2010 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 3

Academic Experience Module

Civic Engagement Module

Student Life and Development Module

Wild Card Module (Connection with Cal and Advising)

Academic Experience & Globalization

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 disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
Berkeley has a strong commitment to undergraduate education 55 140 269 826 1061 341
2% 5% 10% 31% 39% 13%
Attending a university with world-class researchers is important to me 41 97 239 715 938 640
2% 4% 9% 27% 35% 24%
It doesn't really matter where I get my undergraduate education (UC, regional college, community college) since they are all similar in quality 859 882 498 277 130 42
32% 33% 19% 10% 5% 2%
The emphasis on research detracts from the quality of teaching on this campus 188 464 682 789 341 187
7% 18% 26% 30% 13% 7%

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

Not importantNot very importantSomewhat importantImportantVery importantEssential
Learning about faculty research 96 341 764 862 415 200
4% 13% 29% 32% 15% 7%
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 101 418 741 844 396 172
4% 16% 28% 32% 15% 6%
Learning research methods 58 206 587 874 580 358
2% 8% 22% 33% 22% 13%
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 126 355 627 763 474 329
5% 13% 23% 29% 18% 12%
Pursuing your own research 117 381 649 729 488 307
4% 14% 24% 27% 18% 11%
The prestige of this campus when you apply to grad school 30 81 313 726 831 696
1% 3% 12% 27% 31% 26%
The prestige of this campus when you apply for a job 16 46 260 678 877 790
1% 2% 10% 25% 33% 30%
Having access to a world-class library collection 29 137 426 777 691 602
1% 5% 16% 29% 26% 23%
Being able to attend plays, concerts, lectures, and other cultural 95 244 540 816 579 388
4% 9% 20% 31% 22% 15%

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 318 2347
12% 88%
Other internship (e.g., co-op, clinical assignment) 729 1912
28% 72%

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

Yes, doing now or have doneNo
Any UC study abroad, including summer study abroad 266 2407
10% 90%
Study abroad program affiliated with another college or university 131 2539
5% 95%
Traveled abroad for a service learning, volunteer, or work experience 371 2299
14% 86%
Traveled abroad for cross-cultural experience or informal education 472 2194
18% 82%
Traveled abroad for recreation 1139 1522
43% 57%
Enrolled in a course with an international/global focus 1078 1563
41% 59%
Obtained a certificate/minor/major with an international/global theme (e.g., in Latin American Studies) 250 2380
10% 90%

5. While attending UC Berkeley, how frequently have you engaged in the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Interacted with students from outside the U.S. in class (e.g., through section discussions, study groups or class projects) 116 364 773 569 546 302
4% 14% 29% 21% 20% 11%
Interacted with students from outside the U.S. in social settings (e.g., in clubs or student organizations, or in informal settings) 151 402 738 571 488 319
6% 15% 28% 21% 18% 12%
Developed a friendship with a student from outside the U.S. 236 455 701 483 462 324
9% 17% 26% 18% 17% 12%
Worked with a faculty member on a project with an international/global theme 1727 367 245 178 94 46
65% 14% 9% 7% 4% 2%
Presented a paper at a symposium or conference or participated in a panel on international / global topics 2026 239 166 126 66 25
77% 9% 6% 5% 2% 1%
Attended lectures, symposia, workshops or conferences on international/global topics 1078 592 495 259 143 71
41% 22% 19% 10% 5% 3%
Attended a performance with an international/global focus 1043 592 558 238 139 58
40% 23% 21% 9% 5% 2%

6. During this academic year, how frequently have you followed news about the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
The United States 31 205 519 572 742 598
1% 8% 19% 21% 28% 22%
Countries outside the United States 59 338 672 629 585 380
2% 13% 25% 24% 22% 14%
Global politics and diplomacy 130 459 699 564 479 319
5% 17% 26% 21% 18% 12%
Global climate and environmental issues 104 424 746 627 461 291
4% 16% 28% 24% 17% 11%
International business and economics 184 589 708 543 375 256
7% 22% 27% 20% 14% 10%
Global health issues 111 444 798 639 422 242
4% 17% 30% 24% 16% 9%
International conflicts and peace issues 105 424 724 581 479 338
4% 16% 27% 22% 18% 13%

7. As a UC Berkeley student, how would you rate your competencies below?

When you started hereCurrent ability level
Understanding of the complexities of global issues
Very poor 93 4%
Poor 479 18%
Fair 943 36%
Good 760 29%
Very good 260 10%
Excellent 102 4%
Very poor 28 1%
Poor 142 6%
Fair 487 19%
Good 887 35%
Very good 737 29%
Excellent 262 10%
Ability to apply disciplinary knowledge in a global context
Very poor 92 4%
Poor 468 18%
Fair 960 37%
Good 753 29%
Very good 249 10%
Excellent 96 4%
Very poor 32 1%
Poor 135 5%
Fair 520 21%
Good 902 36%
Very good 690 27%
Excellent 244 10%
Linguistic and cultural competency in at least one language other than my own
Very poor 186 7%
Poor 430 16%
Fair 768 29%
Good 712 27%
Very good 336 13%
Excellent 196 7%
Very poor 173 7%
Poor 343 14%
Fair 529 21%
Good 698 28%
Very good 517 20%
Excellent 274 11%
Ability to work with people from other cultures
Very poor 19 1%
Poor 97 4%
Fair 549 21%
Good 970 37%
Very good 674 26%
Excellent 317 12%
Very poor 10 0%
Poor 19 1%
Fair 197 8%
Good 770 30%
Very good 1016 40%
Excellent 528 21%
Comfort working with people from other cultures
Very poor 20 1%
Poor 96 4%
Fair 449 17%
Good 915 35%
Very good 705 27%
Excellent 435 17%
Very poor 10 0%
Poor 22 1%
Fair 156 6%
Good 665 26%
Very good 1005 40%
Excellent 680 27%

