
55% 30% 7% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2%
Using the computer or smart phone for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, e-mail/instant messaging, etc.) 504 3552 3374 2144 1251 544 310 741
4% 29% 27% 17% 10% 4% 2% 6%
Watching TV 4935 4882 1597 548 219 102 41 61
40% 39% 13% 4% 2% 1% 0% 0%
Commuting to school and to work 4143 6389 1152 371 133 54 31 45
34% 52% 9% 3% 1% 0% 0% 0%

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

0-2 33 0%
3-4 635 5%
5-6 5586 45%
7-8 5603 45%
9-10 547 4%
11+ 68 1%

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Academic Engagement

3. 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 62 1%
Poor 461 4%
Fair 3092 27%
Good 4751 41%
Very good 2440 21%
Excellent 690 6%
Very poor 14 0%
Poor 93 1%
Fair 734 6%
Good 3428 30%
Very good 5109 45%
Excellent 1925 17%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing
Very poor 110 1%
Poor 822 7%
Fair 3246 28%
Good 4352 38%
Very good 2284 20%
Excellent 644 6%
Very poor 25 0%
Poor 196 2%
Fair 1297 11%
Good 4047 36%
Very good 4246 38%
Excellent 1468 13%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material
Very poor 92 1%
Poor 663 6%
Fair 3185 28%
Good 4529 40%
Very good 2225 20%
Excellent 624 6%
Very poor 24 0%
Poor 122 1%
Fair 852 8%
Good 3652 33%
Very good 4756 43%
Excellent 1740 16%
Foreign language skills
Very poor 547 5%
Poor 1702 15%
Fair 3547 31%
Good 3277 29%
Very good 1550 14%
Excellent 807 7%
Very poor 592 5%
Poor 1771 16%
Fair 2892 26%
Good 2839 25%
Very good 2122 19%
Excellent 1044 9%
Understanding of a specific field of study
Very poor 222 2%
Poor 1452 13%
Fair 4190 37%
Good 4043 36%
Very good 1154 10%
Excellent 274 2%
Very poor 24 0%
Poor 137 1%
Fair 826 7%
Good 3424 31%
Very good 4971 45%
Excellent 1762 16%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills
Very poor 192 2%
Poor 754 7%
Fair 3139 28%
Good 4296 38%
Very good 2277 20%
Excellent 720 6%
Very poor 200 2%
Poor 747 7%
Fair 2472 22%
Good 3766 34%
Very good 2931 26%
Excellent 1083 10%
Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English
Very poor 47 0%
Poor 237 2%
Fair 1522 13%
Good 3230 28%
Very good 3064 27%
Excellent 3304 29%
Very poor 22 0%
Poor 91 1%
Fair 681 6%
Good 2588 23%
Very good 3889 35%
Excellent 3946 35%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural)
Very poor 197 2%
Poor 1160 10%
Fair 3582 31%
Good 4060 36%
Very good 1766 15%
Excellent 651 6%
Very poor 54 0%
Poor 278 2%
Fair 1270 11%
Good 3431 30%
Very good 4217 37%
Excellent 2004 18%
Computer skills
Very poor 108 1%
Poor 528 5%
Fair 2959 26%
Good 4520 40%
Very good 2304 20%
Excellent 968 9%
Very poor 55 0%
Poor 234 2%
Fair 1506 13%
Good 3999 36%
Very good 3808 34%
Excellent 1649 15%

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

When you started hereCurrent ability level
Internet skills
Very poor 34 0%
Poor 191 2%
Fair 1850 16%
Good 4029 36%
Very good 3176 28%
Excellent 2034 18%
Very poor 15 0%
Poor 47 0%
Fair 610 5%
Good 3058 27%
Very good 4430 40%
Excellent 2993 27%
Library research skills
Very poor 342 3%
Poor 1750 15%
Fair 3996 35%
Good 3665 32%
Very good 1101 10%
Excellent 446 4%
Very poor 92 1%
Poor 469 4%
Fair 1868 17%
Good 4229 38%
Very good 3311 30%
Excellent 1182 11%
Other research skills
Very poor 250 2%
Poor 1285 11%
Fair 4152 37%
Good 3980 36%
Very good 1126 10%
Excellent 415 4%
Very poor 57 1%
Poor 327 3%
Fair 1894 17%
Good 4448 40%
Very good 3230 29%
Excellent 1113 10%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation
Very poor 122 1%
Poor 701 6%
Fair 3231 29%
Good 4528 40%
Very good 2033 18%
Excellent 654 6%
Very poor 34 0%
Poor 249 2%
Fair 1566 14%
Good 4242 38%
Very good 3694 33%
Excellent 1338 12%
Interpersonal (social) skills
Very poor 115 1%
Poor 640 6%
Fair 2827 25%
Good 4237 37%
Very good 2378 21%
Excellent 1110 10%
Very poor 87 1%
Poor 280 3%
Fair 1169 10%
Good 3503 31%
Very good 4064 36%
Excellent 2079 19%

4. 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 53 0%
Poor 254 2%
Fair 1661 15%
Good 3728 33%
Very good 3357 29%
Excellent 2353 21%
Very poor 57 1%
Poor 126 1%
Fair 526 5%
Good 2314 21%
Very good 4403 39%
Excellent 3823 34%
Ability to appreciate the fine arts (e.g., painting, music, drama, dance)
Very poor 126 1%
Poor 529 5%
Fair 2200 19%
Good 3614 32%
Very good 2814 25%
Excellent 2114 19%
Very poor 112 1%
Poor 309 3%
Fair 1187 11%
Good 2963 26%
Very good 3657 33%
Excellent 3020 27%
Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity
Very poor 57 1%
Poor 306 3%
Fair 1811 16%
Good 3986 35%
Very good 3112 27%
Excellent 2063 18%
Very poor 56 1%
Poor 129 1%
Fair 645 6%
Good 2573 23%
Very good 4256 38%
Excellent 3511 31%
Understanding the importance of personal social responsibility
Very poor 75 1%
Poor 399 4%
Fair 1972 17%
Good 4115 36%
Very good 2994 26%
Excellent 1808 16%
Very poor 70 1%
Poor 125 1%
Fair 638 6%
Good 2606 23%
Very good 4352 39%
Excellent 3424 31%
Self-awareness and understanding
Very poor 97 1%
Poor 482 4%
Fair 2230 20%
Good 4298 38%
Very good 2790 25%
Excellent 1459 13%
Very poor 61 1%
Poor 132 1%
Fair 622 6%
Good 2632 23%
Very good 4509 40%
Excellent 3285 29%

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Campus Climate for Diversity

5. 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 221 434 901 2759 4476 2625
2% 4% 8% 24% 39% 23%
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 210 393 873 2692 4636 2560
2% 3% 8% 24% 41% 23%
Students are respected here regardless of their economic or social class 241 529 1127 2936 4342 2215
2% 5% 10% 26% 38% 19%
Students are respected here regardless of their gender 122 263 720 2370 5074 2853
1% 2% 6% 21% 45% 25%
Students are respected here regardless of their race or ethnicity 277 569 1218 2994 4165 2169
2% 5% 11% 26% 37% 19%
Students are respected here regardless of their religious beliefs 251 515 1278 3116 4203 2023
2% 5% 11% 27% 37% 18%
Students are respected here regardless of their political beliefs 361 710 1536 3120 3885 1755
3% 6% 14% 27% 34% 15%
Students are respected here regardless of their sexual orientation 133 307 798 2674 4834 2617
1% 3% 7% 24% 43% 23%
Students are respected here regardless of their disabilities 135 303 868 2721 4703 2547
1% 3% 8% 24% 42% 23%

