Administered to almost 5,500 graduating seniors since fall 1999 by the Colleges and Registrar’s office • Response rates average 21% but vary greatly by college • Administered on paper only
Contribution of FAU Experience to Development of Abilities and Attributes
Contribution of FAU experience to development of abilities and attributes Graduates consistently gave the highest ratings to FAU’s contribution to: • the ability to work with a team or group • the ability to critically evaluate information • the development of intellectual curiosity • openness to new ideas and practices • enthusiasm for lifelong learning
What survey items predict overall satisfaction? The factor that best predicts whether a graduating senior is satisfied with the overall quality of the FAU degree and will recommend FAU to a friend or relative is satisfaction with faculty and instruction, including: • Instruction in your major • Instruction in elective courses • Instruction in general education core courses • Opportunities to interact with faculty, in or out of class • Professional competence of faculty in your major
Is there a particular faculty or staff member at FAU who especially helped you succeed? Who and How? • http://iea.fau.edu/surveys/gss/positive_comments_index.htm
What was the biggest challenge you faced in your efforts to earn a degree? • Almost one quarter of students surveyed who wrote responses expressed that balancing work and school was the biggest challenge they faced while completing their degree. • 17% of students responded that Academics was their biggest challenge. • 9% of students responded that time management was their biggest challenge.
What would you like to see changed at FAU to help future students? • Almost one quarter of students surveyed who wrote responses expressed that class scheduling was the one thing they would like to see changed at FAU. • 14% of students responded that they would like to see changes made to various aspects of the academic curriculum. • Almost 14% of students responded that they would like to see changes made to specific faculty membership.