2012 - 13 Senior Survey
Human Ecology Report















Office of Assessment
July 2013



2012-2013 SENIOR SURVEY

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

 
SURVEY REPORT






Prepared by:

Christopher Urban
Assistant Director

Priyanka Masuram
Graduate Assistant

Amanda Mellenbruch
Undergraduate Assistant






Office of Assessment

Kansas State University

July 2013
  • In the College of Human Ecology, there were 259 responses. 
     
  • 95% reported that they had a positive (26%) or very positive (69%) attitude toward K-State.
     
  • 95% indicated that they definitely (69%) or probably (26%) would recommend K-State to others. 
     
  • 83% were female, while 17% were male. 
     
  • 99% reported that they were U.S. citizens.
     
  • 70% reported that they were involved in volunteer work during their K-State career.
     
  • 0% reported that their plans after graduation were to engage in volunteer service (Peace Corps, Americorp, etc.). 
Introduction
Ethnicity/Race of Respondents
Top 5 Reasons for Choosing Major
 
96 respondents (38%) reported that they were involved in a research or creative endeavor. Of those respondents...​​​
  • 57% reported being involved for 2 or less semesters
     
  • 23% reported being involved for 3-4 semesters
     
  • 13% reported being involved for 5-6 semesters
     
  • 4% reported being involved for 7-8 semesters
     
  • 2% reported being involved for 9 or more semesters
K-State 2025 Thematic Goal I
Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities, and Discovery

To what extent do you feel the undergraduate research/creative endeavor experience contributed to your undergraduate academic success?
What types of dissemination of your undergraduate research/creative endeavor did you successfully achieve?

Did your undergraduate research/creative endeavor contribute to your career choice?
Students in my major are encouraged to: 
  • 92% reported that they strongly agreed (57%) or agreed (35%) that their majors were academically stimulating. 
     
  • 80% reported that they felt a sense of belonging among students, student groups, and activities.
     
  • 85% reported that they felt a moderate to strong emphasis on the development of academic, scholarly, and intellectual qualities.
     
  • 81% reported that they felt a moderate to strong emphasis on the development of being able to be critical, evaluative, and analytical. 
     
  • 86% reported that they felt a moderate to strong emphasis on the personal relevance and practical value of their courses. 
     
  • 76% reported that they felt a moderate to strong emphasis on the development of vocational and occupational competence.
     
  •  68reported that they felt a moderate to strong emphasis on the development of aesthetic, expressive, and creative qualities. 
K-State 2025 Thematic Goal II
Undergraduate Educational Experience
Did you also graduate with any of the following?
Students in my major are
55% reported that they felt they made a lot of progress in gaining a broad general education about different fields of knowledge, and 41% reported they felt some. This is an area of both K-State 8 outcomes and University Undergraduate outcomes. 
K-State 8 General Education Outcomes 
Progress made in each of the following areas as a result of K-State experience:
University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes
  • 81% reported that they strongly agreed (47%) or agreed (34%) that students in their major were encouraged to become personally acquainted with the department's faculty. 
     
  • When asked about relationships with faculty, 82% of respondents reported that faculty are approachable, understanding, and helpful. 74% reported the same for academic advisors, and 63% felt the graduate teaching assistants were helpful. 

K-State 2025 Thematic Goal V
Faculty and Staff
I found my major to be characterized by mutual respect between undergraduates and professors. 
How often did you interact with faculty outside of class time?
In my major, faculty/staff: