Survey Results 2014

In fall 2014, all graduating seniors were asked to fill out an online survey that measures their opinions about general education. The survey lists each of the student learning outcomes for each of the competencies and liberal studies areas within general education, and it asks the graduating seniors to rank, on a scale of 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree), whether or not they believe those outcomes were met in their general education courses.

104 students completed the survey. Of the respondents, 58 were men and 46 women. Of the respondents, 100 percent were between 20–25 years old. Of the 261 respondents, 25 were transfer students.

Report

Total reports - 104

Gender

  • Male - 58
  • Female - 46

Age

  • 20-25 - 104

Transfer

  • Yes - 25
  • No -79

Major

  • Accounting - 4
  • Agricultural Business/Education - 4
  • Animal Science - 4
  • Art - 1
  • Biology - 8
  • Broad Field Science - 0
  • Business Administration - 9
  • Chemistry - 0
  • Civil Engineering - 10
  • Communication Technologies - 2
  • Comprehensive Business and Economics - 0
  • Computer Science - 1
  • Criminal Justice - 2
  • Economics - 0
  • Electrical Engineering - 7
  • Elementary Education - 7
  • Engineering Physics - 4
  • English - 0
  • Environmental Engineering - 0
  • Forensic Investigation - 1
  • Geography - 1
  • German - 0
  • History - 0
  • Individually Contracted Major - 0
  • Industrial Engineering/Technology Management - 11
  • International Studies - 0
  • Mathematics - 0
  • Mechanical Engineering - 20
  • Media Studies - 2
  • Music - 0
  • Ornamental Horticulture - 2
  • Philosophy - 0
  • Physical Education - 0
  • Political Science - 0
  • Psychology - 0
  • Reclamation, Environment and Conservation - 0
  • Social Science Comprehensive - 1
  • Software Engineering - 0
  • Soil and Crop Science - 2
  • Spanish - 0
  • Speech Communication - 0
  • Technology Education - 0
  • Theater - 0

Average Responses:

English

  1. Construct articulate explanations using the language of each discipline being studied.
    • Average = 3.693
  2. Organize written and spoken material in a coherent and logical pattern that is also mechanically sound.
    • Average = 3.876
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the processes of human communication and developed critical listening skills.
    • Average = 3.649

Mathematics

  1. Recognize mathematical patterns to solve problems.
    • Average = 4.152
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work with numbers, space, and data.
    • Average = 4.228
  3. Distinguish between valid and invalid reasoning.
    • Average = 4.020

Speech

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the processes of human communication and develop critical listening skills.
    • Average = 4.01
  2. Demonstrate the ability to create works of personal expression.
    • Average = 3.74

Wellness and Physical Activity

  1. Recognize that personal choices have consequences on ourselves, others, and the environment.
    • Average = 3.945
  2. Distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior.
    • Average = 3.505

Ethnic Studies

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental ideas at the heart of Ethnic Studies.
    • Average = 3.408
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the history, culture, customs, values, lifestyles and contributions of the populations of color in the United States.
    • Average = 3.674
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural constructs that perpetuate stereotypes and social interaction based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.
    • Average = 3.806
  4. Identify the social and political structures that support racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination.
    • Average = 3.660
  5. Recognize the influence the students’ own culture, gender, racial identity, and experiences have on their own attitudes towards people different from themselves.
    • Average = 3.695
  6. Recognize the importance of individual engagement on a local, regional, national, or international level.
    • Average = 3.691

Fine Arts

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental ideas at the heart of Fine Arts.
    • Average = 3.45
  2. Demonstrate appreciation for the creative works of others.
    • Average = 3.594
  3. Demonstrate the ability to create works of personal expression.
    • Average = 3.396

Gender Studies

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental ideas at the heart of Gender Studies.
    • Average = 3.524
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural constructs that perpetuate stereotypes and social interaction based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.
    • Average = 3.792
  3. Identify the social and political structures that support racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination.
    • Average = 3.753
  4. Recognize the influence the students’ own culture, gender, racial identity, and experiences have on their own attitudes towards people different from themselves.
    • Average = 3.722

Historical Perspective

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental ideas at the heart of History.
    • Average = 3.67
  2. Assess the plausibility of proposed solutions.
    • Average = 3.579
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of cultures other than your own.
    • Average = 3.910

Humanities

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental ideas at the heart of Humanities.
    • Average = 3.62
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the multiple viewpoints regarding ethics, justice, and other questions of human meaning and value.
    • Average = 3.783

International Education

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental ideas at the heart of International Education.
    • Average = 3.614
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of cultures other than your own.
    • Average = 3.765

Natural Sciences

  1. Demonstrate skills in problem-solving.
    • Average = 3.871
  2. Assess the plausibility of proposed solutions.
    • Average = 3.891
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific methods.
    • Average = 4.119
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental ideas at the heart of Natural Science.
    • Average = 3.842

Social Sciences

  1. Demonstrate skills in problem-solving.
    • Average = 3.644
  2. Assess the plausibility of proposed solutions.
    • Average = 3.745
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific methods.
    • Average = 3.913
  4. Distinguish between valid and invalid reasoning.
    • Average = 3.833
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental ideas at the heart of Social Science.
    • Average = 3.696

Ethics

  1. Distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior.
    • Average = 3.8

Foreign Language

  1. Organize written and spoken material in a coherent and logical pattern that is also mechanically sound.
    • Average = 3.429
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the processes of human communication and develop critical listening skills.
    • Average = 3.404
  3. Read, write, listen, and speak at a basic level in a language other than English.
    • Average = 3.341
  4. Demonstrate the ability to create works of personal expression.
    • Average = 3.268
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of cultures other than your own.
    • 3.432

Geography

  1. 1) Demonstrate knowledge of cultures other than your own.
    • Average = 3.83
  2. 1) Demonstrate knowledge of the multiple viewpoints regarding ethics, justice, and other questions of human meaning and value.
    • Average=3.667
  3. Recognize the impacts of technology and scientific innovation on society and the environment.
    • Average = 3.867

Music

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of cultures other than your own.
    • Average = 4.019

Political Science

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the multiple viewpoints regarding ethics, justice, and other questions of human meaning and value.
    • Average = 3.673
  2. Recognize the importance of individual engagement on a local, regional, national, or international level.
    • Average = 3.302

Theater

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the multiple viewpoints regarding ethics, justice, and other questions of human meaning and value.
    • Average = 3.548

Philosophy Courses:

  1. Recognize the impacts of technology and scientific innovation on society and the environment.
    • Average = 3.906

Geology Courses:

  1. Recognize the impacts of technology and scientific innovation on society and the environment.
    • Average = 3.887

Biology Courses:

  1. Recognize the impacts of technology and scientific innovation on society and the environment.
    • Average = 3.595

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