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
Indicate the number of terms, if any, that you were involved in the following activities and educational experiences.
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
Indicate if you were involved in the following activities or educational experiences
Capstone course or thesis
Compared with when you started your first year, how would you describe your following skills and knowledge?
Making effective oral presentations
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
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
If you took more than four years to complete your degree requirements at UK, please answer the following questions. (Check all that apply)
Work obligations limited my enrollment
Family obligations limited my enrollment
Tuition and other costs of attendance limited my enrollment
A decision to change majors added to my requirements
Required course was not offered when needed
I lost credits in my major upon transferring
Evaluation of Academic Programs
Indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about:
University Studies Program (USP)
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
Your Major Program
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
Rate your level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the following student services.
If you have not used a particular service, please mark 'Not Applicable'.
Recreation areas in Student Center
Campus dining services
Counseling & Testing Center (personal counseling)
Counseling & Testing Center (career counseling)
Career Center Services
Student Billing Services
Fitness and athletic facilities
Student Financial Aid Office
Residence Hall (living quarters)
Residence Hall (dining services)
Evaluation of Instruction and Academic Support
How would you rate the quality of each of the following aspects as UK?
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
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.'
The Writing Center
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your academic advisor?
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.
Other racial minorities
Students with disabilities
Other racial minorities
Students with disabilities
To what extent do you feel UK emphasizes each of the following.
Quite a bit
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
To what extent has your college education fulfilled your expectations?
Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with your experiences at UK?
If you could start college again, would you enroll at UK?
Plans Following Graduation
What is MOST LIKELY to be your PRINCIPAL activity upon graduation?
Employment, full-time paid
Employment, part-time paid
Graduate or professional school, full-time
Graduate or professional school, part-time
Additional undergraduate course work
Volunteer activity (e.g., Peace Corps)
Starting or raising a family
Other, please specify:
If you are continuing your education, what is the highest degree you plan to earn?
No plans for a graduate degree
Master's or Educational specialist degree
Other professional degree
Ph.D. or Ed.D.
Other doctoral degree
Please use this space to add your additional comments
(The size limit for your response is limited to 1000 letters and characters.)
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.