DHC Third-Year Project Spring 2008. Shedding Light on Optics: Strategies to Increase Enrollment in Optical Science and Engineering. Christian Commander Huey Jiin Liu Colleen Phillips. Project Charge. Devise a long-term plan to promote OSE and increase enrollment. Project Objectives.
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Shedding Light on Optics: Strategies to Increase Enrollment in Optical Science and Engineering
Huey Jiin Liu
Enrollment Numbers for OSE for Fall ’01 to ’07
Source: Office of Resource Management and Planning <http://www.ormp.ucdavis.edu/inform/index_enrollment.html>
Question: Which of the following aspects influenced you to choose your major?
Parental Influence on Students’ Major
Data obtained from UCUES 2006
Second Choice Major
1)On slide #8: you show UCUES data related to choice of major. First of all, you should make it clear that only UPPER DIVISION students were asked these questions, and you should show the number of respondents in each group. (For example, it should be clear that there were only 17 OSE respondents.)
2) On slide #8 and slide #12: freshmen did not answer those questions – they were only asked of upper division students. I think you must have misunderstood the variable that indicates whether a student was a freshman entrant or a transfer student. You should redo that bar to include ALL engineering students who responded.
3)On slide #6: you mention survey monkey, but I don’t see where that data is used in the presentation. Perhaps I overlooked it?
4)On slide #9: QuickSurvey results look correct, but you should show the number of respondents as well as the percentage.
5)On slide #19: you state the students are unsatisfied with internship options. How do you know? Do you have data to support that? If so, you should show it.