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

Not at allRarelyOccasionallyFrequentlyAll the time
Competing job responsibilities (i.e., paid employment) 1288 406 532 289 147
48% 15% 20% 11% 6%
Competing family responsibilities 801 703 692 305 158
30% 26% 26% 11% 6%
Other competing responsibilities (e.g., athletics, clubs, internship) 598 620 788 465 183
23% 23% 30% 18% 7%
Weak English skills 1933 337 248 92 49
73% 13% 9% 3% 2%
Weak math skills 1517 550 397 126 58
57% 21% 15% 5% 2%
Inadequate study skills (e.g., knowing how to start, knowing how to get help, organizing material) 721 777 758 276 130
27% 29% 28% 10% 5%
Poor study behaviors (e.g., wait till last minute, easily distracted, too much social time, too much web surfing) 328 516 915 600 298
12% 19% 34% 23% 11%
Bad study environment (e.g., noisy roommate, poor Internet access, inadequate computer or software) 465 745 935 368 149
17% 28% 35% 14% 6%
Feeling depressed, stressed, or upset 383 618 893 532 214
15% 23% 34% 20% 8%
Physical illness or condition 816 1035 573 164 64
31% 39% 22% 6% 2%

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

Not important 117 4%
Not very important 179 7%
Somewhat important 355 13%
Important 505 19%
Very important 679 25%
Essential 790 29%
Not applicable 65 2%
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Part 3: Community & Civic Engagement

Activities

1. Indicate the way in which you have been involved in the following activities or organizations this academic year.

Campus-based activities and organizations

Participant or memberOfficer or leaderNeither
Academic (e.g., math club, philosophy club) 473 195 1980
18% 7% 75%
Advocacy (e.g., Amnesty International, Living Wage Advocacy, Sierra Club) 232 92 2312
9% 3% 88%
Campus sports club (e.g., rugby club, Kendo club) 250 62 2330
9% 2% 88%
Campus varsity team (e.g., basketball, softball, soccer) 70 16 2543
3% 1% 97%
Governing bodies (e.g., student government, IFC, panhellenic, residence hall association) 113 84 2442
4% 3% 93%
Greek fraternity or sorority 187 150 2309
7% 6% 87%
Honor society 271 69 2298
10% 3% 87%
Media (e.g., campus newspaper, radio station) 110 51 2478
4% 2% 94%
Performing group (e.g., school band, dance team) 207 75 2361
8% 3% 89%
Political (e.g., Young Republicans, College Democrats) 132 30 2472
5% 1% 94%
Recreational (e.g., chess club, bike club, rock climbing club) 235 47 2352
9% 2% 89%
Religious (e.g., Korean Campus Ministry, World Peace Buddhist Club) 297 72 2259
11% 3% 86%
Service (e.g., Special Olympics volunteers Club, Jewish Social Action Committee) 414 147 2051
16% 6% 79%
Other campus-based club or organization 524 221 1817
20% 9% 71%

Off-campus activities and organizations

Participant or memberOfficer or leaderNeither
Off-campus club or organization 598 193 1831
23% 7% 70%

2. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Campus-based activities and organizations

Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
Opportunities for community service while here are important to me 106 188 301 868 775 414
4% 7% 11% 33% 29% 16%
Opportunities to develop my leadership skills while here are important to me 49 84 182 746 920 666
2% 3% 7% 28% 35% 25%
Opportunities to connect my academic work with community-based experience are important to me 62 92 202 768 877 630
2% 3% 8% 29% 33% 24%

Community Service and Leadership

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

No 1115 42%
Yes 1554 58%

Civic Engagement

3a. How did you get involved in 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.

YesNo
Through a related class 270 1186
19% 81%
Through a program where I receive course credit (e.g., field studies credit for tutoring) 269 1180
19% 81%
Through a formal service program (AmeriCorps, VISTA, etc.) where I receive pay or a stipend 91 1358
6% 94%
Through my fraternity or sorority 250 1204
17% 83%
Through another student organization on campus 813 658
55% 45%
Through a university department or program 177 1271
12% 88%
Through my religious organization or church 241 1212
17% 83%
Through my internship 149 1298
10% 90%
I found the work on my own 549 904
38% 62%
Other 88 1153
7% 93%

If other, please elaborate (N=73)

3b. What was the focus of the organization where you did this community service? (Select all that apply.)

Access and success in higher education 271 18%
Agriculture/nutrition 84 6%
Animal welfare 47 3%
Arts education 70 5%
Arts, community/public arts (all disciplines) 100 7%
Child care 198 13%
Civil rights/human rights 125 9%
Conflict resolution 37 3%
Crime/criminal justice 33 2%
Disability issues 78 5%
Disaster preparedness 32 2%
Diversity/multiculturalism 127 9%
Economic development 62 4%
Education, pre-K to community college 387 26%
Environment/sustainability issues 240 16%
Global citizenship 58 4%
Health 344 23%
HIV/AIDS 67 5%
Housing/homelessness 214 15%
Hunger 258 18%
Immigrants/migrant worker rights 105 7%
International issues 123 8%
Legal aid 59 4%
Mental health 70 5%
Mentoring 323 22%
Parenting 18 1%
Poverty 241 16%
Reading/writing 105 7%
Senior/elder services 124 8%
Sexual assault 36 2%
Substance abuse 29 2%
Tax form preparation 25 2%
Technology 28 2%
Transportation 9 1%
Tutoring 292 20%
Voting 42 3%
Women's issues 102 7%
Other 96 7%

3c. If your involvement in community service was through a related class, please list the name and number of the course:

Course name and number:

(N=235)    [Contact OPA for more information]

3d. Please name up to three organizations and their location (for example, "United Way, Oakland, CA") where you participated in community engagement during this academic year:

Organization name and location

(N=974)    [Contact OPA for more information]

Organization name and location

(N=453)    [Contact OPA for more information]

Organization name and location

(N=190)    [Contact OPA for more information]

3e. Thinking about your participation in all forms of community service, which includes service through clubs, courses, and one-time events, please estimate how many total hours of service you completed this academic year:

One to ten hours 535 37%
Eleven to twenty hours 302 21%
Twenty-one to fifty hours 294 20%
Fifty-one to one hundred hours 180 12%
More than one hundred hours 130 9%

3f. Which of the following were significant reasons for getting involved in community service?

A significant reasonNot a significant reason
Required as part of my academic program 191 1237
13% 87%
Required by my fraternity/sorority 199 1216
14% 86%
Unique or interesting opportunity arose to participate 997 441
69% 31%
Encouragement from friends or family 515 909
36% 64%
Belief in the particular cause 1045 398
72% 28%
Location of where the work was to be conducted 546 872
39% 61%
Opportunity to learn new things 924 510
64% 36%
Opportunity to enhance my academic achievement 529 897
37% 63%
Opportunities to develop leadership skills 779 645
55% 45%
Become a better citizen and community participant 1050 385
73% 27%
Change conditions in the community 964 466
67% 33%
Strengthen my resume for graduate school or employment 645 777
45% 55%
Other 62 1118
5% 95%

If other, please elaborate (N=42)

Service-Learning Courses

Service-learning courses involve combining academic learning with service participation with non-profits, citizens groups, or governmental entities to support infrastructure or programming that allows these groups to meet community-identified needs and issues. Students work on a wide range of issues and perform a wide variety of tasks, some example being working in after-school programs, homeless shelters, pre-K to 12 education, Adult Basic Education, citizenship education, clinics, employment programs, violence prevention efforts, the environment, and the arts.

3g. During this academic year, how many times have you enrolled in a course that had a service learning component?

Zero 1199 82%
Once 194 13%
Twice 54 4%
Three times 8 1%
More than three times 5 0%

What was the average number of total service hours for the service-learning courses you took?

One to ten hours 99 39%
Eleven to twenty-five hours 71 28%
Twenty-six to fifty hours 56 22%
More than fifty hours 28 11%

3h. In addition to voluntary community service activities, there are other critical community involvement activities. To what extent have you been involved in the following community-focused experiences during this academic year:

To what extent have you been involved in the following community-focused experiences during this academic year:

Not at allOne term or lessMore than one term
Course-based service-learning 1203 188 49
84% 13% 3%
Study abroad or other internationally-based experience 1255 150 38
87% 10% 3%
Volunteer or community service experience 610 429 402
42% 30% 28%
Internship or clinical practicum 1124 188 125
78% 13% 9%
Academic field study 1181 173 82
82% 12% 6%
Community-based research 1275 117 43
89% 8% 3%
Business apprenticeship 1360 51 21
95% 4% 1%
Other 1190 17 18
97% 1% 1%

If other, please elaborate (N=15)

3i. In your community-focused experiences during this academic year, were you engaged in any of the following issues/activities?

YesNo
Political or legislative work 190 1249
13% 87%
Charity 535 903
37% 63%
Disaster relief or incident response 236 1201
16% 84%
Protest or march for a particular cause 418 1015
29% 71%
Social justice-related activities 363 1075
25% 75%
Community empowerment and development 548 890
38% 62%
Religious-related work 239 1196
17% 83%
Career or professional development experiences 424 1009
30% 70%
Experiences for academic learning and development 523 903
37% 63%
Other 36 1158
3% 97%

If other, please elaborate (N=24)

3j. To what extent has participation in community-focused activities at this University influenced your desire to continue community-focused activities after you graduate?

Not at all 272 19%
To some extent 790 54%
To a great extent 400 27%

National and Global Engagement

4. Do you consider yourself to be a

Democrat 1429 56%
Republican 211 8%
Independent 658 26%
Other 265 10%

4a. Do you consider yourself to be a strong Democrat?

Yes 475 35%
No 895 65%

4a. Do you consider yourself to be a strong Republican?

Yes 54 26%
No 153 74%

4a. Do you lean more toward the Democratic Party or Republican Party?

Democratic 664 82%
Republican 149 18%

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

Right direction 933 36%
Wrong direction 547 21%
Don't know 1088 42%

6. During this academic year, how frequently have you followed news about the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
The United States 46 188 650 587 573 521
2% 7% 25% 23% 22% 20%
Countries outside the United States 78 332 694 618 490 352
3% 13% 27% 24% 19% 14%
Global politics and diplomacy 118 456 741 523 409 308
5% 18% 29% 20% 16% 12%
Global climate and environmental issues 101 437 741 561 421 295
4% 17% 29% 22% 16% 12%
International business and economics 181 618 724 467 306 264
7% 24% 28% 18% 12% 10%
Global health issues 114 481 802 591 329 239
4% 19% 31% 23% 13% 9%
International conflicts and peace issues 120 443 747 529 403 309
5% 17% 29% 21% 16% 12%

7. As a UC Berkeley student, how would you rate your competencies below?

When you started hereCurrent ability level
Understanding of the complexities of global issues
Very poor 104 4%
Poor 442 18%
Fair 842 34%
Good 727 29%
Very good 280 11%
Excellent 104 4%
Very poor 29 1%
Poor 141 6%
Fair 477 20%
Good 810 33%
Very good 678 28%
Excellent 285 12%
Ability to apply disciplinary knowledge in a global context
Very poor 93 4%
Poor 433 17%
Fair 894 36%
Good 700 28%
Very good 273 11%
Excellent 96 4%
Very poor 28 1%
Poor 150 6%
Fair 445 19%
Good 839 35%
Very good 665 28%
Excellent 271 11%
Linguistic and cultural competency in at least one language other than my own
Very poor 169 7%
Poor 344 14%
Fair 779 31%
Good 676 27%
Very good 340 14%
Excellent 185 7%
Very poor 133 6%
Poor 291 12%
Fair 514 21%
Good 666 28%
Very good 515 21%
Excellent 290 12%
Ability to work with people from other cultures
Very poor 22 1%
Poor 106 4%
Fair 506 20%
Good 933 37%
Very good 627 25%
Excellent 300 12%
Very poor 11 0%
Poor 25 1%
Fair 187 8%
Good 711 29%
Very good 927 38%
Excellent 556 23%
Comfort working with people from other cultures
Very poor 23 1%
Poor 101 4%
Fair 445 18%
Good 844 34%
Very good 668 27%
Excellent 402 16%
Very poor 9 0%
Poor 27 1%
Fair 181 8%
Good 616 26%
Very good 915 38%
Excellent 662 27%

8. In the classroom, how often have you been asked to

NeverRarelyOccasionallySometimesOftenVery often
Acknowledge personal differences 307 501 494 642 437 135
12% 20% 20% 26% 17% 5%
Appreciate the world from someone else's perspective 178 284 499 688 656 209
7% 11% 20% 27% 26% 8%
Interact with someone with views that are different from your own 93 181 420 652 822 341
4% 7% 17% 26% 33% 14%
Discuss and navigate controversial issues 128 279 430 699 701 269
5% 11% 17% 28% 28% 11%
Define an issue or challenge and identify possible solutions 129 249 436 675 719 296
5% 10% 17% 27% 29% 12%
Implement a solution to an issue or challenge 186 385 499 658 567 212
7% 15% 20% 26% 23% 8%
Reflect upon the solution of an issue or challenge 139 268 475 701 655 262
6% 11% 19% 28% 26% 10%
Reflect on community or social issues as a shared responsibility 187 332 495 669 573 238
7% 13% 20% 27% 23% 10%
Reflect on your responsibility for community or social issues 196 368 479 681 557 202
8% 15% 19% 27% 22% 8%
Act on community or social issues 370 602 499 544 344 115
15% 24% 20% 22% 14% 5%

9. Outside the classroom, how often do you

NeverRarelyOccasionallySometimesOftenVery often
Acknowledge personal differences 47 152 375 573 922 440
2% 6% 15% 23% 37% 18%
Appreciate the world from someone else's perspective 44 112 360 644 901 449
2% 4% 14% 26% 36% 18%
Interact with someone with views that are different from your own 39 116 334 557 905 560
2% 5% 13% 22% 36% 22%
Discuss and navigate controversial issues 55 219 438 701 707 385
2% 9% 17% 28% 28% 15%
Define an issue or challenge and identify possible solutions 62 226 468 665 717 367
2% 9% 19% 27% 29% 15%
Implement a solution to an issue or challenge 122 366 498 638 588 289
5% 15% 20% 26% 24% 12%
Reflect upon the solution of an issue or challenge 71 248 467 684 679 343
3% 10% 19% 27% 27% 14%
Reflect on community or social issues as a shared responsibility 96 274 461 678 645 347
4% 11% 18% 27% 26% 14%
Reflect on your individual responsibility for community or social issues 93 256 460 656 645 375
4% 10% 19% 26% 26% 15%
Act on community or social issues 202 474 507 624 463 226
8% 19% 20% 25% 19% 9%
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Part 3: Student Life and Development

Goals and Aspirations

1. Indicate how important each of the following college goals is to you.

Not importantSomewhat importantVery important
Be in a position to give something back to my community after finishing my education 184 910 1505
7% 35% 58%
Acquire a well-rounded general education 77 608 1910
3% 23% 74%
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 120 446 2021
5% 17% 78%
Achieve a high GPA 200 1079 1319
8% 42% 51%
Form romantic relationships 814 1137 647
31% 44% 25%
Establish meaningful friendships 80 627 1892
3% 24% 73%
Prepare for graduate or professional school 178 715 1703
7% 28% 66%
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 45 436 2109
2% 17% 81%
Be in a position to make a lot of money after finishing my education 439 1127 1030
17% 43% 40%
Explore new ideas 68 746 1783
3% 29% 69%
Enjoy my college years before assuming adult responsibilities 311 829 1445
12% 32% 56%
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 218 827 1546
8% 32% 60%
Develop an in-depth understanding of a specific field of study 86 678 1830
3% 26% 71%
Integrate spirituality into my life 1239 697 647
48% 27% 25%
Establish social networks that will help further my career 205 1074 1300
8% 42% 50%
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 445 1045 1094
17% 40% 42%

Perceptions and Campus Climate

2. Based on your experience and observation, rate the general climate for students at Berkeley along the following dimensions:

Campus Climate is

Friendly Hostile
385 1067 716 305 92 36
15% 41% 28% 12% 4% 1%
Caring           Impersonal
208 576 811 516 355 130
8% 22% 31% 20% 14% 5%
Intellectual Not Intellectual
1123 962 358 105 32 17
43% 37% 14% 4% 1% 1%
Tolerant of diversity Intolerant of diversity
717 1096 529 181 56 21
28% 42% 20% 7% 2% 1%
Safe Dangerous
231 745 819 512 252 37
9% 29% 32% 20% 10% 1%
Too hard academically          Too easy academically
260 983 1120 192 26 11
10% 38% 43% 7% 1% 0%
Affordable Not Affordable
100 459 811 658 414 160
4% 18% 31% 25% 16% 6%

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 232 399 852 533 378 178
9% 16% 33% 21% 15% 7%
Their political opinions were very different from yours 172 408 874 563 378 171
7% 16% 34% 22% 15% 7%
They were an immigrant or from an immigrant family 222 371 757 553 434 229
9% 14% 30% 22% 17% 9%
They were of a different nationality than your own 120 220 688 599 563 374
5% 9% 27% 23% 22% 15%
They were of a different race or ethnicity than your own 118 205 683 568 592 391
5% 8% 27% 22% 23% 15%
Their gender was different 162 312 638 606 515 328
6% 12% 25% 24% 20% 13%
Their sexual orientation was different 276 548 731 496 338 171
11% 21% 29% 19% 13% 7%
They were from a different social class 161 306 784 625 442 235
6% 12% 31% 24% 17% 9%
They had physical or other observable disabilities 461 833 679 332 159 90
18% 33% 27% 13% 6% 4%
They had learning, psychological, or other disabilities that are not readily apparent 581 848 607 276 154 78
23% 33% 24% 11% 6% 3%

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

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus 29 59 150 458 766 331
2% 3% 8% 26% 43% 18%
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 25 57 139 469 791 311
1% 3% 8% 26% 44% 17%
Students of my gender are respected on this campus 11 21 91 394 866 409
1% 1% 5% 22% 48% 23%
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 27 55 127 487 781 305
2% 3% 7% 27% 44% 17%
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 24 57 143 453 773 338
1% 3% 8% 25% 43% 19%
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 16 24 59 277 849 545
1% 1% 3% 16% 48% 31%
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 21 43 110 402 783 396
1% 2% 6% 23% 45% 23%
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 30 36 112 437 725 319
2% 2% 7% 26% 44% 19%

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Races or ethnicities 1708 549 194 75 30 8
67% 21% 8% 3% 1% 0%
Genders 1739 537 184 71 23 10
68% 21% 7% 3% 1% 0%
Sexual orientations 1920 443 115 53 15 8
75% 17% 5% 2% 1% 0%
Political affiliation, opinions or beliefs 1152 618 443 182 106 54
45% 24% 17% 7% 4% 2%
Religions 1661 511 222 99 45 21
65% 20% 9% 4% 2% 1%
Social classes 1789 487 165 77 29 15
70% 19% 6% 3% 1% 1%
Immigrant backgrounds 1878 456 120 64 21 10
74% 18% 5% 3% 1% 0%
Physical or other observable disabilities 2056 369 67 45 11 5
81% 14% 3% 2% 0% 0%
Learning, psychological, or other disabilities that are not readily apparent 2037 362 78 47 12 7
80% 14% 3% 2% 0% 0%

