2011 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 3

Academic Experience Module
Community Engagement Module
Student Life and Development Module
Wild Card Module (RRR Week and Final Exams)

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 42 84 175 499 658 225
2% 5% 10% 30% 39% 13%
Attending a university with world-class researchers is important to me 37 63 144 458 566 397
2% 4% 9% 28% 34% 24%
It doesn't really matter where I get my undergraduate education (UC, regional college, community college) since they are all similar in quality 535 558 310 174 72 26
32% 33% 19% 10% 4% 2%
The emphasis on research detracts from the quality of teaching on this campus 113 289 408 514 226 118
7% 17% 24% 31% 14% 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 52 213 462 530 278 135
3% 13% 28% 32% 17% 8%
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 61 255 456 505 268 125
4% 15% 27% 30% 16% 7%
Learning research methods 34 128 347 574 359 223
2% 8% 21% 34% 22% 13%
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 74 217 382 470 311 212
4% 13% 23% 28% 19% 13%
Pursuing your own research 76 251 410 471 276 182
5% 15% 25% 28% 17% 11%
The prestige of this campus when you apply to grad school 35 36 216 437 477 469
2% 2% 13% 26% 29% 28%
The prestige of this campus when you apply for a job 18 29 177 413 482 546
1% 2% 11% 25% 29% 33%
Having access to a world-class library collection 38 112 306 474 398 337
2% 7% 18% 28% 24% 20%
Being able to attend plays, concerts, lectures, and other cultural events 74 173 383 495 326 214
4% 10% 23% 30% 20% 13%

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 234 1432
14% 86%
Other internship (e.g., co-op, clinical assignment) 473 1188
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 183 1482
11% 89%
Study abroad program affiliated with another college or university 88 1573
5% 95%
Traveled abroad for a service learning, volunteer, or work experience 216 1446
13% 87%
Traveled abroad for cross-cultural experience or informal education 266 1392
16% 84%
Traveled abroad for recreation 729 934
44% 56%
Enrolled in a course with an international/global focus 691 967
42% 58%
Obtained a certificate/minor/major with an international/global theme (e.g., in Latin American Studies) 152 1499
9% 91%

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) 55 186 445 383 367 235
3% 11% 27% 23% 22% 14%
Interacted with students from outside the U.S. in social settings (e.g., in clubs or student organizations, or in informal settings) 77 198 429 363 360 241
5% 12% 26% 22% 22% 14%
Developed a friendship with a student from outside the U.S. 115 238 417 310 355 227
7% 14% 25% 19% 21% 14%
Worked with a faculty member on a project with an international/global theme 1062 234 150 102 72 34
64% 14% 9% 6% 4% 2%
Presented a paper at a symposium or conference or participated in a panel on international/global topics 1241 155 106 88 47 22
75% 9% 6% 5% 3% 1%
Attended lectures, symposia, workshops or conferences on international/global topics 651 378 318 165 103 44
39% 23% 19% 10% 6% 3%
Attended a performance with an international/global focus 608 387 361 157 96 45
37% 23% 22% 9% 6% 3%

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
The United States 15 114 334 390 442 369
1% 7% 20% 23% 27% 22%
Countries outside the United States 16 155 395 422 406 266
1% 9% 24% 25% 24% 16%
Global politics and diplomacy 66 261 429 388 300 212
4% 16% 26% 23% 18% 13%
Global climate and environmental issues 51 267 462 403 282 195
3% 16% 28% 24% 17% 12%
International business and economics 115 368 451 337 224 167
7% 22% 27% 20% 13% 10%
Global health issues 61 283 465 429 261 157
4% 17% 28% 26% 16% 9%
International conflicts and peace issues 44 210 410 388 341 267
3% 13% 25% 23% 21% 16%

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 64 4%
Poor 289 18%
Fair 625 38%
Good 447 27%
Very good 162 10%
Excellent 60 4%
Very poor 12 1%
Poor 95 6%
Fair 307 19%
Good 563 35%
Very good 459 29%
Excellent 171 11%
Ability to apply disciplinary knowledge in a global context
Very poor 60 4%
Poor 301 18%
Fair 619 38%
Good 456 28%
Very good 151 9%
Excellent 53 3%
Very poor 18 1%
Poor 87 5%
Fair 330 21%
Good 581 36%
Very good 424 27%
Excellent 155 10%
Linguistic and cultural competency in at least one language other than my own
Very poor 114 7%
Poor 266 16%
Fair 513 31%
Good 427 26%
Very good 217 13%
Excellent 105 6%
Very poor 104 7%
Poor 229 14%
Fair 318 20%
Good 435 27%
Very good 329 21%
Excellent 182 11%
Ability to work with people from other cultures
Very poor 14 1%
Poor 57 3%
Fair 381 23%
Good 573 35%
Very good 403 25%
Excellent 213 13%
Very poor 10 1%
Poor 15 1%
Fair 126 8%
Good 457 28%
Very good 622 39%
Excellent 380 24%
Comfort working with people from other cultures
Very poor 12 1%
Poor 65 4%
Fair 331 20%
Good 546 33%
Very good 407 25%
Excellent 278 17%
Very poor 11 1%
Poor 21 1%
Fair 114 7%
Good 416 26%
Very good 581 36%
Excellent 470 29%

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) 757 232 387 195 95
45% 14% 23% 12% 6%
Competing family responsibilities 473 487 425 192 87
28% 29% 26% 12% 5%
Other competing responsibilities (e.g., athletics, clubs, internship) 357 321 564 286 129
22% 19% 34% 17% 8%
Weak English skills 1220 216 143 54 29
73% 13% 9% 3% 2%
Weak math skills 946 351 241 82 43
57% 21% 14% 5% 3%
Inadequate study skills (e.g., knowing how to start, knowing how to get help, organizing material) 440 495 473 183 72
26% 30% 28% 11% 4%
Poor study behaviors (e.g., wait till last minute, easily distracted, too much social time, too much web surfing) 193 320 565 396 187
12% 19% 34% 24% 11%
Bad study environment (e.g., noisy roommate, poor Internet access, inadequate computer or software) 269 491 563 239 98
16% 30% 34% 14% 6%
Feeling depressed, stressed, or upset 204 421 575 323 139
12% 25% 35% 19% 8%
Physical illness or condition 485 635 399 107 36
29% 38% 24% 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 60 4%
Not very important 106 6%
Somewhat important 236 14%
Important 292 17%
Very important 442 26%
Essential 507 30%
Not applicable 37 2%

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Community and 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) 301 120 1194
19% 7% 74%
Advocacy (e.g., Amnesty International, Living Wage Advocacy, Sierra Club) 123 54 1422
8% 3% 89%
Campus sports club (e.g., rugby club, Kendo club) 143 49 1409
9% 3% 88%
Campus varsity team (e.g., basketball, softball, soccer) 42 14 1535
3% 1% 96%
Governing bodies (e.g., student government, IFC, panhellenic, residence hall association) 72 47 1480
5% 3% 93%
Greek fraternity or sorority 116 100 1385
7% 6% 87%
Honor society 165 42 1394
10% 3% 87%
Media (e.g., campus newspaper, radio station) 69 43 1488
4% 3% 93%
Performing group (e.g., school band, dance team) 122 43 1433
8% 3% 90%
Political (e.g., Young Republicans, College Democrats) 76 30 1492
5% 2% 93%
Recreational (e.g., chess club, bike club, rock climbing club) 143 35 1423
9% 2% 89%
Religious (e.g., Korean Campus Ministry, World Peace Buddhist Club) 184 67 1345
12% 4% 84%
Service (e.g., Special Olympics volunteers Club, Jewish Social Action Committee) 250 109 1226
16% 7% 77%
Other campus-based club or organization 273 141 1133
18% 9% 73%

Off-campus activities and organizations

 Participant or memberOfficer or leaderNeither
Off-campus club or organization 366 126 1097
23% 8% 69%

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 57 139 201 537 460 226
4% 9% 12% 33% 28% 14%
Opportunities to develop my leadership skills while here are important to me 26 81 128 412 551 415
2% 5% 8% 26% 34% 26%
Opportunities to connect my academic work with community-based experience are important to me 33 70 127 475 524 378
2% 4% 8% 30% 33% 24%

Community Service & Leadership

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

No 685 42%
Yes 953 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 167 725
19% 81%
Through a program where I receive course credit (e.g., field studies credit for tutoring) 154 732
17% 83%
Through a formal service program (AmeriCorps, VISTA, etc.) where I receive pay or a stipend 58 830
7% 93%
Through my fraternity or sorority 163 727
18% 82%
Through another student organization on campus 501 407
55% 45%
Through a university department or program 103 787
12% 88%
Through my religious organization or church 142 751
16% 84%
Through my internship 94 793
11% 89%
I found the work on my own 355 545
39% 61%
Other 53 684
7% 93%

If other, please elaborate (N=48)

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

Access and success in higher education 165 18%
Agriculture/nutrition 51 6%
Animal welfare 33 4%
Arts education 58 6%
Arts, community/public arts (all disciplines) 69 8%
Child care 105 12%
Civil rights/human rights 84 9%
Conflict resolution 15 2%
Crime/criminal justice 22 2%
Disability issues 54 6%
Disaster preparedness 25 3%
Diversity/multiculturalism 80 9%
Economic development 30 3%
Education, pre-K to community college 234 26%
Environment/sustainability issues 146 16%
Global citizenship 31 3%
Health 231 26%
HIV/AIDS 41 5%
Housing/homelessness 120 13%
Hunger 124 14%
Immigrants/migrant worker rights 69 8%
International issues 64 7%
Legal aid 39 4%
Mental health 54 6%
Mentoring 189 21%
Parenting 9 1%
Poverty 142 16%
Reading/writing 63 7%
Senior/elder services 52 6%
Sexual assault 24 3%
Substance abuse 18 2%
Tax form preparation 11 1%
Technology 15 2%
Transportation 12 1%
Tutoring 176 20%
Voting 16 2%
Women's issues 63 7%
Other 59 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=143)    [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=618)    [Contact OPA for more information]

Organization name and location

 (N=297)    [Contact OPA for more information]

Organization name and location

 (N=119)    [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 318 36%
Eleven to twenty hours 192 22%
Twenty-one to fifty hours 179 20%
Fifty-one to one hundred hours 112 13%
More than one hundred hours 89 10%

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 135 753
15% 85%
Required by my fraternity/sorority 129 753
15% 85%
Unique or interesting opportunity arose to participate 614 276
69% 31%
Encouragement from friends or family 302 583
34% 66%
Belief in the particular cause 650 244
73% 27%
Location of where the work was to be conducted 349 539
39% 61%
Opportunity to learn new things 566 327
63% 37%
Opportunity to enhance my academic achievement 320 567
36% 64%
Opportunities to develop leadership skills 484 407
54% 46%
Become a better citizen and community participant 657 235
74% 26%
Change conditions in the community 585 307
66% 34%
Strengthen my resume for graduate school or employment 404 485
45% 55%
Other 32 692
4% 96%

If other, please elaborate (N=23)

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 744 82%
Once 135 15%
Twice 23 3%
Three times 4 0%
More than three times 2 0%

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

One to ten hours 69 43%
Eleven to twenty-five hours 37 23%
Twenty-six to fifty hours 40 25%
More than fifty hours 14 9%

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:

 Not at allOne term or lessMore than one term
Course-based service-learning 746 120 33
83% 13% 4%
Study abroad or other internationally-based experience 751 119 25
84% 13% 3%
Volunteer or community service experience 382 270 246
43% 30% 27%
Internship or clinical practicum 691 131 76
77% 15% 8%
Academic field study 725 109 61
81% 12% 7%
Community-based research 782 81 29
88% 9% 3%
Business apprenticeship 844 30 19
95% 3% 2%
Other 738 12 7
97% 2% 1%

If other, please elaborate (N=6)

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 117 782
13% 87%
Charity 309 586
35% 65%
Disaster relief or incident response 128 767
14% 86%
Protest or march for a particular cause 166 733
18% 82%
Social justice-related activities 223 672
25% 75%
Community empowerment and development 352 545
39% 61%
Religious-related work 140 756
16% 84%
Career or professional development experiences 288 607
32% 68%
Experiences for academic learning and development 345 540
39% 61%
Other 12 729
2% 98%

If other, please elaborate (N=9)

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 185 21%
To some extent 474 53%
To a great extent 243 27%

National and Global Engagement

4. Do you consider yourself to be a

Democrat 867 55%
Republican 133 8%
Independent 431 28%
Other 134 9%

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

Yes 271 33%
No 547 67%

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

Yes 31 24%
No 99 76%

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

Democratic 406 83%
Republican 86 17%

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

Right direction 334 21%
Wrong direction 545 35%
Don't know 692 44%

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
The United States 20 127 386 357 348 333
1% 8% 25% 23% 22% 21%
Countries outside the United States 30 144 391 360 343 298
2% 9% 25% 23% 22% 19%
Global politics and diplomacy 50 228 419 327 282 258
3% 15% 27% 21% 18% 16%
Global climate and environmental issues 52 224 474 336 263 212
3% 14% 30% 22% 17% 14%
International business and economics 100 343 441 279 213 187
6% 22% 28% 18% 14% 12%
Global health issues 52 269 485 368 222 163
3% 17% 31% 24% 14% 10%
International conflicts and peace issues 39 190 425 340 291 276
2% 12% 27% 22% 19% 18%

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

 When you started hereCurrent ability level
Understanding of the complexities of global issues
Very poor 49 3%
Poor 281 18%
Fair 514 34%
Good 425 28%
Very good 185 12%
Excellent 65 4%
Very poor 20 1%
Poor 73 5%
Fair 265 18%
Good 501 33%
Very good 462 31%
Excellent 183 12%
Ability to apply disciplinary knowledge in a global context
Very poor 51 3%
Poor 275 18%
Fair 503 33%
Good 449 30%
Very good 168 11%
Excellent 62 4%
Very poor 20 1%
Poor 77 5%
Fair 264 18%
Good 491 33%
Very good 461 31%
Excellent 180 12%
Linguistic and cultural competency in at least one language other than my own
Very poor 94 6%
Poor 219 14%
Fair 453 30%
Good 415 27%
Very good 218 14%
Excellent 114 8%
Very poor 82 5%
Poor 164 11%
Fair 300 20%
Good 414 28%
Very good 348 23%
Excellent 189 13%
Ability to work with people from other cultures
Very poor 17 1%
Poor 72 5%
Fair 325 21%
Good 538 36%
Very good 367 24%
Excellent 193 13%
Very poor 6 0%
Poor 15 1%
Fair 104 7%
Good 425 28%
Very good 615 41%
Excellent 329 22%
Comfort working with people from other cultures
Very poor 16 1%
Poor 81 5%
Fair 299 20%
Good 513 34%
Very good 376 25%
Excellent 229 15%
Very poor 6 0%
Poor 15 1%
Fair 105 7%
Good 381 26%
Very good 593 40%
Excellent 393 26%

