ERIC Number: ED341344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
The Davis Academic Environment-1990. A Report of Student Opinions.
Amos, Arthur K., Jr.
A study was done to examine student opinion of the academic environment at the University of California Davis campus in Spring 1990 as a follow up to a similar study conducted in 1987. The study used the Student Opinion Survey and mailed it to a stratified random sample of 1,649 students. Of the surveys sent, 57.7 percent were returned. The following findings were reported: (1) students reported higher scores than those reported by their national peers in eight of 19 areas; (2) in 13 areas students reported lower levels of satisfaction than the 1987 students; (3) students reported higher levels of satisfaction than their national peers with major course content and instruction but lower satisfaction with program flexibility; (4) satisfaction with courses and classes decreased due to increased student numbers; (5) students remained very satisfied with the faculty at Davis; (6) with the exception of the academic calendar, the 1990 respondents reported levels of satisfaction close to those reported by national peers and 1987 respondents; (7) students reported declining satisfaction with classroom and laboratory facilities, and (8) students reported less satisfaction in 1990 with their preparation for future occupations and with Davis in general than did respondents in 1987. Included are appendixes containing a copy of the survey and one table. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Libraries, College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Educational Quality, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, School Schedules, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs Research and Information.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Student Opinion Survey