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									                                                Austin Peay State University 1 
                                                 Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                         
                         
                         
                         
          Alumni Survey Report 
    Austin Peay State University 
               2009‐2010 
                         
                         
                         
                         

    Institutional Research and Effectiveness 

       
                                                                                                                     Austin Peay State University 2 
                                                                                                                      Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
Table of Contents 
Executive Summary ........................................................................................................................ 3 
History of Alumni Survey  ......................................................................................................................... 4 
Method  ....................................................................................................................................................... 4 
Survey Results  ............................................................................................................................... 5 
Appendix A – Sample Survey Form....................................................................................................... 29 

Appendix B – Respondent Report ......................................................................................................... 38 

       Table 1: Percentage of Respondents by Major Vs. Overall Student Enrollment ................................ 39 
       Table 2: Chi Square Tests for Representative Sample ........................................................................ 40 
 

Appendix C – Survey Statistical Results  ...................................................................................... 41 

Appendix D – 2010 APSU Alumni Survey Summary w/ Standard Deviation  ............................... 62 

Appendix E – University Alumni Survey Instructions 2009‐10  ....................................................... 65 

 

                                                  
                                                                         Austin Peay State University 3 
                                                                          Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                                        Executive Summary 

During April of 2010, alumni were invited to participate in the Alumni Survey via mailed letters.  
For the 2005‐2010 performance funding cycle, Alumni Surveys were selected as one of three 
tools to help serve the state in determining the level of student satisfaction in their institution. 
In an effort to increase survey participation, students were offered the chance to win several 
prizes including 8 Amazon gift cards of various values, a stadium blanket, and APSU t‐shirts.  A 
process was implemented to use Total/ Tailored Design Method in the delivery of the surveys. 
(Dillman, 2000) As part of the method students were sent two follow‐up mailed reminders after 
the initial invitation and survey, as well as a second survey if they were non‐responsive to the 
original survey. Also reminders were provided through “The GovSays” emails and by 
announcements within “One Stop”.  As a result, respondent numbers increased to 405 (35.4% 
response rate) from the previous instance of 97 (11.0% response rate). Of those 405, 380 
provided information regarding the questions listed on the alumni survey. 

Respondents were compared to the population of APSU students by sub‐groups of gender, class 
level, age and major using the Chi‐square test, Tables 1 and 2 (see Appendix B). These tests 
indicate that the respondents were not representative of the overall population of APSU 
students.  Descriptive statistics for students’ responses are included.  Although these responses 
should not be generalized or assumed to describe the opinions of all APSU students, they do 
summarize the opinions of the 405 students motivated to complete the alumni survey. 

 

                               
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                                                                         Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                                    History of Alumni Survey 

The Alumni Survey is administered in the second and fifth years of the five‐year Performance 
Funding Cycle. It consists of a survey instrument that is administered to recent alumni of 
bachelor degree programs in the Spring semester two years post‐graduation. Recent alumni are 
defined as those students who graduated during the 2007‐08 academic year. In conjunction 
with Student and Employer Surveys, Alumni Surveys provide the evaluative tools to determine 
the level of success in reaching Standard Two‐ Student Satisfaction (see Appendix B, 
Performance Standard Two‐ Student Satisfaction). This indicator is designed to provide 
incentives for institutions to improve the quality of their undergraduate programs as evaluated 
by surveys of undergraduate students, recent graduates, and regional and/or national 
employers of recent graduates. To this end, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission 
developed and approved the Alumni Survey form (Appendix A) in 2005.  The Alumni Survey is 
closely aligned with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). 
 
                                               Method 
 
The Alumni Survey was delivered via postal mail to alumni during the month of April.  The 
survey was administered following the Dillman’s Total/ Tailored Design Method (Dillman, 2000). 
In using the Total/ Tailored Design Method the invitees were sent a letter from President Hall’s 
office approximately April 12th.  The survey with another letter regarding the purpose of the 
survey was sent to alumni on April 19th. A reminder/ thank you for responding to the survey 
postcard were sent on April 28th. Finally, a letter with another survey was sent to those invitees 
who had not completed the survey on May 13th.  
 
The survey form (Appendix A), as provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 
included seventy‐five items related to: 
 
    • Alumni satisfaction about their experience at Austin Peay State University. 
    • Alumni activities and perceptions of their academic programs. 
    • Alumni use and evaluation of campus services. 
    • Alumni perception of Austin Peay State University’s contribution to their knowledge, 
        skills, and personal development. 
    • Alumni perception of their major department. 
    • Alumni demographic data, such as age, gender, primary major, race, time‐status, college 
        work load, and current employment status. 
    • Alumni information about their activities after graduation. 
 
        The “Overall Experience” section of the survey featured opinion questions for which the 
response choices ranged from values of 1 to 4, with 1 indicating Very Dissatisfied and 4 
indicating Very Satisfied, or with 1 indicating Definitely Not and 4 indicating Definitely Yes. The 
section “How Often Did You…”, featured questions regarding amount of time spent on activities 
for which the response choices ranged from values 1 to 4, with 1 indicating Never and 4 
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indicating Very Often. The section related to campus services use and evaluation, entitled “Use 
and Evaluation of Services” in this report, had a values of 1 to 2 for N/A or Used and values 1 to 
4, with 1 indicating Poor and 4 indicating Excellent.  The sections “Coursework Emphasis on 
Mental Activities”, “Extent of Emphasis” and “Contribution to Your Knowledge, Skills, and 
Personal Development”, featured questions regarding coursework emphasis on certain mental 
activities, the extent that APSU emphasized certain educational skills, and the extent that the 
institution contributed to development in knowledge, skills, and personal development for 
which the response choices ranged from values 1 to 4, with 1 indicating Very Little and 4 
indicating Very Much. The sections “Major Related Questions” and “Characterization of 
Preparation” cover the alumni’s evaluation of their major’s quality and Austin Peay’s success in 
preparing the alumni for future endeavors respectively. The response choices range from 1 to 
4, with 1 indicating Poor and 4 indicating Excellent. 

                                          Survey Results 

        The graphs on the following pages display the overall frequencies for the individual 
survey questions.  The first set of questions, “Overall Experience” are aimed at how alumni 
viewed their overall experience at Austin Peay State University.  The second section, “How 
Often Did You…”, is the student’s report of the frequency of certain actions they took in their 
class work. The third section, “Use and Evaluation of Services”, indicated the alumni’s use of 
various services provided on campus and their view of those services. The fourth section was in 
relation to the alumni’s major and is not included in the questions below. The fifth section, 
“Coursework Emphasis on Mental Activities”, relates to the alumni’s perception to how much 
their coursework emphasized several different mental activities. The sixth section, “Extent of 
Emphasis”, is the alumni’s evaluation of how the institution emphasized different learning 
methods. The seventh section, “Contribution To Your Knowledge, Skills, and Personal 
Development”, is an evaluation of the alumni’s experience in regards to their development in 
areas ranging from career readiness to activities related to learning to personal and societal 
development.  The eighth section, “Major Related Questions”, are questions specifically about 
the alumni’s evaluation of the quality of several functions performed by staff and faculty within 
their major. The final section, “Characterization of Preparation”, is the alumni’s characterization 
of Austin Peay’s ability to prepare them for future education or employment. 
                                
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                                          Overall Experience

               1.1. How satisfied are you with the overall educational experience you 
                                had at Austin Peay State University?
                                               (n=375)
    100.0%

     80.0%
                                                                 57.0%
     60.0%
                                                                                        37.1%
     40.0%

     20.0%
                      0.8%                 5.1%
      0.0%
                 Very Dissatisfied      Dissatisfied            Satisfied            Very Satisfied


              1.2 If you could start college again, would you enroll at Austin Peay State 
                                               University? 
                                                 (n=373)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                                                      49.19%

     40.00%                                                                             31.08%
                                          16.49%
     20.00%
                       3.24%
      0.00%
                   Definitely Not       Probably Not           Probably Yes          Definitely Yes
                                                                                                         
                1.3 Would you recommend Austin Peay State University to others? 
                                         (n=372)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                                                 45.53%                 45.53%
     40.00%

     20.00%
                                           7.05%
                      1.90%
      0.00%
                   Definitely Not       Probably Not           Probably Yes          Definitely Yes
                                                                                                         
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                                                                      Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                                        How Often Did You…

               2.1 Asked questions in class or contributed to class discussions 
                                           (n=375)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                                          38.44%
     40.00%                                                                    33.06%
                                      25.81%
     20.00%
                  2.69%
      0.00%
                  Never             Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                                
                               2.2 Made a class presentation 
                                         (n=378)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                                          39.47%
     40.00%                           31.47%                                   27.47%
     20.00%
                  1.60%
      0.00%
                  Never             Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                                
              2.3 Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or assignment before 
                                       turning it in 
                                         (n=377)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%

     40.00%                           32.35%              30.21%              27.81%
     20.00%       9.63%

      0.00%
                  Never             Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                               
                                                                      Austin Peay State University 8 
                                                                       Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
              2.4 Worked on a paper or project that required integrating ideas or 
                          information from various sources (n=380) 
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                                                                     48.01%
                                                           41.64%
     40.00%

     20.00%                            10.34%
                    0.00%
      0.00%
                    Never            Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                                    
                  2.5 Included diverse perspectives (different races, religions, genders, 
                    political beliefs, etc.) in class discussions or writing  assignments
                                                     (n=379) 
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                                           39.63%
     40.00%                            29.79%
                                                                               25.27%
     20.00%
                    5.32%
      0.00%
                    Never             Sometimes             Often             Very Often
                                                                                                
                2.6 Came to class without completing readings or assignments 
                                           (n=379)
    100.00%

     80.00%
                                       60.43%
     60.00%

     40.00%        31.55%

     20.00%
                                                            6.68%
                                                                                1.34%
      0.00%
                    Never            Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                                
                                                                   Austin Peay State University 9 
                                                                    Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                 2.7 Worked with other students on projects during class 
                                        (n=377)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                                        42.25%
     40.00%                         33.42%
                                                                             21.93%
     20.00%
                  2.41%
      0.00%
                  Never            Sometimes             Often              Very Often
                                                                                                 
               2.8 Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare class 
                                     assignments 
                                       (n=379) 
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                     41.82%
     40.00%                                             32.98%
                                                                               21.98%
     20.00%
                  3.22%
      0.00%
                  Never            Sometimes             Often              Very Often
                                                                                                 
              2.9 Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when 
                    completing assignments or during class discussions 
                                          (n=380)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                                        42.18%
                                     36.87%
     40.00%
                                                                             16.45%
     20.00%
                  4.51%
      0.00%
                  Never            Sometimes            Often               Very Often
                                                                                             
                                                                           Austin Peay State University 10 
                                                                            Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                     2.10 Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary) 
                                             (n=378)
    100.00%

     80.00%
                      56.00%
     60.00%

     40.00%                               31.73%

     20.00%
                                                                6.93%               5.33%
      0.00%
                      Never              Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                                        
                          2.11 Participated in a community‐based project 
                          (e.g. service learning) as part of a regular course 
                                                (n=379)
    100.00%

     80.00%
                      58.51%
     60.00%

     40.00%                               27.66%
     20.00%                                                     9.31%
                                                                                    4.52%
      0.00%
                       Never             Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                                        
               2.12 Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group, Internet, instant 
                                          messaging, etc.) 
                               to discuss or complete an assignment 
                                               (n=372)
     100.00%

      80.00%

      60.00%
                                                                                   37.84%
      40.00%                                                   31.89%
                                           22.97%
      20.00%           7.30%
       0.00%
                       Never             Sometimes              Often            Very Often
                                                                                                    
                                                                     Austin Peay State University 11 
                                                                      Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                  2.13 Used e‐mail to communicate with an instructor 
                                        (n=376)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                                                               44.12%
                                                        35.56%
     40.00%
                                    19.52%
     20.00%
                0.80%
      0.00%
                Never              Sometimes             Often               Very Often
                                                                                                
                         2.14 Discussed grades with an instructor 
                                         (n=374)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                         47.85%
     40.00%
                                                        26.88%
                                                                              16.67%
     20.00%     8.60%

      0.00%
                Never              Sometimes             Often               Very Often
                                                                                                
              2.15 Talked about career plans with a faculty member or advisor 
                                          (n=373)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                         46.63%
     40.00%                                             27.49%
     20.00%     14.82%                                                        11.05%

      0.00%
                Never              Sometimes             Often               Very Often
                                                                                                
                                                

                                                
                                                                      Austin Peay State University 12 
                                                                       Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
              2.16 Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with faculty members 
                                          outside of class 
                                              (n=373)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                             52.83%

     40.00%         29.11%

     20.00%                                                  14.29%
                                                                                   3.77%
      0.00%
                     Never             Sometimes             Often               Very Often
                                                                                                           
                  2.17 Received prompt feedback from faculty on your academic 
                                  performance (written or oral) 
                                           (n=375)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                                                 53.35%

     40.00%                             28.69%

     20.00%                                                                      14.75%
                     3.22%
      0.00%
                     Never             Sometimes             Often              Very Often
                                                                                                       
              2.18 Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's 
                                   standards or expectations 
                                            (n=372)
    100.00%
     80.00%
     60.00%
                                        39.19%              40.27%
     40.00%
                                                                                 16.22%
     20.00%
                    4.32%
      0.00%
                     Never            Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                                   
                                                                        Austin Peay State University 13 
                                                                         Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
              2.19 Worked with faculty members on activities other than coursework 
                      (committees, orientation, student life activities, etc.) 
                                            (n=374)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%          51.61%

     40.00%                              31.72%

     20.00%                                                   11.29%
                                                                                   5.38%
      0.00%
                     Never              Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                                     
              2.20 Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others outside of 
                         class (students, family members, co‐workers, etc.)
                                               (n=374)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                         44.09%
                                                              38.17%
     40.00%

     20.00%                                                                        13.71%
                     4.03%
      0.00%
                     Never              Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                                     
                 2.21 Had serious conversations with students of a different race or 
                                     ethnicity than your own 
                                             (n=370)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%

     40.00%                                                   35.87%
                                         31.52%
                                                                                   22.01%
     20.00%          10.60%

      0.00%
                     Never              Sometimes              Often             Very Often
                                                                                                    
                                                                          Austin Peay State University 14 
                                                                           Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                    2.22 Had serious conversations with students who are very different 
                 from you in their terms of religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal 
                                                    values 
                                                   (n=372)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                         40.27%
     40.00%                                                      28.65%
                                                                                    20.81%
     20.00%         10.27%

      0.00%
                     Never              Sometimes                Often             Very Often
                                                                                                     
                                       Use and Evaluation of Services

                                       3.1 Library / Services 
                                              (n=374)
                                                                          96.77%
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%

     40.00%

     20.00%
                               3.23%
      0.00%
                                N/A                                       Used
                                                                                                     
              3.7 IF you used Library / Services, what was your level of satisfaction? 
                                              (n=370)
    100.0%

     80.0%
                                                                 56.9%
     60.0%

     40.0%                                                                          32.2%

     20.0%                               9.5%
                    1.4%
      0.0%
                    Poor                  Fair                   Good              Excellent
                                                                                                     
                                                                          Austin Peay State University 15 
                                                                           Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
 

                                   3.2 Registration Services (n=374)
                                                                          96.51%
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%

     40.00%

     20.00%
                                 3.49%
      0.00%
                                 N/A                                       Used
                                                                                                         
