ERIC Number: ED446707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-27
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Successful Collaboration between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs with a Graduate Follow-Up Survey.
Aviles, Christopher B.
This paper describes how the Career Development Center (CDC) at Buffalo State College (New York) successfully collaborated with several academic departments to develop and utilize an outcome based, graduate follow-up survey. To increase response rates to its graduate surveys, the CDC approached three academic departments (social work, engineering technology, and elementary education) and gave the departments the opportunity to include their own questions on the one-page alumni survey. Addition of the department's questions and chairperson's signature to the survey resulted in increased response rates from graduates in social work of 18 percent, in engineering technology of 24 percent, and in elementary education of 31 percent. In the following year the college institutionalized the survey with 30 academic departments participating. Problems are also identified such as more tedious tracking of surveys since all graduates no longer received the same survey. A sample survey using Career Development Center and Department of Social Work questions is attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. Social Work Dept.