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					                               RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
                                      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
                                    2007 Alumni Survey - Environmental Engineering

   The purpose of this survey is to gather alumni perceptions of their Rensselaer educational experience. The express goal of this effort is
    continuous improvement of our undergraduate degree programs. This survey will serve to meet a portion of the requirements of our "continuing
    improvement" process for our engineering curriculum. Your responses are confidential and will be greatly appreciated. If you have
   any further questions about this survey, please feel free to contact Dr. George List, at (518) 276 - 6362.
                                               Thank you for your time and assistance.

   About you: (please check all appropriate items):

   What year did you graduate from Rensselaer?

   Are you currently employed?                                                        yes       no
      If yes: what is your current job title?
             does your job relate to your undergraduate degree?                       yes       no

   Are you currently in school?                                                       yes       no
      If yes: what degree are you pursuing?

1. Since Graduation, have you participated in any graduate courses,                   yes       no
   professional development activities, or formal course work?

2. Do you have, or anticipate pursuing, advanced degrees?                             yes       no
      If yes: what degree/degrees?

3. Are you a member of a community organization?                                      yes       no

4. Did one or more of your Humanities or Social Science courses at                    yes       no
   Rensselaer significantly influence your perspective or worldview?

5. Please respond to the following statement: My Rensselaer education             1 Strongly 2 disagree 3 Neutral          4   Agree      5 Strongly
   stimulated me to grow and learn. (Please check one)                              disagree                                                agree

   General Skills and Subject Areas ranking:

   Using the rating scale at right, please record below your opinions
   regarding the following two statements: this general skill or subject          1 Strongly 2 disagree 3 Neutral          4   Agree      5 Strongly
   area is important in my current position (Importance); and, Rensselaer           disagree                                                agree
   prepared me well in this skill or subject area (Preparedness).

   General Skills:                                                                 Importance                              Preparedness

A. Problem-solving ability                                                  1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

B. Communications skills                                                    1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

C. Design skills                                                            1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

D. Team-work / leadership                                                   1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

E. Ethical issues                                                           1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

F. Fundamental Math                                                         1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

G. Fundamental Sciences                                                     1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

H. Humanities & Social sciences                                             1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

I. Other (specify):_______________________________                          1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

   Subject Areas:

J. Enviromental Problem Identification & Pollution Prevention               1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

K. Environmental Fluids, Hydraulics, and Hydrology                          1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

L. Pollutant Fate (Chemodynamics)                                           1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

M. Modeling of Environmental Systems                                        1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

N. Process Control & Optimization                                           1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

O. Data Interpretation and Analysis                                         1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

P. Biological Processes & Treatment Systems                                 1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

Q. Physicochemical Processes & Treatment Systems                            1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

R. Solid Wastes                                                             1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

S. Hazardous Wastes                                                         1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

T. Computer Programming & usage                                             1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

U. Atmospheric Systems                                                      1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

V. Remediation                                                              1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

W. Design                                                                   1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

X. Other                                                                    1     2         3   4     5                1       2      3       4      5

   Alumni survey 2007                                                                                                  (Continue on other side)

   Faculty advisor:

1. How many times in your stay at Rensselaer did you have contact with            1 zero        2 1 to 3    3 4 to 6       4 7 to 9       5 over 9
   your faculty advisor, either in person or by phone or e-mail?

   If your answer to the preceding question was other than zero:                  1 Strongly 2 disagree 3 Neutral          4   Agree      5 Strongly
   Using the rating scale at right, please record below your opinions               disagree                                                agree
   to the following questions regarding your faculty advisor.

2. My faculty advisor was knowledgeable of the departmental                       1             2           3              4              5
   curriculum requirements.

3. My faculty advisor made recommendations toward personalizing                   1             2           3              4              5
   my degree program: such as the departmental Co-op program,
   the undergraduate research program, study abroad, and suggestions
   for a minor.

4. My faculty advisor and I discussed options for graduate school.                1             2           3              4              5

5. My faculty advisor and I discussed options for full-time employment.           1             2           3              4              5

   Written responses:

   Please provide below any comments you may want to add, especially for any of the items listed above where you believe you were not
   sufficiently prepared. ( The purpose of revising our programs is to make them better. If you have found that your program was deficient in
   any way, please look over our current program (http://www.rpi.edu/dept/catalog/soe-civil.html) to see if it would better meet your needs.)
    Also provide any suggestions you may have regarding this survey.




   Alumni survey 2007                                       Thank you for participating in our survey.

				
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