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Academic Engagement

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Turned in a course assignment late 5380 4168 1309 355 152 70
47% 36% 11% 3% 1% 1%
Gone to class without completing assigned reading 488 1894 3640 2500 1727 1167
4% 17% 32% 22% 15% 10%
Gone to class unprepared 629 3111 4247 1841 1009 569
6% 27% 37% 16% 9% 5%
Skipped class 1307 4501 3332 1183 650 412
11% 40% 29% 10% 6% 4%
Raised your standard for acceptable effort due to the high standards of a faculty member 714 1230 3030 2903 2546 960
6% 11% 27% 26% 22% 8%
Extensively revised a paper at least once before submitting it to be graded 865 1671 2556 2162 2337 1793
8% 15% 22% 19% 21% 16%
Sought academic help from instructor or tutor when needed 1216 2318 3091 1981 1686 1042
11% 20% 27% 17% 15% 9%
Worked on class projects or studied as a group with other classmates outside of class 545 1858 3350 2357 1928 1370
5% 16% 29% 21% 17% 12%
Helped a classmate better understand the course material when studying together 503 1585 3627 2596 1998 1079
4% 14% 32% 23% 18% 9%

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Taken a small research-oriented seminar with faculty 7706 1285 1119 562 380 304
68% 11% 10% 5% 3% 3%
Communicated with a faculty member by e-mail or in person 487 1933 4146 2271 1426 1083
4% 17% 37% 20% 13% 10%
Talked with the instructor outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a course 2261 3147 3079 1425 840 581
20% 28% 27% 13% 7% 5%
Interacted with faculty during lecture class sessions 2076 3303 2951 1443 886 656
18% 29% 26% 13% 8% 6%
Worked with a faculty member on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity) 6871 1978 1205 594 369 272
61% 18% 11% 5% 3% 2%

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 275 1628 3718 2390 1807 1607
2% 14% 33% 21% 16% 14%
Brought up ideas or concepts from different courses during class discussions 1092 2617 3571 1913 1278 940
10% 23% 31% 17% 11% 8%
Asked an insightful question in class 1125 2653 3770 1867 1169 795
10% 23% 33% 16% 10% 7%
Found a course so interesting that you did more work than was required 1619 2902 3530 1703 927 705
14% 25% 31% 15% 8% 6%
Chosen challenging courses, when possible, even though you might lower your GPA by doing so 858 1653 3179 2349 1706 1671
8% 14% 28% 21% 15% 15%
Made a class presentation 1516 2738 3885 1835 879 531
13% 24% 34% 16% 8% 5%
Had a class in which the professor knew or learned your name 1352 2163 3031 1944 1399 1482
12% 19% 27% 17% 12% 13%

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

0-10% 224 2%
11-20% 125 1%
21-30% 637 6%
31-40% 290 3%
41-50% 1121 10%
51-60% 1014 9%
61-70% 1777 16%
71-80% 2520 22%
81-90% 1687 15%
91-100% 2039 18%

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Plans and Aspirations

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

Enroll in graduate or professional school 4809 42%
Work full-time 3179 28%
Work part-time 141 1%
Be self-employed 90 1%
Study or work abroad 567 5%
Join armed forces 41 0%
Work in an internship or volunteer position 440 4%
Take a year off 569 5%
Do something else 117 1%
I have no idea at this point 1425 12%
Other 83 1%

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

Artistic, creative professions 914 8%
Business, finance-related professions 1589 14%
Education 787 7%
Engineering, computer programming 1401 12%
Law 1128 10%
Medicine, health-related professions 2201 19%
Psychology, helping professions 436 4%
Researcher, scientist 1002 9%
Other 835 7%
I have no idea whatsoever 1165 10%

If other, please elaborate (N=720)

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

Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 698 6%
Teaching credential 96 1%
Business master's (MBA) 1261 11%
Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc) 872 8%
Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 1482 13%
Law degree (LLB or JD) 1062 9%
Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc) 352 3%
Medical doctor (MD) 1025 9%
Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc) 2280 20%
Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 509 4%
I don't know yet 1810 16%

If other, please elaborate (N=76)

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

Yes, doing now or have doneNo
A research project, creative activity, or paper as part of your coursework 9432 1989
83% 17%
At least one student research course 4187 7219
37% 63%
At least one independent study course 2210 9197
19% 81%
Assist faculty in research with course credit 1968 9428
17% 83%
Assist faculty in research for pay without course credit 936 10451
8% 92%
Assist faculty in research as a volunteer without course credit 1478 9903
13% 87%
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty with course credit_ 1768 9622
16% 84%
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty for pay without course credit 412 10976
4% 96%
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty as a volunteer without course credit 822 10512
7% 93%

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Overall Satisfaction and Agreement

14. Please rate your level of satisfaction with the following aspects of your university education.

Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Cal grade point average 1074 1738 2337 2863 2528 854
9% 15% 21% 25% 22% 7%
Overall social experience 337 780 1449 3341 3794 1687
3% 7% 13% 29% 33% 15%
Overall academic experience 220 462 1150 3243 4321 1979
2% 4% 10% 29% 38% 17%
Value of your education for the price you're paying 572 827 1550 3037 3260 2128
5% 7% 14% 27% 29% 19%

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

Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
I feel that I belong at this campus 276 417 824 2880 4056 2971
2% 4% 7% 25% 36% 26%
Knowing what I know now, I would still choose to enroll at this campus 316 366 830 2027 3462 4405
3% 3% 7% 18% 30% 39%

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Evaluation of the Major

Seen by Declared Single Major Students

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 select that option and then choose your new major from the subsequent list.

First Major 6729 98%
Other 157 2%

Note: On selecting "Other", the respondent is directed to "Please select your new major from the following list" question and asked to select a new major from a drop down list.

Seen by Declared Double Major Students

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 do not want to evaluate the first major listed, then you will need to make another selection. If you have changed majors and would like to evaluate your new major, please select that option and then choose your new major from the subsequent list.

First Major 939 75%
Second Major 307 25%
Other 1 0%

Note: On selecting "Other", the respondent is directed to "Please select your new major from the following list" question and asked to select a new major from a drop down list.

Please select your new major from the following list.

AFRICAN AMERICAN STD 2 1%
AMERICAN STUDIES 1 1%
ANTHROPOLOGY 1 1%
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 2 1%
ARCHITECTURE 1 1%
ART 1 1%
ASIAN AMERICAN STDS 1 1%
ASTROPHYSICS 1 1%
BIOENG&MAT SCI&ENG 1 1%
BUSINESS ADMIN 3 2%
CHEMISTRY 1 1%
CHINESE LANGUAGE 1 1%
CHM ENG&MAT SCI &ENG 1 1%
CIVIL ENGINEERING 6 4%
CLASSICAL CVLIZATION 1 1%
CLASSICAL LANGUAGES 1 1%
COGNITIVE SCIENCE 1 1%
COMPUTER SCIENCE 3 2%
CONSERV NATRL RSRCS 1 1%
CONSERV&RSRC STUDIES 11 7%
DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 1 1%
ECONOMICS 9 6%
ELEC ENGR COMPUT SCI 6 4%
ENGLISH 4 3%
ENGR-ENVIR ENGR SCI 1 1%
ENV ECON & POLICY 4 3%
ENVIR SCIENCES 6 4%
FILM 1 1%
FOREST & NATURAL RES 1 1%
FRENCH 1 1%
GENETICS & PLANT BIO 1 1%
GEOPHYSICS 1 1%
HISTORY 3 2%
IND ENG & OPER RES 2 1%
INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY 8 5%
INTERDISCIPL STUDIES 1 1%
LANDSCAPE ARCH 1 1%
LATIN-AMER STUDIES 1 1%
LEGAL STUDIES 1 1%
MAT SCI&ENG&MEC ENG 2 1%
MAT SCI&ENG&NUC ENG 1 1%
MATHEMATICS 4 3%
MECHANICAL ENGR 2 1%
MICROBIAL BIOLOGY 1 1%
MO&CEL BIO-P II,EM 2 4 3%
MO&CEL BIO-P II,EM 3 2 1%
MO&CEL BIO-P1 I,EM 1 5 3%
MO&CEL BIO-P1 I,EM 3 2 1%
MOL ENV BIOLOGY 3 2%
MOLECULAR TOXICOLOGY 2 1%
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING 1 1%
PEACE-CONFLICT STUD 2 1%
PHYSICS 1 1%
PLANETARY SCI 1 1%
POL ECON-INDSTRL SOC 1 1%
POLITICAL ECONOMY 1 1%
POLITICAL SCIENCE 4 3%
PSYCHOLOGY 4 3%
PUBLIC HEALTH 2 1%
RHETORIC 1 1%
SOCIETY&ENVIRONMENT 2 1%
SOCIOLOGY 1 1%
SPANISH 1 1%
SPANISH,OPT C, PLAN2 1 1%
STATISTICS 1 1%
URBAN STUDIES 6 4%

Question Prompt Seen by Undeclared

16. Which of the following factors do you consider to be very important to you in deciding on your major?

Question Prompt Seen by Declared Single and Double Major Students

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

YesNo
Intellectual curiosity 10889 536
95% 5%
Leads to a high paying job 5520 5863
48% 52%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 9722 1672
85% 15%
Complements desire to study abroad 4023 7353
35% 65%
Parental desires 2731 8645
24% 76%
Easy requirements 2101 9272
18% 82%
Allows time for other activities 4578 6790
40% 60%
Provides international opportunities 5680 5696
50% 50%
Prestige 5903 5460
52% 48%
Couldn't get into my first choice of major 1202 10144
11% 89%
Interest in subject area 11026 369
97% 3%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 8205 3157
72% 28%
Other 1119 8033
12% 88%

Please describe: (N=990)

17. 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 38 184 1223 1984 3252 4692
0% 2% 11% 17% 29% 41%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 74 305 1079 1843 3423 4600
1% 3% 10% 16% 30% 41%
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 163 627 1714 2356 3139 3317
1% 6% 15% 21% 28% 29%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 187 706 1919 2396 3065 3033
2% 6% 17% 21% 27% 27%
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 279 1003 2195 2614 2591 2532
2% 9% 20% 23% 23% 23%

18. 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 72 260 1212 2062 3525 4235
1% 2% 11% 18% 31% 37%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 128 762 2239 2639 3017 2556
1% 7% 20% 23% 27% 23%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 282 1107 2416 2739 2709 2082
2% 10% 21% 24% 24% 18%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 206 806 2697 2773 2752 2083
2% 7% 24% 25% 24% 18%

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Evaluation of Educational Experience

Seen by Declared Single and Double Major Students (Evaluation of 1st Major for Double Majors)

19. 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? 6527 747
90% 10%
Are the program requirements well defined? 6685 588
92% 8%
Are department rules and policies clearly communicated? 6372 875
88% 12%
Is the description of the major in the catalog accurate? 6663 521
93% 7%

Seen by Undeclared and Declared Single and Double Major Students

19. Please answer the following questions about your educational experience overall.

YesNo
Are there open channels of communication between faculty and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions? 9539 1807
84% 16%
Are students treated equitably and fairly by the faculty? 9990 1341
88% 12%
Do faculty clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 10382 946
92% 8%
Do faculty provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 8774 2462
78% 22%

Seen by Declared Single and Double Major Students (Evaluation of 1st Major for Double Majors)

20. 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 235 441 1025 2011 2486 1055
3% 6% 14% 28% 34% 15%
Quality of lower-division courses in your major 196 412 1016 2238 2479 814
3% 6% 14% 31% 35% 11%
Quality of upper-division courses in your major 81 168 500 1713 3008 1652
1% 2% 7% 24% 42% 23%

