ERIC Number: ED225492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Recent Alumni: Design and Processing Considerations. SAIR Conference Paper.
Gusler, Thomas E.
The development, design, and results of a survey of Florida State University alumni who received their degrees during 1980-1981 are examined. The questionnaire was mailed to 4,588 students who received undergraduate or graduate degrees, and 1,533 responses were obtained. Attention was directed to whether students had achieved personal, academic, and professional goals while attending the university; perceptions about the university and the major field of study; success in the job market; suggestions for the Alumni Office to best serve recent graduates; and potential benefits of developing a longitudinal alumni opinion survey database. Demographic data include: sex, race, entry date, last higher education institution attended, cumulative grade point average, veteran status, honor program affiliation, intercollegiate athletic affiliation, disabled student status, fraternity/sorority affiliation, and Florida county of origin. Detailed information is included on: design of the questionnaire and contributors, mailing the questionnaire, methods employed to make the university community aware of the data, and study designs. Demographic and response data are appended, along with a questionnaire. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida State University; SAIR Conference
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research (Birmingham, AL, October 28-29, 1982).