              3.8 IF you used Registration Services, what was your level of satisfaction? 
                                               (n= 369)
    100.0%

     80.0%
                                                               59.0%
     60.0%

     40.0%
                                          20.8%
     20.0%                                                                          15.8%
                      4.4%
      0.0%
                      Poor                 Fair                 Good               Excellent
                                                                                                      
                                  3.3 Financial Aid Services (n=374)
    100.00%
                                                                         79.03%
     80.00%

     60.00%

     40.00%
                                20.97%
     20.00%

      0.00%
                                 N/A                                      Used
                                                                                                     
                                                                           Austin Peay State University 16 
                                                                            Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
              3.9 IF you used Financial Aid Services, what was your level of satisfaction? 
                                                (n= 302)
    100.0%

     80.0%

     60.0%                                                      50.3%

     40.0%
                                           21.7%                                      20.7%
     20.0%
                      7.3%
      0.0%
                      Poor                  Fair                Good                Excellent
                                                                                                          
                              3.4 Computer Facilities / Services (n=375)
    100.00%                                                                90.88%

     80.00%

     60.00%

     40.00%

     20.00%
                                 9.12%

      0.00%
                                  N/A                                      Used
                                                                                                      
                3.10 IF you used Computer Facilities / Services, what was your level of 
                                            satisfaction 
                                              (n= 347)
    100.0%

     80.0%
                                                                57.6%
     60.0%

     40.0%                                                                            32.6%

     20.0%                                 8.7%
                      1.2%
      0.0%
                      Poor                  Fair                Good                Excellent
                                                                                                          
                                                                        Austin Peay State University 17 
                                                                         Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                                   3.5 Advising Services (n=374)
    100.00%
                                                                       83.87%
     80.00%

     60.00%

     40.00%

     20.00%                    16.13%


      0.00%
                                N/A                                     Used
                                                                                                   
              3.11 IF you used Advising Services, what was your level of satisfaction?
                                              (n= 325)
    100.0%

     80.0%

     60.0%                                                   50.5%

     40.0%
                                         18.6%                                     20.4%
     20.0%          10.5%

      0.0%
                     Poor                 Fair               Good                 Excellent
                                                                                                   
                   3.6 Practicum / intern / service learning experience (n=373)
    100.00%

     80.00%
                               60.38%
     60.00%

                                                                       39.62%
     40.00%

     20.00%

      0.00%
                                N/A                                     Used
                                                                                                  
 
                                                                          Austin Peay State University 18 
                                                                           Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
              3.12 IF you participated in a Practicum / internship / service learning 
                         experience, what was your level of satisfaction? 
                                              (n= 171)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                                                  52.35%

     40.00%
                                         17.65%                                      21.76%
     20.00%         8.24%
      0.00%
                    Poor                  Fair                Good                  Excellent
                                                                                                       
                                Coursework Emphasis on Mental Activities 

                5.1 Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new 
                                            situations 
                                             (n= 368)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                                                   49.18%

     40.00%
                                         25.68%                                      23.50%
     20.00%
                    1.64%
      0.00%
                  Very Little            Some               Quite a Bit             Very Much
                                                                                                           
              5.2 Providing the support you need to help you succeed at this college 
                                             (n= 367)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                                                   53.97%

     40.00%
                                         26.30%
                                                                                     16.16%
     20.00%
                    3.56%
      0.00%
                  Very Little            Some               Quite a Bit             Very Much
                                                                                                           
                                                                         Austin Peay State University 19 
                                                                          Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
              5.3 Encouraging contact among students from different economic, social, 
                                and racial and ethnic backgrounds 
                                             (n= 367)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                         38.63%             35.62%
     40.00%

     20.00%         11.78%                                                          13.97%

      0.00%
                   Very Little           Some              Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                      
                           5.4 Using computers in academic work (n= 369)
    100.00%

     80.00%
                                                                                    60.22%
     60.00%

     40.00%                                                 29.43%

     20.00%                              9.26%
                     1.09%
      0.00%
                   Very Little           Some              Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                      
                                      Extent of Emphasis
              6.1 Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses and readings 
                     so you can repeat them pretty much in the same form 
                                              (n= 368)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                                            46.45%
     40.00%                              28.96%
                                                                                    18.58%
     20.00%
                     6.01%
      0.00%
                   Very Little           Some              Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                     
                                                                              Austin Peay State University 20 
                                                                               Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                  6.2 Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience, or theory, such 
                  as examining a particular case or situation in‐depth and considering its 
                                               components
                                                  (n= 370)
        100.00%
         80.00%
         60.00%                                                   49.73%
         40.00%                                                                        33.70%
                                             15.76%
         20.00%
                          0.82%
          0.00%
                        Very Little           Some              Quite a Bit           Very Much
                                                                                                         
                  6.3 Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or experiences into 
                           new, more complex interpretations and relationships
                                                  (n=367)
        100.00%

         80.00%

         60.00%
                                                                 46.30%
         40.00%                                                                        27.40%
                                             24.11%
         20.00%
                          2.19%
          0.00%
                        Very Little           Some              Quite a Bit           Very Much
                                                                                                         
     

                   6.4 Making judgments about the value of information, arguments, or 
                  methods, such as examining how others gathered and interpreted data 
                            and assessing the soundness of their conclusions 
                                                (n=368)
    100.00%
        80.00%
        60.00%                                                   45.36%
        40.00%                                                                         30.05%
                                             21.58%
        20.00%
                         3.01%
         0.00%
                       Very Little           Some               Quite a Bit           Very Much
                                                                                                         
                                                                         Austin Peay State University 21 
                                                                          Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
               6.5 Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new 
                                           situations 
                                            (n= 369)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%
                                                            44.41%
                                                                                   36.78%
     40.00%
                                        16.08%
     20.00%
                    2.72%
      0.00%
                  Very Little            Some              Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                    
              Contribution to Your Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Development

                         7.1 Acquiring a broad general education (n= 369)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%                                                 43.60%
     40.00%                                                                        34.06%
     30.00%                             18.53%
     20.00%
     10.00%         3.81%
      0.00%
                  Very Little            Some              Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                    
                7.2 Acquiring job or work‐related knowledge and skills (n= 368)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%
                                                                               37.70%
     40.00%
     30.00%                                       22.95%
     20.00%            10.11%
     10.00%
      0.00%
                      Very Little                  Some                       Quite a Bit
                                                                                                    
                                                                        Austin Peay State University 22 
                                                                         Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                  7.3 Writing clearly and effectively (n= 369)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%
                                                          38.69%
     40.00%                                                                       31.34%
     30.00%                          21.53%
     20.00%
                8.45%
     10.00%
      0.00%
              Very Little             Some               Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                   
                        7.4 Speaking clearly and effectively (n= 378)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%
                                                          37.33%
     40.00%                          31.47%
     30.00%                                                                       24.80%
     20.00%
                6.40%
     10.00%
      0.00%
              Very Little             Some               Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                   
                        7.5 Thinking clearly and effectively (n= 379)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
                                                          46.81%
     50.00%
     40.00%
                                     24.20%                                       26.60%
     30.00%
     20.00%
     10.00%     2.39%
      0.00%
              Very Little             Some               Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                   
                                                                      Austin Peay State University 23 
                                                                       Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                        7.6 Analyzing quantitative problems (n= 375)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%                                              41.13%
     40.00%                          29.03%
     30.00%                                                                     23.92%
     20.00%
     10.00%     5.91%
      0.00%
              Very Little             Some              Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                  

                     7.7 Using computing and information technology
                                        (n= 379)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%                                              40.69%
     40.00%                                                                     34.84%
     30.00%                          20.21%
     20.00%
     10.00%     4.26%
      0.00%
              Very Little             Some              Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                  

                        7.8 Working effectively with others (n= 376)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%                                              45.84%
     40.00%                                                                     31.64%
     30.00%
                                     17.69%
     20.00%
     10.00%     4.83%
      0.00%
              Very Little             Some              Quite a Bit            Very Much
                                                                                                  
                                                                         Austin Peay State University 24 
                                                                          Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                           7.9 Learning effectively on your own (n= 377)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%                                                 43.32%
                                                                                  38.77%
     40.00%
     30.00%
     20.00%                             15.51%
     10.00%        2.41%
      0.00%
                 Very Little             Some              Quite a Bit           Very Much
                                                                                                    

                               7.10 Understanding yourself (n= 378)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%
                                                            37.07%
     40.00%
                                         28.27%
     30.00%                                                                        23.73%
     20.00%       10.93%
     10.00%
      0.00%
                 Very Little             Some              Quite a Bit           Very Much
                                                                                                    

              7.11 Understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds 
                                         (n= 377)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%
                                         37.43%
     40.00%
                                                            27.81%
     30.00%
                  16.04%                                                           18.72%
     20.00%
     10.00%
      0.00%
                 Very Little             Some              Quite a Bit           Very Much
                                                                                                    
                                                                     Austin Peay State University 25 
                                                                      Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                                   Major Related Questions

                       8.1 Availability of your faculty advisor (n= 378)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%
                                                           37.33%               36.00%
     40.00%
     30.00%
                                      18.40%
     20.00%
              8.27%
     10.00%
      0.00%
               Poor                    Fair                 Good               Excellent


              8.2 Quality of information provided by your advisor (n=379)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%
     40.00%                                                 34.04%              35.90%
     30.00%                           19.41%
     20.00%   10.64%
     10.00%
      0.00%
               Poor                     Fair                Good                Excellent


               8.3 Clarity of degree requirements in the major (n= 379)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%                                                 40.43%              41.49%
     40.00%
     30.00%
     20.00%                           13.83%
     10.00%    4.26%
      0.00%
               Poor                     Fair                Good                Excellent
                                                                        Austin Peay State University 26 
                                                                         Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
                 8.4 Clarity of objectives for courses in the major (n= 379)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
                                                             47.34%
     50.00%
                                                                                   39.10%
     40.00%
     30.00%
     20.00%                             10.90%
     10.00%      2.66%
      0.00%
                 Poor                    Fair                 Good                Excellent


              8.5 Opportunities for student evaluation of instruction (n= 377)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
                                                             48.66%
     50.00%
     40.00%                                                                        32.62%
     30.00%
     20.00%                             15.51%
     10.00%      3.21%
      0.00%
                 Poor                    Fair                 Good                Excellent


                        8.6 Availability of faculty to help students outside of class 
                                                   (n= 376)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%                                                  44.24%
     40.00%                                                                       30.29%
     30.00%                            20.64%
     20.00%
     10.00%      4.83%
      0.00%
                 Poor                    Fair                Good                Excellent
                                                                      Austin Peay State University 27 
                                                                       Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
              8.7 Quality of courses to prepare you for employment (n= 377)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
     50.00%                                                 43.05%
     40.00%
                                                                                26.47%
     30.00%                            21.39%
     20.00%      9.09%
     10.00%
      0.00%
                 Poor                    Fair                Good              Excellent


                         8.8 Quality of instruction in the major (n=379)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%
                                                            47.34%
     50.00%                                                                     39.10%
     40.00%
     30.00%
     20.00%                            11.70%
     10.00%      1.86%
      0.00%
                 Poor                    Fair                Good              Excellent


                8.9 Opportunities to express ideas in writing in the major
                                        (n= 378)
    100.00%
     90.00%
     80.00%
     70.00%
     60.00%                                                 48.80%
     50.00%
     40.00%                                                                     30.40%
     30.00%
                                       16.53%
     20.00%
     10.00%      4.27%
      0.00%
                 Poor                    Fair                Good              Excellent
                                                                                 Austin Peay State University 28 
                                                                                  Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
              8.10 Usefulness of information learned in class in day‐to‐day activities 
                                            (n= 378)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                                                           48.80%

     40.00%                                                                                    28.80%
                                             18.40%
     20.00%
                     4.00%
      0.00%
                      Poor                     Fair                    Good                   Excellent


                                     Characterization of Preparation

              9.1 The preparation you received at Austin Peay State University for further study at 
                                         another college or university? 
                                                   (n= 368)

    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                                                          53.01%

     40.00%
                                                                                             24.32%
                                            18.03%
     20.00%
                     4.64%
      0.00%
                     Poor                     Fair                    Good                  Excellent


              9.2 The preparation you received at Austin Peay State University for 
                              employment in your field? (n= 368)
    100.00%

     80.00%

     60.00%                                                          45.90%
     40.00%
                                            20.49%                                           23.50%
     20.00%         10.11%

      0.00%
                     Poor                     Fair                    Good                  Excellent
                          Austin Peay State University 29 
                           Alumni Survey 2009‐2010
 
              

 

              
              
              
              
        Appendix A 
    Sample Survey Form 
 

 
 Class Climate                      AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY 2009 - 10 ALUMNI SURVEY
INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH & EFFECTIVENESS                         AUTHOR: ML THOMPSON
2005 - 2010 PERFORMANCE FUNDING CYCLE                          CLASS OF 2007 - 08 ALUMNI

Mark as shown:                   Please use a ball-point pen or a thin felt tip. This form will be processed automatically.
Correction:                      Please follow the examples shown on the left hand side to help optimize the reading results.

  1. Directions: In this questionnaire, you are asked to respond to your experience at Austin Peay State
  University (APSU). Please select only one response from the choices given by marking the
  appropriate space on the survey form.

  1.1    How satisfied are you with the overall                              Very Dissatisfied             Dissatisfied                      Satisfied
         educational experience you had at Austin Peay                       Very Satisfied
         State University?

  1.2    If you could start college again, would you enroll                  Definitely Not                Probably Not                      Probably Yes
         at Austin Peay State University?                                    Definitely Yes

  1.3    Would you recommend Austin Peay State                               Definitely Not                Probably Not                      Probably Yes
         University to others?                                               Definitely Yes

  2. Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay State University, how often would you say you did
  each of the following?




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  2.1    Asked questions in class or contributed to class discussions

  2.2    Made a class presentation

  2.3    Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or assignment before
         turning it in

  2.4    Worked on a paper or project that required integrating ideas
         or information from various sources

  2.5    Included diverse perspectives (different races, religions,
         genders, political beliefs, etc.) in class discussions or writing
         assignments

  2.6    Came to class without completing readings or assignments

  2.7    Worked with other students on projects during class

  2.8    Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare class
         assignments

  2.9    Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when
         completing assignments or during class discussions

  2.10 Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary)

  2.11 Participated in a community-based project (e.g. service
       learning) as part of a regular course
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  2. Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay State University, how often would you say you did
  each of the following? [Continue]




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  2.12 Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group, Internet,
       instant messaging, etc.) to discuss or complete an
       assignment
  2.13 Used e-mail to communicate with an instructor

  2.14 Discussed grades with an instructor

  2.15 Talked about career plans with a faculty member or advisor

  2.16 Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with faculty
       members outside of class

  2.17 Received prompt feedback from faculty on your academic
       performance (written or oral)

  2.18 Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an
       instructor's standards or expectations

  2.19 Worked with faculty members on activities other than
       coursework (committees, orientation, student life activities,
       etc.)

  2.20 Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others
       outside of class (students, family members, co-workers, etc.)

  2.21 Had serious conversations with students of a different race
       or ethnicity than your own

  2.22 Had serious conversations with students who are very
       different from you in their terms of religious beliefs, political
       opinions, or personal values

  3. Please indicate if you used any of the following services while at Austin Peay State University. If you
  did not use the service listed, please mark "N/A" and move to the next item.