Seen by Undeclared and Declared Single and Double Major Students

20. How satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your educational experience overall?

Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Advising by faculty on academic matters 297 654 1480 3927 3795 1180
3% 6% 13% 35% 33% 10%
Advising by student peer advisers on academic matters 260 560 1494 4726 3341 666
2% 5% 14% 43% 30% 6%
Advising by school or college staff on academic matters 368 627 1473 3985 3702 1081
3% 6% 13% 35% 33% 10%
Advising by departmental staff on academic matters 311 528 1269 3804 3831 1471
3% 5% 11% 34% 34% 13%
Quality of faculty instruction 94 233 708 2824 5062 2404
1% 2% 6% 25% 45% 21%
Quality of teaching by graduate student TAs 202 366 1014 3243 4476 2030
2% 3% 9% 29% 40% 18%
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 366 695 1651 3361 4050 1147
3% 6% 15% 30% 36% 10%
Availability of courses needed for graduation 493 731 1698 3142 4064 1194
4% 6% 15% 28% 36% 11%
Access to small classes 873 1367 2504 3114 2652 831
8% 12% 22% 27% 23% 7%
Access to faculty outside of class 273 592 1563 3725 4013 1130
2% 5% 14% 33% 36% 10%
Ability to get into a major that you want 321 394 864 2389 4702 2562
3% 4% 8% 21% 42% 23%
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 455 854 2050 3593 3109 1165
4% 8% 18% 32% 28% 10%
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., study abroad, internships) 302 581 1675 3931 3583 1097
3% 5% 15% 35% 32% 10%
Accessibility of library staff 111 241 807 3922 4673 1429
1% 2% 7% 35% 42% 13%
Availability of library research materials 92 174 603 3214 4786 2317
1% 2% 5% 29% 43% 21%

Seen by Declared Single and Double Major Students

21. 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?

Zero 2232 31%
1 1962 27%
2 1764 24%
3 902 12%
4 or more 456 6%

Seen by Declared Single Major Students

22. Would you like to evaluate another major?

Yes 115 2%
No, skip to next part of questionnaire 6427 98%

23.  Which major would you like to now evaluate? Your prior selection appears below.

First Major 510 86%
Other 84 14%

Note: On selecting "Other", the respondent is directed to "Please select your new major from the following list" question and asked to select a new major from a drop down list.

Seen by Declared Double Major Students

22. Would you like to evaluate another major?

Yes 152 20%
No, skip to next part of questionnaire 621 80%

23.  Which major would you like to now evaluate? Your prior selection appears below.

First Major 530 84%
Second Major 103 16%
Other 1 0%

Note: On selecting "Other", the respondent is directed to "Please select your new major from the following list" question and asked to select a new major from a drop down list.

If other, please select your major from this list.

ANTHROPOLOGY 1 1%
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 1%
ARCHITECTURE 2 2%
BIOENGINEERING 1 1%
BUSINESS ADMIN 3 4%
CHEM ENGR & NUC ENGR 1 1%
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 1 1%
CHEMISTRY 1 1%
CHINESE LANGUAGE 1 1%
CIVIL ENGINEERING 1 1%
CLASSICAL LANGUAGES 2 2%
COMP LITERATURE 1 1%
COMPUTER SCIENCE 4 5%
CONSERV&RSRC STUDIES 2 2%
DUTCH STUDIES 1 1%
ECONOMICS 1 1%
ENGLISH 2 2%
ENVIR SCIENCES 1 1%
ETHNIC STUDIES 1 1%
FILM 1 1%
FOREST & NATURAL RES 1 1%
FRENCH 3 4%
GEN & WOMEN'S STD 1 1%
GENETICS & PLANT BIO 1 1%
HISTORY OF ART 1 1%
INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY 6 7%
JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1 1%
LATIN-AMER STUDIES 2 2%
MATHEMATICS 2 2%
MECHANICAL ENGR 3 4%
MEDIA STUDIES 1 1%
MICROBIAL BIOLOGY 1 1%
MO&CEL BIO-P II,EM 2 3 4%
MO&CEL BIO-P1 I,EM 1 1 1%
MO&CEL BIO-P1 I,EM 3 1 1%
MOL ENV BIOLOGY 1 1%
MUSIC 2 2%
PHILOSOPHY 2 2%
PHYSICS 1 1%
PLANETARY SCI 1 1%
POLITICAL ECONOMY 4 5%
PSYCHOLOGY 2 2%
RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2 2%
SLAVIC LANG & LIT 1 1%
SOCIOLOGY 1 1%
SPANISH 1 1%
STATISTICS 3 4%
THEATR&PERFORMCE STD 5 6%
URBAN STUDIES 2 2%

