ERIC Number: ED463699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Graduates of Nova Southeastern University's Undergraduate Programs Tell Us What They Think about Their University Experience.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
A survey of graduates of Nova Southeastern University was conducted to find out what they thought about their university experience and what they thought about their training in and use of computers at college. To take advantage of the survey process, graduates were also asked to offer information on demographics and career patterns. The study was restricted to students graduating between July 1, 1990, and June 30, 1995. Surveys were returned by 229 of the 1,070 graduates who had the opportunity to respond to the survey, a response rate of 21.4%. This sample was deemed representative of the sample population. Student responses supported the conclusion that graduates are, overall, very pleased with the impact of the University on their career and major. The effectiveness of the University's undergraduate programs generally received high ratings, and nearly 85% of all respondents agreed that they would recommend the University to others. Statements related to basic competence in computer use received lower ratings. Graduates gave the highest ratings to word processing skills and the lowest for use of the Internet. Recommendations based on survey responses include the necessity of incorporating demographic characteristics and career outcomes into marketing and recruitment literature, attention to center-specific curricular areas, improvement in student services, and the need for the infusion of computing and technology into the curriculum. An appendix contains a memorandum describing the survey. (Contains 27 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.