  3.1    Library / Services                                         N/A          Used

  3.2    Registration Services                                      N/A          Used

  3.3    Financial Aid Services                                     N/A          Used

  3.4    Computer Facilities / Services                             N/A          Used

  3.5    Advising Services                                          N/A          Used

  3.6    Practicum / intern / service learning                      N/A          Used
         experience


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  3. Please indicate if you used any of the following services while at Austin Peay State University. If you
  did not use the service listed, please mark "N/A" and move to the next item. [Continue]




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  3.7    IF you used Library / Services, what was your level of
         satisfaction?

  3.8    IF you used Registration Services, what was your level of
         satisfaction?

  3.9    IF you used Financial Aid Services, what was your level
         of satisfaction?

  3.10 IF you used Computer Facilities / Services, what was
       your level of satisfaction?

  3.11 IF you used Advising Services, what was your level of
       satisfaction?

  3.12 IF you participated in a Practicum / internship / service
       learning experience, what was your level of satisfaction?

  4. What was your major? Please choose one of the following by checking the box next to your
  response. If you had more than one major, please indicate your primary major only.



  4.1    APSU Majors:
           Art (BA, BFA)                          Biology (BS)                        Chemistry (BA, BS)
           Communication Arts (BA, BS)            Computer and Information Science    Criminal Justice (BS)
                                                  (BS)
            Engineering Technology (BS)           English (BA, BS)                    Environmental Geography (BS)
            Foreign Languages (BA)                General Agriculture (BS)            General Business (BBA)
            Geology (BS)                          Geosciences (BS)                    Health & Human Performance
                                                                                      (BS)
            Health (BS)                           History (BA, BS)                    Interdisciplinary Studies (BS)
            RODP Interdisciplinary Studies        Mathematics (BS)                    Medical Technology (BS)
            (BS)
            Music (BA, BS)                        Nursing (BSN)                       Philosophy (BA, BS)
            Physics (BS)                          Political Science (BA, BS)          Professional Studies (BPS)
            RODP Professional Studies (BPS)       Psychology (BA, BS)                 Public Management (BS)
            Radiologic Technology (BS)            Social Work (BS)                    Sociology (BS)
            Spanish (BA)                          Special Education (BS)




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  5. Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay State University, how much did your coursework
  emphasize the following mental activities?




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  5.1    Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new
         situations

  5.2    Providing the support you need to help you succeed at this
         college

  5.3    Encouraging contact among students from different
         economic, social, and racial and ethnic backgrounds

  5.4    Using computers in academic work


  6. To what extent did Austin Peay State University emphasize each of the following?




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  6.1    Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses and
         readings so you can repeat them pretty much in the same
         form

  6.2    Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience, or
         theory, such as examining a particular case or situation in-
         depth and considering its components

  6.3    Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or
         experiences into new, more complex interpretations and
         relationships

  6.4    Making judgments about the value of information,
         arguments, or methods, such as examining how others
         gathered and interpreted data and assessing the soundness
         of their conclusions


  6.5    Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in
         new situations

  7. To what extent did your experience at Austin Peay State University contribute to your knowledge,
  skills, and personal development in the following areas?
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  7.1    Acquiring a broad general education

  7.2    Acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills

  7.3    Writing clearly and effectively

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  7. To what extent did your experience at Austin Peay State University contribute to your knowledge,
  skills, and personal development in the following areas? [Continue]




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  7.5    Thinking clearly and effectively

  7.6    Analyzing quantitative problems

  7.7    Using computing and information technology

  7.8    Working effectively with others

  7.9    Learning effectively on your own

  7.10 Understanding yourself

  7.11 Understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds

  8. The following questions relate to your major. Thinking about your major, please rate the quality of
  each item below.




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  8.1    Availability of your faculty advisor

  8.2    Quality of information provided by your advisor

  8.3    Clarity of degree requirements in the major

  8.4    Clarity of objectives for courses in the major

  8.5    Opportunities for student evaluation of instruction

  8.6    Availability of faculty to help students outside of class

  8.7    Quality of courses to prepare you for employment

  8.8    Quality of instruction in the major

  8.9    Opportunities to express ideas in writing in the major

  8.10 Usefulness of information learned in class in day-to-day
       activities




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  9. How would you characterize:

  9.1    The preparation you received at Austin Peay       Poor                Fair                Good
         State University for further study at another     Excellent
         college or university?

  9.2    The preparation you received at Austin Peay       Poor                Fair                Good
         State University for employment in your field?    Excellent

  10. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The series of questions below are related to a variety of
  basic demographic areas that are needed in order to better serve Austin Peay State
  University. APSU assures you that all of the material you provide will remain confidential.

  10.1 What is your gender?                                Female              Male


  10.2 How old were you when you first began at            Under 22            22 to 24            25 to 30
       Austin Peay State University?                       31 to 45            46 to 60            Over 60


  10.3 What is your present age?                           Under 22            22 to 24            25 to 30
                                                           31 to 45            46 to 60            Over 60


  10.4 What is your race / ethnic group?                   Asian-American /    Native American     African American
                                                           Pacific Islander    / American
                                                                               Indian
                                                           Caucasian           Hispanic / Latino   Other
                                                                               -Latina


  10.5 For the most part, were you a full-time or part-    Full-time           Part-time
       time student?


  10.6 While attending Austin Peay State University,       Did not work        Employed fewer      10 to 19 hours
       about how many hours did you work per week?                             than 10 hours
                                                           20 to 29 hours      30 to 40 hours      More than 40
                                                                                                   hours


  10.7 Which of the following best describes your          Working full-time   Self-employed       Unemployed, not
       present employment situation?                       (not self-                              seeking employ-
                                                           employed)                               ment
                                                           Working part-       Unemployed,         Full-time student,
                                                           time (not self-     seeking employ-     not employed
                                                           employed)           ment




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  10. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The series of questions below are related to a variety of
  basic demographic areas that are needed in order to better serve Austin Peay State
  University. APSU assures you that all of the material you provide will remain confidential.
  [Continue]

  10.8 Are you employed in the field in which you were    I am employed          I could not find a    I developed new
       educated? If not, why (choose best response).      in my major field      job in my field       career interests
                                                                                                       after leaving
                                                                                                       college
                                                          The jobs in my         The jobs in my        I am a full-time
                                                          field did not pay      field did not         student / not
                                                          well                   offer opportunities   presently employed
                                                                                 for advancement


  10.9 How did you become aware of the opening that       I was already          Cooperative edu-      College placement
       became your first job after graduating from        working in the         cation project /      office
       college?                                           job                    faculty contact /
                                                                                 service learning
                                                          Employment /           Newspaper adv-        Contact through
                                                          placement agency       ertisement            friend or relative
                                                          Other


  10.10 What is your current annual salary?               Less than              $20,000 -             $35,000 -
                                                          $20,000                $34,999               $49,999
                                                          $50,000 -              $65,000 or more       Not applicable
                                                          $64,999


  10.11 Are you presently enrolled in a college or        Yes, part-time         Yes, full-time        Yes, part-time
        university?                                       undergraduate          undergraduate         graduate /
                                                                                                       professional student
                                                          Yes, full-time         Not presently
                                                          graduate /             enrolled in a
                                                          professional student   college or
                                                                                 university




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  11. Thank you for your input. Your opinion is valuable to APSU.




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                    Appendix B 
    Respondent Report and Chi­Square Test Results 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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    Table 1: Percentage of Respondents by Major Vs. Overall Student Enrollment

                                                       Percentage of Students in       Percent 
                   Program Name 
                                                       Group                           Responding 
ART (BA) / ART (BFA)                                                            3.20%              3.23%
BIOLOGY (BS)                                                                    3.92%              4.69%
CHEMISTRY (BA) / CHEMISTRY (BS)                                                 2.00%              1.47%
COMMUNICATION ARTS (BA) / COMMUNICATION 
ARTS(BS)                                                                          4.88%            6.45%
COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BS)                                    2.56%            2.35%
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (BS)                                                             2.88%            3.81%
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (BS)                                                       1.20%            1.17%
ENGLISH (BA) / ENGLISH (BS)                                                       2.64%            2.35%
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY (BS)                                                      0.00%            0.29%
FOREIGN LANGUAGES (BA)                                                            1.20%            0.88%
GENERAL AGRICULTURE (BS)                                                          1.60%            2.35%
GENERAL BUSINESS (BBA)                                                           15.85%           15.25%
GEOLOGY (BS) / GEOSCIENCES (BS)                                                   0.56%            0.00%
HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE (BS)                                                   3.04%            0.88%
HEALTH (BS)                                                                       1.92%            3.81%
HISTORY (BA) / HISTORY (BS)                                                       1.60%            1.47%
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (BS)                                                    6.73%            1.17%
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES RODP (BS)                                               2.48%           10.26%
LIBERAL ARTS (AS)                                                                 6.49%            1.47%
MATHEMATICS (BS)                                                                  1.04%            1.17%
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (BS)                                                           0.56%            0.29%
MUSIC (BA) / MUSIC (BS)                                                           0.64%            0.88%
NURSING (BSN)                                                                     7.61%            8.50%
PHILOSOPHY (BA) / PHILOSOPHY (BS)                                                 0.48%            0.00%
PHYSICS (BS)                                                                      0.40%            0.29%
POLITICAL SCIENCE (BA) / POLITICAL SCIENCE (BS)                                   3.36%            2.93%
PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (BPS)                                                        3.36%            0.59%
PROFESSIONAL STUDIES RODP (BS)                                                    0.96%            0.59%
PSYCHOLOGY (BA) / PSYCHOLOGY (BS)                                                 5.28%            6.74%
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT (BS)                                                            3.92%            4.99%
SCIENCE‐RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (BS)                                                1.12%            1.47%
SOCIAL WORK (BS)                                                                  3.04%            3.52%
SOCIOLOGY (BS)                                                                    1.60%            2.05%
SPANISH (BA)                                                                      0.56%            0.29%
SPECIAL EDUCATION (BS)                                                            1.28%            2.05%
      
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    Response 
    Rate:  
    35.43% 




                                                                               Percentage    Percent 
                                                                               of Student  Responding 
    Gender         * # of students invited to take the survey                  Body M/F       M/F      actual expected                  Chi^2 
    Male                                                                   413        36.1      0.3172   118 134.4146982 2.004559914 3.13864655  0
    Female                                                                 730        63.9      0.6828   254 237.5853018 1.134086636
    Total                                                                 1143                           372

                   *counted in Access this year since it wasn't pulled 
                   originally 
                    




          *CHITEST returns the probability that the group chosen could have happened by chance.  
 
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           Appendix C 
    Survey Statistical Results 
 
                                                                                  Austin Peay State University




Alumni Survey (as private and confidential)


Report: Course Evaluation, to the Teachers


Dear Professor Survey,

This email contains evaluation results for Alumni Survey / ALUMNI1:

The global indicators are listed first, followed by the individual average values, consisting of the following
scales:
- Directions: In this questionnaire, you are asked to respond to your experience at Austin Peay State
University (APSU). Please select only one response from the choices given by marking the
appropriate space on the survey form.
- Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay State University, how often would you say you did
each of the following?
- Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay State University, how much did your coursework
emphasize the following mental activities?
- To what extent did Austin Peay State University emphasize each of the following?
- To what extent did your experience at Austin Peay State University contribute to your knowledge, skills,
and personal development in the following areas?
- The following questions relate to your major. Thinking about your major, please rate the quality of each
item below.
- How would you characterize:


In the second part of the analysis the average values of all individual questions are listed.
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                                                          Professor Alumni Survey
                                                                         Alumni Survey
                                                                     No. of responses = 405



 Overall indicators
                                                                                                  1               2          3            4
                                                                                          -                                                        +
Global Index                                                                                                                                                                av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                                            dev.=0.8

                                                                                                  1               2          3            4
                                                                                          -                                                        +
2. Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay                                                                                                                          av.=2.6
                                                                                                                                                                            dev.=0.8
State University, how often would you say you did
each of the following?
                                                                                                  1               2          3            4
                                                                                          -                                                        +
5. Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay                                                                                                                          av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                                            dev.=0.8
State University, how much did your coursework
emphasize the following mental activities?
                                                                                                  1               2          3            4
                                                                                          -                                                        +
6. To what extent did Austin Peay State University                                                                                                                          av.=3
                                                                                                                                                                            dev.=0.8
emphasize each of the following?
                                                                                                  1               2          3            4
                                                                                          -                                                        +
7. To what extent did your experience at Austin                                                                                                                             av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                                            dev.=0.9
Peay State University contribute to your knowledge,
skills, and personal development in the following
areas?
                                                                                                  1               2          3            4
                                                                                          -                                                        +
8. The following questions relate to your major.                                                                                                                            av.=3.1
                                                                                                                                                                            dev.=0.8
Thinking about your major, please rate the quality
of each item below.


                                                                            Survey Results


Legend                                    Relative Frequencies of answers     Std. Dev.       Mean

                                                                                  25%     0%         50%     0%        25%
Question text                                                  Left pole                                                         Right pole                       n=Amount
                                                                                                                                                                  av.=Mean
                                                                                                                                                                  dev.=Std. Dev.
                                                                                                                                                                  ab.=Abstention

                                                                                    1         2       3       4         5
                                                                   Scale                                   Histogram




 1. Directions: In this questionnaire, you are asked to respond to your experience at Austin Peay State University (APSU).
 Please select only one response from the choices given by marking the appropriate space on the survey form.
1.1)
       How satisfied are you with the overall educational experience you had at Austin Peay State University?
                                                                       Very Dissatisfied                                                           0.8%                     n=375

                                                                               Dissatisfied                                                        5.1%

                                                                                  Satisfied                                                        56.8%

                                                                            Very Satisfied                                                         37.3%



1.2)
       If you could start college again, would you enroll at Austin Peay State University?
                                                                             Definitely Not                                                        3.2%                     n=373

                                                                             Probably Not                                                          16.6%

                                                                             Probably Yes                                                          49.1%

                                                                             Definitely Yes                                                        31.1%




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1.3)
        Would you recommend Austin Peay State University to others?
                                                                  Definitely Not                                               1.9%                    n=372

                                                                  Probably Not                                                 7.3%

                                                                  Probably Yes                                                 45.2%

                                                                  Definitely Yes                                               45.7%




 2. Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay State University, how often would you say you did each of the
 following?
2.1)                                                                                       2.7%   25.6%   38.4%   33.3%
        Asked questions in class or contributed to class                  Never                                                Very Often              n=375
        discussions                                                                                                                                    av.=3
                                                                                                                                                       dev.=0.8


                                                                                            1       2       3       4

2.2)                                                                                       1.6%   31.5%   39.7%   27.2%
        Made a class presentation                                         Never                                                Very Often              n=378
                                                                                                                                                       av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                       dev.=0.8


                                                                                            1       2       3       4

2.3)                                                                                       9.5%   32.6%   30%     27.9%
        Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or                         Never                                                Very Often              n=377
        assignment before turning it in                                                                                                                av.=2.8
                                                                                                                                                       dev.=1


                                                                                            1       2       3       4

2.4)                                                                                       0%     10.5%   41.3%   48.2%
        Worked on a paper or project that required                        Never                                                Very Often              n=380
        integrating ideas or information from various sources                                                                                          av.=3.4
                                                                                                                                                       dev.=0.7


