December 2013 Graduation Survey

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1 Page - Graduation Survey Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! The Graduation Survey will provide comprehensive information about the future plans of all graduates and help us effectively tell the 'Gator Story.' The results will be used by the institution in aggregate form only for accountability, program review and accreditation purposes. Your name will not be associated with any of the data during reporting nor will your individual responses be disclosed. As part of the graduation process, participation in the survey is required, and if not completed, your transcript will not be released. If you no longer plan to graduate this semester or if you have questions, please go to ISIS and click the 'Contact Us' link appearing at both the top and bottom of the page. Thank you in advance for sharing your part of the 'Gator Story!' GO GATORS! Required answers: 0 Allowed answers: 0 Next Page: Page - 2 Q1 Please list an address that you will use after graduation (excluding an institutional address): [Code = 1] [Textbox] Q2 Please list your GatorLink user name: [Code = 1] [Textbox] Q3 Please list a cell phone number that you will use after graduation: (xxx-xxx-xxxx) [Code = 1] [Textbox] Q4 Please list a mailing address that you will use after graduation: [Code = 1] [Textbox] Page - 3 Q5 What is MOST LIKELY to be your PRINCIPAL activity upon graduation? (Check all that apply) Employment, full-time paid [Code = 1] Employment, part-time paid[code = 2] Graduate or professional school, full-time [Code = 3] Graduate or professional school, part-time[code = 4] Military service [Code = 5] Volunteer activity (e.g., Peace Corps)[Code = 6] Starting or raising a family [Code = 7] Other (please specify)[code = 8] [Textbox] Required answers: 1 Allowed answers: 8 Page - 4 Q6 If employment will most likely be your primary activity, which of the following best describes your current state of plans for employment immediately after graduation? Have accepted a position (including residency positions)[code = 1] Have been offered a position or multiple positions, but declined positions and still searching for preferred position[code = 2] Considering one or more offers[code = 3]

2 Currently searching or waiting on offers[code = 4] Will begin searching for a position after graduation[code = 5] Already have a position/staying in current position[code = 6] Other (please specify)[code = 7] [Textbox] Display if Q5='Employment, full-time paid ' OR Q5='Employment, part-time paid' OR Q5='Volunteer activity (e.g., Peace Corps)' OR Q5='Military service ' Page - 5 Q7 If you accepted full-time employment, please list the name of the employing company/organization: [Code = 1] [Textbox] Display if ( Q5='Employment, full-time paid ' OR Q5='Military service ' OR Q5='Volunteer activity (e.g., Peace Corps)' ) AND Q6='Have accepted a position (including residency positions)' Q8 If you accepted part-time employment, please list the name of the employing company/organization: [Code = 1] [Textbox] Display if ( Q5='Employment, part-time paid' OR Q5='Volunteer activity (e.g., Peace Corps)' ) AND Q6='Have accepted a position (including residency positions)' Page - 6 Display if Q6='Have accepted a position (including residency positions)' Q9 What is your starting annual salary excluding benefits, but including bonuses? Please enter a whole number without a "$" sign (e.g., 29500). [Code = 1] [Textbox - Numeric] Page - 7 Display if Q5='Employment, full-time paid ' OR Q5='Employment, part-time paid' OR Q5='Military service ' OR Q5='Volunteer activity (e.g., Peace Corps)' Q10 Which occupation category best describes the position you have accepted or are seeking? Architecture and engineering[code = 1] Arts, design, entertainment, sports and media[code = 2] Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance[code = 3] Business and financial/accounting[code = 4] Community and social services[code = 5] Computer and mathematical[code = 6] Construction and extraction[code = 7] Education, training and library[code = 8] Farming, fishing and forestry[code = 9] Food preparation and serving related[code = 10] Healthcare/medical[Code = 11] Homemaker[Code = 12] Law enforcement[code = 13] Legal[Code = 14] Life, physical, and social sciences[code = 15] Management[Code = 16]

3 Marketing and sales[code = 17] Military[Code = 18] Office and administrative support[code = 19] Personal care and service[code = 20] Student[Code = 21] Transportation [Code = 22] Other (please specify)[code = 23] [Textbox] Page - 8 Q11 In what state will you be employed? Alabama[Code = 1] Alaska[Code = 2] American Samoa[Code = 3] Arizona[Code = 4] Arkansas[Code = 5] California[Code = 6] Colorado[Code = 7] Connecticut[Code = 8] Delaware[Code = 9] District of Columbia[Code = 10] Florida[Code = 11] Georgia[Code = 12] Guam[Code = 13] Hawaii[Code = 14] Idaho[Code = 15] Illinois[Code = 16] Indiana[Code = 17] Iowa[Code = 18] Kansas[Code = 19] Kentucky[Code = 20] Louisiana[Code = 21] Maine[Code = 22] Maryland[Code = 23] Massachusetts[Code = 24] Michigan[Code = 25] Minnesota[Code = 26] Mississippi[Code = 27] Missouri[Code = 28] Montana[Code = 29] Nebraska[Code = 30] Nevada[Code = 31] New Hampshire[Code = 32] New Jersey[Code = 33] New Mexico[Code = 34] New York[Code = 35] North Carolina[Code = 36] North Dakota[Code = 37] Northern Marianas Islands [Code = 38] Ohio[Code = 39]

4 Oklahoma[Code = 40] Oregon[Code = 41] Pennsylvania[Code = 42] Puerto Rico[Code = 43] Rhode Island[Code = 44] South Carolina[Code = 45] South Dakota[Code = 46] Tennessee[Code = 47] Texas[Code = 48] Utah[Code = 49] Vermont[Code = 50] Virginia [Code = 51] Virgin Islands [Code = 52] Washington[Code = 53] West Virginia[Code = 54] Wisconsin[Code = 55] Wyoming [Code = 56] Outside of the United States (please specify where)[code = 57] [Textbox] Display if Q6='Have accepted a position (including residency positions)' OR ( Q5='Military service ' OR Q5='Volunteer activity (e.g., Peace Corps)' ) Q12 Did you complete an internship (either academic or non-academic) while attending the University of Florida? (If you had both academic and non-academic internships, please indicate that in your response below): No - I did not complete an internship while attending UF[Code = 1] Yes - I completed 1 or more academic internship (credit bearing)[code = 2] Yes - I completed 1 or more non-academic internship (non-credit bearing)[code = 3] Yes - I completed both academic and non-academic internships[code = 4] Page - 9 Q13 If you completed an internship as part of your academic curriculum, please list the organization with which you interned: [Code = 1] [Textbox] Display if Q12='Yes - I completed both academic and non-academic internships' OR Q12='Yes - I completed 1 or more academic internship (credit bearing)' Q14 What was your average internship salary per hour (excluding benefits)? Please do not use a "$" sign (e.g., 7.50) [Code = 1] [Textbox - Numeric] Display if Q12='Yes - I completed both academic and non-academic internships' OR Q12='Yes - I completed 1 or more academic internship (credit bearing)' Q15 If you completed a non-credit bearing internship, please list the organization with which you interned: [Code = 1] [Textbox] Display if Q12='Yes - I completed 1 or more non-academic internship (non-credit bearing)' OR Q12='Yes - I completed both academic and non-academic internships' Q16 What was your average internship salary per hour (excluding benefits)? Please do not use a "$" sign (e.g., 7.50) [Code = 1] [Textbox - Numeric]

5 Display if Q12='Yes - I completed 1 or more non-academic internship (non-credit bearing)' OR Q12='Yes - I completed both academic and non-academic internships' Page - 10 Q17 How did you find your full-time and/or part-time employment opportunity? (Check all that apply) Academic department (faculty & advisors)[code = 1] Career Resource Center (job postings, interviews, etc...)[code = 2] UF Career Fairs[Code = 3] Professional contacts[code = 4] Family/friends[Code = 5] Other job/career fairs (statewide job fair or other local, regional, or state job fair, etc.)[code = 6] Employment agency[code = 7] Alumni [Code = 8] Job ads in publication/print media[code = 9] Previous work with an employer[code = 10] Professional association(s)[code = 11] Internet site(s)[code = 12] Other (please specify)[code = 13] [Textbox] 3 Display if Q6='Have accepted a position (including residency positions)' OR Q6='Have been offered a position or multiple positions, but declined positions and still searching for preferred position' OR Q6='Considering one or more offers' OR Q6='Already have a position/staying in current position' Page - 11 Which, if any, degrees do you plan to pursue either immediately upon graduation or at any time in the future? (Check all that apply) Q18 Law (L.L.B. or J.D.) Immediately upon graduation[code = 1] Future plans[code = 2] Required answers: 0 Allowed answers: 2 Q19 Medicine (M.D.) Immediately upon graduation[code = 1] Future plans[code = 2] Required answers: 0 Allowed answers: 2 Q20 Other Medical (D.D.S., D.M.D., D.C., D.C.M., D.N.P.,O.D., D.O., Pharm.D., D.P.M., D.P., Pod.D., D.V.M., or other) Immediately upon graduation[code = 1] Future plans[code = 2] Required answers: 0 Allowed answers: 2 Q21 Second Bachelor's Degree Immediately upon graduation[code = 1] Future plans[code = 2] Required answers: 0 Allowed answers: 2 Q22 Master's Degree (M.A., M.S., M.F.A., or other) Immediately upon graduation[code = 1] Future plans[code = 2] Required answers: 0 Allowed answers: 2

