MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE SATISFACTION SURVEY

Marshall University values the opinions and judgments of students who have completed approved programs or earned degrees, concerning the quality and delivery of academic programs and services. You can influence planning and evaluation by sharing your views about Marshall services, programs, and facilities. The results of this survey are used in accreditation studies and to assist faculty in review and revision of programs. This survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All replies are anonymous and the Office of Institutional Research and Planning will compile and analyze the results. Please return the survey in the enclosed postage paid envelope as soon as possible. Thank you.

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In what month did you receive your degree? If you have more than one degree or certificate from Marshall/MUGC, please indicate the month and year of the most recent degree or certificate earned.  [ ] August   [ ] December   [ ] May

In what year did you receive your degree?   [ ] 1997   [ ] 1998

Were the majority of your courses taken:  [ ] In Kanawha County   [ ] In Cabell County   [ ] In Other Counties

Were any of your courses delivered via: (Select as many as apply.)
[ ] Satellite [ ] Audio or Video Teleconference [ ] Microwave [ ] Video
[ ] Electronic Course [ ] Other__________________

What was the greatest distance you traveled to take a class?  [ ] Less than 20 miles   [ ] 21-40 miles   [ ] Over 40 miles

How many semesters did it take you to complete your degree? (Include summers and time writing thesis as semesters.)
[ ] 1-4     [ ] 5-8      [ ] 9-14      [ ] More than 14

As a consequence of having earned a degree, have you:
[ ] received a salary increase [ ] been promoted in your job [ ] moved to a different job   [ ] Other__________________

When you were a student, did you attend classes:     [ ] Part-time      [ ] Full-time      [ ] Both

When you were a student, were you employed:  [ ] Part-time   [ ] Full-time   [ ] Unemployed   [ ] A Combination

Please write in your current age. ______________               Gender:       [ ] Female        [ ] Male

PLEASE SELECT THE AREA IN WHICH YOU EARNED YOUR DEGREE.

[ ] Business Administration                                  [ ] Industrial Relations
[ ] MSM/Employee Relations                              [ ] MSM/Health Care Administration
[ ] MSM/Public Administration                            [ ] Chemical Engineering
[ ] Control Systems Engineering                           [ ] Engineering Management
[ ] Technology Management                                [ ] Environmental Science
[ ] Environmental Engineering                               [ ] Industrial Engineering
[ ] Information Systems                                        [ ] Counseling
[ ] Adult and Technical Education                         [ ] Early Childhood Education
[ ] Education Leadership                                       [ ] Elementary Education
[ ] Humanities                                                       [ ] Psychology
[ ] Reading Education                                           [ ] Secondary Education
[ ] Special Education                                            [ ] Teaching (MAT)
[ ] Art                                                                  [ ] Biological Sciences
[ ] Biomedical Sciences                                        [ ] Chemistry
[ ] Communication Disorders                                [ ] Communication Studies
[ ] Criminal Justice                                                [ ] English
[ ] Exercise Science                                              [ ] Family and Consumer Science
[ ] Forensic Science                                              [ ] Geography
[ ] Health and Physical Education                          [ ] History
[ ] Journalism                                                        [ ] Mathematics
[ ] Music                                                               [ ] Nursing
[ ] Physical Science                                               [ ] Political Science
[ ] Safety                                                               [ ] Sociology

IF YOU EARNED AN EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST DEGREE, please mark the program in which you earned the degree:
[ ] Adult and Technical Education
[ ] Education
[ ] School Psychology
[ ] Curriculum and Instruction
[ ] Educational Administration

IF YOU COMPLETED A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM, please select the program which you completed.
[ ] Dietetics
[ ] Family Nurse Practitioner
[ ] Early Childhood Education
[ ] Math Through Algebra I
[ ] Middle Childhood Education
[ ] Principal
[ ] Reading Specialist
[ ] School Counselor
[ ] School Psychology
[ ] Superintendent
[ ] Supervisor of Instructor
[ ] Special Ed./Behavior Disorders
[ ] Special Ed./Gifted Education
[ ] Special Ed./Mental Impairment
[ ] Special Ed./Specific Learning Disorders

Please respond with your general perceptions to the following statements in reference to the particular degree or program which you completed. Check the box which best describes your opinion.

1. My coursework was valuable in pursuing my chosen career.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

2. My coursework provided in-depth study and understanding of my area of study.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

3. My program provided a broad perspective of my field.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

4. My coursework contained up-to-date information about my field.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

5. The curriculum in my program met my expectations of graduate study.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

6. My advisor had a thorough knowledge of policies and procedures.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

7. My advisor was accessible.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

8. My advisor was helpful.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

9. Evening and weekend schedules enabled me to pursue my graduate studies.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

10. Classroom and other physical facilities provided a comfortable learning environment.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

11. Adequate research facilities were available.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

12. The geographic location of course offerings provided me with access to graduate study.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

13. The use of alternative delivery systems (satellite, teleconference, microwave transmission, etc.) provided me with access to graduate study.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

14. Adequate computer facilities were available.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

15. Library services were accessible.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

16. Registration procedures facilitated my enrollment each semester.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

17. Tuition and fees were reasonable.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

18. The catalog and other public information communications helped keep me informed about MU.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

19. Support staff in my program were helpful.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

20. Financial assistance enabled me to pursue graduate study.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

If you did not use financial assistance, i.e., tuition waivers, graduate student loans, or scholarships,
please check here:  __________________

21. Overall, university services and support systems facilitated my graduate education.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

22. The faculty stimulated productive student-faculty interaction.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

23. The faculty stimulated an intellectual climate.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

24. The faculty provided frank feedback of my graduate work.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

25. Assignments were relevant to advancing my knowledge in the field.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

26. I was satisfied with the teaching by full-time faculty.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

27. I was satisfied with the teaching by part-time faculty.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

28. I had opportunities to voice my opinions about my program of study.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

29. All factors considered, I was satisfied with my graduate program.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

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Questions 30-37 are specific to students who earned a degree in or completed a professional education program which included a clinical or field-based experience. All other respondents should continue on to question 38.

30. The field experience was clearly defined and structured.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

31. The field experience requirements were relevant to my job function.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

32. My field experiences were well-organized and provided a basis for me to improve my professional skills.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

33. The sequencing of clinical courses was arranged to provide a smooth transition into the job requirements of my profession.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

34. The field experience requirements were valuable in preparation for job functioning.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

35. My field experience supervisor was aware of my professional strengths and weaknesses and helped me to improve my professional skills.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

36. My field experience supervision sessions were structured in such a way that I knew what was expected of me in the sessions.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

37. My supervisor helped me define precise goals and develop criteria which I used to appraise my progress in achieving my goals.
[ ] Strongly Agree [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Strongly Disagree [ ] Insufficient Information

38. What three things do you think should be kept in your MU/MUGC graduate program?
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39. What three things do you think should be changed in your MU/MUGC graduate program?
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40. Add any other comments you want to share about your graduate experience at MU/MUGC.
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