                                                                                            1       2       3       4

2.5)                                                                                       5.3%   30.1%   39.3%   25.3%
        Included diverse perspectives (different races,                   Never                                                Very Often              n=379
        religions, genders, political beliefs, etc.) in class                                                                                          av.=2.8
                                                                                                                                                       dev.=0.9
        discussions or writing assignments
                                                                                            1       2       3       4

2.6)                                                                                   31.6%      60.5%   6.6%    1.3%
        Came to class without completing readings or                      Never                                                Very Often              n=377
        assignments                                                                                                                                    av.=1.8
                                                                                                                                                       dev.=0.6


                                                                                            1       2       3       4

2.7)                                                                                       2.4%   33.4%   42.2%   22%
        Worked with other students on projects during class               Never                                                Very Often              n=377
                                                                                                                                                       av.=2.8
                                                                                                                                                       dev.=0.8


                                                                                            1       2       3       4

2.8)                                                                                       3.2%   41.8%   33.2%   21.8%
        Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare                Never                                                Very Often              n=376
        class assignments                                                                                                                              av.=2.7
                                                                                                                                                       dev.=0.8


                                                                                            1       2       3       4

2.9)                                                                                       4.5%   36.8%   42.4%   16.3%
        Put together ideas or concepts from different                     Never                                                Very Often              n=380
        courses when completing assignments or during                                                                                                  av.=2.7
                                                                                                                                                       dev.=0.8
        class discussions
                                                                                            1       2       3       4

2.10)                                                                                  55.6%      32%     7.1%    5.3%
        Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary)              Never                                                Very Often              n=378
                                                                                                                                                       av.=1.6
                                                                                                                                                       dev.=0.8


                                                                                            1       2       3       4




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2.11)                                                                                 58.3%      27.7%   9.5%    4.5%
        Participated in a community-based project (e.g.                  Never                                                Very Often              n=379
        service learning) as part of a regular course                                                                                                 av.=1.6
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.8


                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.12)                                                                                     7.3%   22.8%   32%     37.9%
        Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group,                 Never                                                Very Often              n=372
        Internet, instant messaging, etc.) to discuss or                                                                                              av.=3
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.9
        complete an assignment
                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.13)                                                                                     0.8%   19.4%   35.6%   44.1%
        Used e-mail to communicate with an instructor                    Never                                                Very Often              n=376
                                                                                                                                                      av.=3.2
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.8


                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.14)                                                                                     8.8%   47.6%   26.7%   16.8%
        Discussed grades with an instructor                              Never                                                Very Often              n=374
                                                                                                                                                      av.=2.5
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.9


                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.15)                                                                                 14.7%      46.6%   27.6%   11%
        Talked about career plans with a faculty member or               Never                                                Very Often              n=373
        advisor                                                                                                                                       av.=2.3
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.9


                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.16)                                                                                 29.2%      52.5%   14.5%   3.8%
        Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with               Never                                                Very Often              n=373
        faculty members outside of class                                                                                                              av.=1.9
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.8


                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.17)                                                                                     3.5%   28.5%   53.3%   14.7%
        Received prompt feedback from faculty on your                    Never                                                Very Often              n=375
        academic performance (written or oral)                                                                                                        av.=2.8
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.7


                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.18)                                                                                     4.6%   39.2%   40.1%   16.1%
        Worked harder than you thought you could to meet                 Never                                                Very Often              n=372
        an instructor's standards or expectations                                                                                                     av.=2.7
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.8


                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.19)                                                                                 51.6%      31.8%   11.2%   5.3%
        Worked with faculty members on activities other than             Never                                                Very Often              n=374
        coursework (committees, orientation, student life                                                                                             av.=1.7
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.9
        activities, etc.)
                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.20)                                                                                     4%     44.1%   38.2%   13.6%
        Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with               Never                                                Very Often              n=374
        others outside of class (students, family members,                                                                                            av.=2.6
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.8
        co-workers, etc.)
                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.21)                                                                                 10.5%      31.6%   35.9%   21.9%
        Had serious conversations with students of a                     Never                                                Very Often              n=370
        different race or ethnicity than your own                                                                                                     av.=2.7
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.9


                                                                                           1       2       3       4

2.22)                                                                                 10.2%      40.3%   28.8%   20.7%
        Had serious conversations with students who are                  Never                                                Very Often              n=372
        very different from you in their terms of religious                                                                                           av.=2.6
                                                                                                                                                      dev.=0.9
        beliefs, political opinions, or personal values
                                                                                           1       2       3       4




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 3. Please indicate if you used any of the following services while at Austin Peay State University. If you did not use the
 service listed, please mark "N/A" and move to the next item.

3.1)
        Library / Services
                                                                        N/A                                                 3.2%                    n=374

                                                                       Used                                                 96.8%



3.2)
        Registration Services
                                                                        N/A                                                 3.5%                    n=374

                                                                       Used                                                 96.5%



3.3)
        Financial Aid Services
                                                                        N/A                                                 21.1%                   n=374

                                                                       Used                                                 78.9%



3.4)
        Computer Facilities / Services
                                                                        N/A                                                 9.1%                    n=375

                                                                       Used                                                 90.9%



3.5)
        Advising Services
                                                                        N/A                                                 16.3%                   n=374

                                                                       Used                                                 83.7%



3.6)
        Practicum / intern / service learning experience
                                                                        N/A                                                 60.6%                   n=373

                                                                       Used                                                 39.4%



3.7)                                                                                    1.4%   9.5%    56.8%   32.4%
                              Services,
        IF you used Library / Services what was your level              Poor                                                Excellent               n=370
        of satisfaction?                                                                                                                            av.=3.2
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.7


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

3.8)                                                                                    4.6%   20.6%   58.5%   16.3%
        IF you used Registration Services what was your
                                 Services,                              Poor                                                Excellent               n=369
        level of satisfaction?                                                                                                                      av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.7


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

3.9)                                                                                    7.3%   21.9%   50.3%   20.5%
                                  Services,
        IF you used Financial Aid Services what was your                Poor                                                Excellent               n=302
        level of satisfaction?                                                                                                                      av.=2.8
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.8


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

3.10)                                                                                   1.2%   8.6%    57.1%   33.1%
                                          Services,
        IF you used Computer Facilities / Services what                 Poor                                                Excellent               n=347
        was your level of satisfaction?                                                                                                             av.=3.2
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.6


                                                                                         1       2       3       4




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3.11)                                                                                     10.5%      18.5%   50.5%   20.6%
        IF you used Advising Services what was your level
                             Services,                                         Poor                                               Excellent               n=325
        of satisfaction?                                                                                                                                  av.=2.8
                                                                                                                                                          dev.=0.9


                                                                                               1       2       3       4

3.12)                                                                                         8.2%   17.5%   52.6%   21.6%
        IF you participated in a Practicum / internship /                      Poor                                               Excellent               n=171
        service learning experience what was your level of
                         experience,                                                                                                                      av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                          dev.=0.8
        satisfaction?
                                                                                               1       2       3       4


 4. What was your major? Please choose one of the following by checking the box next to your response. If you had more
               ,
 than one major, please indicate your primary major only.

4.1)
        APSU Majors:
                                                                     Art (BA, BFA)                                                3.2%                    n=344

                                                                       Biology (BS)                                               4.7%

                                                               Chemistry (BA, BS)                                                 1.7%

                                                     Communication Arts (BA, BS)                                                  6.7%

                                            Computer and Information Science (BS)                                                 2.3%

                                                              Criminal Justice (BS)                                               3.8%

                                                     Engineering Technology (BS)                                                  1.2%

                                                                  English (BA, BS)                                                2.3%

                                                    Environmental Geography (BS)                                                  0.3%

                                                          Foreign Languages (BA)                                                  0.9%

                                                          General Agriculture (BS)                                                2.3%

                                                          General Business (BBA)                                                  15.1%

                                                                 Geosciences (BS)                                                 0.9%

                                                Health & Human Performance (BS)                                                   3.8%

                                                                       Health (BS)                                                1.5%

                                                                  History (BA, BS)                                                1.2%

                                                      Interdisciplinary Studies (BS)                                              10.5%

                                               RODP Interdisciplinary Studies (BS)                                                1.5%

                                                                 Mathematics (BS)                                                 1.2%

                                                         Medical Technology (BS)                                                  0.3%

                                                                    Music (BA, BS)                                                0.9%

                                                                    Nursing (BSN)                                                 8.7%

                                                                      Physics (BS)                                                0.3%

                                                         Political Science (BA, BS)                                               2.9%

                                                       Professional Studies (BPS)                                                 0.6%

                                                 RODP Professional Studies (BPS)                                                  0.6%

                                                              Psychology (BA, BS)                                                 6.7%

                                                          Public Management (BS)                                                  4.9%

                                                       Radiologic Technology (BS)                                                 1.5%

                                                                  Social Work (BS)                                                3.5%

                                                                    Sociology (BS)                                                2%

                                                                      Spanish (BA)                                                0.3%

                                                           Special Education (BS)                                                 2%


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 5. Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay State University, how much did your coursework emphasize the
 following mental activities?

5.1)                                                                                     1.9%   25.5%   48.9%   23.6%
       Applying theories or concepts to practical problems           Very Little                                             Very Much               n=368
       or in new situations                                                                                                                          av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                     dev.=0.8


                                                                                          1       2       3       4

5.2)                                                                                     3.8%   26.2%   53.7%   16.3%
       Providing the support you need to help you succeed            Very Little                                             Very Much               n=367
       at this college                                                                                                                               av.=2.8
                                                                                                                                                     dev.=0.7


                                                                                          1       2       3       4

5.3)                                                                                 11.7%      38.7%   35.4%   14.2%
       Encouraging contact among students from different             Very Little                                             Very Much               n=367
       economic, social, and racial and ethnic backgrounds                                                                                           av.=2.5
                                                                                                                                                     dev.=0.9


                                                                                          1       2       3       4

5.4)                                                                                     1.1%   9.2%    29.5%   60.2%
       Using computers in academic work                              Very Little                                             Very Much               n=369
                                                                                                                                                     av.=3.5
                                                                                                                                                     dev.=0.7


                                                                                          1       2       3       4


 6. To what extent did Austin Peay State University emphasize each of the following?
6.1)                                                                                     6%     28.8%   46.5%   18.8%
       Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your                 Very Little                                             Very Much               n=368
       courses and readings so you can repeat them pretty                                                                                            av.=2.8
                                                                                                                                                     dev.=0.8
       much in the same form
                                                                                          1       2       3       4

6.2)                                                                                     0.8%   15.7%   49.5%   34.1%
       Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience,          Very Little                                             Very Much               n=370
       or theory, such as examining a particular case or                                                                                             av.=3.2
                                                                                                                                                     dev.=0.7
       situation in-depth and considering its components
                                                                                          1       2       3       4

6.3)                                                                                     2.5%   24%     46%     27.5%
       Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or            Very Little                                             Very Much               n=367
       experiences into new, more complex interpretations                                                                                            av.=3
                                                                                                                                                     dev.=0.8
       and relationships
                                                                                          1       2       3       4

6.4)                                                                                     3.3%   21.5%   45.1%   30.2%
       Making judgments about the value of information,              Very Little                                             Very Much               n=368
       arguments, or methods, such as examining how                                                                                                  av.=3
                                                                                                                                                     dev.=0.8
       others gathered and interpreted data and assessing
       the soundness of their conclusions
                                                                                          1       2       3       4

6.5)                                                                                     2.7%   16.3%   44.2%   36.9%
       Applying theories or concepts to practical problems           Very Little                                             Very Much               n=369
       or in new situations                                                                                                                          av.=3.2
                                                                                                                                                     dev.=0.8


                                                                                          1       2       3       4


 7. To what extent did your experience at Austin Peay State University contribute to your knowledge, skills, and personal
 development in the following areas?

7.1)                                                                                     4.1%   18.4%   43.4%   34.1%
       Acquiring a broad general education                           Very Little                                             Very Much               n=369
                                                                                                                                                     av.=3.1
                                                                                                                                                     dev.=0.8


                                                                                          1       2       3       4




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7.2)                                                                                10.1%      23.1%   37.5%   29.3%
        Acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills          Very Little                                             Very Much               n=368
                                                                                                                                                    av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=1


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

7.3)                                                                                    8.4%   21.7%   38.5%   31.4%
        Writing clearly and effectively                             Very Little                                             Very Much               n=369
                                                                                                                                                    av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.9


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

7.4)                                                                                    6.3%   31.2%   37.8%   24.6%
        Speaking clearly and effectively                            Very Little                                             Very Much               n=378
                                                                                                                                                    av.=2.8
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.9


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

7.5)                                                                                    2.4%   24.3%   47%     26.4%
        Thinking clearly and effectively                            Very Little                                             Very Much               n=379
                                                                                                                                                    av.=3
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.8


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

7.6)                                                                                    6.1%   28.8%   40.8%   24.3%
        Analyzing quantitative problems                             Very Little                                             Very Much               n=375
                                                                                                                                                    av.=2.8
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.9


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

7.7)                                                                                    4.2%   20.3%   40.9%   34.6%
        Using computing and information technology                  Very Little                                             Very Much               n=379
                                                                                                                                                    av.=3.1
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.8


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

7.8)                                                                                    4.8%   17.6%   46.3%   31.4%
        Working effectively with others                             Very Little                                             Very Much               n=376
                                                                                                                                                    av.=3
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.8


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

7.9)                                                                                    2.4%   15.6%   43.5%   38.5%
        Learning effectively on your own                            Very Little                                             Very Much               n=377
                                                                                                                                                    av.=3.2
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.8


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

7.10)                                                                               11.1%      28.3%   36.8%   23.8%
        Understanding yourself                                      Very Little                                             Very Much               n=378
                                                                                                                                                    av.=2.7
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.9


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

7.11)                                                                               16.2%      37.1%   28.1%   18.6%
        Understanding people of other racial and ethnic             Very Little                                             Very Much               n=377
        backgrounds                                                                                                                                 av.=2.5
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=1


                                                                                         1       2       3       4


 8. The following questions relate to your major. Thinking about your major, please rate the quality of each item below.
8.1)                                                                                    8.5%   18.5%   37%     36%
        Availability of your faculty advisor                             Poor                                               Excellent               n=378
                                                                                                                                                    av.=3
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=0.9


                                                                                         1       2       3       4

8.2)                                                                                10.8%      19.3%   34%     35.9%
        Quality of information provided by your advisor                  Poor                                               Excellent               n=379
                                                                                                                                                    av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                    dev.=1


                                                                                         1       2       3       4




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8.3)                                                                                        4.2%   14.2%   40.1%   41.4%
        Clarity of degree requirements in the major                         Poor                                                Excellent               n=379
                                                                                                                                                        av.=3.2
                                                                                                                                                        dev.=0.8


                                                                                             1       2       3       4

8.4)                                                                                        2.9%   11.1%   47%     39.1%
        Clarity of objectives for courses in the major                      Poor                                                Excellent               n=379
                                                                                                                                                        av.=3.2
                                                                                                                                                        dev.=0.8


                                                                                             1       2       3       4

8.5)                                                                                        3.4%   15.4%   48.3%   32.9%
        Opportunities for student evaluation of instruction                 Poor                                                Excellent               n=377
                                                                                                                                                        av.=3.1
                                                                                                                                                        dev.=0.8


                                                                                             1       2       3       4

8.6)                                                                                        4.8%   20.7%   44.1%   30.3%
        Availability of faculty to help students outside of                 Poor                                                Excellent               n=376
        class                                                                                                                                           av.=3
                                                                                                                                                        dev.=0.8


                                                                                             1       2       3       4

8.7)                                                                                        9.3%   21.2%   43%     26.5%
        Quality of courses to prepare you for employment                    Poor                                                Excellent               n=377
                                                                                                                                                        av.=2.9
                                                                                                                                                        dev.=0.9


                                                                                             1       2       3       4

8.8)                                                                                        1.8%   11.9%   47.5%   38.8%
        Quality of instruction in the major                                 Poor                                                Excellent               n=379
                                                                                                                                                        av.=3.2
                                                                                                                                                        dev.=0.7


                                                                                             1       2       3       4

8.9)                                                                                        4.2%   16.7%   48.7%   30.4%
        Opportunities to express ideas in writing in the major              Poor                                                Excellent               n=378
                                                                                                                                                        av.=3.1
                                                                                                                                                        dev.=0.8


                                                                                             1       2       3       4

8.10)                                                                                       4%     18.8%   48.4%   28.8%
        Usefulness of information learned in class in day-to-               Poor                                                Excellent               n=378
        day activities                                                                                                                                  av.=3
                                                                                                                                                        dev.=0.8


                                                                                             1       2       3       4


 9. How would you characterize:
9.1)
        The preparation you received at Austin Peay State University for further study at another college or university?
                                                                           Poor                                                 4.6%                    n=368

                                                                            Fair                                                18.2%

                                                                           Good                                                 52.7%

                                                                       Excellent                                                24.5%



9.2)
        The preparation you received at Austin Peay State University for employment in your field?
                                                                           Poor                                                 10.1%                   n=368

                                                                            Fair                                                20.7%

                                                                           Good                                                 45.7%

                                                                       Excellent                                                23.6%




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 10. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The series of questions below are related to a variety of basic demographic areas
                      INFORMATION:
 that are needed in order to better serve Austin Peay State University. APSU assures you that all of the material you
 provide will remain confidential.