6 Q23 Doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D., or other) Immediately upon graduation[code = 1] Future plans[code = 2] Required answers: 0 Allowed answers: 2 Page - 12 Display if Q5='Graduate or professional school, full-time ' OR Q5='Graduate or professional school, part-time' Q24 In which fields do you plan to pursue a Master's degree or Doctorate? (Check all that apply) Agriculture [Code = 1] Agricultural Sciences [Code = 2] Natural Resources[Code = 3] Architecture [Code = 4] Area, Ethnic and Cultural Studies [Code = 5] Marketing Operations [Code = 6] Communication, Journalism and Related Programs [Code = 7] Communications Technologies [Code = 8] Computer and Information Sciences [Code = 9] Personal and Culinary Services [Code = 10] Education [Code = 11] Engineering [Code = 12] Foreign Languages and Literatures [Code = 13] Family and Consumer Sciences [Code = 14] Home Economics [Code = 15] Legal Studies [Code = 16] English and Literature [Code = 17] Liberal Arts General Studies [Code = 18] Library Science [Code = 19] Biological and Biomedical Sciences [Code = 20] Mathematics and Statistics [Code = 21] Military Technologies [Code = 22] Interdisciplinary Studies [Code = 23] Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies [Code = 24] Philosophy and Religious Studies [Code = 25] Theology and Religious Studies [Code = 26] Physical Sciences [Code = 27] Science Technologies [Code = 28] Psychology [Code = 29] Security Services [Code = 30] Public Administration [Code = 31] Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies) [Code = 32] Construction Trades [Code = 33] Mechanical and Repair Technologies[Code = 34] Precision Production [Code = 35] Transportation [Code = 36] Visual and Performing Arts [Code = 37] Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (Medicine, Dentistry, Health Services, Allied Health, Nursing, Public Health, etc.) [Code = 38] Business Management [Code = 39]

7 History [Code = 40] Other (please specify)[code = 41] [Textbox] Required answers: 0 Allowed answers: 41 Q25 Have you already been accepted to a university for graduate studies? Yes[Code = 1] No[Code = 2] Page - 13 Q26 What university/universities have you been accepted to for graduate studies? [Code = 1] [Textbox] Display if Q25='Yes' Q27 If you have applied to graduate school and have not yet been accepted, what university/universities did you apply to? [Code = 1] [Textbox] Display if Q25='No' Q28 How many years did it take to complete your degree at the University of Florida? (Please enter a whole number) [Code = 1] [Textbox - Numeric] Q29 Please rate your overall satisfaction with your university experience at UF Very dissatisfied [Code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] Dissatisfied[Code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] Somewhat dissatisfied[code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Somewhat satisfied [Code = 4] [Numeric Value = 4] Satisfied[Code = 5] [Numeric Value = 5] Very satisfied[code = 6] [Numeric Value = 6] Page - 14 Q30 Are you a Doctoral Student? (If yes, you will be taken to a short survey on your experience.) Yes[Code = 1] No[Code = 2] (Go To End) Next Page: Conditional Page - 15 Q31 When you first enrolled as a doctoral student, did your program provide an orientation to explain the process of completing your doctoral degree? Yes, and I attended[code = 1] Yes, but I did not attend[code = 2] No[Code = 3] I don't remember[code = 4]

