ERIC Number: ED341329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-26
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Graduate Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the University of Central Texas Mission, Programs, and Services.
Dixon, Terry P.; And Others
Graduate perceptions were examined in a study that was part of an ongoing assessment project at the University of Central Texas. The study, in which 201 graduates from 5 areas were surveyed, was designed to do the following: provide descriptive data about each student; determine what activities the graduates had participated in since graduation as well as their vocations and how much assistance the University Placement Office had provided to them; determine student perception of the effectiveness of the University in accomplishing its mission; assess the role the University played in each respondent's personal development; and obtain general comments and suggestions for improving the University as well as provide the graduates with an opportunity to describe the attributes of the University which they appreciated. Among the findings were the following: (1) most graduates holding a master's degree were not employed in their field of study; only 16% of the males and 40% of the females were so employed; (2) most respondents were computer literate to some degree; (3) respondents indicated roughly better than average assistance from the school placement office; and (4) only 8 to 11 percent of the students felt the University adequately fulfilled its stated mission of fostering creative research, promoting community service and school visibility, and conducting proper planning. Seventeen specific recommendations are provided. Contains a 7-item bibliography and the survey instrument. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Texas Univ., Killeen.