10.1)
        What is your gender?
                                                                             Female                      68.2%                   n=374

                                                                               Male                      31.8%



10.2)
        How old were you when you first began at Austin Peay State University?
                                                                           Under 22                      49.1%                   n=369

                                                                            22 to 24                     11.1%

                                                                            25 to 30                     14.6%

                                                                            31 to 45                     21.1%

                                                                            46 to 60                     4.1%

                                                                            Over 60                      0%



10.3)
        What is your present age?
                                                                           Under 22                      0%                      n=374

                                                                            22 to 24                     28.9%

                                                                            25 to 30                     34%

                                                                            31 to 45                     27.8%

                                                                            46 to 60                     7.8%

                                                                            Over 60                      1.6%



10.4)
        What is your race / ethnic group?
                                                   Asian-American / Pacific Islander                     1.4%                    n=368

                                                  Native American / American Indian                      0.8%

                                                                   African American                      14.9%

                                                                         Caucasian                       76.1%

                                                            Hispanic / Latino -Latina                    3.3%

                                                                               Other                     3.5%



10.5)
        For the most part, were you a full-time or part-time student?
                                                                            Full-time                    93.9%                   n=374

                                                                           Part-time                     6.1%



10.6)
        While attending Austin Peay State University, about how many hours did you work per week?
                                                                        Did not work                     22.4%                   n=375

                                                     Employed fewer than 10 hours                        6.4%

                                                                      10 to 19 hours                     19.2%

                                                                      20 to 29 hours                     20.3%

                                                                      30 to 40 hours                     22.4%

                                                                More than 40 hours                       9.3%


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10.7)
         Which of the following best describes your present employment situation?
                                                       Working full-time (not self-employed)                      65.9%                   n=370

                                                                               Self-employed                      3.5%

                                                     Unemployed, not seeking employment                           5.1%

                                                      Working part-time (not self-employed)                       12.2%

                                                         Unemployed, seeking employment                           5.4%

                                                            Full-time student, not employed                       7.8%



10.8)
         Are you employed in the field in which you were educated? If not, why (choose best response).
                                                            I am employed in my major field                       52.7%                   n=366

                                                             I could not find a job in my field                   23.2%

                                     I developed new career interests after leaving college                       10.9%

                                                        The jobs in my field did not pay well                     1.9%

                            The jobs in my field did not offer opportunities for advancement                      1.9%

                                           I am a full-time student / not presently employed                      9.3%



10.9)
         How did you become aware of the opening that became your first job after graduating from college?
                                                            I was already working in the job                      22%                     n=354

                           Cooperative education project / faculty contact / service learning                     9.6%

                                                                   College placement office                       0.3%

                                                           Employment / placement agency                          2.5%

                                                                  Newspaper advertisement                         6.5%

                                                           Contact through friend or relative                     19.8%

                                                                                        Other                     39.3%



10.10)
          What is your current annual salary?
                                                                          Less than $20,000                       17.5%                   n=372

                                                                          $20,000 - $34,999                       34.1%

                                                                          $35,000 - $49,999                       22.3%

                                                                          $50,000 - $64,999                       8.3%

                                                                            $65,000 or more                       4%

                                                                               Not applicable                     13.7%



10.11)
          Are you presently enrolled in a college or
          university?

                                                              Yes, part-time undergraduate                        1.3%                    n=377

                                                               Yes, full-time undergraduate                       2.1%

                                             Yes, part-time graduate / professional student                       9%

                                              Yes, full-time graduate / professional student                      15.6%

                                            Not presently enrolled in a college or university                     71.9%




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 Histogram for scaled questions
Asked questions in class or contributed to class             Made a class presentation                                      Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or assignment
discussions                                                                                                                 before turning it in

        Never                   Very Often                            Never                    Very Often                           Never                  Very Often


 100%                                                         100%                                                           100%
                                                av. = 3                                                        av. = 2.9                                                   av. = 2.8
  75%                                                          75%                                                            75%
                                                dev. = 0.8                                                     dev. = 0.8                                                  dev. = 1
  50%                                                          50%                                                            50%
                          38%                                                            40%
                                    33%      n = 375                            31%                         n = 378                          33%                        n = 377
  25%            26%
                                                               25%                                 27%                        25%                    30%       28%

                                                                                                                                     10%




Worked on a paper or project that required integrating       Included diverse perspectives (different races,                Came to class without completing readings or
ideas or information from various sources                    religions, genders, political beliefs, etc.) in class          assignments

        Never                   Very Often                            Never                    Very Often                           Never                  Very Often


 100%                                                         100%                                                           100%
                                                av. = 3.4                                                      av. = 2.8                                                   av. = 1.8
  75%                                                          75%                                                            75%
                                                dev. = 0.7                                                     dev. = 0.9                    60%                           dev. = 0.6
  50%                                                          50%                                                            50%
                                    48%
                          41%                                                            39%
  25%                                        n = 380           25%              30%                         n = 379           25%    32%                                n = 377
                                                                                                   25%

                 11%




Worked with other students on projects during class          Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare             Put together ideas or concepts from different courses
                                                             class assignments                                              when completing assignments or during class

        Never                   Very Often                            Never                    Very Often                           Never                  Very Often


 100%                                                         100%                                                           100%
                                                av. = 2.8                                                      av. = 2.7                                                   av. = 2.7
  75%                                                          75%                                                            75%
                                                dev. = 0.8                                                     dev. = 0.8                                                  dev. = 0.8
  50%                                                          50%                                                            50%
                          42%                                                   42%                                                                  42%
                 33%                                                                                                                         37%
                                             n = 377                                     33%                n = 376                                                     n = 380
  25%                                                          25%                                                            25%
                                    22%                                                            22%
                                                                                                                                                               16%




Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary)         Participated in a community-based project (e.g. service        Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group,
                                                             learning) as part of a regular course                          Internet, instant messaging, etc.) to discuss or

        Never                   Very Often                            Never                    Very Often                           Never                  Very Often


 100%                                                         100%                                                           100%
                                                av. = 1.6                                                      av. = 1.6                                                   av. = 3
  75%                                                          75%                                                            75%
                                                dev. = 0.8                                                     dev. = 0.8                                                  dev. = 0.9
         56%                                                           58%
  50%                                                          50%                                                            50%
                                                                                                                                                               38%
  25%            32%                         n = 378           25%              28%                         n = 379           25%                    32%                n = 372
                                                                                                                                             23%

                          7%                                                              9%                                         7%




Used e-mail to communicate with an instructor                Discussed grades with an instructor                            Talked about career plans with a faculty member or
                                                                                                                            advisor

        Never                   Very Often                            Never                    Very Often                           Never                  Very Often


 100%                                                         100%                                                           100%
                                                av. = 3.2                                                      av. = 2.5                                                   av. = 2.3
  75%                                                          75%                                                            75%
                                                dev. = 0.8                                                     dev. = 0.9                                                  dev. = 0.9
  50%                                                          50%                                                            50%
                                    44%                                         48%                                                          47%
                          36%
  25%                                        n = 376           25%                       27%
                                                                                                            n = 374           25%                    28%                n = 373
                 19%                                                                               17%                               15%
                                                                        9%                                                                                     11%




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Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with           Received prompt feedback from faculty on your                    Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an
faculty members outside of class                             academic performance (written or oral)                           instructor's standards or expectations

         Never                  Very Often                           Never                       Very Often                           Never                     Very Often


 100%                                                         100%                                                             100%
                                                av. = 1.9                                                        av. = 2.8                                                      av. = 2.7
  75%                                                          75%                                                              75%
                                                dev. = 0.8                                                       dev. = 0.7                                                     dev. = 0.8
  50%             53%                                          50%                         53%                                  50%
                                                                                                                                                    39%   40%
  25%    29%                                 n = 373           25%                 29%                        n = 375           25%                                          n = 372
                          14%                                                                        15%                                                            16%




Worked with faculty members on activities other than         Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with               Had serious conversations with students of a different
coursework (committees, orientation, student life            others outside of class (students, family members, co-           race or ethnicity than your own

         Never                  Very Often                           Never                       Very Often                           Never                     Very Often


 100%                                                         100%                                                             100%
                                                av. = 1.7                                                        av. = 2.6                                                      av. = 2.7
  75%                                                          75%                                                              75%
                                                dev. = 0.9                                                       dev. = 0.8                                                     dev. = 0.9
  50%    52%                                                   50%                                                              50%
                                                                                   44%
                                                                                           38%                                                            36%
  25%             32%                        n = 374           25%                                            n = 374           25%                 32%                      n = 370
                                                                                                                                                                    22%
                          11%                                                                        14%                               11%




Had serious conversations with students who are very         IF you used Library / Services what was your level of
                                                                                   Services,                                  IF you used Registration Services what was your level
                                                                                                                                                       Services,
different from you in their terms of religious beliefs,      satisfaction?                                                    of satisfaction?

         Never                  Very Often                           Poor                         Excellent                           Poor                       Excellent


 100%                                                         100%                                                             100%
                                                av. = 2.6                                                        av. = 3.2                                                      av. = 2.9
  75%                                                          75%                                                              75%
                                                dev. = 0.9                                                       dev. = 0.7                                                     dev. = 0.7
                                                                                           57%                                                            59%
  50%                                                          50%                                                              50%
                  40%
  25%                     29%                n = 372           25%                                   32%      n = 370           25%                                          n = 369
                                    21%                                                                                                             21%
                                                                                                                                                                    16%
         10%                                                                       9%




IF you used Financial Aid Services what was your
                          Services,                          IF you used Computer Facilities / Services what was
                                                                                               Services,                      IF you used Advising Services what was your level of
                                                                                                                                                   Services,
level of satisfaction?                                       your level of satisfaction?                                      satisfaction?

         Poor                    Excellent                           Poor                         Excellent                           Poor                       Excellent


 100%                                                         100%                                                             100%
                                                av. = 2.8                                                        av. = 3.2                                                      av. = 2.8
  75%                                                          75%                                                              75%
                                                dev. = 0.8                                                       dev. = 0.6                                                     dev. = 0.9
  50%                                                          50%                         57%                                  50%
                          50%                                                                                                                             50%

                                             n = 302                                                 33%      n = 347                                                        n = 325
  25%                                                          25%                                                              25%
                  22%               21%                                                                                                             18%             21%
          7%                                                                       9%                                                  10%




IF you participated in a Practicum / internship / service    Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or           Providing the support you need to help you succeed at
         experience,
learning experience what was your level of                   in new situations                                                this college

         Poor                    Excellent                           Very Little                 Very Much                            Very Little               Very Much


 100%                                                         100%                                                             100%
                                                av. = 2.9                                                        av. = 2.9                                                      av. = 2.8
  75%                                                          75%                                                              75%
                                                dev. = 0.8                                                       dev. = 0.8                                                     dev. = 0.7
  50%                     53%                                  50%                                                              50%                       54%
                                                                                           49%

  25%                                        n = 171           25%                                            n = 368           25%                 26%
                                                                                                                                                                             n = 367
                                                                                   26%               24%
                                    22%
                  18%                                                                                                                                               16%
          8%




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Encouraging contact among students from different              Using computers in academic work                                Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses
economic, social, and racial and ethnic backgrounds                                                                            and readings so you can repeat them pretty much in

         Very Little               Very Much                           Very Little                 Very Much                            Very Little               Very Much


 100%                                                           100%                                                            100%
                                                  av. = 2.5                                                       av. = 3.5                                                      av. = 2.8
  75%                                                            75%                                                             75%
                                                  dev. = 0.9                                           60%
                                                                                                                  dev. = 0.7                                                     dev. = 0.8
  50%                                                            50%                                                             50%
                                                                                                                                                            46%
                       39%   35%
  25%                                          n = 367           25%                         30%               n = 369           25%                  29%                     n = 368
                                                                                                                                                                      19%
          12%                          14%
                                                                                     9%




Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience, or        Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or              Making judgments about the value of information,
theory, such as examining a particular case or situation       experiences into new, more complex interpretations              arguments, or methods, such as examining how others

         Very Little               Very Much                           Very Little                 Very Much                            Very Little               Very Much


 100%                                                           100%                                                            100%
                                                  av. = 3.2                                                       av. = 3                                                        av. = 3
  75%                                                            75%                                                             75%
                                                  dev. = 0.7                                                      dev. = 0.8                                                     dev. = 0.8
  50%                                                            50%                                                             50%
                             49%                                                             46%                                                            45%
                                       34%
  25%                                          n = 370           25%                                   28%     n = 367           25%                                  30%     n = 368
                                                                                     24%                                                              21%
                       16%




Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or         Acquiring a broad general education                             Acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills
in new situations

         Very Little               Very Much                           Very Little                 Very Much                            Very Little               Very Much


 100%                                                           100%                                                            100%
                                                  av. = 3.2                                                       av. = 3.1                                                      av. = 2.9
  75%                                                            75%                                                             75%
                                                  dev. = 0.8                                                      dev. = 0.8                                                     dev. = 1
  50%                                                            50%                                                             50%
                             44%                                                             43%
                                       37%                                                             34%                                                  38%
  25%                                          n = 369           25%                                           n = 369           25%                                  29%     n = 368
                                                                                                                                                      23%
                       16%                                                           18%
                                                                                                                                         10%




Writing clearly and effectively                                Speaking clearly and effectively                                Thinking clearly and effectively


         Very Little               Very Much                           Very Little                 Very Much                            Very Little               Very Much


