2011 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 1

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Academic Engagement
Time Allocation
Academic and Personal Development
Campus Climate for Diversity
Plans and Aspirations
Overall Satisfaction and Agreement
Evaluation of the Major
Evaluation of Educational Experience

Academic Engagement

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 90 816 2276 1653 1612 1303
1% 11% 29% 21% 21% 17%
Brought up ideas or concepts from different courses during class discussions 334 1504 2438 1592 1197 665
4% 19% 32% 21% 15% 9%
Asked an insightful question in class 376 1609 2514 1560 1044 563
5% 21% 33% 20% 14% 7%
Found a course so interesting that you did more work than was required 509 1613 2475 1575 947 541
7% 21% 32% 21% 12% 7%
Chosen challenging courses, when possible, even though you might lower your GPA by doing so 313 885 1922 1767 1614 1217
4% 11% 25% 23% 21% 16%
Made a class presentation 780 1391 2504 1461 1022 545
10% 18% 33% 19% 13% 7%
Had a class in which the professor knew or learned your name 683 1417 1994 1429 1111 1077
9% 18% 26% 19% 14% 14%

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Taken a small research-oriented seminar with faculty 4814 867 781 529 390 291
63% 11% 10% 7% 5% 4%
Communicated with a faculty member by e-mail or in person 237 941 2276 1611 1330 1268
3% 12% 30% 21% 17% 17%
Talked with the instructor outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a course 1076 1790 2047 1269 846 624
14% 23% 27% 17% 11% 8%
Interacted with faculty during lecture class sessions 1130 1991 2084 1129 727 550
15% 26% 27% 15% 10% 7%
Worked with a faculty member on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity) 4080 1393 963 527 359 333
53% 18% 13% 7% 5% 4%

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Turned in a course assignment late 4095 2388 860 213 109 51
53% 31% 11% 3% 1% 1%
Gone to class without completing assigned reading 420 1521 2598 1578 1009 581
5% 20% 34% 20% 13% 8%
Gone to class unprepared 568 2314 2756 1153 617 293
7% 30% 36% 15% 8% 4%
Skipped class 1028 3189 2119 699 403 243
13% 42% 28% 9% 5% 3%
Raised your standard for acceptable effort due to the high standards of a faculty member 478 1034 2412 1911 1344 499
6% 13% 31% 25% 18% 6%
Extensively revised a paper at least once before submitting it to be graded 595 987 1816 1584 1509 1203
8% 13% 24% 21% 20% 16%
Sought academic help from instructor or tutor when needed 832 1348 2102 1373 1209 766
11% 18% 28% 18% 16% 10%
Worked on class projects or studied as a group with other classmates outside of class 368 992 1988 1672 1496 1181
5% 13% 26% 22% 19% 15%
Helped a classmate better understand the course material when studying together 348 878 2234 1831 1520 869
5% 11% 29% 24% 20% 11%

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

0-10% 124 2%
11-20% 68 1%
21-30% 435 6%
31-40% 187 2%
41-50% 681 9%
51-60% 672 9%
61-70% 1116 15%
71-80% 1745 23%
81-90% 1170 15%
91-100% 1483 19%

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Time Allocation

5.  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 7 204 942 2566 2386 1100 302 187
0% 3% 12% 33% 31% 14% 4% 2%
Studying and other academic activities outside of class 43 781 1765 1903 1354 827 433 553
1% 10% 23% 25% 18% 11% 6% 7%
Paid employment (include paid internships) 4093 578 1050 962 501 212 101 106
54% 8% 14% 13% 7% 3% 1% 1%
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours did you work on campus? 5061 449 878 655 313 111 49 81
67% 6% 12% 9% 4% 1% 1% 1%
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours were related to your academic interests? 5574 635 539 401 198 91 56 83
74% 8% 7% 5% 3% 1% 1% 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 1790 4708 730 236 107 58 20 32
23% 61% 10% 3% 1% 1% 0% 0%
Performing community service or volunteer activities 3304 2982 770 324 141 58 29 55
43% 39% 10% 4% 2% 1% 0% 1%
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 1122 3899 1627 623 203 90 49 70
15% 51% 21% 8% 3% 1% 1% 1%
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 5174 1620 431 235 109 44 21 44
67% 21% 6% 3% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Participating in student clubs or organizations 2301 2864 1236 646 294 118 58 121
30% 37% 16% 8% 4% 2% 1% 2%
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 1610 3712 1338 579 231 88 42 71
21% 48% 17% 8% 3% 1% 1% 1%
Socializing with friends 221 2684 2434 1272 580 210 91 199
3% 35% 32% 17% 8% 3% 1% 3%
Partying 3224 3061 882 283 113 53 26 39
42% 40% 11% 4% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Spending time with family 3912 2421 615 282 140 89 55 115
51% 32% 8% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2%
Using the computer or smart phone for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, e-mail/instant messaging, etc.) 266 2205 2018 1391 844 345 167 451
3% 29% 26% 18% 11% 4% 2% 6%
Watching TV 2988 2928 1021 394 175 66 25 61
39% 38% 13% 5% 2% 1% 0% 1%
Commuting to school and to work 2323 4073 808 255 102 37 21 48
30% 53% 11% 3% 1% 0% 0% 1%