8 Q32 How effective was this orientation in helping you to understand the process of completing your doctoral degree? Very effective[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] Somewhat effective[code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] Neither effective nor ineffective[code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Somewhat ineffective[code = 4] [Numeric Value = 4] Very ineffective[code = 5] [Numeric Value = 5] Q33 Did your doctoral program provide you with a written set of expectations about academic requirements and expected progress? Yes[Code = 1] No[Code = 2] Q34 Other than course grades and results of written or oral examinations, did your doctoral program provide a formal assessment of your academic progress at least annually? Yes[Code = 1] No[Code = 2] Please rate the adequacy of support you were provided during your doctoral education and dissertation research in the following areas: Q35 Financial support Q36 Information technology (IT) resources Q37 Your personal work space (e.g., desk or office) Q38 Library and electronic research resources

9 Q39 Laboratory, clinical, studio or other physical facilities How helpful and how timely was the advice you received from your dissertation/thesis advisor in each of these areas? Q40 Selection of a dissertation topic Q41 Your dissertation research Q42 Writing and revising your dissertation Q43 Academic career options

10 Q44 Nonacademic career options Q45 Search for employment or training Q46 Selection of a dissertation topic Q47 Your dissertation research Q48 Writing and revising your dissertation Q49 Academic career options

11 Q50 Nonacademic career options Q51 Search for employment or training Q52 Was there another faculty member whom you considered to be a mentor (i.e., a faculty member who gave you advice about your education, career development, or other matters of concern to you as a graduate student)? Yes[Code = 1] No[Code = 2] Page - 16 Q53 Was the faculty member in your program/department? Yes[Code = 1] No[Code = 2] Display if Q52='Yes' How helpful and how timely was the advice you received from your mentor in each of these areas? Q54 Selection of a dissertation topic

12 Q55 Your dissertation research Q56 Writing and revising your dissertation Q57 Academic career options Q58 Nonacademic career options Q59 Search for employment or training Q60 Selection of a dissertation topic

13 Q61 Your dissertation research Q62 Writing and revising your dissertation Q63 Academic career options Q64 Nonacademic career options Q65 Search for employment or training

14 Display if Q52='Yes' Page - Professional Development Q66 Were you a teaching assistant (TA) at any time during your graduate studies? Yes[Code = 1] No[Code = 2] Q67 How helpful was this experience with respect to your professional development? Not applicable - Never a TA[Code = 9] [N/A] Q68 Did you receive training in instructional methods at any time during your graduate studies? Yes[Code = 1] No[Code = 2] Q69 How helpful was this training? Not applicable - Never received training[code = 9] [N/A] Q70 Were you a research assistant (RA) at any time during your graduate studies? Yes[Code = 1] No[Code = 2] Q71 How helpful was this experience with respect to your professional development? Not applicable - Never an RA[Code = 9] [N/A] Page - 18 Q72 How many research or scholarly presentations (including poster presentations) did you make on your campus during your graduate

15 studies (not including presentations given in class or in regularly scheduled not-for-credit lab meetings)? None[Code = 0] 1[Code = 1] 2[Code = 2] 3[Code = 3] 4[Code = 4] 5[Code = 5] 6[Code = 6] 7[Code = 7] 8[Code = 8] 9[Code = 9] 10 or more[code = 10] Q73 How many research or scholarly presentations (including poster presentations) did you make at meetings away from your campus (regional, national or international)? None[Code = 0] 1[Code = 1] 2[Code = 2] 3[Code = 3] 4[Code = 4] 5[Code = 5] 6[Code = 6] 7[Code = 7] 8[Code = 8] 9[Code = 9] 10 or more[code = 10] Q74 If you made a presentation away from campus, did you receive institutional or research funds for travel? Yes[Code = 1] No[Code = 2] Q75 Based on research conducted while you were a graduate student, how many scholarly works that have been published or accepted for publication (e.g., peer reviewed articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings) have you authored or co-authored? None[Code = 0] 1[Code = 1] 2[Code = 2] 3[Code = 3] 4[Code = 4] 5[Code = 5] 6[Code = 6] 7[Code = 7] 8[Code = 8] 9[Code = 9] 10 or more[code = 10] Q76 How many others are currently under review? None[Code = 0] 1[Code = 1]

16 2[Code = 2] 3[Code = 3] 4[Code = 4] 5[Code = 5] 6[Code = 6] 7[Code = 7] 8[Code = 8] 9[Code = 9] 10 or more[code = 10] Page - 19 If you were to start your doctoral career again...? Q77 Would you select this same university Definitely not[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] Probably not[code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] Maybe[Code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Probably[Code = 4] [Numeric Value = 4] Definitely[Code = 5] [Numeric Value = 5] Q78 Would you select the same field of study Definitely not[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] Probably not[code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] Maybe[Code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Probably[Code = 4] [Numeric Value = 4] Definitely[Code = 5] [Numeric Value = 5] Q79 Would you recommend this university to someone considering your field of study Definitely not[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] Probably not[code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] Maybe[Code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Probably[Code = 4] [Numeric Value = 4] Definitely[Code = 5] [Numeric Value = 5] Please rate the following aspects of your doctoral program: Q80 Quality of the graduate curriculum Q81 Quality of graduate level teaching by faculty

17 Q82 Quality of academic advising and guidance Q83 Preparation for candidacy/comprehensive examinations (coursework, seminars, labs, reading courses, etc.) Q84 The opportunity to collaborate across disciplines Q85 Assistance in finding employment Q86 Overall program quality To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Q87 Students in my program are treated with respect by faculty. Strongly disagree[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] Disagree[Code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2]

18 Ambivalent[Code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Agree[Code = 4] [Numeric Value = 4] Strongly agree[code = 5] [Numeric Value = 5] Q88 The intellectual climate of my program is positive. Strongly disagree[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] Disagree[Code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] Ambivalent[Code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Agree[Code = 4] [Numeric Value = 4] Strongly agree[code = 5] [Numeric Value = 5] Q89 The social climate of my program is positive. Strongly disagree[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] Disagree[Code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] Ambivalent[Code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Agree[Code = 4] [Numeric Value = 4] Strongly agree[code = 5] [Numeric Value = 5] Q90 Students in my program are collegial. Strongly disagree[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] Disagree[Code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] Ambivalent[Code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Agree[Code = 4] [Numeric Value = 4] Strongly agree[code = 5] [Numeric Value = 5] Rate the extent to which the following factors were an obstacle to your academic progress: Q91 Work/financial commitments Not an obstacle[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] A minor obstacle[code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] A major obstacle[code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Q92 Family obligations Not an obstacle[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] A minor obstacle[code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] A major obstacle[code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Q93 Availability of faculty Not an obstacle[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] A minor obstacle[code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] A major obstacle[code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3]

19 Q94 Program structure or requirements Not an obstacle[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] A minor obstacle[code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] A major obstacle[code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Q95 Course scheduling Not an obstacle[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] A minor obstacle[code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] A major obstacle[code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Q96 Immigration laws or regulations Not an obstacle[code = 1] [Numeric Value = 1] A minor obstacle[code = 2] [Numeric Value = 2] A major obstacle[code = 3] [Numeric Value = 3] Q97 Are there any other obstacles to your academic progress? Yes (please explain)[code = 1] [Textbox] No[Code = 2] Page - 20 Q98 What is the status of your postgraduate plans (in the next year)? Returning to, or continuing in, predoctoral employment[code = 1] Have signed contract or made definite commitment for a "postdoc" or other work[code = 2] Negotiating with one or more specific organizations[code = 3] Seeking position but have no specific prospects[code = 4] Other full-time degree program (e.g., MD, DDS, JD, MBA, etc.)[code = 5] Do not plan to work or study (e.g., family commitments, etc.)[code = 6] Other (please specify)[code = 7] [Textbox] Q99 What best describes your postgraduate plans (within the next year)? "Postdoc" or further training[code = 1] Employment[Code = 2] Q100 What one type of principal employer will you be working for (or training with) in the next year? U.S. 4-year college or university other than medical school[code = 1] U.S. medical school (including university-affiliated hospital or medical center)[code = 2] U.S. university-affiliated research institute[code = 3] U.S. community or two-year college[code = 4] U.S. preschool, elementary, middle, secondary school or school system[code = 5] Foreign educational institution[code = 6]

20 Foreign government[code = 7] U.S. federal government[code = 8] U.S. state government[code = 9] U.S. local government[code = 10] Not-for-profit organization[code = 11] Industry (for-profit)[code = 12] Self-employed[Code = 13] Other (please specify)[code = 14] [Textbox] Please rate your overall satisfaction with each of the following: Q101 Your academic experience at this university Q102 Your student life experience at this university Q103 Your overall experience at this university