ERIC Number: ED180903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Social Science-Related Programs at Berkeley: An Academic Review Using Comparative Student Evaluations.
Koon, Jeff, Comp.
Results of an undergraduate evaluation questionnaire administered to majors in 14 social science-related departments and programs at the University of California, Berkeley, are presented. Data are offered in tabular and textual formats. The document is presented in two major sections. Section I summarizes social science-related programs and offers recommendations regarding program improvement. Recommendations are that programs should offer more career information to students and low-enrollment classes for majors, and stress social applications of disciplinary knowledge. Section II provides evaluative findings in the following areas: advising; faculty and their teaching; curriculum, courses, and content; competition, testing, grading and student workload and performance; student participation in university affairs; overall satisfaction of majors with social science departments; orientation and information of office staffs; and departmental influences on student growth and learning. Information is included on the student population and methods of data collection and analysis. Sample questionnaires and open-ended comments by student majors are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: College Students, Course Evaluation, Departments, Educational Assessment, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Social Sciences, State Colleges, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Note: For related documents, see ED 165 555, ED 165 638, and ED 165 639; Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to small and broken print throughout much of the original; Prepared by the Office of Academic Affairs