University Surveys

Graduating Senior Survey - 2011 Grads

In the tables below comparisons between Spring, Summer, and Fall Grads are presented. You can also view more detailed view for each terms, including comparison between the Macomb and Quad Cities campus at the following links.

Level of Satisfaction with Overall Western Experience

1=Very Satisfied, 2=Somewhat Satisfied, 3=Somewhat Dissatisfied, 4=Very Dissatisfied Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Fall 2011
Coursework required in the general education curriculum 2.33

Extent of intellectual challenges in courses outside of your major 2.34

Quality of instruction outside of your major 2.38

Encouragement of different scholarly points of view by the faculty 2.40

Faculty members' preparation of their courses 2.28

Communication between you and faculty about student needs, concerns, and/or suggestions 2.22

Opportunities outside the classroom for academic interaction between students and faculty 2.29

Overall quality of academic advising you received 2.29

Overall quality of financial aid counseling you received 2.62

Overall quality of career placement information you received 3.08

Technology use in enhancing the learning experience 2.39    
Availability of library resources you needed/wanted

Overall level of campus security

Opportunities to get involved in out-of-class/co-curricular experiences 1.97

Integration of theory and practice in preparing you for your future 2.35

Campus sense of responsiveness to student needs 2.56


Degree of Excellence within Major Program of Study

1=Excellent, 2=Above Average, 3=Below Average, 4=Poor Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Fall 2011
The academic rigor of your major coursework 1.88

Appropriateness of required courses in your major department 2.09

Appropriateness of courses not in your major department, but required for your major 2.39

Availability of elective courses supportive of your major 2.43

Quality of instruction you received in your major 1.90

Helpfulness of faculty in your major in exploring your career options 2.20

Library holdings relevant to your field 2.12

Appropriateness of evaluation procedures (grades, papers, exams) used in courses in your major 2.13

Teaching methods used in courses in your major (e.g., lecture, labs, use of audiovisual aids, tutorials, field trips) 2.06

Accessibility of faculty members in your major 1.72


Focus of Overall Classroom Learning (Bloom's Taxonomy)

1=Almost All, 2=Most, 3=Half, 4=Some, 5=Hardly Any Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Fall 2011
Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses and readings so you can repeat them in pretty much the same form 2.34

Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience, or theory, such as examining a particular case or situation in depth and considering its components 2.31

Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or experiences into new, more complex interpretations and relationships 2.54

Making judgments about the value of information, arguments, or methods, such as examining how others gathered and interpreted data and assessing the soundness of their conclusions 2.43

Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations. 2.13


Effective Student Engagement

1=Excellent, 2=Above Average, 3=Average, 4=Below Average, 5=Poor Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Fall 2011
Level of Academic Challenge 2.24

Active and Collaborative Learning 2.22

Student-Faculty Interactions 2.08

Enriching Educational Experiences 2.29

Supportive Campus Environment 2.38


Western's Core Values

1=Excellent, 2=Above Average, 3=Average, 4=Below Average, 5=Poor Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Fall 2011
Academic Excellence 2.23

Educational Opportunity 2.05

Social Responsibility 2.25

Personal Growth 2.04

Higher Values in Higher Education 2.22


Western's Contribution to Growth

1=Major Progress, 2=Some Progress, 3=Little Progress, 4=No Progress Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Fall 2011
Intellectual Growth: Your ability to understand and use concepts and principles from several broad areas of learning 1.51

Educational Growth: Your understanding of a particular field of knowledge and your preparation for further education 1.35

Social Growth: Your understanding of people and their views who are from backgrounds other than your own 1.62

Vocational and Professional Growth: Your preparation for employment in a particular vocational or professional area 1.64

Personal Growth: Your development of attitudes, values, beliefs, and a particular philosophy of life: your understanding and acceptance of your obligation to the improvement of society and yourself as a person 1.48