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

0-2 27 0%
3-4 385 5%
5-6 3451 45%
7-8 3494 45%
9-10 331 4%
11+ 36 0%

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Academic and Personal Development

7. 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 65 1%
Poor 346 5%
Fair 2101 30%
Good 2813 40%
Very good 1384 20%
Excellent 369 5%
Very poor 12 0%
Poor 57 1%
Fair 470 7%
Good 2156 31%
Very good 3090 44%
Excellent 1213 17%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing
Very poor 111 2%
Poor 483 7%
Fair 2036 29%
Good 2585 37%
Very good 1429 20%
Excellent 406 6%
Very poor 18 0%
Poor 115 2%
Fair 745 11%
Good 2422 35%
Very good 2702 39%
Excellent 967 14%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material
Very poor 88 1%
Poor 439 6%
Fair 2139 31%
Good 2756 39%
Very good 1231 18%
Excellent 342 5%
Very poor 19 0%
Poor 82 1%
Fair 507 7%
Good 2256 33%
Very good 2964 43%
Excellent 1085 16%
Foreign language skills
Very poor 376 5%
Poor 1074 15%
Fair 2232 32%
Good 1966 28%
Very good 925 13%
Excellent 471 7%
Very poor 412 6%
Poor 1104 16%
Fair 1802 26%
Good 1722 25%
Very good 1241 18%
Excellent 676 10%
Understanding of a specific field of study
Very poor 147 2%
Poor 1000 14%
Fair 2641 38%
Good 2375 34%
Very good 676 10%
Excellent 154 2%
Very poor 19 0%
Poor 75 1%
Fair 539 8%
Good 2093 30%
Very good 3022 44%
Excellent 1154 17%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills
Very poor 146 2%
Poor 509 7%
Fair 2049 29%
Good 2611 37%
Very good 1327 19%
Excellent 383 5%
Very poor 134 2%
Poor 496 7%
Fair 1566 23%
Good 2327 33%
Very good 1787 26%
Excellent 645 9%
Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English
Very poor 35 0%
Poor 164 2%
Fair 1044 15%
Good 1975 28%
Very good 1841 26%
Excellent 1981 28%
Very poor 22 0%
Poor 67 1%
Fair 440 6%
Good 1623 23%
Very good 2317 33%
Excellent 2475 36%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural)
Very poor 144 2%
Poor 773 11%
Fair 2294 32%
Good 2379 34%
Very good 1088 15%
Excellent 381 5%
Very poor 37 1%
Poor 166 2%
Fair 766 11%
Good 2026 29%
Very good 2615 37%
Excellent 1369 20%
Computer skills
Very poor 75 1%
Poor 352 5%
Fair 2003 29%
Good 2669 38%
Very good 1354 19%
Excellent 558 8%
Very poor 37 1%
Poor 165 2%
Fair 957 14%
Good 2421 35%
Very good 2323 33%
Excellent 1046 15%