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Races or ethnicities 1792 436 208 67 28 14
70% 17% 8% 3% 1% 1%
Genders 1858 410 177 64 25 12
73% 16% 7% 3% 1% 0%
Sexual orientations 1892 384 154 69 25 12
75% 15% 6% 3% 1% 0%
Political affiliation, opinions or beliefs 1714 419 223 103 56 26
67% 16% 9% 4% 2% 1%
Religions 1860 392 172 74 30 15
73% 15% 7% 3% 1% 1%
Social classes 1863 409 161 69 30 13
73% 16% 6% 3% 1% 1%
Immigrant backgrounds 1896 388 148 69 25 14
75% 15% 6% 3% 1% 1%
Physical or other observable disabilities 2006 345 118 48 16 7
79% 14% 5% 2% 1% 0%
Psychological, learning or other disabilities that are not readily apparent 1983 352 112 48 20 11
79% 14% 4% 2% 1% 0%

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Races or ethnicities 357 595 884 404 202 112
14% 23% 35% 16% 8% 4%
Genders 592 642 735 321 174 83
23% 25% 29% 13% 7% 3%
Sexual orientations 521 651 742 333 197 102
20% 26% 29% 13% 8% 4%
Political affiliation, opinions or beliefs 352 512 777 452 283 177
14% 20% 30% 18% 11% 7%
Religions 545 682 692 330 183 119
21% 27% 27% 13% 7% 5%
Social classes 795 747 564 231 140 70
31% 29% 22% 9% 5% 3%
Immigrant backgrounds 807 689 596 247 126 81
32% 27% 23% 10% 5% 3%
Physical or other observable disabilities 1199 686 416 138 66 44
47% 27% 16% 5% 3% 2%
Psychological, learning or other disabilities that are not readily apparent 1236 674 391 129 65 46
49% 27% 15% 5% 3% 2%

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

When you started hereCurrent ability level
My own racial and ethnic identity
Very poor 23 1%
Poor 112 4%
Fair 458 18%
Good 920 36%
Very good 579 23%
Excellent 439 17%
Very poor 18 1%
Poor 37 1%
Fair 180 7%
Good 791 32%
Very good 868 35%
Excellent 601 24%
Social class and economic differences/issues
Very poor 18 1%
Poor 146 6%
Fair 608 24%
Good 997 40%
Very good 479 19%
Excellent 272 11%
Very poor 14 1%
Poor 23 1%
Fair 164 7%
Good 817 33%
Very good 984 39%
Excellent 493 20%
Racial and ethnic differences/issues
Very poor 17 1%
Poor 134 5%
Fair 595 24%
Good 1031 41%
Very good 477 19%
Excellent 255 10%
Very poor 15 1%
Poor 19 1%
Fair 169 7%
Good 785 32%
Very good 1001 40%
Excellent 488 20%
Gender differences/issues
Very poor 29 1%
Poor 144 6%
Fair 585 23%
Good 1034 41%
Very good 477 19%
Excellent 240 10%
Very poor 19 1%
Poor 29 1%
Fair 198 8%
Good 865 35%
Very good 908 36%
Excellent 469 19%
Sexual orientation differences/issues
Very poor 53 2%
Poor 241 10%
Fair 615 25%
Good 949 38%
Very good 413 16%
Excellent 239 10%
Very poor 19 1%
Poor 43 2%
Fair 231 9%
Good 857 34%
Very good 873 35%
Excellent 464 19%
Physical or other observable disabilities
Very poor 56 2%
Poor 255 10%
Fair 708 28%
Good 907 36%
Very good 374 15%
Excellent 212 8%
Very poor 25 1%
Poor 102 4%
Fair 424 17%
Good 947 38%
Very good 657 26%
Excellent 330 13%
Learning, psychological, or other disabilities that are not readily apparent
Very poor 68 3%
Poor 271 11%
Fair 733 29%
Good 860 34%
Very good 364 15%
Excellent 211 8%
Very poor 41 2%
Poor 123 5%
Fair 477 19%
Good 890 36%
Very good 623 25%
Excellent 340 14%

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

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel valued as an individual on this campus 107 246 500 957 598 133
4% 10% 20% 38% 24% 5%
There is a clear sense of appropriate and inappropriate behavior on this campus 51 204 487 1036 632 134
2% 8% 19% 41% 25% 5%
I am proud to be a student at this campus 35 35 113 518 967 875
1% 1% 4% 20% 38% 34%
Most students are proud to attend this school 9 19 77 563 1162 714
0% 1% 3% 22% 46% 28%
This institution values students' opinions 70 148 410 913 713 286
3% 6% 16% 36% 28% 11%
Academic cheating is a problem on this campus 160 783 763 542 191 97
6% 31% 30% 21% 8% 4%
Alcohol use is a problem on this campus 138 552 778 644 289 131
5% 22% 31% 25% 11% 5%
Drug use is a problem on this campus 140 503 738 695 302 146
6% 20% 29% 28% 12% 6%
Diversity is important on this campus 48 85 171 644 968 621
2% 3% 7% 25% 38% 24%
Diversity is important to me 47 65 147 535 847 892
2% 3% 6% 21% 33% 35%

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?