 100%                                                           100%                                                            100%
                                                  av. = 2.9                                                       av. = 2.8                                                      av. = 3
  75%                                                            75%                                                             75%
                                                  dev. = 0.9                                                      dev. = 0.9                                                     dev. = 0.8
  50%                                                            50%                                                             50%
                                                                                                                                                            47%
                             38%                                                             38%
  25%                                  31%     n = 369           25%                 31%                       n = 378           25%                                  26%
                                                                                                                                                                              n = 379
                       22%                                                                             25%                                            24%

          8%




Analyzing quantitative problems                                Using computing and information technology                      Working effectively with others


         Very Little               Very Much                           Very Little                 Very Much                            Very Little               Very Much


 100%                                                           100%                                                            100%
                                                  av. = 2.8                                                       av. = 3.1                                                      av. = 3
  75%                                                            75%                                                             75%
                                                  dev. = 0.9                                                      dev. = 0.8                                                     dev. = 0.8
  50%                                                            50%                                                             50%
                                                                                                                                                            46%
                             41%                                                             41%
                                                                                                       35%
  25%                  29%                     n = 375           25%                                           n = 379           25%                                  31%     n = 376
                                       24%
                                                                                     20%                                                              18%




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Learning effectively on your own                                Understanding yourself                                            Understanding people of other racial and ethnic
                                                                                                                                  backgrounds

         Very Little               Very Much                             Very Little                 Very Much                             Very Little               Very Much


 100%                                                            100%                                                              100%
                                                   av. = 3.2                                                         av. = 2.7                                                       av. = 2.5
  75%                                                             75%                                                               75%
                                                   dev. = 0.8                                                        dev. = 0.9                                                      dev. = 1
  50%                                                             50%                                                               50%
                             44%
                                       38%                                                     37%                                                       37%
  25%                                           n = 377           25%                  28%                        n = 378           25%                        28%                n = 377
                                                                                                         24%
                       16%                                                                                                                  16%                          19%
                                                                          11%




Availability of your faculty advisor                            Quality of information provided by your advisor                   Clarity of degree requirements in the major


         Poor                       Excellent                            Poor                         Excellent                            Poor                       Excellent


 100%                                                            100%                                                              100%
                                                   av. = 3                                                           av. = 2.9                                                       av. = 3.2
  75%                                                             75%                                                               75%
                                                   dev. = 0.9                                                        dev. = 1                                                        dev. = 0.8
  50%                                                             50%                                                               50%
                                                                                                                                                               40%       41%
                             37%       36%                                                     34%       36%
  25%                                           n = 378           25%                                             n = 379           25%                                           n = 379
                       19%                                                             19%
                                                                          11%                                                                            14%
          8%




Clarity of objectives for courses in the major                  Opportunities for student evaluation of instruction               Availability of faculty to help students outside of class


         Poor                       Excellent                            Poor                         Excellent                            Poor                       Excellent


 100%                                                            100%                                                              100%
                                                   av. = 3.2                                                         av. = 3.1                                                       av. = 3
  75%                                                             75%                                                               75%
                                                   dev. = 0.8                                                        dev. = 0.8                                                      dev. = 0.8
  50%                                                             50%                                                               50%
                             47%                                                               48%
                                                                                                                                                               44%
                                       39%
                                                n = 379                                                  33%      n = 377                                                30%      n = 376
  25%                                                             25%                                                               25%
                                                                                                                                                         21%
                                                                                       15%
                       11%




Quality of courses to prepare you for employment                Quality of instruction in the major                               Opportunities to express ideas in writing in the major


         Poor                       Excellent                            Poor                         Excellent                            Poor                       Excellent


 100%                                                            100%                                                              100%
                                                   av. = 2.9                                                         av. = 3.2                                                       av. = 3.1
  75%                                                             75%                                                               75%
                                                   dev. = 0.9                                                        dev. = 0.7                                                      dev. = 0.8
  50%                                                             50%                                                               50%
                                                                                               47%                                                             49%
                             43%
                                                                                                         39%
  25%                                  27%
                                                n = 377           25%                                             n = 379           25%                                  30%      n = 378
                       21%
                                                                                                                                                         17%
          9%                                                                           12%




Usefulness of information learned in class in day-to-
day activities

         Poor                       Excellent


 100%
                                                   av. = 3
  75%
                                                   dev. = 0.8
  50%
                             48%

  25%                                  29%      n = 378
                       19%




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                                                                                        Profile
         Subunit:                            Alumni Survey
         Name of the instructor:             Alumni Survey
         Name of the course:                 Alumni Survey
         (Name of the survey)



2.1)                                                                                                                                       n=375
        Asked questions in class or contributed to class discussions                                Never            Very Often            av.=3


2.2)                                                                                                                                       n=378
        Made a class presentation                                                                   Never            Very Often            av.=2.9


2.3)                                                                                                                                       n=377
        Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or assignment before turning it in                   Never            Very Often            av.=2.8


2.4)                                                                                                                                       n=380
        Worked on a paper or project that required integrating ideas or information                 Never            Very Often            av.=3.4
        from various sources

2.5)                                                                                                                                       n=379
        Included diverse perspectives (different races, religions, genders, political               Never            Very Often            av.=2.8
        beliefs, etc.) in class discussions or writing assignments

2.6)                                                                                                                                       n=377
        Came to class without completing readings or assignments                                    Never            Very Often            av.=1.8


2.7)                                                                                                                                       n=377
        Worked with other students on projects during class                                         Never            Very Often            av.=2.8


2.8)                                                                                                                                       n=376
        Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare class assignments                        Never            Very Often            av.=2.7


2.9)                                                                                                                                       n=380
        Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing                       Never            Very Often            av.=2.7
        assignments or during class discussions

2.10)                                                                                                                                      n=378
        Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary)                                        Never            Very Often            av.=1.6


2.11)                                                                                                                                      n=379
        Participated in a community-based project (e.g. service learning) as part of a              Never            Very Often            av.=1.6
        regular course

2.12)                                                                                                                                      n=372
        Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group, Internet, instant messaging,               Never            Very Often            av.=3
        etc.) to discuss or complete an assignment

2.13)                                                                                                                                      n=376
        Used e-mail to communicate with an instructor                                               Never            Very Often            av.=3.2


2.14)                                                                                                                                      n=374
        Discussed grades with an instructor                                                         Never            Very Often            av.=2.5


2.15)                                                                                                                                      n=373
        Talked about career plans with a faculty member or advisor                                  Never            Very Often            av.=2.3


2.16)                                                                                                                                      n=373
        Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with faculty members outside of               Never            Very Often            av.=1.9
        class

2.17)                                                                                                                                      n=375
        Received prompt feedback from faculty on your academic performance (written                 Never            Very Often            av.=2.8
        or oral)

2.18)                                                                                                                                      n=372
        Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or               Never            Very Often            av.=2.7
        expectations

2.19)                                                                                                                                      n=374
        Worked with faculty members on activities other than coursework (committees,                Never            Very Often            av.=1.7
        orientation, student life activities, etc.)

2.20)                                                                                                                                      n=374
        Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others outside of class                  Never            Very Often            av.=2.6
        (students, family members, co-workers, etc.)

2.21)                                                                                                                                      n=370
        Had serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than               Never            Very Often            av.=2.7
        your own

2.22)                                                                                                                                      n=372
        Had serious conversations with students who are very different from you in                  Never            Very Often            av.=2.6
        their terms of religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal values

3.7)                                                                                                                                       n=370
                              Services,
        IF you used Library / Services what was your level of satisfaction?                          Poor            Excellent             av.=3.2


3.8)                                                                                                                                       n=369
                                 Services,
        IF you used Registration Services what was your level of satisfaction?                       Poor            Excellent             av.=2.9




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3.9)                                                                                                                                       n=302
        IF you used Financial Aid Services what was your level of satisfaction?
                                  Services,                                                          Poor            Excellent             av.=2.8


3.10)                                                                                                                                      n=347
        IF you used Computer Facilities / Services what was your level of satisfaction?
                                          Services,                                                  Poor            Excellent             av.=3.2


3.11)                                                                                                                                      n=325
        IF you used Advising Services what was your level of satisfaction?
                             Services,                                                               Poor            Excellent             av.=2.8


3.12)                                                                                                                                      n=171
        IF you participated in a Practicum / internship / service learning experience
                                                                           experience,               Poor            Excellent             av.=2.9
        what was your level of satisfaction?

5.1)                                                                                                                                       n=368
        Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations                Very Little          Very Much             av.=2.9


5.2)                                                                                                                                       n=367
        Providing the support you need to help you succeed at this college                      Very Little          Very Much             av.=2.8


5.3)                                                                                                                                       n=367
        Encouraging contact among students from different economic, social, and                 Very Little          Very Much             av.=2.5
        racial and ethnic backgrounds

5.4)                                                                                                                                       n=369
        Using computers in academic work                                                        Very Little          Very Much             av.=3.5


6.1)                                                                                                                                       n=368
        Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses and readings so you               Very Little          Very Much             av.=2.8
        can repeat them pretty much in the same form

6.2)                                                                                                                                       n=370
        Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience, or theory, such as                 Very Little          Very Much             av.=3.2
        examining a particular case or situation in-depth and considering its
        components
6.3)                                                                                                                                       n=367
        Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or experiences into new, more           Very Little          Very Much             av.=3
        complex interpretations and relationships

6.4)                                                                                                                                       n=368
        Making judgments about the value of information, arguments, or methods,                 Very Little          Very Much             av.=3
        such as examining how others gathered and interpreted data and assessing
        the soundness of their conclusions
6.5)                                                                                                                                       n=369
        Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations                Very Little          Very Much             av.=3.2


7.1)                                                                                                                                       n=369
        Acquiring a broad general education                                                     Very Little          Very Much             av.=3.1


7.2)                                                                                                                                       n=368
        Acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills                                      Very Little          Very Much             av.=2.9


7.3)                                                                                                                                       n=369
        Writing clearly and effectively                                                         Very Little          Very Much             av.=2.9


7.4)                                                                                                                                       n=378
        Speaking clearly and effectively                                                        Very Little          Very Much             av.=2.8


7.5)                                                                                                                                       n=379
        Thinking clearly and effectively                                                        Very Little          Very Much             av.=3


7.6)                                                                                                                                       n=375
        Analyzing quantitative problems                                                         Very Little          Very Much             av.=2.8


7.7)                                                                                                                                       n=379
        Using computing and information technology                                              Very Little          Very Much             av.=3.1


7.8)                                                                                                                                       n=376
        Working effectively with others                                                         Very Little          Very Much             av.=3


7.9)                                                                                                                                       n=377
        Learning effectively on your own                                                        Very Little          Very Much             av.=3.2


7.10)                                                                                                                                      n=378
        Understanding yourself                                                                  Very Little          Very Much             av.=2.7


7.11)                                                                                                                                      n=377
        Understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds                             Very Little          Very Much             av.=2.5


8.1)                                                                                                                                       n=378
        Availability of your faculty advisor                                                         Poor            Excellent             av.=3


8.2)                                                                                                                                       n=379
        Quality of information provided by your advisor                                              Poor            Excellent             av.=2.9


8.3)                                                                                                                                       n=379
        Clarity of degree requirements in the major                                                  Poor            Excellent             av.=3.2


8.4)                                                                                                                                       n=379
        Clarity of objectives for courses in the major                                               Poor            Excellent             av.=3.2


8.5)                                                                                                                                       n=377
        Opportunities for student evaluation of instruction                                          Poor            Excellent             av.=3.1



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8.6)                                                                                                                                  n=376
        Availability of faculty to help students outside of class                               Poor            Excellent             av.=3


8.7)                                                                                                                                  n=377
        Quality of courses to prepare you for employment                                        Poor            Excellent             av.=2.9


8.8)                                                                                                                                  n=379
        Quality of instruction in the major                                                     Poor            Excellent             av.=3.2


8.9)                                                                                                                                  n=378
        Opportunities to express ideas in writing in the major                                  Poor            Excellent             av.=3.1


8.10)                                                                                                                                 n=378
        Usefulness of information learned in class in day-to-day activities                     Poor            Excellent             av.=3




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                                                                                 Profile
      Subunit:                          Alumni Survey
      Name of the instructor:           Alumni Survey
      Name of the course:               Alumni Survey
      (Name of the survey)



                                                                                                                                     av.=2.6
2. Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay State University, how often                     -           +
would you say you did each of the following?
                                                                                                                                     av.=2.9
5. Thinking back to your experience at Austin Peay State University, how much did                  -           +
your coursework emphasize the following mental activities?
                                                                                                                                     av.=3
6. To what extent did Austin Peay State University emphasize each of the                           -           +
following?
                                                                                                                                     av.=2.9
7. To what extent did your experience at Austin Peay State University contribute to                -           +
your knowledge, skills, and personal development in the following areas?
                                                                                                                                     av.=3.1
8. The following questions relate to your major. Thinking about your major, please                 -           +
rate the quality of each item below.




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             Presentation template
                  Alumni Survey
                  Alumni Survey
              No. of responses = 405

                                     2. Thinking back to your experience at
                                     Austin Peay State University, how often
                                        1      2      3      4
                                 -                                    +


                                                                               av.=2.6

                                     5. Thinking back to your experience at
                                     Austin Peay State University, how much
                                        1      2      3      4
                                 -                                    +


                                                                               av.=2.9

                                     6. To what extent did Austin Peay State
                                     University emphasize each of the
                                        1      2      3      4
                                 -                                    +


                                                                               av.=3

                                     7. To what extent did your experience at
                                     Austin Peay State University contribute to
                                        1      2      3      4
                                 -                                    +


                                                                               av.=2.9

                                     8. The following questions relate to your
                                     major. Thinking about your major, please
                                        1      2      3      4
                                 -                                    +


                                                                               av.=3.1




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               Appendix D 
    2010 APSU Alumni Survey Summary  
          w/ Standard Deviation 
            
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                                                              APSU

                                                         Scoring Criteria

                   Scoring for the Alumni Survey is as follows: Success is demonstrated by scoring at/above
              the institution's prior performance. If an institutional mean is at/above the state average or their prior
                       mean, they will receive a positive value (1) for the question item. Conversely, if the
        score is below each of the indicators listed above, the institution will receive a value of "0" for the question item.


                                                                          %
                                                Number correct        Successful      Points
                                                   44-48                91.3%         10.000
                                                   40-43                82.6%         9.000
                                                   36-39                73.9%         8.000
                                                   32-35                67.4%         7.000
                                                   27-31                56.5%         6.000
                                                   21-26                43.5%         5.000
                                                   17-20                34.8%         4.000
                                                   12-16                23.9%         3.000
                                                    8-11                17.4%         2.000
                                                     4-7                 8.7%         1.000
                                                    0-3                  0.0%         0.000



                                                                                       Std.         State
                            Response Item                              Inst. Avg.                                 Inst. Prior Avg.   Successful?
                                                                                     Deviation      Avg.

