This document lists survey questions and response options for the 2000-2001 Graduating Senior Survey. To view frequency distributions of the responses to a questions, click on the question number.
|FACULTY CONTRIBUTIONS (Survey items 1-9)|
|Please evaluate how well faculty members [ in your major
department ] do each of the following. (Scale: 4="Excellent,"
3="Good," 2="Fair," 1="Poor.")|
NOTE: The phrase "in your major department" was omitted from the instructions in the web version of the survey, but was included in the paper version.
|1. Set high expectations to learn|
|2. Respect the diverse talents and ways of learning of you and your classmates|
|3. Encourage you to be an actively involved learner|
|4. Encourage student-faculty interaction, in and out of the classroom|
|5. Give you frequent and prompt feedback|
|6. Encourage you to devote sufficient time and energy to your coursework|
|7. Develop opportunities for you to learn cooperatively with fellow students|
|8. Care about your academic success and welfare|
|9. In general, how would you evaluate your instructors on these eight measures?|
|EVALUATION OF SERVICES (Survey items 10-13)|
|Based on your last two years on this campus, how would you evaluate each of
the following ? (If you have not had enough experience with a service to evaluate it, please
mark the response "Don't know/did not use" and then skip to the next service.)
(Scale = 4="Excellent," 3="Good," 2="Fair," 1="Poor.")|
|10. Academic advising in your major|
|Access to advisor|
|Sufficient time with advisor|
|Accurate information about degree requirements and course sequencing|
|Knowledge of campus policies and procedures|
|Academic advising services overall|
|11. Research support|
|Access to faculty involved in research|
|Access to up-to-date facilities such as labs, studios, and research centers|
|Research support overall|
|12. Technology services|
|Access to the Internet|
|Hours of operation for computer center, labs, and help desks|
|Access to up-to-date facilities|
|Access to trained staff for help|
|Technology training classes|
|Technology services overall|
|13. Career-related Services|
|Opportunity for career assistance|
|Information on internships, co-op, or other career-related experiences|
|Resources available to explore career options|
|Information available through computers/Internet and other technology|
|Career-related services overall|
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND PERSONAL GROWTH|
|14. To what extent do you think your college education contributed to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in each of the following areas? (Scale: 4="Very Much," 3="Somewhat," 2="Very Little," 1="Not At All.")|
|Comprehension skills (understanding written information)|
|Using mathematics skills|
|Applying scientific methods of inquiry|
|Enhancing analytic skills|
|Developing computer skills|
|Developing a tolerance to divergent views|
|Understanding of diverse cultures and values|
|Recognizing and acting upon ethical principles|
|Exercising public responsibility and community service|
|Appreciating racial equity|
|Appreciating gender equity|
|Advancing your appreciation of the arts|
|Understanding issues and problems facing the world|
|Understanding the present as it relates to historical events/process|
|Understanding how science and technology influence everyday life|
|Ability to critically analyze ideas and information|
|Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds|
|Ability to lead or guide others|
|Ability to function as part of a team|
|Ability to plan and carry out projects independently|
|Valuing learning as a lifelong process|
|Commitment to personal health and fitness|
|Taking responsibility for your own behavior|
|Sense of personal identity|
|Independence and self-reliance|
|Potential for success|
|Coping with change|
|Ability to handle stress|
|EMPLOYMENT WHILE AT NC STATE
(Survey items 15-20)
If you were employed at any time while at NC State, please answer
questions 15-17. If not, skip to question 18.
15. If you worked during this academic year while at NC State, on average how many hours per week did you work?
|Less than 5 hours per week||20-24 hours per week|
|5-9 hours per week||25-29 hours per week|
|10-14 hours per week||30-34 hours per week|
|15-19 hours per week||35 or more hours per week|
If you worked during this academic year while at NC State, was your job related to your academic major?
|Directly related (Skip to question 18.)||Somewhat related (Skip to question 18.)||Not related (Go to question 17.)|
If your answer to question 16 was "not related," was this by choice?
Did your major include a co-op, internship, practicum, student teaching, or other field experience?
|Yes||No (Skip to question 21.)|
How would you evaluate this experience in terms of its contribution to your personal and professional growth?
Have you received a job offer from one of these employers?
|YOUR CONCLUSIONS (Survey items 21-32)|
Assuming you graduate at the end of this semester, to what extent will you have
accomplished your primary goal or objective for attending NC State?
|Fully accomplished||Partially accomplished||Not accomplished|
How well do you feel NC State met your needs in the following three
(Scale: 4="Very Well," 3="Adequately," 2="Somewhat Adequately," 1="Poorly.")
24. Please indicate the best description of your plans following graduation by filling in the one most appropriate bubble.
25. If you are earning your degree through an off-campus degree program, how likely is it that you would have obtained this degree on a UNC campus had the off-campus program not been available? If you are earning your degree on-campus, skip to question 26.
|Very likely||Probably||Probably not||Not likely|
All things considered, how would you characterize the intellectual environment
on this campus?
|Very strong||Strong||Average||Weak||Very weak|
27. All things considered, how would you evaluate the quality of instruction...
|a. in your major?||Excellent||Good||Fair||Poor|
28. All things considered, how would you evaluate the overall education that you are receiving at this institution?
29. If you could start over again...
|a. would you still choose to attend NC State?||Yes||No||Not sure|
|b. would you still choose the same major field of study?||Yes||No||Not sure|
30. Occasionally we like to recontact survey respondents to ask a few follow-up questions. Would it be okay for us to contact you in the future if we would like more information about your responses to this survey?
31. What are the two most important things NC State could do to improve the quality of undergraduate experience here?
32. Please use the space below to share any general comments you have about your experiences at NC State or to tell us why you were particularly satisfied/dissatisfied with any aspect of your education at NC State.
For more information on the 2000-2001 Graduating Senior Survey contact:
Dr. Nancy Whelchel, Associate Director for Survey Research
Office of Institutional Planning and Research
Phone: (919) 515-4184
Posted: October, 2001
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