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 33 0%
Poor 161 2%
Fair 1201 17%
Good 2532 36%
Very good 1799 26%
Excellent 1269 18%
Very poor 16 0%
Poor 46 1%
Fair 379 5%
Good 1851 27%
Very good 2684 39%
Excellent 1937 28%
Library research skills
Very poor 227 3%
Poor 1102 16%
Fair 2386 34%
Good 2212 32%
Very good 754 11%
Excellent 298 4%
Very poor 53 1%
Poor 312 5%
Fair 1170 17%
Good 2357 34%
Very good 2163 31%
Excellent 875 12%
Other research skills
Very poor 189 3%
Poor 859 12%
Fair 2459 35%
Good 2446 35%
Very good 695 10%
Excellent 288 4%
Very poor 42 1%
Poor 204 3%
Fair 1165 17%
Good 2578 38%
Very good 2061 30%
Excellent 801 12%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation
Very poor 73 1%
Poor 414 6%
Fair 2011 29%
Good 2800 40%
Very good 1237 18%
Excellent 434 6%
Very poor 35 1%
Poor 139 2%
Fair 867 13%
Good 2562 37%
Very good 2362 34%
Excellent 931 14%
Interpersonal (social) skills
Very poor 96 1%
Poor 445 6%
Fair 1780 26%
Good 2460 35%
Very good 1486 21%
Excellent 712 10%
Very poor 76 1%
Poor 149 2%
Fair 733 11%
Good 2053 30%
Very good 2511 36%
Excellent 1396 20%

8. 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 40 1%
Poor 176 3%
Fair 1051 15%
Good 2288 33%
Very good 2054 29%
Excellent 1420 20%
Very poor 45 1%
Poor 69 1%
Fair 318 5%
Good 1361 20%
Very good 2661 38%
Excellent 2498 36%
Ability to appreciate the fine arts (e.g., painting, music, drama, dance)
Very poor 91 1%
Poor 372 5%
Fair 1299 19%
Good 2255 32%
Very good 1683 24%
Excellent 1315 19%
Very poor 78 1%
Poor 182 3%
Fair 735 11%
Good 1782 26%
Very good 2243 32%
Excellent 1921 28%
Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity
Very poor 42 1%
Poor 190 3%
Fair 1174 17%
Good 2440 35%
Very good 1873 27%
Excellent 1287 18%
Very poor 37 1%
Poor 71 1%
Fair 377 5%
Good 1564 23%
Very good 2586 37%
Excellent 2277 33%
Understanding the importance of personal social responsibility
Very poor 52 1%
Poor 264 4%
Fair 1245 18%
Good 2530 36%
Very good 1762 25%
Excellent 1145 16%
Very poor 45 1%
Poor 86 1%
Fair 407 6%
Good 1512 22%
Very good 2670 39%
Excellent 2199 32%
Self-awareness and understanding
Very poor 78 1%
Poor 339 5%
Fair 1445 21%
Good 2561 37%
Very good 1623 23%
Excellent 962 14%
Very poor 42 1%
Poor 100 1%
Fair 351 5%
Good 1536 22%
Very good 2765 40%
Excellent 2150 31%

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Campus Climate for Diversity

9. 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 126 291 591 1693 2666 1706
2% 4% 8% 24% 38% 24%
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 122 239 625 1641 2759 1659
2% 3% 9% 23% 39% 24%
Students are respected here regardless of their economic or social class 141 312 719 1876 2591 1421
2% 4% 10% 27% 37% 20%
Students are respected here regardless of their gender 72 179 429 1596 2971 1816
1% 3% 6% 23% 42% 26%
Students are respected here regardless of their race or ethnicity 146 297 765 1885 2582 1379
2% 4% 11% 27% 37% 20%
Students are respected here regardless of their religious beliefs 145 318 792 1933 2566 1292
2% 5% 11% 27% 36% 18%
Students are respected here regardless of their political beliefs 190 379 969 2004 2358 1152
3% 5% 14% 28% 33% 16%
Students are respected here regardless of their sexual orientation 84 149 497 1747 2813 1768
1% 2% 7% 25% 40% 25%
Students are respected here regardless of their disabilities 78 197 577 1830 2732 1627
1% 3% 8% 26% 39% 23%

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Plans and Aspirations

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

Enroll in graduate or professional school 2909 41%
Work full-time 2059 29%
Work part-time 124 2%
Be self-employed 56 1%
Study or work abroad 335 5%
Join armed forces 28 0%
Work in an internship or volunteer position 271 4%
Take a year off 411 6%
Do something else 70 1%
I have no idea at this point 781 11%
Other 52 1%