Never 152 6%
Rarely 548 21%
Occasionally 815 32%
Somewhat often 438 17%
Often 328 13%
Very often 280 11%

11.  In this academic year, what was your experience with Berkeley Student Counseling & Support Services' counseling and psychological services?

Didn't need 1844 72%
Needed but didn't use 445 17%
Used the service at least once 275 11%

11a. 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 120 315
28% 72%
I didn't know what it offered 252 181
58% 42%
I didn't know if I was eligible 230 200
53% 47%
I didn't know how to access it 268 163
62% 38%
I didn't think it would help 270 161
63% 37%
I had concerns about possible costs 248 180
58% 42%
I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality 160 266
38% 62%
I was embarrassed to use it 234 197
54% 46%
I didn't have enough time 346 90
79% 21%
It has a poor reputation 54 370
13% 87%
The hours are inconvenient 82 339
19% 81%
The location is inconvenient 93 327
22% 78%
The wait for an appointment was too long 73 343
18% 82%
I got help from another university service or staff person 37 385
9% 91%
I got help off campus 106 316
25% 75%

11a. Was the treatment that you received effective?

Very effective 42 15%
Effective 176 65%
Not effective 44 16%
Not applicable 10 4%

11b. Please rate the quality of service that you received.

Excellent 84 31%
Good 134 50%
Fair 42 16%
Poor 10 4%

11c. How could the Student Counseling & Support Services' counseling service better serve your needs? Please be specific.

(N=45)    [Contact OPA for more information]

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 UC Berkeley.

(N=1785)    [Contact OPA for more information]

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 UC Berkeley.

(N=1678)    [Contact OPA for more information]

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" describes who you are?

Artsy students 520 21%
Athletes/jocks 276 11%
Conservative students 274 11%
Feminist students 259 11%
Fraternity/sorority members 291 12%
Immigrant students 358 15%
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or self-identified queer students 111 5%
Liberal students 689 28%
Partiers 358 15%
Religious or spiritual students 393 16%
Slackers 269 11%
Students from very poor backgrounds 368 15%
Students from very rich backgrounds 91 4%
Students in my major or field of interest 1590 65%
Students involved in my campus organization 925 38%
Students of my racial or ethnic background 913 37%
Students who are serious about getting good grades 1175 48%
Students with disabilities 73 3%
Transfer students 507 21%

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

Artsy students 90 4%
Athletes/jocks 70 3%
Conservative students 23 1%
Feminist students 27 1%
Fraternity/sorority members 101 4%
Immigrant students 76 3%
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or self-identified queer students 15 1%
Liberal students 112 5%
Partiers 32 1%
Religious or spiritual students 132 5%
Slackers 78 3%
Students from very poor backgrounds 69 3%
Students from very rich backgrounds 9 0%
Students in my major or field of interest 631 25%
Students involved in my campus organization 234 9%
Students of my racial or ethnic background 222 9%
Students who are serious about getting good grades 357 14%
Students with disabilities 10 0%
Transfer students 200 8%

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

Artsy students 78 3%
Athletes/jocks 322 13%
Conservative students 202 8%
Feminist students 79 3%
Fraternity/sorority members 350 14%
Immigrant students 51 2%
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or self-identified queer students 328 13%
Liberal students 23 1%
Partiers 279 11%
Religious or spiritual students 181 7%
Slackers 184 7%
Students from very poor backgrounds 41 2%
Students from very rich backgrounds 150 6%
Students in my major or field of interest 20 1%
Students involved in my campus organization 14 1%
Students of my racial or ethnic background 16 1%
Students who are serious about getting good grades 17 1%
Students with disabilities 127 5%
Transfer students 61 2%
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Part 3: Your Connection with Cal and Experiences with Advising

This section is designed to help the campus administration understand better how undergraduates such as yourself experience a sense of connection with Cal. It includes questions about how the California Alumni Association might better serve you after you graduate and questions about the best and worst advice you have received as an undergraduate here at Cal. 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.  What is the one activity, involvement or ongoing experience that makes you feel most connected with Cal? (Please write the name of this or describe briefly.)

(N=2528)     [Contact OPA for more information]

1a. Which of these best describes the nature of this experience at Cal?

Primarily ACADEMIC (related to your major, etc.) 1198 42%
Primarily CO-CURRICULAR (student group or other organized activity) 932 32%
Primarily INTERPERSONAL (friends, informal activities) 570 20%
Other 184 6%

2. Which of these best describes how you identify with Cal?

It is my core identity – I am a Cal student! 383 13%
It is a very important part of who I am 1239 41%
It is a somewhat important part of who I am 861 29%
It is a part of who I am but not that important 449 15%
I do NOT identify with Cal at all 83 3%

3. How much interaction have you had with Cal alumni, not including family members, this past year?

A great deal 215 7%
Some 655 22%
A little 998 33%
None at all 1149 38%

3a. What is the nature of your interaction with alumni?  (Check all that apply.)

