ERIC Number: ED480920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Activities and Perceptions of 1998-99 Graduates. Research Report 2001-01.
Belcheir, Marcia J.
This report contains the results of the regularly administered alumni survey completed in 2001 by 2,014 students who graduated from Boise State University in the 1998-1999 academic year. The survey accompanies department-wide and college-wide results previously provided. Findings show that unemployment rates were very low for graduates, with only 1 to 2% unemployed and actively seeking jobs. Most graduates found jobs quickly, and more than 90% were using their college-developed skills on the job. Defining and solving problems and using effective oral and written communication were the top outcomes graduates desired. Graduates reported that Boise State had the biggest impact on improving their written communication and the least on improving oral communication. About 75 to 80% thought that the universitys core courses improved their critical thinking, broadened their knowledge, improved communication skills, and were valuable beyond college. Students were generally happy with the quality of the faculty. The survey is attached. (Contains 10 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boise State Univ., ID. Office of Institutional Assessment.