Spring 2009 UCUES: Results and Summary for Graduating Seniors: Part 1

Time Allocation

1. How many hours do you spend in a typical week (7 days) on the following activities?

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending classes, discussion sections or labs 6  (0.4%) 64  (4.1%) 335  (21.6%) 613  (39.5%) 342  (22.0%) 131  (8.4%) 34  (2.2%) 28  (1.8%)
Studying and other academic activities outside of class 10  (0.6%) 228  (14.8%) 385  (25.0%) 340  (22.0%) 262  (17.0%) 125  (8.1%) 75  (4.9%) 118  (7.6%)
Paid employment (include paid internships) 637  (41.5%) 129  (8.4%) 259  (16.9%) 214  (14.0%) 173  (11.3%) 71  (4.6%) 20  (1.3%) 31  (2.0%)
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours did you work on campus? 982  (64.9%) 96  (6.3%) 174  (11.5%) 131  (8.7%) 83  (5.5%) 26  (1.7%) 11  (0.7%) 11  (0.7%)
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours were related to your academic interests? 998  (65.8%) 173  (11.4%) 134  (8.8%) 85  (5.6%) 72  (4.7%) 24  (1.6%) 12  (0.8%) 19  (1.3%)

Academic and Personal Development

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

 When you started hereCurrent ability level
Analytical and critical thinking skills
Very poor 11  (0.7%)
Poor 43  (2.8%)
Fair 399  (25.7%)
Good 716  (46.1%)
Very good 298  (19.2%)
Excellent 85  (5.5%)
Very poor 4  (0.3%)
Poor 6  (0.4%)
Fair 30  (1.9%)
Good 242  (15.6%)
Very good 799  (51.6%)
Excellent 466  (30.1%)
Ability to be clear and effective when writing
Very poor 19  (1.2%)
Poor 100  (6.4%)
Fair 404  (26.0%)
Good 598  (38.5%)
Very good 344  (22.1%)
Excellent 89  (5.7%)
Very poor 8  (0.5%)
Poor 9  (0.6%)
Fair 87  (5.6%)
Good 410  (26.4%)
Very good 685  (44.2%)
Excellent 352  (22.7%)
Ability to read and comprehend academic material
Very poor 24  (1.5%)
Poor 116  (7.5%)
Fair 475  (30.7%)
Good 624  (40.3%)
Very good 238  (15.4%)
Excellent 72  (4.6%)
Very poor 5  (0.3%)
Poor 12  (0.8%)
Fair 50  (3.2%)
Good 349  (22.6%)
Very good 728  (47.2%)
Excellent 400  (25.9%)
Foreign language skills
Very poor 92  (5.9%)
Poor 222  (14.3%)
Fair 531  (34.3%)
Good 406  (26.2%)
Very good 198  (12.8%)
Excellent 99  (6.4%)
Very poor 93  (6.0%)
Poor 209  (13.6%)
Fair 438  (28.4%)
Good 390  (25.3%)
Very good 249  (16.1%)
Excellent 163  (10.6%)
Understanding of a specific field of study
Very poor 56  (3.6%)
Poor 292  (18.8%)
Fair 687  (44.3%)
Good 406  (26.2%)
Very good 80  (5.2%)
Excellent 30  (1.9%)
Very poor 5  (0.3%)
Poor 7  (0.5%)
Fair 60  (3.9%)
Good 278  (17.9%)
Very good 742  (47.9%)
Excellent 457  (29.5%)
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills
Very poor 27  (1.7%)
Poor 90  (5.8%)