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

Artistic, creative professions 507 7%
Business, finance-related professions 979 14%
Education 481 7%
Engineering, computer programming 900 13%
Law 620 9%
Medicine, health-related professions 1434 20%
Psychology, helping professions 276 4%
Researcher, scientist 724 10%
Other 547 8%
I have no idea whatsoever 635 9%

If other, please elaborate (N=495)

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

Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 453 6%
Teaching credential 56 1%
Business master's (MBA) 800 11%
Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc) 566 8%
Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 924 13%
Law degree (LLB or JD) 618 9%
Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc) 236 3%
Medical doctor (MD) 651 9%
Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc) 1522 21%
Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 286 4%
I don't know yet 983 14%

If other, please elaborate (N=48)

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 5987 1101
84% 16%
At least one student research course 2773 4299
39% 61%
At least one independent study course 1481 5584
21% 79%
Assist faculty in research with course credit 1416 5656
20% 80%
Assist faculty in research for pay without course credit 704 6362
10% 90%
Assist faculty in research as a volunteer without course credit 1090 5962
15% 85%
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty with course credit_ 1261 5801
18% 82%
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty for pay without course credit 262 6799
4% 96%
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty as a volunteer without course credit 587 6454
8% 92%

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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 635 1046 1428 1757 1642 567
9% 15% 20% 25% 23% 8%
Overall social experience 171 447 904 2009 2442 1096
2% 6% 13% 28% 35% 16%
Overall academic experience 133 257 730 2036 2658 1243
2% 4% 10% 29% 38% 18%
Value of your education for the price you're paying 383 522 1123 1942 1949 1134
5% 7% 16% 28% 28% 16%

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

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
I feel that I belong at this campus 131 256 508 1784 2535 1864
2% 4% 7% 25% 36% 26%
Knowing what I know now, I would still choose to enroll at this campus 183 209 533 1251 2224 2661
3% 3% 8% 18% 31% 38%

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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 4605 98%
Other 93 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 649 78%
Second Major 175 21%
Other 3 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.

APPLIED MATHEMATICS 2 2%
ARCHITECTURE 1 1%
ART 1 1%
ASIAN STUDIES--I 1 1%
ASTROPHYSICS 1 1%
BIOENG&MAT SCI&ENG 1 1%
BIOENGINEERING 1 1%
BUSINESS ADMIN 4 4%
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 4 4%
CHEMISTRY 2 2%
CIVIL ENGINEERING 4 4%
COGNITIVE SCIENCE 3 3%
COMPUTER SCIENCE 2 2%
CONSERV&RSRC STUDIES 4 4%
DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 1 1%
ECONOMICS 5 5%
ELEC ENGR COMPUT SCI 2 2%
ENGLISH 4 4%
ENV ECON & POLICY 3 3%
ENVIR SCIENCES 3 3%
GEOLOGY 1 1%
HISTORY 1 1%
INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY 8 8%
INTERDISCIPL STUDIES 2 2%
JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1 1%
LANDSCAPE ARCH 1 1%
MAT SCI&ENG&MEC ENG 1 1%
MATHEMATICS 1 1%
MECHANICAL ENGR 1 1%
MEDIA STUDIES 1 1%
MO&CEL BIO-P II,EM 2 2 2%
MO&CEL BIO-P II,EM 3 1 1%
MO&CEL BIO-P1 I,EM 1 2 2%
MO&CEL BIO-P1 I,EM 2 1 1%
MOL ENV BIOLOGY 3 3%
NUTR SCI-PHYS & MET 2 2%
PEACE-CONFLICT STUD 1 1%
POL ECON-INDSTRL SOC 1 1%
POLITICAL ECONOMY 1 1%
POLITICAL SCIENCE 1 1%
PSYCHOLOGY 1 1%
PUBLIC HEALTH 2 2%
RHETORIC 1 1%
SOCIAL WELFARE 1 1%
SOCIETY&ENVIRONMENT 2 2%
SOCIOLOGY 3 3%
STATISTICS 1 1%
THEATR&PERFORMCE STD 1 1%
URBAN STUDIES 1 1%

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 6774 321
95% 5%
Leads to a high paying job 3396 3687
48% 52%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 6007 1068
85% 15%
Complements desire to study abroad 2405 4661
34% 66%
Parental desires 1557 5507
22% 78%
Easy requirements 1324 5736
19% 81%
Allows time for other activities 2721 4340
39% 61%
Provides international opportunities 3484 3587
49% 51%
Prestige 3628 3436
51% 49%
Couldn't get into my first choice of major 742 6287
11% 89%
Interest in subject area 6866 217
97% 3%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 5060 2006
72% 28%
Other 658 4902
12% 88%

Please describe: (N=585)

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 18 89 658 1202 2163 2937
0% 1% 9% 17% 31% 42%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 32 132 607 1138 2236 2899
0% 2% 9% 16% 32% 41%
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 71 334 968 1440 2152 2068
1% 5% 14% 20% 31% 29%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods, and reasoning 81 385 1117 1440 2077 1942
1% 5% 16% 20% 29% 28%
Create or generate new ideas, products, or ways of understanding 136 562 1318 1605 1815 1575
2% 8% 19% 23% 26% 22%

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 26 139 665 1285 2269 2675
0% 2% 9% 18% 32% 38%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 47 380 1274 1660 2083 1594
1% 5% 18% 24% 30% 23%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 154 527 1395 1765 1846 1347
2% 7% 20% 25% 26% 19%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 99 408 1537 1838 1879 1266
1% 6% 22% 26% 27% 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? 4477 474
90% 10%
Are the program requirements well defined? 4607 338
93% 7%
Are department rules and policies clearly communicated? 4454 488
90% 10%
Is the description of the major in the catalog accurate? 4604 304
94% 6%

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? 6053 1008
86% 14%
Are students treated equitably and fairly by the faculty? 6303 749
89% 11%
Do faculty clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 6578 479
93% 7%
Do faculty provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 5554 1459
79% 21%

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 133 291 672 1352 1753 733
3% 6% 14% 27% 36% 15%
Quality of lower-division courses in your major 119 288 683 1517 1715 557
2% 6% 14% 31% 35% 11%
Quality of upper-division courses in your major 50 110 308 1139 2103 1152
1% 2% 6% 23% 43% 24%

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 184 369 872 2325 2479 812
3% 5% 12% 33% 35% 12%
Advising by student peer advisers on academic matters 155 297 949 2900 2110 439
2% 4% 14% 42% 31% 6%
Advising by school or college staff on academic matters 223 374 911 2441 2367 682
3% 5% 13% 35% 34% 10%
Advising by departmental staff on academic matters 178 295 786 2318 2418 980
3% 4% 11% 33% 35% 14%
Quality of faculty instruction 62 146 479 1791 3086 1485
1% 2% 7% 25% 44% 21%
Quality of teaching by graduate student TAs 125 218 649 1949 2859 1244
2% 3% 9% 28% 41% 18%
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 169 390 882 2074 2708 787
2% 6% 13% 30% 39% 11%
Availability of courses needed for graduation 217 433 960 1894 2708 833
3% 6% 14% 27% 38% 12%
Access to small classes 446 808 1517 1934 1750 594
6% 11% 22% 27% 25% 8%
Access to faculty outside of class 147 379 898 2202 2649 753
2% 5% 13% 31% 38% 11%
Ability to get into a major that you want 184 219 465 1410 3017 1704
3% 3% 7% 20% 43% 24%
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 283 535 1203 2147 2048 782
4% 8% 17% 31% 29% 11%
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., study abroad, internships) 172 398 954 2352 2324 753
2% 6% 14% 34% 33% 11%
Accessibility of library staff 73 134 469 2385 2977 918
1% 2% 7% 34% 43% 13%
Availability of library research materials 54 88 374 1917 3063 1449
1% 1% 5% 28% 44% 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 1456 29%
1 1399 28%
2 1176 24%
3 628 13%
4 or more 315 6%

Seen by Declared Single Major Students

22. Would you like to evaluate another major?

Yes 85 2%
No, skip to next part of questionnaire 4368 98%

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

First Major 317 83%
Other 67 17%

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 109 21%
No, skip to next part of questionnaire 422 79%

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

First Major 321 78%
Second Major 90 22%
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.

