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University of Kentucky
Graduating Senior Survey
Your answers to the following questions will help us evaluate our programs. This survey should take you 10 - 15 minutes to complete. Results will be reported only in summary fashion. Your responses are completely confidential and will not be associated with your identity.
Evaluation of Experiences and Skills
1. Indicate the number of terms, if any, that you were involved in the following activities and educational experiences.
  0 terms 1 Term 2 Terms 3 Terms 4+ Terms  
  Independent Study  
  Study Abroad  
  Community service or volunteer work  
  Work with a faculty member on a research project outside of course or program  
  Practicum, internship, field or co-op experience, or clinical assignment  
  Service learning course or course option  
  Participate in a learning community or formal program where groups of students take classes together  
2. Indicate if you were involved in the following activities or educational experiences
  No Yes  
  Self-designed major  
  Capstone course or thesis  
3. Compared with when you started your first year, how would you describe your following skills and knowledge?
  Much weaker Weaker No change Stronger Much    stronger  
  Making effective oral presentations  
  Writing effectively  
  Understanding the world from a variety of viewpoints  
  Using statistical or mathematical reasoning to solve problems  
  Appreciating the arts  
  Valuing cultural diversity  
  Understanding methods and applying principles or reasoning in the natural sciences  
  Understanding yourself  
  Using computers and information technology  
  Developing a meaningful philosophy of life  
  Thinking critically and analytically  
  Working cooperatively in a group  
  Using foreign languages  
  Developing insight into why you behave the way you do  
4. If you took more than four years to complete your degree requirements at UK, please answer the following questions. (Check all that apply)
Evaluation of Academic Programs
Indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about:
5. University Studies Program (USP)
  Strongly disagree Disagree Not sure Agree Strongly agree
  Most of my USP courses have been intellectually challenging.
  I understand why USP courses are required.
  I understand how the various USP requirements fit together to make a cohesive program.
  Most of my USP instructors described how course goals supported the overall goals of USP.
  The overall quality of instruction in my USP courses was at least as good as that in my major.
  I understand the value of USP courses better now than at the time I took them.
  The broad range of choices among courses to meet USP requirements was important to me.
  I found USP requirements difficult to understand
6. Your Major Program
  Strongly disagree Disagree Not sure Agree Strongly agree
  Required courses in my major were offered so that I could complete my degree on time.
  Grading practices were appropriate and fair.
  Faculty prepared carefully for their classes.
  Faculty gave helpful feedback on my academic progress.
  Faculty were accessible outside of the classroom.
  Faculty were knowledgeable in their subject matter.
  Faulty treated students with respect.
  The department was characterized by mutual respect between students and professors.
  The department actively helped me find appropriate employment or pursue further study.
  I would recommend my major program to other students.
Evaluation of Student Services
7. Rate your level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the following student services. If you have not used a particular service, please mark 'Not Applicable'.
  Not applicable Very dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neutral Satisfied Very satisfied  
  Recreation areas in Student Center  
  Campus dining services  
  Counseling & Testing Center (personal counseling)  
  Counseling & Testing Center (career counseling)  
  Career Center Services  
  Student Billing Services  
  Registration  
  Women's Place  
  Health Services  
  Fitness and athletic facilities  
  Student Financial Aid Office  
  UK Bookstore  
  University Apartments  
  Residence Hall (living quarters)  
  Residence Hall (dining services)  
Evaluation of Instruction and Academic Support
8. How would you rate the quality of each of the following aspects as UK?
  Poor Fair Good Excellent  
  Quality of instruction by overall faculty  
  Quality of instruction by faculty in major  
  Quality of instruction by teaching assistants  
  Individual attention from instructors  
  Preparation for my first career job  
  Preparation for graduate or professional school  
  Quality of library services  
  Availability of computing resources  
  Willingness of faculty to meet with students  
  Quality of UK's library collection  
  Quality of service provided by the computer lab staff  
9. Rate your level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the following academic support programs. If you have not used a particular service, please mark 'Not Applicable.'
  Not applicable Very dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neutral Satisfied Very satisfied  
  The Study  
  The Writing Center  
10. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your academic advisor?
  Strongly disagree Disagree Not sure Agree Strongly agree  
  Spent sufficient time with me  
  Was accessible when I needed help  
  Reviewed my academic record prior to giving advice  
  Is someone I would recommend to other students  
Assessment of Campus Climate
Assess the extent to which the academic/social climate is discriminatory or supportive for each of the student groups.
11. Academic Climate
  Very discriminatory Discriminatory Supportive Very supportive  
  Women  
  Men  
  African Americans  
  Other racial minorities  
  International students  
  Students with disabilities  
  Gay/Lesbian Students  
12. Social Climate
  Very discriminatory Discriminatory Supportive Very supportive  
  Women  
  Men  
  African Americans  
  Other racial minorities  
  International students  
  Students with disabilities  
  Gay/Lesbian Students  
13. To what extent do you feel UK emphasizes each of the following.
  Very little Some Quite a bit Very much  
  Studying and academic work outside of class  
  Providing the support you need to help you succeed academically  
  Providing the support you need to develop an active social life  
  Encouraging contact among students of different economic, social, and racial or ethnic backgrounds  
  Developing scholarly, analytical, and intellectual qualities  
  Developing aesthetic, expressive, and creative qualities  
  Developing an understanding and appreciation of human diversity  
  Developing information literacy skills (using computers, other information resources)  
  Providing job-related skills and knowledge  
  Offering courses that are practical  
14. To what extent has your college education fulfilled your expectations?
15. Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with your experiences at UK?
16. If you could start college again, would you enroll at UK?
Plans Following Graduation
17. What is MOST LIKELY to be your PRINCIPAL activity upon graduation?
 
 
18. If you are continuing your education, what is the highest degree you plan to earn?
19. (The size limit for your response is limited to 1000 letters and characters.)
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.