2011 2012 senior survey university summary report office of assessment july 2012
2011 2012 senior survey summary report the senior survey is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to reflect upon their k-state experiences this information is used to improve the university experience for future students by identifying strengths in our programs as well as areas that need further development the survey includes issues relating to satisfaction with k-state regarding academic programs intellectual and personal growth opportunities student services and preparation for a career or a graduate/professional school this summary report provides an overview of some of the results of the report identifying strengths as well as areas that could be improved a link to a copy of the survey and the complete university survey report can be found at the end of this report demographics of respondents 55 of respondents were female 87 of respondents were white non-hispanic 75 of respondents had a 3.00 or higher gpa 46 of respondents also graduated with an undergraduate certificate and/or minor 44 of respondents changed their majors at least once 70 of respondents pursued employment upon graduation while 22 pursued graduate or additional undergraduate education response rates response rates 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 of the 3,322 graduating seniors who received the survey during the 2011-2012 academic year 1,877 participated for an overall response rate of 57
student satisfaction positive attitude toward kstate 100 95 90 85 80 75 70 200708 200809 200910 201011 201112 97 of 2011-2012 respondents had a very positive or positive attitude toward kansas state university would recommend k-state to others 96 of 2011-2012 respondents indicated that they would recommend kansas state university to others 100 95 90 85 80 75 70 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 satisfaction with services and facilities 100 95 90 85 80 75 70 admissions librarystaff mccain convocations/lectures 92 or more of respondents used and were satisfied with admissions services and online application library staff mccain performance series and convocations lectures.
educational experiences 67 of 2011-2012 respondents indicated that they received highquality advising received high-quality advising 70 60 50 40 30 20 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 faculty are effective t eachers 90 80 70 60 50 40 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 82 of 2011-2012 respondents indicated that faculty are effective teachers within their major major was academically stimulating 87 of 2011-2012 respondents indicated that their major was academically stimulating 90 80 70 60 50 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
student engagement strong emphasis on development of academic scholarly and intellectual qualities 90 85 80 75 70 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 87 of 2011-2012 respondents indicated that k-state strongly emphasized the development of academic scholarly and intellectual qualities s trong em phasi s on b e ing c ritic al evaluative and a nalytic al 86 of 2011-2012 respondents indicated that k-state strongly emphasized being critical evaluative and analytical 9 0 8 5 8 0 7 5 7 0 2 0 0 7 -0 8 2 00 8 -0 9 2 00 9 -1 0 2 01 0 -1 1 2 01 1 -1 2 encouragement within major 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 attendprofessionalseminarsandcolloquia participateinreseachwithfacultyorstudents 66 or more of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that students in their major are encouraged to attend professional seminars and colloquia and to participate in research or creative projects with faculty or other students.
areas for improvement the following questions and responses have been identified from the university survey report as possible areas to improve we used two criteria to identify areas for improvement first we looked for items where approximately 20 or more of respondents reported dissatisfaction or were unaware of the service/facility second we required that at least 100 respondents reported using or were unaware of the service/facility based on these criteria the following areas were identified as potentially needing improvement certain areas were excluded from this analysis such as the collegian and royal purple yearbook as they are not central to the academic mission of the university educational experiences although satisfaction with advising has increased over the past five years still nearly 20 of respondents did not feel they received high-quality advising within their respective major over 20 of respondents felt that they did not receive support within their major to find appropriate employment or pursue a graduate degree educational progress 35 of respondents reported very little or no understanding and enjoyment of the arts as a result of their experiences at k-state over 1/4 of respondents reported very little or no educational progress as a result of their experiences at k-state in developing good health habits and physical fitness understanding the nature of science and experimentation understanding new scientific and technical developments becoming aware of the consequences of new applications in science and technology over 1/3 of respondents rarely or never interacted with faculty members outside of the class time 21 of respondents reported very little or no experience becoming aware of different philosophies cultures and ways of life as a result of their experiences at k-state.
satisfaction with services and facilities nearly 1 in 5 respondents were dissatisfied with the service provided by the office of student financial assistance 20 of respondents were dissatisfied with the security on campus over 1/4 of respondents were dissatisfied with the service provided by the lafene health center approximately 80 of respondents were dissatisfied with the parking availability on campus while 60 of respondents were dissatisfied with parking services and more than 1/3 of respondents were dissatisfied with parking facilities maintenance appearance etc unaware of services and facilities 24 of respondents did not know about the academic assistance center 81 of respondents who used the center were satisfied with the services provided 1/3 of respondents did not know about the non-traditional and veteran student services center 72 of respondents who used the center were satisfied with the services at least 20 of respondents did not know about the following services/offices scholarship house disability support services multicultural student organizations 30 of respondents did not know about the academic career information center 87 of respondents who used the center were satisfied with the services provid1/3 of respondents did not know about the women s center 81 of respondents who used the center were satisfied with the services provided at least 35 of respondents did not know about the following services/offices office of educational support services diversity office alcohol drug education healthy decisions developing scholars for more information please contact steven hawks assistant director office of assessment kansas state university 785-532-5712 firstname.lastname@example.org the complete university senior survey report including a full executive summary may be viewed on the office of assessment website at http www.k-state.edu assessment/surveys/seniorsurvey/index.htm