Fair 385  (24.9%)
Good 589  (38.1%)
Very good 352  (22.8%)
Excellent 103  (6.7%)
Very poor 29  (1.9%)
Poor 87  (5.7%)
Fair 331  (21.5%)
Good 528  (34.3%)
Very good 392  (25.5%)
Excellent 172  (11.2%)
Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English
Very poor 10  (0.6%)
Poor 36  (2.3%)
Fair 197  (12.7%)
Good 477  (30.8%)
Very good 399  (25.8%)
Excellent 430  (27.8%)
Very poor 4  (0.3%)
Poor 7  (0.5%)
Fair 75  (4.9%)
Good 299  (19.3%)
Very good 551  (35.6%)
Excellent 610  (39.5%)
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic political, social, cultural)
Very poor 38  (2.5%)
Poor 177  (11.4%)
Fair 546  (35.3%)
Good 526  (34.0%)
Very good 190  (12.3%)
Excellent 69  (4.5%)
Very poor 8  (0.5%)
Poor 24  (1.6%)
Fair 139  (9.0%)
Good 370  (24.0%)
Very good 618  (40.1%)
Excellent 382  (24.8%)
Leadership skills
Very poor 37  (2.4%)
Poor 147  (9.5%)
Fair 478  (30.9%)
Good 535  (34.6%)
Very good 273  (17.6%)
Excellent 78  (5.0%)
Very poor 15  (1.0%)
Poor 54  (3.5%)
Fair 179  (11.6%)
Good 485  (31.4%)
Very good 515  (33.3%)
Excellent 298  (19.3%)
Computer skills
Very poor 9  (0.6%)
Poor 76  (4.9%)
Fair 430  (27.8%)
Good 597  (38.6%)
Very good 312  (20.2%)
Excellent 123  (8.0%)
Very poor 7  (0.5%)
Poor 15  (1.0%)
Fair 175  (11.3%)
Good 504  (32.7%)
Very good 542  (35.1%)
Excellent 299  (19.4%)
Internet skills
Very poor 7  (0.5%)
Poor 31  (2.0%)
Fair 263  (17.1%)
Good 563  (36.5%)
Very good 398  (25.8%)
Excellent 280  (18.2%)
Very poor 4  (0.3%)
Poor 3  (0.2%)
Fair 56  (3.7%)
Good 334  (21.8%)
Very good 603  (39.3%)
Excellent 534  (34.8%)
Library research skills
Very poor 50  (3.2%)
Poor 219  (14.2%)
Fair 587  (38.0%)
Good 490  (31.7%)
Very good 151  (9.8%)
Excellent 49  (3.2%)
Very poor 13  (0.8%)
Poor 41  (2.7%)
Fair 189  (12.2%)
Good 511  (33.1%)
Very good 538  (34.8%)
Excellent 252  (16.3%)
Other research skills
Very poor 39  (2.5%)
Poor 192  (12.5%)
Fair 578  (37.5%)
Good 560  (36.4%)
Very good 120  (7.8%)
Excellent 51  (3.3%)
Very poor 8  (0.5%)
Poor 25  (1.6%)
Fair 164  (10.7%)
Good 531  (34.6%)
Very good 582  (37.9%)
Excellent 226  (14.7%)
Ability to prepare and make a presentation
Very poor 23  (1.5%)
Poor 106  (6.9%)
Fair 487  (31.6%)
Good 647  (42.0%)
Very good 217  (14.1%)
Excellent 61  (4.0%)
Very poor 6  (0.4%)
Poor 15  (1.0%)
Fair 135  (8.8%)
Good 486  (31.6%)
Very good 637  (41.4%)
Excellent 261  (16.9%)
Interpersonal (social) skills
Very poor 22  (1.4%)
Poor 103  (6.7%)
Fair 389  (25.2%)
Good 596  (38.6%)
Very good 308  (20.0%)
Excellent 125  (8.1%)
Very poor 11  (0.7%)
Poor 44  (2.8%)
Fair 129  (8.4%)
Good 465  (30.1%)
Very good 575  (37.2%)
Excellent 320  (20.7%)

3. Similarly, please rate your abilities now and when you first began at this university on the following dimensions.

 When you started hereCurrent ability level
Ability to appreciate, tolerate and understand racial and ethnic diversity
Very poor 15  (1.0%)
Poor 34  (2.2%)
Fair 227  (14.7%)
Good 547  (35.5%)
Very good 419  (27.2%)
Excellent 301  (19.5%)
Very poor 11  (0.7%)
Poor 13  (0.8%)
Fair 58  (3.8%)
Good 287  (18.6%)
Very good 617  (40.0%)
Excellent 555  (36.0%)
Ability to appreciate the fine arts (e.g., painting, music, drama, dance)
Very poor 23  (1.5%)
Poor 63  (4.1%)
Fair 367  (23.8%)
Good 471  (30.5%)
Very good 362  (23.5%)
Excellent 256  (16.6%)
Very poor 14  (0.9%)
Poor 40  (2.6%)
Fair 184  (12.0%)
Good 412  (26.8%)
Very good 479  (31.1%)
Excellent 410  (26.6%)
Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity
Very poor 12  (0.8%)
Poor 46  (3.0%)
Fair 296  (19.2%)
Good 577  (37.5%)
Very good 362  (23.5%)
Excellent 247  (16.0%)
Very poor 12  (0.8%)
Poor 14  (0.9%)
Fair 87  (5.7%)
Good 353  (23.0%)
Very good 563  (36.6%)
Excellent 509  (33.1%)
Understanding the importance of personal social responsibility
Very poor 20  (1.3%)
Poor 82  (5.3%)
Fair 300  (19.5%)
Good 607  (39.5%)
Very good 323  (21.0%)
Excellent 203  (13.2%)
Very poor 14  (0.9%)
Poor 13  (0.8%)
Fair 86  (5.6%)
Good 327  (21.3%)
Very good 580  (37.8%)
Excellent 513  (33.5%)
Self awareness and understanding
Very poor 31  (2.0%)
Poor 95  (6.2%)
Fair 408  (26.5%)
Good 582  (37.7%)
Very good 274  (17.8%)
Excellent 152  (9.9%)
Very poor 12  (0.8%)
Poor 14  (0.9%)
Fair 85  (5.5%)
Good 327  (21.2%)
Very good 618  (40.1%)
Excellent 486  (31.5%)

Campus Climate for Diversity

4. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel free to express my political beliefs on campus 32  (2.1%) 53  (3.4%) 116  (7.5%) 290  (18.8%) 629  (40.9%) 419  (27.2%)
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 25  (1.6%) 52  (3.4%) 113  (7.4%) 329  (21.4%) 644  (42.0%) 372  (24.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of theireconomic or social class 22  (1.4%) 68  (4.4%) 140  (9.1%) 399  (25.9%) 607  (39.5%) 302  (19.6%)
Students are respected here regardless of their gender 14  (0.9%) 26  (1.7%) 94  (6.1%) 273  (17.8%) 718  (46.7%) 412  (26.8%)
Students are respected here regardless of their race or ethnicity 30  (2.0%) 63  (4.1%) 167  (10.9%) 378  (24.6%) 605  (39.4%) 293  (19.1%)
Students are respected here regardless of theirreligious beliefs 34  (2.2%) 83  (5.4%) 195  (12.7%) 383  (25.0%) 581  (37.9%) 259  (16.9%)
Students are respected here regardless of theirpolitical beliefs 64  (4.2%) 115  (7.5%) 236  (15.4%) 415  (27.1%) 498  (32.5%) 206  (13.4%)
Students are respected here regardless of their sexual orientation 14  (0.9%) 38  (2.5%) 104  (6.8%) 310  (20.2%) 710  (46.2%) 361  (23.5%)

Academic Engagement

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Turned in a course assignment late 798  (51.9%) 529  (34.4%) 149  (9.7%) 39  (2.5%) 11  (0.7%) 12  (0.8%)
Gone to class without completing assigned reading 61  (4.0%) 208  (13.6%) 433  (28.2%) 342  (22.3%) 280  (18.3%) 210  (13.7%)
Gone to class unprepared 70  (4.6%) 374  (24.4%) 598  (39.0%) 250  (16.3%) 152  (9.9%) 91  (5.9%)
Skipped class 166  (10.8%) 618  (40.3%) 431  (28.1%) 169  (11.0%) 95  (6.2%) 54  (3.5%)
Raised your standard for acceptable effort due to the high standards of a faculty member 98  (6.4%) 176  (11.5%) 404  (26.4%) 382  (25.0%) 333  (21.8%) 135  (8.8%)
Extensively revised a paper at least once before submitting it to be graded 127  (8.3%) 216  (14.1%) 345  (22.5%) 256  (16.7%) 321  (20.9%) 269  (17.5%)
Sought academic help from instructor or tutor when needed 184  (12.0%) 338  (22.0%) 417  (27.2%) 255  (16.6%) 190  (12.4%) 149  (9.7%)
Worked on class projects or studied as a group with other classmates outside of class 81  (5.3%) 232  (15.1%) 434  (28.3%) 281  (18.3%) 274  (17.9%) 233  (15.2%)
Helped a classmate better understand the course material when studying together 97  (6.3%) 184  (12.0%) 498  (32.4%) 341  (22.2%) 273  (17.8%) 145  (9.4%)

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Taken a small research-oriented seminar with faculty 849  (55.3%) 212  (13.8%) 173  (11.3%) 112  (7.3%) 93  (6.1%) 95  (6.2%)
Communicated with a faculty member by e-mail or in person 32  (2.1%) 182  (11.9%) 471  (30.8%) 306  (20.0%) 286  (18.7%) 254  (16.6%)
Talked with the instructor outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a course 209  (13.6%) 397  (25.9%) 416  (27.1%) 206  (13.4%) 194  (12.7%) 111  (7.2%)
Interacted with faculty during lecture class sessions 204  (13.4%) 367  (24.0%) 386  (25.3%) 240  (15.7%) 177  (11.6%) 154  (10.1%)
Worked with a faculty member on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity) 828  (54.0%) 265  (17.3%) 176  (11.5%) 89  (5.8%) 87  (5.7%) 88  (5.7%)

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

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 44  (2.9%) 205  (13.3%) 413  (26.9%) 300  (19.5%) 307  (20.0%) 267  (17.4%)
Brought up ideas or concepts from different courses during class discussions 123  (8.0%) 308  (20.1%) 467  (30.4%) 264  (17.2%) 235  (15.3%) 139  (9.0%)
Asked an insightful question in class 153  (10.0%) 316  (20.6%) 469  (30.6%) 258  (16.8%) 213  (13.9%) 126  (8.2%)
Found a course so interesting that you did more work than was required 220  (14.4%) 363  (23.7%) 441  (28.8%) 239  (15.6%) 161  (10.5%) 105  (6.9%)
Chosen challenging courses, when possible, even though you might lower your GPA by doing so 107  (7.0%) 195  (12.7%) 397  (25.8%) 293  (19.1%) 290  (18.9%) 255  (16.6%)
Made a class presentation 116  (7.6%) 303  (19.8%) 460  (30.0%) 315  (20.5%) 209  (13.6%) 131  (8.5%)
Had a class in which the professor knew or learned your name 85  (5.5%) 213  (13.9%) 362  (23.6%) 274  (17.8%) 250  (16.3%) 353  (23.0%)

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

  53  (3.5%)   0-10% 
  65  (4.3%)   11-20% 
  78  (5.1%)   21-30% 
  80  (5.2%)   31-40% 
  127  (8.3%)   41-50% 
  136  (8.9%)   51-60% 
  192  (12.6%)   61-70% 
  299  (19.6%)   71-80% 
  243  (15.9%)   81-90% 
  255  (16.7%)   91-100% 
  [48 missing]     (Select one)

Plans and Aspirations

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

456  (29.6%)   Enroll in graduate or professional school
642  (41.6%)   Work full-time
45  (2.9%)   Work part-time
17  (1.1%)   Be self-employed
57  (3.7%)   Study or work abroad
10  (0.6%)   Join armed forces
75  (4.9%)   Work in an internship or volunteer position
120  (7.8%)   Take a year off
26  (1.7%)   Do something else
94  (6.1%)   I have no idea at this point

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

  131  (8.6%)   Artistic, creative professions 
  188  (12.3%)   Business, finance-related professions 
  141  (9.2%)   Education 
  162  (10.6%)   Engineering, computer programming 
  179  (11.7%)   Law 
  232  (15.2%)   Medicine, health-related professions 
  74  (4.8%)   Psychology, helping professions 
  140  (9.2%)   Researcher, scientist 
  175  (11.5%)   Other (please specify below) 
  104  (6.8%)   I have no idea whatsoever 
  [50 missing]     (Select one)

If other [Open-ended text field]

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

  92  (6.0%)   Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 
  15  (1.0%)   Teaching credential 
  161  (10.5%)   Business master's (MBA) 
  134  (8.7%)   Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc.) 
  254  (16.6%)   Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 
  189  (12.3%)   Law degree (LLB or JD) 
  50  (3.3%)   Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc.) 
  105  (6.8%)   Medical doctor (MD) 
  323  (21.1%)   Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) 
  41  (2.7%)   Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 
  169  (11.0%)   I don't know yet 
  [43 missing]     (Select one)

