1996-1997 Graduating Senior Survey

Introduction

In August 1996, December 1996 and May 1997, 800 students received bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. We surveyed all students eligible to graduate in those terms, and received 361 completed questionnaires.

Several data tables are available for viewing on this website. If you want to receive a copy of the complete "1996-97 Survey of Graduating Seniors Report," please contact Testing Services.

Highlights

  1. 91% "agree" or "strongly agree" that they have learned to view learning as a lifelong experience.
  2. 80% "agree" or "strongly agree" that their experiences and course work at UW-Green Bay encouraged them to think creatively and innovatively.
  3. 65% "agree" or "strongly agree" that UW-Green Bay provides a strong interdisciplinary, problem-focused education.
  4. 52% would return to UW-Green Bay and complete the same major if they started college over; 15% would return to UW-Green Bay but choose another major.
  5. When asked to grade university services and resources (e.g., library, advising, bookstore), the most common grades given were B's and A's.
  6. 76% plan to attend graduate/professional school, with 13% having already applied or been admitted.
Table 1.  Educational Activities (Question 1)
  Yes No
Participated in a study group with other students in a class 62% 38%
Completed an internship/field experience/practicum 48% 52%
Joined a student organization 44% 56%
Completed an independent study 29% 71%
Joined a professional organization 19% 81%
Worked for a faculty member doing research, tutoring, etc. 10% 90%
Table 2.  Grading the Majors (Question 2)
  A B C D F Mean gpa
Clarity of major requirements 49% 40% 9% 2% 0% 3.4
Reasonableness of major requirements 44% 45% 8% 2% 1% 3.3
Variety of courses available in major 20% 37% 34% 8% 1% 2.7
Frequency of course offerings in major 9% 34% 37% 15% 5% 2.3
Times courses were offered 13% 48% 28% 8% 3% 2.6
Quality of internship/practicum/field experience 38% 36% 16% 6% 4% 3.0
Quality of teaching in department 45% 42% 10% 2% 1% 3.3
Knowledge and expertise of faculty in department 63% 32% 4% 1% 0% 3.6
Faculty encouragement of your educational goals 43% 33% 19% 5% 0% 3.1
Advising received from department faculty 36% 31% 23% 7% 3% 2.9
In-class faculty-student interaction 42% 46% 10% 1% 0% 3.3
Out-of-class faculty-student interaction 35% 36% 21% 6% 2% 3.0
Overall grade for your major department 29% 58% 12% 1% 0% 3.1
Table 3.  Top Six Areas Developed While at UW-Green Bay (Question 4)
  Excellent Good Average Fair Poor
Written communication skills 38% 47% 11% 3% 1%
Ability to critically analyze events, information and ideas 32% 51% 16% 1% 1%
Ability to solve problems 26% 55% 17% 2% 0%
Listening skills 32% 46% 18% 3% 1%
Public speaking and presentation skills 31% 44% 18% 6% 2%
Reading skills 31% 42% 21% 4% 1%