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySometimesOftenVery often
Acknowledge personal differences 190 255 317 433 259 93
12% 16% 20% 28% 17% 6%
Appreciate the world from someone else's perspective 107 160 315 393 421 146
7% 10% 20% 25% 27% 9%
Interact with someone with views that are different from your own 54 103 264 406 502 214
3% 7% 17% 26% 33% 14%
Discuss and navigate controversial issues 67 169 267 436 440 162
4% 11% 17% 28% 29% 11%
Define an issue or challenge and identify possible solutions 60 125 271 442 458 179
4% 8% 18% 29% 30% 12%
Implement a solution to an issue or challenge 117 220 286 418 373 130
8% 14% 19% 27% 24% 8%
Reflect upon the solution of an issue or challenge 64 159 300 408 450 156
4% 10% 20% 27% 29% 10%
Reflect on community or social issues as a shared responsibility 95 202 307 414 387 135
6% 13% 20% 27% 25% 9%
Reflect on your responsibility for community or social issues 117 216 313 405 357 128
8% 14% 20% 26% 23% 8%
Act on community or social issues 230 362 305 340 226 75
15% 24% 20% 22% 15% 5%

9. Outside the classroom, how often do you

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySometimesOftenVery often
Acknowledge personal differences 23 86 218 333 604 275
1% 6% 14% 22% 39% 18%
Appreciate the world from someone else's perspective 18 79 204 394 559 284
1% 5% 13% 26% 36% 18%
Interact with someone with views that are different from your own 19 67 180 325 593 353
1% 4% 12% 21% 39% 23%
Discuss and navigate controversial issues 22 119 262 428 464 241
1% 8% 17% 28% 30% 16%
Define an issue or challenge and identify possible solutions 31 118 262 432 477 220
2% 8% 17% 28% 31% 14%
Implement a solution to an issue or challenge 59 201 278 402 410 189
4% 13% 18% 26% 27% 12%
Reflect upon the solution of an issue or challenge 38 131 268 412 465 222
2% 9% 17% 27% 30% 14%
Reflect on community or social issues as a shared responsibility 53 171 263 402 430 220
3% 11% 17% 26% 28% 14%
Reflect on your individual responsibility for community or social issues 55 157 269 391 430 234
4% 10% 18% 25% 28% 15%
Act on community or social issues 104 289 282 406 307 143
7% 19% 18% 27% 20% 9%
 Not importantSomewhat importantVery important
Be in a position to give something back to my community after finishing my education 91 591 916
6% 37% 57%
Acquire a well-rounded general education 48 380 1165
3% 24% 73%
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 70 287 1234
4% 18% 78%
Achieve a high GPA 123 615 858
8% 39% 54%
Form romantic relationships 527 712 357
33% 45% 22%
Establish meaningful friendships 51 394 1153
3% 25% 72%
Prepare for graduate or professional school 121 431 1039
8% 27% 65%
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 21 254 1315
1% 16% 83%
Be in a position to make a lot of money after finishing my education 265 727 604
17% 46% 38%
Explore new ideas 43 487 1064
3% 31% 67%
Enjoy my college years before assuming adult responsibilities 201 510 879
13% 32% 55%
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 132 556 902
8% 35% 57%
Develop an in-depth understanding of a specific field of study 46 422 1122
3% 27% 71%
Integrate spirituality into my life 790 448 353
50% 28% 22%
Establish social networks that will help further my career 149 648 790
9% 41% 50%
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 289 657 644
18% 41% 41%

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Part 3: Student Life and Development

Goals & 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 91 591 916
6% 37% 57%
Acquire a well-rounded general education 48 380 1165
3% 24% 73%
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 70 287 1234
4% 18% 78%
Achieve a high GPA 123 615 858
8% 39% 54%
Form romantic relationships 527 712 357
33% 45% 22%
Establish meaningful friendships 51 394 1153
3% 25% 72%
Prepare for graduate or professional school 121 431 1039
8% 27% 65%
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 21 254 1315
1% 16% 83%
Be in a position to make a lot of money after finishing my education 265 727 604
17% 46% 38%
Explore new ideas 43 487 1064
3% 31% 67%
Enjoy my college years before assuming adult responsibilities 201 510 879
13% 32% 55%
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 132 556 902
8% 35% 57%
Develop an in-depth understanding of a specific field of study 46 422 1122
3% 27% 71%
Integrate spirituality into my life 790 448 353
50% 28% 22%
Establish social networks that will help further my career 149 648 790
9% 41% 50%
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 289 657 644
18% 41% 41%

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

Campus climate is

Friendly Hostile
256 639 427 200 67 14
16% 40% 27% 12% 4% 1%
Caring           Impersonal
133 374 495 318 198 78
8% 23% 31% 20% 12% 5%
Intellectual     Not Intellectual
650 605 249 65 18 10
41% 38% 16% 4% 1% 1%
Tolerant of diversity                   Intolerant of diversity
468 666 287 136 33 10
29% 42% 18% 9% 2% 1%
Safe Dangerous
152 473 477 300 151 42
10% 30% 30% 19% 9% 3%
Too hard academically          Too easy academically
147 544 659 211 26 12
9% 34% 41% 13% 2% 1%
Affordable Not Affordable
47 206 455 430 328 129
3% 13% 29% 27% 21% 8%

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 from yours 129 220 531 341 252 112
8% 14% 34% 22% 16% 7%
Their political opinions were very different from yours 92 254 524 380 239 95
6% 16% 33% 24% 15% 6%
They were an immigrant or from an immigrant family 123 187 478 373 276 141
8% 12% 30% 24% 17% 9%
They were of a different nationality from your own 67 114 427 390 364 217
4% 7% 27% 25% 23% 14%
They were of a different race or ethnicity from your own 65 108 417 393 349 244
4% 7% 26% 25% 22% 15%
Their gender was different 89 178 406 359 341 205
6% 11% 26% 23% 22% 13%
Their sexual orientation was different 135 279 513 308 233 110
9% 18% 33% 20% 15% 7%
They were from a different social class 84 161 482 404 311 132
5% 10% 31% 26% 20% 8%
They had physical or other observable disabilities 257 465 450 233 112 61
16% 29% 29% 15% 7% 4%
They had learning, psychological, or other disabilities that are not readily apparent 313 460 441 205 99 51
20% 29% 28% 13% 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 21 39 145 421 675 273
1% 2% 9% 27% 43% 17%
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 22 37 147 427 673 267
1% 2% 9% 27% 43% 17%
Students of my gender are respected on this campus 9 16 92 362 772 318
1% 1% 6% 23% 49% 20%
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 29 45 137 439 676 240
2% 3% 9% 28% 43% 15%
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 28 48 125 379 707 274
2% 3% 8% 24% 45% 18%
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 14 9 62 260 735 484
1% 1% 4% 17% 47% 31%
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 20 28 105 342 712 346
1% 2% 7% 22% 46% 22%
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 31 32 118 418 653 250
2% 2% 8% 28% 43% 17%

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Races or ethnicities 1017 334 145 57 16 6
65% 21% 9% 4% 1% 0%
Genders 1029 340 130 49 19 7
65% 22% 8% 3% 1% 0%
Sexual orientations 1166 265 89 33 14 5
74% 17% 6% 2% 1% 0%
Political affiliation, opinions or beliefs 715 357 295 129 63 17
45% 23% 19% 8% 4% 1%
Religions 1003 297 158 81 24 10
64% 19% 10% 5% 2% 1%
Social classes 1070 313 108 51 26 7
68% 20% 7% 3% 2% 0%
Immigrant backgrounds 1127 284 96 48 13 4
72% 18% 6% 3% 1% 0%
Physical or other observable disabilities 1261 209 54 32 13 3
80% 13% 3% 2% 1% 0%
Learning, psychological, or other disabilities that are not readily apparent 1252 208 55 37 15 4
80% 13% 4% 2% 1% 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 1099 263 128 49 20 9
70% 17% 8% 3% 1% 1%
Genders 1133 249 115 51 15 6
72% 16% 7% 3% 1% 0%
Sexual orientations 1155 236 108 43 18 6
74% 15% 7% 3% 1% 0%
Political affiliation, opinions or beliefs 1048 266 155 59 30 9
67% 17% 10% 4% 2% 1%
Religions 1136 245 99 53 26 6
73% 16% 6% 3% 2% 0%
Social classes 1149 248 101 48 15 6
73% 16% 6% 3% 1% 0%
Immigrant backgrounds 1150 243 99 49 18 4
74% 16% 6% 3% 1% 0%
Physical or other observable disabilities 1223 216 73 30 17 5
78% 14% 5% 2% 1% 0%
Psychological, learning or other disabilities that are not readily apparent 1215 220 70 38 14 3
78% 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 196 354 593 241 131 59
12% 22% 38% 15% 8% 4%
Genders 318 392 500 202 116 44
20% 25% 32% 13% 7% 3%
Sexual orientations 308 390 507 208 105 48
20% 25% 32% 13% 7% 3%
Political affiliation, opinions or beliefs 215 353 488 251 178 85
14% 22% 31% 16% 11% 5%
Religions 322 420 434 200 126 68
21% 27% 28% 13% 8% 4%
Social classes 487 442 378 160 72 31
31% 28% 24% 10% 5% 2%
Immigrant backgrounds 477 440 405 124 82 39
30% 28% 26% 8% 5% 2%
Physical or other observable disabilities 732 418 270 84 43 25
47% 27% 17% 5% 3% 2%
Psychological, learning or other disabilities that are not readily apparent 757 387 278 75 46 23
48% 25% 18% 5% 3% 1%

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 17 1%
Poor 80 5%
Fair 290 19%
Good 567 36%
Very good 341 22%
Excellent 262 17%
Very poor 11 1%
Poor 20 1%
Fair 123 8%
Good 470 31%
Very good 542 35%
Excellent 371 24%
Social class and economic differences/issues
Very poor 16 1%
Poor 83 5%
Fair 372 24%
Good 628 40%
Very good 277 18%
Excellent 176 11%
Very poor 8 1%
Poor 9 1%
Fair 99 6%
Good 516 34%
Very good 596 39%
Excellent 309 20%
Racial and ethnic differences/issues
Very poor 15 1%
Poor 87 6%
Fair 390 25%
Good 624 40%
Very good 266 17%
Excellent 165 11%
Very poor 8 1%
Poor 13 1%
Fair 116 8%
Good 478 31%
Very good 620 40%
Excellent 302 20%
Gender differences/issues
Very poor 19 1%
Poor 99 6%
Fair 362 23%
Good 599 39%
Very good 289 19%
Excellent 176 11%
Very poor 10 1%
Poor 14 1%
Fair 119 8%
Good 533 35%
Very good 556 36%
Excellent 302 20%
Sexual orientation differences/issues
Very poor 30 2%
Poor 137 9%
Fair 416 27%
Good 539 35%
Very good 243 16%
Excellent 181 12%
Very poor 7 0%
Poor 21 1%
Fair 145 9%
Good 505 33%
Very good 530 35%
Excellent 323 21%
Physical or other observable disabilities
Very poor 38 2%
Poor 153 10%
Fair 454 29%
Good 527 34%
Very good 208 13%
Excellent 164 11%
Very poor 11 1%
Poor 64 4%
Fair 280 18%
Good 560 36%
Very good 392 26%
Excellent 228 15%
Learning, psychological, or other disabilities that are not readily apparent
Very poor 45 3%
Poor 165 11%
Fair 460 30%
Good 509 33%
Very good 208 13%
Excellent 155 10%
Very poor 20 1%
Poor 68 4%
Fair 281 18%
Good 537 35%
Very good 405 26%
Excellent 222 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 52 152 279 603 392 95
3% 10% 18% 38% 25% 6%
There is a clear sense of appropriate and inappropriate behavior on this campus 26 103 308 624 428 81
2% 7% 20% 40% 27% 5%
I am proud to be a student at this campus 14 18 62 357 613 505
1% 1% 4% 23% 39% 32%
Most students are proud to attend this school 4 10 51 362 727 416
0% 1% 3% 23% 46% 26%
This institution values students' opinions 50 96 265 561 444 150
3% 6% 17% 36% 28% 10%
Academic cheating is a problem on this campus 102 463 472 346 128 57
7% 30% 30% 22% 8% 4%
Alcohol use is a problem on this campus 84 357 475 418 155 78
5% 23% 30% 27% 10% 5%
Drug use is a problem on this campus 77 336 420 455 159 110
5% 22% 27% 29% 10% 7%
Diversity is important on this campus 25 40 99 453 619 333
2% 3% 6% 29% 39% 21%
Diversity is important to me 23 34 96 359 566 492
1% 2% 6% 23% 36% 31%

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 87 6%
Rarely 340 22%
Occasionally 503 32%
Somewhat often 280 18%
Often 222 14%
Very often 148 9%

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

Didn't need 1169 74%
Needed but didn't use 254 16%
Used the service at least once 153 10%

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 69 176
28% 72%
I didn't know what it offered 121 122
50% 50%
I didn't know if I was eligible 117 123
49% 51%
I didn't know how to access it 127 116
52% 48%
I didn't think it would help 142 103
58% 42%
I had concerns about possible costs 131 112
54% 46%
I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality 59 183
24% 76%
I was embarrassed to use it 122 124
50% 50%
I didn't have enough time 176 69
72% 28%
It has a poor reputation 22 218
9% 91%
The hours are inconvenient 44 198
18% 82%
The location is inconvenient 46 196
19% 81%
The wait for an appointment was too long 52 187
22% 78%
I got help from another university service or staff person 20 219
8% 92%
I got help off campus 52 190
21% 79%

11a. Was the treatment that you received effective?

Very effective 17 11%
Effective 93 62%
Not effective 30 20%
Not applicable 10 7%

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

Excellent 42 27%
Good 81 53%
Fair 19 12%
Poor 11 7%

11c. How could the Student Counseling & Support Services' counseling service better serve your needs? Please be specific. (Enter answer in paragraph form)

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Summary Observations

12. Please describe for us the most important way that you have changed or developed as a person since you became a student at UC Berkeley. (Enter answer in paragraph form)

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13. Please describe for us the most important way in which your awareness, understanding, or relationship to the world we live in has changed since you became a student at UC Berkeley. (Enter answer in paragraph form)

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Group Identification

14.  Think about the type of person you are. With which, if any, of the following types of students at this campus do you personally identify? That is, which of these "college identities" describes who you are? (Please select all that apply.)

Artsy students 328 21%
Athletes/jocks 169 11%
Conservative students 187 12%
Feminist students 180 12%
Fraternity/sorority members 203 13%
Immigrant students 208 14%
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or self-identified queer students 100 6%
Liberal students 474 31%
Partiers 240 16%
Religious or spiritual students 230 15%
Slackers 186 12%
Students from very poor backgrounds 226 15%
Students from very rich backgrounds 65 4%
Students in my major or field of interest 1073 70%
Students involved in my campus organization 638 41%
Students of my racial or ethnic background 595 39%
Students who are serious about getting good grades 812 53%
Students with disabilities 55 4%
Transfer students 289 19%

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

Artsy students 58 4%
Athletes/jocks 35 2%
Conservative students 16 1%
Feminist students 18 1%
Fraternity/sorority members 73 5%
Immigrant students 32 2%
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or self-identified queer students 12 1%
Liberal students 48 3%
Partiers 19 1%
Religious or spiritual students 79 5%
Slackers 33 2%
Students from very poor backgrounds 45 3%
Students from very rich backgrounds 5 0%
Students in my major or field of interest 394 26%
Students involved in my campus organization 179 12%
Students of my racial or ethnic background 132 9%
Students who are serious about getting good grades 226 15%
Students with disabilities 2 0%
Transfer students 128 8%

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

Artsy students 40 3%
Athletes/jocks 200 13%
Conservative students 130 8%
Feminist students 43 3%
Fraternity/sorority members 211 14%
Immigrant students 27 2%
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or self-identified queer students 184 12%
Liberal students 16 1%
Partiers 160 10%
Religious or spiritual students 121 8%
Slackers 113 7%
Students from very poor backgrounds 16 1%
Students from very rich backgrounds 96 6%
Students in my major or field of interest 12 1%
Students involved in my campus organization 8 1%
Students of my racial or ethnic background 14 1%
Students who are serious about getting good grades 18 1%
Students with disabilities 92 6%
Transfer students 51 3%

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Part 3: RRR Week and Final Exams

This section is designed to help the campus administration better understand your sense of connection with Cal and particular aspects about your experience with your courses. It includes questions about Reading/Review/Recitation (RRR) week and final exams, as well as some questions about course availability. 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.) (Enter answer in paragraph form)

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

Primarily ACADEMIC (related to your major, etc.) 790 41%
Primarily CO-CURRICULAR (student group or other organized activity) 685 35%
Primarily INTERPERSONAL (friends, informal activities) 359 19%
Other 100 5%

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

It is my core identity – I am a Cal student! 263 13%
It is a very important part of who I am 844 42%
It is a somewhat important part of who I am 598 30%
It is a part of who I am but not that important 242 12%
I do NOT identify with Cal at all 49 2%

3. How many academic courses did you complete at UC Berkeley in the fall 2010 semester?

0 51 3%
1 13 1%
2 34 2%
3 407 20%
4 or more 1516 75%

4. During the fall 2010 semester, did you attempt to enroll in a UC Berkeley course, but was unable to gain access?

Yes 667 33%
No 1342 67%

4a. What was the subject area(s) of the course(s) for which you were unable to enroll in? (Please select all that apply.)

Art & Design 26 4%
Biological & Environmental Sciences 112 17%
Business 49 7%
Computer Science 15 2%
Education 7 1%
Engineering 26 4%
Foreign Languages 35 5%
Humanities (non-Language courses) 119 18%
Mathematics 18 3%
Physical Sciences 53 8%
Social Sciences 142 21%
Other 61 9%

4b. What type of language course(s) did you attempt to enroll in but was unable to?

First-year language course 20 57%
Second-year language course 5 14%
Third-year language course 6 17%
Fourth-year language course 4 11%
Other 0 0%

4c. What academic unit(s) was the language course(s) in? (Please select all that apply.)

African American Studies 0 0%
Celtic Studies 0 0%
Classics 0 0%
East Asian Languages & Cultures 8 24%
French 6 18%
German 0 0%
Italian Studies 0 0%
Near Eastern Studies 1 3%
Scandinavian 0 0%
Slavic Languages & Literatures 0 0%
South & South East Asian Studies 7 21%
Spanish & Portuguese 17 50%

4d. What was your purpose for attempting to take the language course(s)?  (Please select all that apply.)

To fulfill a breadth requirement 8 23%
To fulfill a major requirement 10 29%
To fulfill a requirement for a minor 6 17%
For personal enrichment only 23 66%
Other, please specify: 1 3%

5. Please tell us about fall 2010 RRR week (the period after the end of in-class instruction and before final exams begin) and your final assessment for your four main courses. Exclude Independent Study, DeCal, One-Unit Seminars, PE. If you took fewer than four main courses, please report on the ones you took.

 1st Course2nd Course3rd Course4th Course
Lower Division (1-99) 999 859 841 630
53% 46% 46% 46%
Upper Division (100-199) 874 997 964 708
46% 53% 53% 52%
Graduate/Prof (200-399) 16 15 15 21
1% 1% 1% 2%

5a) TYPE OF COURSE: (Check one per course in each section)

 1st Course2nd Course3rd Course4th Course
Seminar 86 63 77 145
5% 3% 4% 11%
Lecture 1674 1667 1590 1009
92% 93% 91% 77%
Other 64 71 78 161
4% 4% 4% 12%
 1st Course2nd Course3rd Course4th Course
Yes, in major/intended major 1423 1347 1042 598
77% 75% 60% 46%
No, not in major/intended major 416 456 659 704
23% 25% 40% 54%
 1st Course2nd Course3rd Course4th Course
2-3 units 455 490 541 581
25% 27% 31% 44%
4 units 1256 1259 1149 684
69% 69% 65% 52%
5 or more units 117 66 77 44
6% 4% 4% 3%

5b) How was the final assessment (exam or alternative form of final exam such as paper or project) administered in this course?

 1st Course2nd Course3rd Course4th Course
Regularly scheduled final exam during exam week 1458 1420 1287 800
78% 77% 71% 59%
Take-home final due during exam week 48 79 72 41
3% 4% 4% 3%
Final paper or project in lieu of final due during exam week 144 153 178 146
8% 8% 10% 11%
Final exam held before exam week 78 71 70 88
4% 4% 4% 7%
Take-home final due before exam week 12 13 17 14
1% 1% 1% 1%
Final paper or project in lieu of final due before exam week 65 69 120 115
3% 4% 7% 9%
My course did not have a final assessment 36 27 49 120
2% 1% 3% 9%
Other 24 21 20 22
1% 1% 1% 2%

Type of Instructor Contact you had during RRR Week:

 1st Course2nd Course3rd Course4th Course
In person Office Hours with primary instructor 529 475 430 304
32% 29% 28% 28%
In person Office Hours with GSI/secondary instructor 578 522 445 283
35% 32% 29% 27%
Email/Web contact with primary instructor 409 394 371 275
25% 24% 24% 26%
Email/Web contact with GSI/secondary instructor 442 386 340 201
27% 24% 22% 19%
Phone contact with primary instructor 11 12 6 9
1% 1% 0% 1%
Phone contact with GSI/secondary instructor 10 9 7 7
1% 1% 0% 1%
Attended review sessions held by the primary instructor 466 441 376 231
28% 27% 25% 22%
Attended review sessions held by the GSI/secondary instructor 610 565 500 301
37% 35% 33% 28%
Research Presentation or Poster/Project Session 74 73 66 63
4% 5% 4% 6%
Speech or Debate 8 3 6 8
0% 0% 0% 1%
Studio/Performance Activities 18 13 20 26
1% 1% 1% 2%
The class was held as regularly scheduled with new course material presented 111 99 96 73
7% 6% 6% 7%
Other 40 49 44 54
2% 3% 3% 5%

How satisfied are/were you with your instructor contact during fall 2010 RRR week?

 1st Course2nd Course3rd Course4th Course
Very dissatisfied 79 75 59 51
4% 4% 3% 4%
Dissatisfied 81 65 70 57
4% 4% 4% 4%
Somewhat dissatisfied 147 138 137 83
8% 8% 8% 6%
Somewhat satisfied 453 495 445 303
25% 27% 25% 23%
Satisfied 762 757 758 588
41% 41% 43% 45%
Very satisfied 323 302 313 232
18% 16% 18% 18%

6. Please describe any other effective ways your instructors supported your learning during RRR week? (Enter answer in paragraph form)

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7) Please share with us some of the other independent activities you took part in during RRR week in the fall 2010 semester. (Select all that apply.)

Studying alone 1830 95%
Studying with a group 1379 71%
Completing projects and papers 1121 58%
Completing other assignments (e.g., problem sets, homework) 781 40%
Reviewing course study guides or lecture notes 1538 80%
Viewing or listening to Web/Pod Castings of course sessions 459 24%
Catching up on reading assigned earlier in the semester 1129 59%
Catching up on sleep 1070 55%
Working more hours, for pay, than typical 175 9%
Other 57 3%

7a. How satisfied are you with how you personally used the fall 2010 RRR week?

Very dissatisfied 59 3%
Dissatisfied 92 5%
Somewhat dissatisfied 195 10%
Somewhat satisfied 546 28%
Satisfied 715 37%
Very satisfied 309 16%

8. What could instructors do to make the RRR week more productive for you? (Enter answer in paragraph form)

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9. Which of the following best describes your experience with 3 or more final exams on the same day in fall 2010?

I did not have 3 or more finals originally scheduled for the same day and I did not take 3 or more finals on the same day. 1767 92%
I did not have 3 or more finals originally scheduled for the same day, but I had to take 3 or more finals on the same day. 32 2%
I had 3 or more finals originally scheduled for the same day and I took 3 or more finals on that day. 90 5%
I had 3 or more finals originally scheduled for the same day, but I did not take them all on the same day. 31 2%

9a. What reason(s) best describe why you had 3 or more final exams on a given exam date? (Please select all that apply.)

I intentionally selected courses that had the same exam dates 7 6%
I intentionally selected courses that had different exam dates, but on the first day of the course an exam date change was announced 9 7%
At least one of my final exam dates was changed after the first day of the course, and the instructor did not allow me to take the exam at the originally scheduled time 12 10%
I based my schedule on the courses I wanted to take and not the exam schedules of those courses 65 53%
I did not have much choice because the courses I needed to take resulted in my having 3 or more final exams on a given date 52 43%
When I signed up for courses I did not realize that I could end up with 3 or more final exams on a given date 16 13%
Other 5 4%

9a. What reason(s) best describe why you did not end up having 3 or more final exams on a given exam date? (Please select all that apply.)

At least one of my final exam dates was changed and announced on the first day of the course 8 28%
At least one of my final exam dates was changed after the first day of the course and the instructor did not offer the exam at the originally scheduled time 1 3%
The instructor provided me with an alternative exam date 14 48%
The instructor provided me with an alternative form of final assessment 0 0%
The instructor provided an alternative form of final assessment for the entire     class 5 17%
I was able to opt out of the final exam because of my previous work 1 3%
Other 2 7%

10. Sometimes students must take courses that have exams scheduled on the same day. Suppose the campus had a policy of providing a common exam make-up day for students who had three exams scheduled for the same day. This exam make-up day would probably be on the Monday after the regularly scheduled exams. Which do you think you would do?

Take two exams on the regularly scheduled day, and one exam on the make-up day, even if that day was the Monday after the exams 1489 77%
Take the three exams on the same day, as scheduled 450 23%

11. Other things being equal, would you choose a course that has:

A final exam on the last day of finals, as long as it was not in the evening 726 37%
A final exam that starts at 7pm, as long as it was not on the last day of finals 988 51%
A final exam on a day when you already have one or more other exams 223 12%

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). (Enter answer in paragraph form)

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