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

Overall Satisfaction and Agreement

Yes, doing now or have doneNo
A research project, creative activity, or paper as part of your coursework 1418  (92.3%) 118  (7.7%)
At least one student research course (e.g., course 99) 566  (37.0%) 965  (63.0%)
At least one independent study course (e.g., 199) 588  (38.4%) 945  (61.6%)
Assist faculty in research with course credit 447  (29.1%) 1087  (70.9%)
Assist faculty in research for pay without course credit 216  (14.1%) 1313  (85.9%)
Assist faculty in research as a volunteer without course credit 298  (19.5%) 1234  (80.5%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty with course credit 381  (24.9%) 1151  (75.1%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty for pay without course credit 57  (3.7%) 1475  (96.3%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty as a volunteer without course credit 135  (8.9%) 1390  (91.1%)

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

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
UC grade point average 77  (5.0%) 160  (10.4%) 262  (17.1%) 377  (24.5%) 472  (30.7%) 188  (12.2%)
Overall social experience 41  (2.7%) 90  (5.9%) 190  (12.4%) 409  (26.6%) 527  (34.3%) 278  (18.1%)
Overall academic experience 17  (1.1%) 34  (2.2%) 122  (8.0%) 343  (22.4%) 666  (43.5%) 349  (22.8%)
Value of your education for the price you're paying 32  (2.1%) 52  (3.4%) 122  (8.0%) 342  (22.3%) 486  (31.7%) 499  (32.6%)

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

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
I feel that I belong at this campus 27  (1.8%) 36  (2.3%) 83  (5.4%) 345  (22.5%) 560  (36.5%) 484  (31.5%)
Knowing what I know now, I would still choose to enroll at this campus 28  (1.8%) 33  (2.2%) 81  (5.3%) 209  (13.6%) 426  (27.8%) 755  (49.3%)

[LD] Evaluation of the Educational Experience

[UD - double major] Evaluation of the Major

The next section of this questionnaire asks you to evaluate your major based on your experience. Below are listed your major(s) according to university records. Please select the major that you will evaluate.

1317  (99.4%)   I would like to evaluate [Open-ended text field]

8  (0.6%)   Instead, I would like to evaluate a different major.

  1  (9.1%)   Architecture 
  1  (9.1%)   Art 
  1  (9.1%)   Business Admin 
  1  (9.1%)   Chemical Biology 
  1  (9.1%)   Development Studies 
  1  (9.1%)   Economics 
  2  (18.2%)   History 
  1  (9.1%)   Mechanical Engr 
  1  (9.1%)   Ops Rsch & Mgt Sci 
  1  (9.1%)   Philosophy 
  [1565 missing]     (Select one)

[UD] Evaluation of the Major

The next section of this questionnaire asks you to evaluate your major based on your experience. Below are listed your major(s) according to university records. Please select the major that you will evaluate.

98  (48.5%)  I would like to evaluate [Open-ended text field]

102  (50.5%)  I would rather evaluate [Open-ended text field]

2  (1.0%)  Instead, I would like to evaluate a different major.

  1  (33.3%)   Architecture 
  1  (33.3%)   Cognitive Science 
  1  (33.3%)   Physics 
  [1573 missing]     (Select one)

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

 YesNo
Intellectual curiosity 1444  (94.6%) 82  (5.4%)
Leads to a high paying job 530  (34.9%) 989  (65.1%)
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 1167  (76.8%) 353  (23.2%)
Complements desire to study abroad 405  (26.7%) 1113  (73.3%)
Parental desires 230  (15.2%) 1288  (84.8%)
Easy requirements 260  (17.1%) 1257  (82.9%)
Allows time for other activities 448  (29.5%) 1069  (70.5%)
Provides international opportunities 623  (41.1%) 894  (58.9%)
Prestige 645  (42.5%) 871  (57.5%)
Couldn't get into my first choice of major 102  (6.8%) 1405  (93.2%)
Interest in subject area 1478  (97.0%) 46  (3.0%)
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 1036  (68.4%) 478  (31.6%)
Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field] 102  (24.5%) 315  (75.5%)

[UD] Answer the following questions about courses in your major.

[LD ] Answer the following questions about your coursework in general.