AFRICAN AMERICAN STD 1 2%
ANC EGY&NR E ART&ARC 1 2%
ANTHROPOLOGY 1 2%
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 2 3%
ART 3 5%
CHINESE LANGUAGE 1 2%
CIVIL ENGINEERING 2 3%
CLASSICAL CVLIZATION 3 5%
CLASSICAL LANGUAGES 1 2%
COMPUTER SCIENCE 1 2%
CONSERV&RSRC STUDIES 1 2%
DANCE&PERFORMCE STD 2 3%
ECONOMICS 1 2%
ENGLISH 2 3%
ENV ECON & POLICY 1 2%
ETHNIC STUDIES 1 2%
FRENCH 1 2%
GEN & WOMEN'S STD 2 3%
GENETICS & PLANT BIO 1 2%
GEOGRAPHY 1 2%
GERMAN 1 2%
INDIVIDUAL 1 2%
INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY 6 9%
INTERDISCIPL STUDIES 1 2%
JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1 2%
LEGAL STUDIES 2 3%
LINGUISTICS 2 3%
MATHEMATICS 3 5%
MEDIA STUDIES 1 2%
NUTR SCI-PHYS & MET 1 2%
PHYSICS 2 3%
POLITICAL ECONOMY 2 3%
POLITICAL SCIENCE 1 2%
PSYCHOLOGY 1 2%
PUBLIC HEALTH 1 2%
RELIGIOUS STUDIES 1 2%
RHETORIC 2 3%
SOCIAL WELFARE 1 2%
SOCIETY&ENVIRONMENT 1 2%
SOCIOLOGY 1 2%
SPANISH 1 2%
SPANISH-OPTION D 1 2%
STATISTICS 1 2%
THEATR&PERFORMCE STD 1 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 176 14
93% 7%
Leads to a high paying job 57 132
30% 70%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 146 44
77% 23%
Complements desire to study abroad 64 125
34% 66%
Parental desires 26 163
14% 86%
Easy requirements 37 152
20% 80%
Allows time for other activities 61 127
32% 68%
Provides international opportunities 82 107
43% 57%
Prestige 79 111
42% 58%
Couldn't get into my first choice of major 7 180
4% 96%
Interest in subject area 181 8
96% 4%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 134 54
71% 29%
Other 16 120
12% 88%

If other, please elaborate:  (N=13)

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? 169 19
90% 10%
Are the program requirements well defined? 173 16
92% 8%
Are department rules and policies clearly communicated? 170 17
91% 9%
Is the description of the major in the catalog accurate? 183 6
97% 3%
Are there open channels of communication between faculty and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions? 163 25
87% 13%
Are students treated equitably and fairly by the faculty? 175 14
93% 7%
Do faculty clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 176 13
93% 7%
Do faculty provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 156 32
83% 17%

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 3 13 24 44 65 40
2% 7% 13% 23% 34% 21%
Quality of lower-division courses in your major 7 13 22 46 64 34
4% 7% 12% 25% 34% 18%
Quality of upper-division courses in your major 6 6 14 28 78 56
3% 3% 7% 15% 41% 30%
Advising by faculty on academic matters 4 5 21 45 72 41
2% 3% 11% 24% 38% 22%
Advising by student peer advisers on academic matters 7 8 23 62 63 17
4% 4% 13% 34% 35% 9%
Advising by school or college staff on academic matters 6 9 20 53 70 28
3% 5% 11% 28% 38% 15%
Advising by departmental staff on academic matters 7 7 18 32 70 53
4% 4% 10% 17% 37% 28%
Quality of faculty instruction 4 6 11 27 74 67
2% 3% 6% 14% 39% 35%
Quality of teaching by graduate student TA's 5 8 18 36 66 54
3% 4% 10% 19% 35% 29%
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 6 4 29 42 75 32
3% 2% 15% 22% 40% 17%
Availability of courses needed for graduation 9 11 25 38 62 44
5% 6% 13% 20% 33% 23%
Access to small classes 17 14 40 29 45 42
9% 7% 21% 16% 24% 22%
Access to faculty outside of class 7 8 19 36 74 44
4% 4% 10% 19% 39% 23%
Ability to get into a major that you want 5 6 9 21 73 73
3% 3% 5% 11% 39% 39%
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 11 15 25 44 53 37
6% 8% 14% 24% 29% 20%
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., study abroad, internships) 8 10 26 45 61 33
4% 5% 14% 25% 33% 18%
Accessibility of library staff 2 4 15 55 72 33
1% 2% 8% 30% 40% 18%
Availability of library research materials 1 3 14 50 73 39
1% 2% 8% 28% 41% 22%

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