Student-alumni networking events 614 31%
Student-alumni mentorship programs 137 7%
Alumni advising for your student group or major 368 19%
Alumni speakers 520 27%
Other 813 41%

4. Are you aware that there is an Alumni Association for UC Berkeley?

Yes 2394 80%
No 357 12%
Not Sure 255 8%

5. What is your impression of the Alumni Association?

Not enough information to have an impression 1949 66%
Very positive 274 9%
Somewhat positive 579 20%
Somewhat negative 144 5%
Very negative 23 1%

6. Which of the following programs and services are most important for the alumni association to provide you with after you graduate from Cal? Please check up to 3:

Ability to locate fellow alumni 891 33%
Alumni Association membership with special benefits 823 30%
Alumni chapter/group based on my geographical location, special interests or ethnicity 485 18%
Alumni social events (Homecoming, Charter Gala, tailgates) 616 22%
Cal faculty and alumni lectures and presentations 527 19%
Career services 2024 74%
Graduate/Professional School Assistance (Help with application, Test preparation) 1390 51%
Face-to-face networking with other alumni 962 35%
Online networking with other alumni 686 25%
News, stories and information about Cal 480 18%
Travel and recreational programs for alumni 511 19%
Volunteer opportunities 695 25%

7. Which of the following do you think you will use extensively to stay connected with your Cal friends after graduation?  Please check all that apply:

I don't intend to stay connected with Cal friends. 46 2%
@cal 308 10%
Facebook 2703 90%
LinkedIn 254 8%
Twitter 111 4%
Individual texts 1586 53%
Individual emails 1965 66%
Phone 2034 68%
I do not know 222 7%
Other 113 4%

8. After graduation how do you think you will stay connected with Cal?  Please check up to 2.

I don't intend to stay connected with Cal after I graduate. 142 5%
Through my personal Cal social network. 1724 58%
Through my academic department. 788 26%
Through the Cal Alumni Association. 739 25%
Through a non-academic department. 335 11%
Through the UC Berkeley website or UC Berkeley e-newsletters. 602 20%
I do not know 776 26%

9. After graduation, do you think you would consider UC Berkeley as one of your choices for your charitable contributions?

Yes 1203 40%
No 228 8%
Not Sure 1557 52%

If not, why not? (N=203)

If so, why? (N=996)

10. What other kind of institution, program or cause do you think will be a priority for you to support with your charitable contributions after graduation?

Environmental 1134 40%
Humanitarian 1309 46%
Animal Rights/Protection 360 13%
Sports 248 9%
Arts 669 24%
Political 372 13%
Education (preK-12) 1117 40%
Education (higher education) 1251 44%
Religious 385 14%
Health 828 29%
Other 126 4%

11. How important do you think financial contributions from alumni (i.e., private donations) are to keeping Berkeley the best university in all aspects of research and education?

Essential 965 33%
Very Important 1165 39%
Somewhat Important 747 25%
Not that Important 92 3%

12. Have your parents ever made a financial contribution to UC Berkeley?

Yes 637 21%
No 1671 56%
Not Sure 671 23%

13. Have you heard of the Senior Gift Campaign?

Yes 1050 35%
No 1724 58%
Not Sure 211 7%

14. What portion of the UC Berkeley's annual budget would you guess is funded by each of these four sources?

10%20%30%40%50%60%70%
State government 298 742 891 515 335 115 58
10% 25% 30% 17% 11% 4% 2%
Federal government 1237 901 498 187 67 29 23
42% 31% 17% 6% 2% 1% 1%
Private donations 909 826 575 342 162 91 37
31% 28% 20% 12% 6% 3% 1%
Student tuition & fees 295 618 748 582 347 210 148
10% 21% 25% 20% 12% 7% 5%

15. Please tell us about the BEST advice that you have received at Cal as an undergraduate.

15a. Who offered this advice?

Another Cal undergraduate 1006 36%
Your parent or guardian 444 16%
Alumni/previous Cal student 302 11%
A friend not enrolled at Cal 148 5%
Another relative of yours 118 4%
A Cal faculty member 425 15%
A Cal graduate student 144 5%
Other 196 7%

15b. What was the advice?

(N=2201)     [Contact OPA for more information]

15c. How did this advice affect your undergraduate education?

(N=2129)     [Contact OPA for more information]

16. Please tell us about the WORST advice that you have received at Cal as an undergraduate.

16a.  Who offered this advice?

Another Cal undergraduate 808 36%
Your parent or guardian 180 8%
Alumni/previous Cal student 73 3%
A friend not enrolled at Cal 307 14%
Another relative of yours 89 4%
A Cal faculty member 282 13%
A Cal graduate student 43 2%
Other 441 20%

16b. What was the advice?

(N=1765)     [Contact OPA for more information]

16c. How did this advice affect your undergraduate education?

(N=1716)     [Contact OPA for more information]

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

Yes 394 14%
No 2466 86%

17a. Please explain what happened:

(N=245)     [Contact OPA for more information]

17b. Please describe how you decided which advice to follow

(N=233)     [Contact OPA for more information]

18. To what extent has advising from university staff met your needs as a Cal undergraduate?

Did not meet my needs at all 229 8%
Met some of my needs 1594 54%
Met most of my needs 950 32%
Met all of my needs 167 6%

Closing Comment

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 and use fewer than 50 words (256 characters).

(N=8758)     [Contact OPA for more information]

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