16. Thinking back over your coursework this academic year, how often were you REQUIRED to do the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms and concepts 11  (0.7%) 32  (2.1%) 131  (8.5%) 214  (14.0%) 492  (32.1%) 653  (42.6%)
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 20  (1.3%) 52  (3.4%) 111  (7.3%) 225  (14.7%) 465  (30.4%) 655  (42.9%)
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 35  (2.3%) 87  (5.7%) 178  (11.7%) 296  (19.4%) 460  (30.2%) 469  (30.8%)
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 31  (2.0%) 95  (6.2%) 204  (13.4%) 230  (15.1%) 492  (32.3%) 473  (31.0%)
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 37  (2.4%) 108  (7.1%) 251  (16.4%) 309  (20.2%) 421  (27.5%) 403  (26.4%)

17. Thinking back on this academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 11  (0.7%) 25  (1.6%) 96  (6.3%) 229  (15.0%) 488  (31.9%) 680  (44.5%)
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 12  (0.8%) 68  (4.5%) 211  (13.8%) 351  (23.0%) 456  (29.9%) 429  (28.1%)
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 39  (2.6%) 125  (8.2%) 258  (16.9%) 343  (22.5%) 403  (26.4%) 357  (23.4%)
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 38  (2.5%) 107  (7.0%) 323  (21.1%) 360  (23.6%) 415  (27.2%) 285  (18.7%)

[LD] 18. Please answer the following questions about your educational experience overall.

[UD] 18. Please answer the following questions about your major.

 YesNo
Do you understand how the requirements of your major combine to produce a coherent understanding of a field of study? 1369  (90.0%) 152  (10.0%)
Are the program requirements well defined? 1409  (92.6%) 112  (7.4%)
Are department rules and policies clearly communicated? 1368  (89.9%) 153  (10.1%)
Is the description of the major in the catalog accurate? 1408  (93.4%) 100  (6.6%)
Are there open channels of communication between faculty and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions? 1301  (85.5%) 220  (14.5%)
Are students treated equitably and fairly by the faculty? 1379  (90.5%) 145  (9.5%)
Do faculty clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 1438  (94.3%) 87  (5.7%)
Do faculty provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 1223  (80.5%) 296  (19.5%)

[LD] 19. How satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your educational experience?

[UD] 19. How satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your educational experience in the major?

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Variety of courses available in your major 24  (1.6%) 82  (5.4%) 198  (13.0%) 426  (28.0%) 522  (34.3%) 268  (17.6%)
Quality of lower-division courses in your major 42  (2.8%) 92  (6.1%) 240  (16.0%) 452  (30.2%) 484  (32.3%) 187  (12.5%)
Quality of upper-division courses in your major 19  (1.2%) 34  (2.2%) 85  (5.6%) 323  (21.2%) 628  (41.3%) 431  (28.4%)
Advising by faculty on academic matters 50  (3.3%) 69  (4.5%) 182  (11.9%) 472  (31.0%) 526  (34.5%) 225  (14.8%)
Advising by student peer advisors on academic matters 41  (2.8%) 72  (5.0%) 219  (15.1%) 608  (41.9%) 426  (29.4%) 84  (5.8%)
Advising by school or college staff on academic matters 62  (4.1%) 74  (4.9%) 209  (13.9%) 510  (34.0%) 488  (32.5%) 159  (10.6%)
Advising by departmental staff on academic matters 58  (3.8%) 67  (4.4%) 154  (10.2%) 445  (29.5%) 504  (33.4%) 279  (18.5%)
Quality of faculty instruction 23  (1.5%) 21  (1.4%) 66  (4.3%) 286  (18.8%) 720  (47.3%) 406  (26.7%)
Quality of teaching by graduate student GSI's (TA's) 21  (1.4%) 41  (2.7%) 101  (6.6%) 379  (24.8%) 640  (41.9%) 345  (22.6%)
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 27  (1.8%) 35  (2.3%) 140  (9.3%) 414  (27.4%) 661  (43.7%) 236  (15.6%)
Availability of courses needed for graduation 25  (1.6%) 42  (2.8%) 138  (9.1%) 326  (21.4%) 717  (47.2%) 272  (17.9%)
Access to small classes 85  (5.6%) 131  (8.6%) 261  (17.1%) 391  (25.7%) 447  (29.3%) 209  (13.7%)
Access to faculty outside of class 33  (2.2%) 63  (4.1%) 145  (9.5%) 425  (28.0%) 622  (40.9%) 232  (15.3%)
Ability to get into a major that you want 18  (1.2%) 19  (1.3%) 46  (3.0%) 201  (13.3%) 681  (44.9%) 551  (36.3%)
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 53  (3.5%) 77  (5.1%) 207  (13.8%) 404  (26.9%) 480  (31.9%) 283  (18.8%)
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., study abroad, UCDC, internships) 41  (2.8%) 66  (4.5%) 206  (13.9%) 458  (30.9%) 495  (33.4%) 217  (14.6%)
Accessibility of library staff 17  (1.1%) 16  (1.1%) 88  (5.9%) 437  (29.4%) 664  (44.6%) 266  (17.9%)
Availability of library research materials 16  (1.1%) 21  (1.4%) 63  (4.2%) 340  (22.7%) 662  (44.1%) 398  (26.5%)