 1   Educational experience (Q1)                                          3.31         0.602        3.34                3.27             1
 2   Class discussions (Q4a)                                              3.02         0.835        3.04                3.16             1
 3   Class presentation (Q4b)                                             2.93         0.804        2.97                2.91             1
 4   Drafts of paper (Q4c)                                                2.76         0.966        2.73                2.87             1
 5   Information from various sources (Q4d)                               3.38         0.668        3.32                3.30             1
 6   Diverse perspectives (Q4e)                                           2.85         0.862        2.70                2.87             1
 7   Class without assignments (Q4f)                                      1.78         0.622        1.84                1.93             0
 8   Worked with other students (Q4g)                                     2.84         0.791        2.87                2.78             1
 9   Worked with classmates outside of class (Q4h)                        2.74         0.834        2.82                2.63             1
10   Concepts from different courses (Q4i)                                2.71         0.791        2.76                2.71             1
11   Electronic medium to complete assignment (Q4l)                       3.01         0.949        2.81                2.65             1
12   E-mail with instructor (Q4m)                                         3.23         0.785        3.24                2.88             1
13   Discussed grades with instructor (Q4n)                               2.52         0.875        2.82                2.78             0
14   Career plans with faculty or advisor (Q4o)                           2.35         0.862        2.42                2.38             0
15   Ideas with faculty outside of class (Q4p)                            1.93         0.764        2.06                2.04             0
16   Prompt feedback from faculty (Q4q)                                   2.79         0.727        2.88                2.84             0
17   Worked harder to meet faculty expectations (Q4r)                     2.68         0.796        2.70                2.68             1
18   Worked w/ faculty other than coursework (Q4s)                        1.70         0.870        1.91                1.73             0
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19   Discussed class ideas with others (Q4t)                         2.61         0.769      2.70            2.75             0
20   Library services (Q5a)                                          3.20         0.658      3.23            2.93             1
21   Registration (Q5b)                                              2.86         0.732      2.80            2.92             1
22   Financial aid (Q5c)                                             2.84         0.832      2.59            2.92             1
23   Computer facilities (Q5d)                                       3.22         0.645      3.10            3.14             1
24   Advising services (Q5e)                                         2.81         0.881      2.67            2.94             1
25   Memorizing (Q6a)                                                2.78         0.817      2.85            2.74             1
26   Analyzing (Q6b)                                                 3.17         0.709      3.11            3.12             1
27   Synthesizing (Q6c)                                              2.99         0.784      2.92            2.91             1
28   Making judgments (Q6d)                                          3.02         0.805      2.89            2.80             1
29   Applying (Q6e)                                                  3.15         0.786      3.13            3.01             1
30   Broad general knowledge (Q8a)                                   3.08         0.827      3.17            3.14             0
31   Job/work-related skills (Q8b)                                   2.86         0.954      2.92            2.74             1
32   Writing clearly and effectively (Q8c)                           2.93         0.930      2.91            2.93             1
33   Speaking clearly and effectively (Q8d)                          2.81         0.881      2.91            2.90             0
34   Thinking clearly and effectively (87e)                          2.97         0.776      3.02            3.05             0
35   Analyzing quantitative problems (Q8f)                           2.83         0.866      2.91            2.88             0
36   Using computers/technology (Q8g)                                3.06         0.846      3.01            3.05             1
37   Working effectively w/ others (Q8h)                             3.04         0.825      3.09            2.96             1
38   Learning on your own (Q8i)                                      3.18         0.778      3.18            3.14             1
39   Understanding yourself (Q8j)                                    2.73         0.947      2.89            2.67             1
40   Understanding people of other backgrounds (Q8k)                 2.49         0.973      2.54            2.55             0
41   Availability of advisor (Q9a)                                   3.01         0.941      2.86            3.15             1
42   Quality of information (Q9b)                                    2.95         0.992      2.94            3.07             1
     Clarity of objectives for course
                                                                                  0.755
43   (Q9d)                                                           3.22                    3.18            3.27             1
     Opportunity for student
                                                                                  0.782
44   evaluations (Q9e)                                               3.11                     3.09           3.18             1
45   Availability of faculty outside class (Q9f)                     3.00         0.839       3.00           3.09             1
46   Quality of courses for employment (Q9g)                         2.87         0.913       2.90           2.80             1
47   Quality of instruction in major (Q9h)                           3.23         0.727       3.11           3.27             1
48   Opportunity to express ideas in writing (Q9i)                   3.05         0.799       3.06           3.06             1
                                                                              Total successful items          36
                                                                            Total unsuccessful items          12

     Highlighted items noted as successful due to variance of <.02
                   
                  
                  
                  
                  
                  
                  
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                    Appendix E 
    University Alumni Survey Instructions 2009‐10 
 
 
Performance
  Funding
 2005-10 Cycle
Alumni Survey Instructions
       Universities

 Academic Year 2009-10
                                GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS


       The Alumni Survey is administered in the second and fifth years of the five-year
Performance Funding Cycle. It consists of a survey instrument that is administered to recent
alumni in the Spring semester two years post-graduation. Recent alumni are defined as those
students who graduated during the 2007-08 academic year. This information shall be collected
using the survey instrument accompanying this document. Institutions may also prepare the
survey in scannable form so that it can be read by entities such as NCS. If the scannable format
option is selected, institutions should provide THEC with a copy of the data in the format
detailed below. THEC requests that institutions submit the data in either EXCEL or SPSS
format. Upon receipt of institutional data, THEC will provide state-wide means, institutional
averages, and conduct difference of means analysis for each institution.


NOTE: If an alumnus does not respond to all questions being reported, please leave those
columns blank. Do not place zeros in those columns as filler data.




                    The Alumni Survey is to be submitted to the Tennessee
                  Higher Education Commission no later than June 15, 2010.
ELEMENT:           1
COLUMN(S):         1
ELEMENT TITLE:     SYSTEM
DESCRIPTION:       This element consists of a one-digit code to indicate the system for the reporting
                   institution. The systems and their codes are listed below.

                   System                                                                                                              Code
                   Tennessee Board of Regents: Universities ......................................................................1
                   Tennessee Board of Regents: Community Colleges...........................................................2
                   University of Tennessee....................................................................................................3

ELEMENT:           2
COLUMN(S):         2-3
ELEMENT TITLE:     INST
DESCRIPTION:       This element consists of a two-digit code used by the institution to identify itself as the
                   reporting institution on each record it submits. The codes are listed below.

                   Institution                                                                                                           Code
                   Austin Peay State University ............................................................................................14
                   East Tennessee State University .......................................................................................23
                   Middle Tennessee State University ..................................................................................24
                   Tennessee State University...............................................................................................45
                   Tennessee Technological University ................................................................................50
                   University of Memphis .....................................................................................................11

                   University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ..........................................................................53
                   University of Tennessee at Knoxville...............................................................................30
                   University of Tennessee at Martin....................................................................................37

ELEMENT:           3
COLUMN(S):         4-12
ELEMENT TITLE:     Social Security Number

DESCRIPTION:       The institution should provide the nine-digit number social security number for each
                   alumnus. The student record number is to be used for ease of communication during the
                   editing process between Commission staff, governing board staff, and institutional
                   representatives. If this data is not available, please leave this space blank.

ELEMENT:           4
COLUMN(S):         13
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q1
SURVEY QUESTION:   How satisfied are you with the educational experience you had at [reporting institution]?

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Dissatisfied ................................................................................................................1
                   Dissatisfied .........................................................................................................................2
                   Satisfied ..............................................................................................................................3
                   Very Satisfied .....................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                          2
ELEMENT:           5
COLUMN(S):         14
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q2
SURVEY QUESTION:   If you could start college again, would you enroll at {reporting institution}?

                   Response                                                                                                                     Code
                   Definitely Not .....................................................................................................................1
                   Probably Not.......................................................................................................................2
                   Probably Yes.......................................................................................................................3
                   Definitely Yes.....................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           6
COLUMN(S):         15
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q3
SURVEY QUESTION:   Would you recommend {reporting institution} to others?

                   Response                                                                                                                     Code
                   Definitely Not .....................................................................................................................1
                   Probably Not.......................................................................................................................2
                   Probably Yes.......................................................................................................................3
                   Definitely Yes.....................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           7
COLUMN(S):         16
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4a
SURVEY QUESTION:   Asked questions in class or contributed to class discussions

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           8
COLUMN(S):         17
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4b
SURVEY QUESTION:   Made a class presentation

                   Response
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                           3
ELEMENT:           9
COLUMN(S):         18
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4c
SURVEY QUESTION:   Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or assignment before turning it in

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4


ELEMENT:           10
COLUMN(S):         19
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4d
SURVEY QUESTION:   Worked on a paper or project that required integrating ideas or information from various
                   sources

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           11
COLUMN(S):         20
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4e
SURVEY QUESTION:   Included diverse perspectives (different races, religions, genders, political beliefs, etc.) in
                   class discussions or writing assignments

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           12
COLUMN(S):         21
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4f
SURVEY QUESTION:   Came to class without completing readings or assignments

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                           4
ELEMENT:           13
COLUMN(S):         22
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4g
SURVEY QUESTION:   Worked with other students on projects during class

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           14
COLUMN(S):         23
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4h
SURVEY QUESTION:   Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare class assignments

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           15
COLUMN(S):         24
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4i
SURVEY QUESTION:   Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments or
                   during class discussions

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           16
COLUMN(S):         25
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4j
SURVEY QUESTION:   Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary)

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                           5
ELEMENT:           17
COLUMN(S):         26
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4k
SURVEY QUESTION:   Participated in a community-based project (e.g., service learning) as part of a regular
                   course

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           18
COLUMN(S):         27
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4l
SURVEY QUESTION:   Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group, Internet, instant messaging, etc.) to
                   discuss or complete an assignment

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           19
COLUMN(S):         28
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4m
SURVEY QUESTION:   Used e-mail to communicate with an instructor

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           20
COLUMN(S):         29
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4n
SURVEY QUESTION:   Discussed grades or assignments with an instructor

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                           6
ELEMENT:           21
COLUMN(S):         30
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4o
SURVEY QUESTION:   Talked about career plans with a faculty member or advisor

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           22
COLUMN(S):         31
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4p
SURVEY QUESTION:   Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with faculty members outside of class

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           23
COLUMN(S):         32
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4q
SURVEY QUESTION:   Received prompt feedback from faculty on your academic performance (written or oral)

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           24
COLUMN(S):         33
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4r
SURVEY QUESTION:   Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or
                   expectations

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                           7
ELEMENT:           25
COLUMN(S):         34
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4s
SURVEY QUESTION:   Worked with faculty members on activities other than coursework (committees,
                   orientation, student life activities, etc.)

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           26
COLUMN(S):         35
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4t
SURVEY QUESTION:   Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others outside of class (students,
                   family members, co-workers, etc.)

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           27
COLUMN(S):         36
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4u
SURVEY QUESTION:   Had serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than your own

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           28
COLUMN(S):         37
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q4v
SURVEY QUESTION:   Had serious conversations with students who are very different from you in terms of their
                   religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal values

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Never ..................................................................................................................................1
                   Sometimes...........................................................................................................................2
                   Often ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Very Often ..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                           8
ELEMENT:           29
COLUMN(S):         38
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5a1
SURVEY QUESTION:   Library Facilities/Services

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   N/A .....................................................................................................................................1
                   Used....................................................................................................................................2

ELEMENT:           30
COLUMN(S):         39
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5a2
SURVEY QUESTION:   Library Facilities/Services

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           31
COLUMN(S):         40
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5b1
SURVEY QUESTION:   Registration Services

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   N/A .....................................................................................................................................1
                   Used....................................................................................................................................2

ELEMENT:           32
COLUMN(S):         41
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5b2
SURVEY QUESTION:   Registration Services

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           33
COLUMN(S):         42
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5c1
SURVEY QUESTION:   Financial Aid Services

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   N/A .....................................................................................................................................1
                   Used....................................................................................................................................2




                                                                                                                                                            9
ELEMENT:           34
COLUMN(S):         43
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5c2
SURVEY QUESTION:   Financial Aid Services

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           35
COLUMN(S):         44
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5d1
SURVEY QUESTION:   Computer Facilities/Services

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   N/A .....................................................................................................................................1
                   Used....................................................................................................................................2

ELEMENT:           36
COLUMN(S):         45
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5d2
SURVEY QUESTION:   Computer Facilities/Services

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           37
COLUMN(S):         46
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5e1
SURVEY QUESTION:   Advising Services

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   N/A .....................................................................................................................................1
                   Used....................................................................................................................................2

ELEMENT:           38
COLUMN(S):         47
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5e2
SURVEY QUESTION:   Advising Services

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                          10
ELEMENT:           39
COLUMN(S):         48
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5f1
SURVEY QUESTION:   Practicum/intern/service learning experience

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   N/A .....................................................................................................................................1
                   Used....................................................................................................................................2

ELEMENT:           40
COLUMN(S):         49
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q5f2
SURVEY QUESTION:   Practicum/intern/service learning experience

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           41
COLUMN(S):         50
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q6a
SURVEY QUESTION:   Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses and readings so you can repeat
                   them in pretty much the same form

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4
ELEMENT:           42
COLUMN(S):         51
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q6b
SURVEY QUESTION:   Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience, or theory, such as examining a
                   particular case or situation in depth and considering its components

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                          11
ELEMENT:           43
COLUMN(S):         52
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q6c
SURVEY QUESTION:   Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or experiences into new, more complex
                   interpretations and relationships

                   Response
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           44
COLUMN(S):         53
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q6d
SURVEY QUESTION:   Making judgments about the value of information, arguments, or methods, such as
                   examining how others gathered and interpreted data and assessing the soundness of their
                   conclusions

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           45
COLUMN(S):         54
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q6e
SURVEY QUESTION:   Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           46
COLUMN(S):         55
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q6f
SURVEY QUESTION:   Using information you have read or heard to perform a new skill

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                        12
ELEMENT:           47
COLUMN(S):         56
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q7a
SURVEY QUESTION:   Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           48
COLUMN(S):         57
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q7b
SURVEY QUESTION:   Providing the support you need to help you succeed at this college

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           49
COLUMN(S):         58
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q7c
SURVEY QUESTION:   Encouraging contact among students from different economic, social, and racial and
                   ethnic backgrounds

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           50
COLUMN(S):         59
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q7d
SURVEY QUESTION:   Using computers in academic work

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                        13
ELEMENT:           51
COLUMN(S):         60
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8a
SURVEY QUESTION:   Acquiring a broad general education

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           52
COLUMN(S):         61
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8b
SURVEY QUESTION:   Acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           53
COLUMN(S):         62
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8c
SURVEY QUESTION:   Writing clearly and effectively

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           54
COLUMN(S):         63
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8d
SURVEY QUESTION:   Speaking clearly and effectively

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                        14
ELEMENT:           55
COLUMN(S):         64
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8e
SURVEY QUESTION:   Thinking clearly and effectively

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           56
COLUMN(S):         65
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8f
SURVEY QUESTION:   Analyzing quantitative problems

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           57
COLUMN(S):         66
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8g
SURVEY QUESTION:   Using computing and information technology

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           58
COLUMN(S):         67
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8h
SURVEY QUESTION:   Working effectively with others

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                        15
ELEMENT:           59
COLUMN(S):         68
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8i
SURVEY QUESTION:   Learning effectively on your own

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           60
COLUMN(S):         69
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8j
SURVEY QUESTION:   Understanding yourself

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           61
COLUMN(S):         70
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q8k
SURVEY QUESTION:   Understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds

                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Very Little...........................................................................................................................1
                   Some ...................................................................................................................................2
                   Quite a Bit...........................................................................................................................3
                   Very Much..........................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           62
COLUMN(S):         71
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q9a
SURVEY QUESTION:   Availability of your faculty advisor

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                          16
ELEMENT:           63
COLUMN(S):         72
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q9b
SURVEY QUESTION:   Quality of information provided by your advisor

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           64
COLUMN(S):         73
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q9c
SURVEY QUESTION:   Clarity of degree requirements in your major

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           65
COLUMN(S):         74
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q9d
SURVEY QUESTION:   Clarity of objectives for courses in your major

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           66
COLUMN(S):         75
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q9e
SURVEY QUESTION:   Opportunities for student evaluation of instruction

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                          17
ELEMENT:           67
COLUMN(S):         76
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q9f
SURVEY QUESTION:   Availability of faculty to help students outside of class

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           68
COLUMN(S):         77
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q9g
SURVEY QUESTION:   Quality of courses to prepare you for employment

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           69
COLUMN(S):         78
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q9h
SURVEY QUESTION:   Quality of instruction in major

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           70
COLUMN(S):         79
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q9i
SURVEY QUESTION:   Opportunities to express ideas in writing in your major

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4




                                                                                                                                                          18
ELEMENT:           71
COLUMN(S):         80
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q9j
SURVEY QUESTION:   Usefulness of information learned in class day-to-day activities

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           72
COLUMN(S):         81
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q10
SURVEY QUESTION:   How would you characterize the preparation you received at [reporting institution] for
                   further study at another college or university?