Seen by Students Who Indicated That They Would Like to Evaluate "Another" Major (in question 22 above)

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

YesNo
Intellectual curiosity 236 17
93% 7%
Leads to a high paying job 86 165
34% 66%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 193 59
77% 23%
Complements desire to study abroad 87 165
35% 65%
Parental desires 47 206
19% 81%
Easy requirements 52 200
21% 79%
Allows time for other activities 77 174
31% 69%
Provides international opportunities 120 133
47% 53%
Prestige 122 130
48% 52%
Couldn't get into my first choice of major 18 233
7% 93%
Interest in subject area 239 14
94% 6%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 173 78
69% 31%
Other 31 166
16% 84%

If other, please elaborate: (N=29)

Seen by Students Who Indicated That They Would Like to Evaluate "Another" Major

25. 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? 218 35
86% 14%
Are the program requirements well defined? 221 32
87% 13%
Are department rules and policies clearly communicated? 208 44
83% 17%
Is the description of the major in the catalog accurate? 229 22
91% 9%
Are there open channels of communication between faculty and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions? 201 50
80% 20%
Are students treated equitably and fairly by the faculty? 221 31
88% 12%
Do faculty clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 231 20
92% 8%
Do faculty provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 203 46
82% 18%

Evaluation of "Another" Major

26. 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 12 19 40 57 70 52
5% 8% 16% 23% 28% 21%
Quality of lower-division courses in your major 10 14 33 54 84 53
4% 6% 13% 22% 34% 21%
Quality of upper-division courses in your major 8 7 22 39 93 81
3% 3% 9% 16% 37% 32%
Advising by faculty on academic matters 7 17 29 51 78 65
3% 7% 12% 21% 32% 26%
Advising by student peer advisers on academic matters 14 17 41 74 65 27
6% 7% 17% 31% 27% 11%
Advising by school or college staff on academic matters 15 16 34 74 65 45
6% 6% 14% 30% 26% 18%
Advising by departmental staff on academic matters 16 19 18 53 74 68
6% 8% 7% 21% 30% 27%
Quality of faculty instruction 6 5 22 36 92 89
2% 2% 9% 14% 37% 36%
Quality of teaching by graduate student TA's 9 12 28 40 77 81
4% 5% 11% 16% 31% 33%
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 9 14 37 62 81 44
4% 6% 15% 25% 33% 18%
Availability of courses needed for graduation 20 16 36 45 81 52
8% 6% 14% 18% 32% 21%
Access to small classes 27 28 40 53 44 56
11% 11% 16% 21% 18% 23%
Access to faculty outside of class 9 10 31 63 68 66
4% 4% 13% 26% 28% 27%
Ability to get into a major that you want 10 4 15 33 86 96
4% 2% 6% 14% 35% 39%
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 14 19 37 55 75 48
6% 8% 15% 22% 30% 19%
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., study abroad, internships) 11 10 47 65 65 44
5% 4% 19% 27% 27% 18%
Accessibility of library staff 8 2 32 51 94 55
3% 1% 13% 21% 39% 23%
Availability of library research materials 7 2 33 41 89 69
3% 1% 14% 17% 37% 29%

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