20. How many professors do you know well enough to ask for a letter of recommendation in support of an application for a job or for graduate or professional school?

  247  (16.2%)   Zero 
  326  (21.4%)   1 
  444  (29.2%)   2 
  330  (21.7%)   3 
  175  (11.5%)   4 or more 
  [54 missing]     (Select one)

21. You told us earlier how much time you spend studying and working in a week. How many hours do you spend on each of these other activities in a typical 7 day week?

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending movies, concerts, sports, or other entertainment events 454  (29.8%) 912  (59.8%) 95  (6.2%) 36  (2.4%) 16  (1.0%) 7  (0.5%) 2  (0.1%) 3  (0.2%)
Performing community service or volunteer activities 752  (49.5%) 521  (34.3%) 173  (11.4%) 40  (2.6%) 14  (0.9%) 8  (0.5%) 1  (0.1%) 10  (0.7%)
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 251  (16.5%) 810  (53.2%) 317  (20.8%) 78  (5.1%) 36  (2.4%) 12  (0.8%) 9  (0.6%) 9  (0.6%)
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 1096  (72.2%) 293  (19.3%) 86  (5.7%) 22  (1.4%) 10  (0.7%) 6  (0.4%) 1  (0.1%) 5  (0.3%)
Participating in student clubs or organizations 635  (41.8%) 494  (32.5%) 210  (13.8%) 89  (5.9%) 36  (2.4%) 26  (1.7%) 10  (0.7%) 19  (1.3%)
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 256  (16.8%) 722  (47.3%) 314  (20.6%) 138  (9.0%) 48  (3.1%) 17  (1.1%) 9  (0.6%) 21  (1.4%)
Socializing with friends 47  (3.1%) 573  (37.7%) 495  (32.5%) 214  (14.1%) 97  (6.4%) 39  (2.6%) 11  (0.7%) 45  (3.0%)
Partying 648  (42.6%) 641  (42.2%) 138  (9.1%) 54  (3.6%) 20  (1.3%) 7  (0.5%) 1  (0.1%) 11  (0.7%)
Spending time with family 761  (50.5%) 484  (32.1%) 119  (7.9%) 67  (4.4%) 28  (1.9%) 14  (0.9%) 5  (0.3%) 30  (2.0%)
Using the computer for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, e-mail/instant messaging, etc.) 33  (2.2%) 421  (27.7%) 448  (29.5%) 287  (18.9%) 158  (10.4%) 62  (4.1%) 30  (2.0%) 81  (5.3%)
Watching TV 439  (28.9%) 636  (41.9%) 268  (17.7%) 99  (6.5%) 42  (2.8%) 20  (1.3%) 4  (0.3%) 9  (0.6%)
Commuting to school and to work 406  (26.7%) 853  (56.1%) 178  (11.7%) 58  (3.8%) 16  (1.1%) 3  (0.2%) 2  (0.1%) 5  (0.3%)

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

  9  (0.6%)   0-2 
  53  (3.5%)   3-4 
  566  (37.1%)   5-6 
  816  (53.5%)   7-8 
  77  (5.1%)   9-10 
  3  (0.2%)   11+ 
  [52 missing]     (Select one)

23. What is the SINGLE, MOST IMPORTANT thing that your campus could realistically do to create a better undergraduate experience for students like you?

Please describe only one: [Open-ended textarea field]

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