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2016 Graduate Students Assessment

Regarding Instruction, Curriculum and Advisement  Mean (SD) Poor Fair Good Excellent
Department's interest in and commitment to students 3.75 (0.45) 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0%
Availability/accessibility of general advisement 3.33 (0.72) 0.0% 13.3% 40.0% 46.7%
Quality of general program advisement  3.19 (0.66) 0.0% 12.5% 56.2% 31.2%
Course demands on time and effort 3.12 (0.72) 0.0% 18.8% 50.0% 31.2%
Structure/planning/content/scope of curriculum 3.56 (0.63) 0.0% 6.2% 31.2% 62.5%
Teaching ability/effectiveness of faculty 3.75 (0.45) 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0%
The Quality of Assistance from the Following:  Mean (SD) Poor Fair Good Excellent
Printed materials from your department  2.75 (0.87) 8.3% 25.0% 50.0% 16.7%
Assistance from your Financial Aid Office 3.31 (0.75) 0.0% 15.4% 38.5% 46.2%
Assistance from the Registrar's Office 3.18 (0.87) 0.0% 27.3% 27.3% 45.5%
Assistance from the Admissions Office 2.92 (1.00) 8.3% 25.0% 33.3% 33.3%
Assistance from the library 3.33 (0.82) 0.0% 20.0% 26.7% 53.3%
Assistance from the Graduate School office 3.38 (0.50) 0.0% 0.0% 62.5% 37.5%
Assistance from your college dean's office 2.50 (0.85) 10.0% 40.0% 40.0% 10.0%
Assistance from your major departmental office 3.38 (0.72) 0.0% 12.5% 37.5% 50.0%
Assistance from your committee chairperson 3.56 (0.63) 0.0% 6.2% 31.2% 62.5%
To What Extent Did Your Graduate Experience...  Mean (SD) Poor Fair Good Excellent
Improve your ability to communicate ideas? 3.75 (0.45) 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0%
Interest you in doing research? 3.13 (0.74) 0.0% 20.0% 46.7% 33.3%
Provide you with usable research skills? 3.56 (0.63) 0.0% 6.2% 31.2% 62.5%
Make writing your project, thesis, or dissertation a good experience? 3.54 (0.52) 0.0% 0.0% 46.2% 53.8%
Expose you to innovative teaching methods? 3.19 (0.75) 0.0% 18.8% 43.8% 37.5%
Meet your needs for seeking a graduate degree? 3.75 (0.45) 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0%
Increase your writing ability? 3.69 (0.60) 0.0% 6.2% 18.8% 75.0%
Teach you skills useful for your career? 3.88 (0.34) 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 87.5%
Broaden your outlook on life? 3.69 (0.60) 0.0% 6.2% 18.8% 75.0%
Provide relevant course work? 3.62 (0.62) 0.0% 6.2% 25.0% 68.8%
Stimulate an interest in continued learning? 3.75 (0.58) 0.0% 6.2% 12.5% 81.2%
To What Extent Did Your Advisor or Committee Chairperson…  Mean (SD) Poor Fair Good Excellent
Reinforce and encourage you? 3.69 (0.48) 0.0% 0.0% 31.2% 68.8%
Model professional and ethical conduct? 3.62 (0.62) 0.0% 6.2% 25.0% 68.8%
Encourage positive professional behaviors/activities? 3.75 (0.45) 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0%
Provide adequate information regarding requirements? 3.44 (0.51) 0.0% 0.0% 56.2% 43.8%
To What Extent Did Your Committee Chairperson
(Master’s Plan A or B or Doctoral students only)…
 Mean (SD) Poor Fair Good Excellent
Write portions of your paper? 2.5 (1.29) 25.0% 25.0% 25.0% 25.0%
 Assist with preparing for final exam/thesis defense? 3.4 (0.84) 0.0% 20.0% 20.0% 60.0%
Respond to written material in reasonable time? 3.2 (0.79) 0.0% 20.0% 40.0% 40.0%
Suggest content for each section/chapter? 3.5 (0.71) 0.0% 10.0% 30.0% 60.0%
Inform you of the proposal review process? 3.6 (0.70) 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 70.0%
Assist you in conceptualizing/designing your research? 3.4 (0.84) 0.0% 20.0% 20.0% 60.0%
Assist you in choosing your own research project? 3.7 (0.67) 0.0% 10.0% 10.0% 80.0%
Inform you of required resources for your research? 3.6 (0.70) 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 70.0%
Help you use your commettee member's expertise? 3.5 (0.71) 0.0% 10.0% 30.0% 60.0%
Check your work regularly and carefully? 3.4 (0.70) 0.0% 10.0% 40.0% 50.0%
To What Extent Did the Department…  Mean (SD) Poor Fair Good Excellent
Assist you in obtaining a job? 2.54 (1.20) 23.1% 30.8% 15.4% 30.8%
Provide information about professional opportunities? 3.25 (0.93) 6.2% 12.5% 31.2% 50.0%
Provide occations to meet visiting professionals? 3.19 (0.91) 6.2% 12.5% 37.5% 43.8%
Make you feel a part of a team effort? 3.19 (0.66) 0.0% 12.5% 56.2% 31.2%
Maintain updated and current records on student? 3.00 (0.73) 0.0% 25.0% 50.0% 25.0%
Inform you of requirements and deadlines? 3.19 (0.83) 6.2% 6.2% 50.0% 37.5%
Arrange discussions and study groups for graduate students? 2.53 (0.83) 13.3% 26.7% 53.3% 6.7%