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           73
COLUMN(S):         82
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q11
SURVEY QUESTION:   How would you characterize the preparation you received at [reporting institution] for
                   employment in your field?

                   Response                                                                                                                           Code
                   Poor.....................................................................................................................................1
                   Fair......................................................................................................................................2
                   Good ...................................................................................................................................3
                   Excellent .............................................................................................................................4

ELEMENT:           74
COLUMN(S):         83
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q12
SURVEY QUESTION:   What is your gender?
                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Female ................................................................................................................................1
                   Male ....................................................................................................................................2




                                                                                                                                                          19
ELEMENT:           75
COLUMN(S):         84
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q13
SURVEY QUESTION:   How old were you when you first began at (reporting institution)?
                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Under 22 .............................................................................................................................1
                   22 to 24 ...............................................................................................................................2
                   25 to 30 ...............................................................................................................................3
                   31 to 45 ...............................................................................................................................4
                   46 to 60 ...............................................................................................................................5
                   Over 60 ...............................................................................................................................6

ELEMENT:           76
COLUMN(S):         85
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q14
SURVEY QUESTION:   What is your present age?
                   Response                                                                                                                         Code
                   Under 22 .............................................................................................................................1
                   22 to 24 ...............................................................................................................................2
                   25 to 30 ...............................................................................................................................3
                   31 to 45 ...............................................................................................................................4
                   46 to 60 ...............................................................................................................................5
                   Over 60 ...............................................................................................................................6

ELEMENT:           77
COLUMN(S):         86
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q15
SURVEY QUESTION:   What is your race/ethnic group?

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   Asian-American/Pacific Islander........................................................................................1
                   Native-American/American Indian.....................................................................................2
                   African-American ...............................................................................................................3
                   Caucasian............................................................................................................................4
                   Hispanic/Latino ..................................................................................................................5
                   Other ...................................................................................................................................6

ELEMENT:           78
COLUMN(S):         87
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q16
SURVEY QUESTION:   For the most part, were you a part-time or full-time student?

                   Response                                                                                                                       Code
                   Full-time ............................................................................................................................1
                   Part-time ............................................................................................................................2




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ELEMENT:           79
COLUMN(S):         88
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q17
SURVEY QUESTION:   While attending {reporting institution} about how many hours did you work per week?

                   Response                                                                                                                     Code
                   Did not work.......................................................................................................................1
                   Employed fewer than 10 hours ...........................................................................................2
                   10 to 19 hours .....................................................................................................................3
                   20 to 29 hours .....................................................................................................................4
                   30 to 40 hours .....................................................................................................................5
                   More than 40 hours.............................................................................................................6

ELEMENT:           80
COLUMN(S):         89
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q18
SURVEY QUESTION:   Which of the following best describes your present employment situation?

                   Response                                                                                                                    Code
                   Working full-time (not self employed)...............................................................................1
                   Self employed .....................................................................................................................2
                   Unemployed, not seeking employment...............................................................................3
                   Working par-time (not self employed) ...............................................................................4
                   Unemployed, seeking employment.....................................................................................5
                   Full-time student/not employed ..........................................................................................6

ELEMENT:           81
COLUMN(S):         90
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q19
SURVEY QUESTION:   Are you employed in the field in which you were educated? If not, why (choose best
                   response)?

                   Response                                                                                                        Code
                   I am employed in my major field........................................................................................1
                   I could not find a job in my major field..............................................................................2
                   I developed new career interests after leaving college .......................................................3
                   The jobs in my field did not pay well .................................................................................4
                   The jobs in my field did not offer opportunities for advancement .....................................5
                   I am a full-time student/not presently employed ................................................................6




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ELEMENT:           82
COLUMN(S):         91
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q20
SURVEY QUESTION:   How did you become aware of the opening that became your first job after graduating
                   from college?

                   Response                                                                                                                          Code
                   I was already working in the job ........................................................................................1
                   Cooperative education project/faculty contact/service learning .........................................2
                   College placement office ....................................................................................................3
                   Employment/placement agency ..........................................................................................4
                   Newspaper advertisement...................................................................................................5
                   Contact through friend or relative.......................................................................................6
                   Other ...................................................................................................................................7

ELEMENT:           83
COLUMN(S):         92
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q21
SURVEY QUESTION:   What is your current annual salary?

                   Response                                                                                                                    Code
                   Less than $20,000 ...............................................................................................................1
                   $20,000 - $34,999...............................................................................................................2
                   $35,000 - $49,999...............................................................................................................3
                   $50,000 - $64,999...............................................................................................................4
                   $65,000 or more..................................................................................................................5
                   Not applicable ....................................................................................................................6

ELEMENT:           84
COLUMN(S):         93
ELEMENT TITLE:     Q22
SURVEY QUESTION:   Are you presently enrolled in a college or university?

                   Response                                                                                                            Code
                   Yes, part-time undergraduate..............................................................................................1
                   Yes, full-time undergraduate ..............................................................................................2
                   Yes, part-time graduate/professional student......................................................................3
                   Yes, full-time graduate/professional student ......................................................................4
                   Not presently enrolled in a college or university................................................................5

ELEMENT:           85
COLUMN(S):         94-103
ELEMENT TITLE:     Student's Major
SURVEY QUESTION:   Report the student's major according to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission's
                   Academic Program Inventory major code.
                   In coding columns 77-86, decimals in the field are omitted. If a student failed to enter a
                   major, and a match with institutional records is not possible because the SSN was also
                   not provided, please leave this field blank.
                   * Note: The majors listed on the survey should include all majors offered by your
                   institution. This means that you will need to update the majors listed on the survey
                   template provided by THEC.




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                                              2005-2010 Performance Funding Cycle
                                                2009-10 University Alumni Survey
 ********************************************************************************************************************
 Directions: In this questionnaire, you are asked to respond with regard to your experience at Blank State
 University (BSU). Please select only one response from the choices given and circle the appropriate number
 on the survey form.
 ********************************************************************************************
 1.    How satisfied are you with the overall educational experience you had at BSU?
        1     Very Dissatisfied                    2 Dissatisfied                    3 Satisfied           4   Very Satisfied
 2.    If you could start college again, would you enroll at BSU?
        1     Definitely Not          2    Probably Not             3     Probably Yes                     4   Definitely Yes
 3.    Would you recommend BSU to others?
        1     Definitely Not          2    Probably Not             3     Probably Yes                     4   Definitely Yes


 4.    Thinking back to your experience at BSU, how often would you say you did each of the following?

                                      Activity                                         Never       Sometimes        Often       Very Often

a) Asked questions in class or contributed to class discussions                           1            2              3             4

b) Made a class presentation                                                              1            2              3             4

c) Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or assignment before turning it in              1            2              3             4

d) Worked on a paper or project that required integrating ideas or information
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
from various sources

e) Included diverse perspectives (different races, religions, genders, political
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
beliefs, etc.) in class discussions or writing assignments

f) Came to class without completing readings or assignments                               1            2              3             4

g) Worked with other students on projects during class                                    1            2              3             4

h) Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare class assignments                   1            2              3             4

i) Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
assignments or during class discussions

j) Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary)                                   1            2              3             4

k) Participated in a community-based project (e.g., service learning) as part of a
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
regular course

l) Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group, Internet, instant messaging,
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
etc.) to discuss or complete an assignment
m) Used e-mail to communicate with an instructor                                          1            2              3             4
n) Discussed grades or assignments with an instructor                                     1            2              3             4
o) Talked about career plans with a faculty member or advisor                             1            2              3             4
p) Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with faculty members outside of
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
class
q) Received prompt feedback from faculty on your academic performance
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
(written or oral)
r) Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
expectations
s) Worked with faculty members on activities other than coursework (committees,
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
orientation, student life activities, etc.)
t) Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others outside of class
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
(students, family members, co-workers, etc.)

u) Had serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than
                                                                                          1            2              3             4
your own

v) Had serious conversations with students who are very different from you in
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terms of their religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal values
5.      Please indicate if you used any of the following services while at Blank State University, and rate your overall satisfaction with each. If you
        did not use (N/A) any of the services, please mark the corresponding box and move to the next item.
                                                                   USE                                          SATISFACTION


                                Service                             N/A       Used->            Poor           Fair        Good            Excellent

     a) Library Facilities/Services                                   1           2              1              2              3                 4

     b) Registration Services                                         1           2              1              2              3                 4

     c) Financial Aid Services                                        1           2              1              2              3                 4

     d) Computer Facilities/Services                                  1           2              1              2              3                 4

     e) Advising Services                                             1           2              1              2              3                 4

     f) Practicum/intern/service learning experience                  1           2              1              2              3                 4




What was your major? Please choose one of the following by checking the box next to each response. If you had
more than one major, please indicate your primary major only.
                                                           List majors in this section.



6. Thinking back to your experience at BSU, how much did your coursework emphasize the following mental
activities?


                                                                                                 Very Little        Some           Quite a Bit       Very Much

          a) Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations                  1              2                3                 4

          b) Providing the support you need to help you succeed at this college                        1              2                3                 4

          c) Encouraging contact among students from different economic, social, and racial
                                                                                                       1              2                3                 4
          and ethnic backgrounds

          d) Using computers in academic work                                                          1              2                3                 4




7.      To what extent did Blank State University emphasize each of the following?


                                                    Activity                                           Very Little        Some         Quite a Bit Very Much

             a) Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses and readings so you can
                                                                                                           1               2                 3               4
             repeat them in pretty much the same form

             b) Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience, or theory, such as examinging
                                                                                                           1               2                 3               4
             a particular case or situation in depth and considering its components

             c) Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or experiences into new, more
                                                                                                           1               2                 3               4
             complex interpretations and relationships

             d) Making judgments about the value of information, arguments, or methods, such as
             examining how others gathered and interpreted data and assessing the soundness of             1               2                 3               4
             their conclusions

             e) Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations                   1               2                 3               4




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8.    To what extent did your experience at Blank State University contribute to your knowledge, skills, and personal
      development in the following areas?

                                                                                Very Little       Some        Quite a Bit       Very Much

a) Acquiring a broad general education                                                1            2              3                 4

b) Acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills                                 1            2              3                 4

c) Writing clearly and effectively                                                    1            2              3                 4

d) Speaking clearly and effectively                                                   1            2              3                 4

e) Thinking clearly and effectively                                                   1            2              3                 4

f) Analyzing quantitative problems                                                    1            2              3                 4

g) Using computing and information technology                                         1            2              3                 4

h) Working effectively with others                                                    1            2              3                 4

i) Learning effectively on your own                                                   1            2              3                 4

j) Understanding yourself                                                             1            2              3                 4

k) Understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds                        1            2              3                 4



9. The following questions relate to your major. Thinking about your major, please rate the quality of each item
below.

                                                                               Poor       Fair           Good         Excellent

  a) Availability of your faculty advisor                                       1             2           3                 4

  b) Quality of information provided by your advisor                            1             2           3                 4

  c) Clarity of degree requirements in the major                                1             2           3                 4

  d) Clarity of objectives for courses in the major                             1             2           3                 4

  e) Opportunities for student evaluation of instruction                        1             2           3                 4

  f) Availability of faculty to help students outside of class                  1             2           3                 4

  g) Quality of courses to prepare you for employment                           1             2           3                 4

  h) Quality of instruction in the major                                        1             2           3                 4

  i) Opportunities to express ideas in writing in the major                     1             2           3                 4

  j) Usefulness of information learned in class in day-to-day activities        1             2           3                 4


10. How would you characterize the preparation you received at BSU for further study at another college or
    university?
            1     Poor                         2      Fair                 3   Good                 4     Excellent

11. How would you characterize the preparation you received at BSU for employment in your field?
            1     Poor                         2      Fair                 3   Good                 4     Excellent




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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The series of questions below are related to a variety of basic
demographic areas that are needed in order to better serve Blank State University. BSU assures
you that all of the material provided is anonymous and will remain confidential.

12. What is your gender?
     A. Female                               B. Male
13. How old were you when you first began at BSU?
     A. Under 22                                       D. 31 to 45
     B. 22 to 24                                       E. 46 to 60
     C. 25 to 30                                       F. Over 60
14. What is your present age?
     A. Under 22                                       D. 31 to 45
     B. 22 to 24                                       E. 46 to 60
     C. 25 to 30                                       F. Over 60
15. What is your race/ethnic group?
     A.    Asian-American/Pacific Islander
     B.    Native American/American Indian
     C.    African American
     D.    Caucasian
     E.    Hispanic/Latino-Latina
     F.    Other _______________
16. For the most part, were you a part-time or full-time student?
     A. Full-time                                      B. Part-time
17. While attending Blank State University, about how many hours did you work per week?
     A. Did not work                                   D. 20 to 29 hours
     B. Employed fewer than 10 hours                   E. 30 to 40 hours
     C. 10 to 19 hours                                 F. More than 40 hours
18. Which of the following best describes your present employment situation?
    A. Working full-time (not self employed)           D. Working part-time (not self employed)
    B. Self employed                                   E. Unemployed, seeking employment
    C. Unemployed, not seeking employment              F. Full-time student/not employed
19. Are you employed in the field in which you were educated? If not, why (choose best response)
    A.    I am employed in my major field
    B.    I could not find a job in my field
    C.    I developed new career interests after leaving college
    D.    The jobs in my field did not pay well
    E.    The jobs in my field did not offer opportunities for advancement
    F.    I am a full-time student/not presently employed
20. How did you become aware of the opening that became your first job after graduating from college?
    A.    I was already working in the job
    B.    Cooperative education project/faculty contact/service learning
    C.    College placement office
    D.    Employment/placement agency
    E.    Newspaper advertisement
    F.    Contact through friend or relative
    G.    Other


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21. What is your current annual salary?
    A. Less than $20,000                              D. $50,000 – $64,999
    B. $20,000 - $34,999                              E. $65,000 or more
    C. $35,000 - $49,999                              F. Not applicable
22. Are you presently enrolled in a college or university?
    A.   Yes, part-time undergraduate
    B.   Yes, full-time undergraduate
    C.   Yes, part-time graduate/professional student
    D.   Yes, full-time graduate/professional student
    E.   Not presently enrolled in a college or university




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