ERIC Number: ED222101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-9
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Senior Survey, 1981. Institutional Research.
Attitudes of college seniors toward Saint Mary's College were surveyed in 1981. Of the 403 surveys, 175 responses were obtained. The following areas were addressed: choice of major/career, satisfaction with assistance in choosing a major or making educational plans, plans for the future, evaluation of major program, evaluation of programs abroad, academic characteristics, campus climate and support activities, residence hall life, social life, personal contact with faculty, religious vitality, opportunities for volunteer work, extracurricular activities, relation of satisfaction with aspects of the college life to growth, growth toward goals, life objectives, and overall satisfaction with the college experience. Findings include the following: 60 percent of the 1981 seniors indicated that they were satisfied with assistance in choosing a major or making educational plans, while 28 percent did not ask for assistance; 67 percent would have chosen the same major; about 80 percent planned full-time employment and 11 percent planned full-time graduate/professional school for the following year; 51 percent indicated that they were very satisfied with assistance provided by faculty; 21 percent were not satisfied with counseling and advice provided by faculty; 91 percent felt most courses were intellectually challenging; 94 percent thought there was an atmosphere of concern for the person at the college; and growth areas included independence and tolerance and understanding of other people. A comparison is made to findings of 1977 and 1979 surveys. Data on respondent characteristics, survey items and responses, information on majors of respondents, and student comments are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Aspiration, Affective Objectives, Church Related Colleges, College Environment, College Seniors, Extracurricular Activities, Faculty Advisers, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Religious Factors, Social Life, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Student Experience, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Mary's Coll., Notre Dame, IN.