ERIC Number: ED306810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Alumni, Class of 1981, Arizona's Universities Outcomes and Opinions.
The results of a survey of the alumni of the class of 1981 of Arizona's three public universities are presented as part of the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness. A letter and survey form were sent to all alumni in this class, and the response rate was good to excellent. Findings include the following: a majority of class members are living in Arizona; female and minority graduates tend to be concentrated in education and business; majority alumni earn more than minority alumni, and males earn more than females; respondents from Arizona universities are about average in their perceptions of what the universities contributed to their personal growth; and minority students who persist to graduation consider that the universities have contributed more to their personal growth in many areas than do white alumni. It is recommended that the universities survey alumni periodically to determine if the current emphasis on quality undergraduate education is changing the perceptions alumni hold about the institutions. Appended are a copy of the alumni survey, a letter to the alumni asking for help in this project, and a memo to the alumni reminding them to send in their survey forms. (SM)
Descriptors: Alumni, College Graduates, College Role, Competition, Educational Quality, Efficiency, Excellence in Education, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Public Colleges, Questionnaires, State Surveys, State Universities, Student Development, Success
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona