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NEW FRESHMEN S= TUDENT SURVEY

FALL 2006=

 

A= total of 87 (38%) responses were received from 228 students surveyed who me the following criteria: Academic level =3D Freshman; Enrollment Status =3D enrl= ; and New Admit Type =3D IUT, NAS, NHS.

 

Th= is survey is only being administered to new freshmen students at UMC. Please h= elp us continue to improve our services and programs by responding to the survey items.

Your answers are confidential and your participation is voluntary. See the Priva= cy Statement at the end of this survey for more information.

When completing the survey, please give your most honest and candid responses. Y= ou may skip any question that you do not want to answer. However, we hope that= you will answer all the questions honestly, giving us the best possible information.

Thank you for your help in collecting the views and opinions of our students!

 

 =

Q.1-= 1  Students at UMC are friendly.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

40

46.0%

2. Agree

40

46.0%

3. Neutral

6

6.9%

4. Disagree

1

1.1%

5. Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

0

0.0%

 

Q.1-= 2  UMC faculty and staff care about m= e as an individual.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

34

39.1%

2. Agree

43

49.4%

3. Neutral

8

9.2%

4. Disagree

1

1.1%

5. Strongly disagree

1

1.1%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

0

0.0%

 

Q.1-= 3  There are a sufficient number of l= eisure and recreational activities available for students.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

25

29.1%

2. Agree

39

45.3%

3. Neutral

14

16.3%

4. Disagree

5

5.8%

5. Strongly disagree

1

1.2%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

2

2.3%

 


Q.1-= 4  The cost of attending UMC is reaso= nable.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

13

14.9%

2. Agree

35

40.2%

3. Neutral

31

35.6%

4. Disagree

6

6.9%

5. Strongly disagree

2

2.3%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

0

0.0%

 

Q.1-= 5  UMC has many clubs, organizations,= and activities for students to participate in.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

42

48.3%

2. Agree

36

41.4%

3. Neutral

6

6.9%

4. Disagree

3

3.4%

5. Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

0

0.0%

 

Q.1-= 6  Admission materials and staff accu= rately portray UMC in recruiting students.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

25

28.7%

2. Agree

41

47.1%

3. Neutral

14

16.1%

4. Disagree

4

4.6%

5. Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

3

3.4%

 

Q.1-= 7  Students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds get along well at UMC.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

26

30.2%

2. Agree

35

40.7%

3. Neutral

17

19.8%

4. Disagree

4

4.7%

5. Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

4

4.7%

 

Q.1-= 8  I seldom get the ''run-around'' when seeking information.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

19

21.8%

2. Agree

35

40.2%

3. Neutral

18

20.7%

4. Disagree

9

10.3%

5. Strongly disagree

1

1.1%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

5

5.7%

 


Q.1-= 9  There are a sufficient number of c= ollege sponsored activities available for students on week-ends.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

12

13.8%

2. Agree

31

35.6%

3. Neutral

27

31.0%

4. Disagree

9

10.3%

5. Strongly disagree

1

1.1%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

7

8.0%

 

Q.1-= 10  I am satisfied  with my academic performance.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

13

15.1%

2. Agree

40

46.5%

3. Neutral

22

25.6%

4. Disagree

9

10.5%

5. Strongly disagree

2

2.3%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

0

0.0%

 

Q.1-= 11  I am satisfied with my social life= at UMC.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

28

32.6%

2. Agree

32

37.2%

3. Neutral

17

19.8%

4. Disagree

8

9.3%

5. Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

1

1.2%

 

Q.1-= 12  Considering everything, UMC has ''lived-up'' to my pre-enrollment expectations.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Strongly agree

24

27.6%

2. Agree

42

48.3%

3. Neutral

15

17.2%

4. Disagree

4

4.6%

5. Strongly disagree

2

2.3%

6. Don't know/Does not apply

0

0.0%

 

2. Please rate the following UMC programs and services.

 

Q.2-= 1  Living conditions in the residence halls  (adequate space, lighti= ng, heat, telephones, furnishings, etc.)

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Excellent

12

14.0%

2. Good

48

55.8%

3. Average

15

17.4%

4. Fair

1

1.2%

5. Poor

1

1.2%

6. Don't Know/Does not apply

9

10.5%

 


Q.2-= 2  The academic program I am pursuing= .

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Excellent

24

27.9%

2. Good

40

46.5%

3. Average

17

19.8%

4. Fair

0

0.0%

5. Poor

0

0.0%

6. Don't Know/Does not apply

5

5.8%

 

Q.2-= 3  The quality and variety of food and other items at the Eagle's Nest convenience store.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Excellent

28

32.6%

2. Good

39

45.3%

3. Average

11

12.8%

4. Fair

2

2.3%

5. Poor

2

2.3%

6. Don't Know/Does not apply

4

4.7%

 

Q.2-= 4  The quality of food, tastiness, and variety of food choices at Ma Brown's Dining Room.<= /p>

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Excellent

9

10.3%

2. Good

25

28.7%

3. Average

26

29.9%

4. Fair

16

18.4%

5. Poor

3

3.4%

6. Don't Know/Does not apply

8

9.2%

 

Q.2-= 5  The quality of service provided by tutors and/or academic assistants

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Excellent

18

20.7%

2. Good

32

36.8%

3. Average

3

3.4%

4. Fair

0

0.0%

5. Poor

1

1.1%

6. Don't Know/Does not apply

33

37.9%

 

Q.2-= 6  New student orientation.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Excellent

19

21.8%

2. Good

32

36.8%

3. Average

18

20.7%

4. Fair

6

6.9%

5. Poor

5

5.7%

6. Don't Know/Does not apply

7

8.0%

 


Q.2-= 7  The quality of instruction I recei= ve in my classes.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Excellent

18

20.7%

2. Good

46

52.9%

3. Average

15

17.2%

4. Fair

7

8.0%

5. Poor

0

0.0%

6. Don't Know/Does not apply

1

1.1%

 

Q.2-= 8  The Crookston community.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Excellent

19

21.8%

2. Good

43

49.4%

3. Average

13

14.9%

4. Fair

4

4.6%

5. Poor

4

4.6%

6. Don't Know/Does not apply

4

4.6%

 

Q.2-= 9  The help UMC provided me in  my transition to college.

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Excellent

30

34.5%

2. Good

28

32.2%

3. Average

18

20.7%

4. Fair

4

4.6%

5. Poor

0

0.0%

6. Don't Know/Does not apply

7

8.0%

 

Q.3<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  Approximately how many hours do you spend studying and completing assignments outside of class each week? 

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. 0 to 4 hours

9

10.3%

2. 5 to 9 hours

29

33.3%

3. 10 to 14 hours

35

40.2%

4. 15 to 29 hours

14

16.1%

5. 30 hours or more

0

0.0%

 

Q.4<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  Have you used an academic assistan= t or tutor at any time during the semester?&nbs= p;

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Yes

21

24.1%

2. No

66

75.9%

 

Q.5<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  If you answered “yes”,= how many times during the semester? 

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. None; I've not used an academic assistant or tutor

24

54.5%

2. 1-2

6

13.6%

3. 3-4

6

13.6%

4. 5-9

4

9.1%

5. 10 or more

4

9.1%

 


Q.6<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  What are your plans for Spring Sem= ester beginning in January?  =

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Definitely return to UMC<= /p>

66

75.9%

2. Probably return to UMC

12

13.8%

3. Will decide at end of semester

2

2.3%

4. Probably not return to UMC

2

2.3%

5. Definitely not return to UMC

5

5.7%

 

Q.7<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  If you do not plan to return to UM= C for Spring Semester, what are your plans? 

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Does not apply; I am returning to UMC spring semester

34

70.8%

2. I do not know what I plan to do<= /span>

7

14.6%

3. I plan to work full-time<= /p>

0

0.0%

4. I plan to transfer to another college (name= ):

4

8.3%

5. Other

3

6.3%

 

Q.7S= pecified-1 I plan to transfer to another college (name):

Alexandria Tech

 &#= 8226; South Dakota State University

 &#= 8226; MSCTC Detroit Lakes

 &#= 8226; UM St Paul=

 

Q.7S= pecified-2 Other -:

• study abroad

 &#= 8226; I'm still going to come here, but going to live= with a family member and commute.

 

Q.8<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  I have concerns about, or am having problems with (select as many as apply):&n= bsp;

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

paying for college (tuition, fees, room, board, etc.)

24

35.8%

my personal health

4

6.0%

finding a part-time job

18

26.9%

getting along with my roommate

6

9.0%

completing my class assignments

16

23.9%

knowing how to study for college

27

40.3%

my drinking and/or drug use<= /p>

2

3.0%

my personal safety

1

1.5%

making new friends

10

14.9%

joining a student club/organization or student government

5

7.5%

being harassed by other students

1

1.5%

changing or deciding on a major

19

28.4%

knowing how to use my notebook computer

3

4.5%

receiving a passing grade in all of my classes=

22

32.8%

balancing school work with my personal life

31

46.3%

getting along with my boy/girl friend, spouse,= or significant other

5

7.5%

credit card debt

5

7.5%

Other, not listed

4

6.0%

 

Q.8S= pecified-1 Other, not listed - =

• MATH

 &#= 8226; spending my money

 &#= 8226; the agriculture education program

 &#= 8226; secutiry of dormitory

 

Q.9<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  I know who my academic adviser is:=  

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Yes

83

95.4%

2. No

4

4.6%

 

10. Since I arrived on campus this fall = I've been in contact with my academic adviser t= he following number of times:

 

Q.10= -1  Face to face discussion=

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. None

12

14.1%

2. 1

33

38.8%

3. 2

20

23.5%

4. 3

4

4.7%

5. 4 or more

16

18.8%

 

Q.10= -2  Telephone conversation<= span style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. None

74

94.9%

2. 1

4

5.1%

3. 2

0

0.0%

4. 3

0

0.0%

5. 4 or more

0

0.0%

 

Q.10= -3  In-class discussion

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. None

56

72.7%

2. 1

0

0.0%

3. 2

2

2.6%

4. 3

1

1.3%

5. 4 or more

18

23.4%

 

Q.10= -4  E-mail exchange

 

Question

Count

Percentage Answered

1. None

28

34.6%

2. 1

14

17.3%

3. 2

14

17.3%

4. 3

7

8.6%

5. 4 or more

18

22.2%

 

Q.11=   The number of times I've been in contact with my academic adviser is: 

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Not enough

19

21.8%

2. About right

67

77.0%

3. Too many

1

1.1%

 

Q.12= Please add any other comments or suggestions concerning your experience at UMC: 

• I'm loving college, i hate weekends when i go home because i miss all the happenings up here.

 &#= 8226; I just really love the environment and the people.

 &#= 8226; Having three roommates is too much. Its a big distraction and I feel as if = it is hindering my academic performance. I am very disappointed with my entire experience here and would not ever reccomend this school to anyone ever. The brochures and tours were very misleading. I feel as if I have wasted a seme= ster of my life. I cannot wait to transfer at semester.

 &#= 8226; I would like some info as to specific requirements for my major as well as the communications, and elementary ed. major.&= nbsp; I don't know if i should speak with my advisor about this or just talk to admissions.  I do know, however, that here at U= MC, whereever I would go would help me to find answers.

 &#= 8226; I like it here so far. I have been able to get involved and have fun.

 &#= 8226; good

 &#= 8226; mabe during the first semster not throwing the hardest class at the students right away

 &#= 8226; people need to stop being racist!!!

 &#= 8226; I have not seen him/her?????

 &#= 8226; More variety in programs would be good. Revamping athletics would draw stud= ents and raise school spirit.

 &#= 8226; I dont know, i juz really dont care for the U or the community, also ive had a real problem waking up in time for my classes so im not doin so hot.  Im leaving at the end of the semes= ter to go tech school.  I made a big mistake in coming here, the 4 year school and U life just isnt for me.

 &#= 8226; None really, just going to commute because it'<= /st1:PersonName>ll be easier to work.

 &#= 8226; UMC is great!

 &#= 8226; It has been great so far.

 &#= 8226; UMC ROCKS!!!!

 &#= 8226; I came to UMC because they are promoted as a college to be contended with as = far as &*#$%@%* goes. I am an &*#$%@%* and &*#$%@%* major. Thus far= I have not been impressed with the &*#$%@%* program as &*#$%@%*. I understand that it took a lot of work and effort to get a program through t= he &*#$%@%* but this program is not at the level of excellence that i thought it was. &= amp;*#$%@%* does a wonderfull job as a teacher, advisor, and recruiter so the problem is not &*#$%@%*. The problem is the learning enviroment that comes from the ITV program and the attitude that the &*#$%@%* holds towards us. I feel like I am interuppting everytime I have something to add to the conversatio= n, i often times feel left out of the conversation, and hands on learning oppurtunities are not hands on. I might be a small fish in a big sea in oth= er places but I dont feel that here and that is why i am sharing this with you= . I wo! uld love to help come up with a way to make the &*#$%@%* program stronger. I think it may be more simple then people come to conclusions abo= ut. Why cant we have one more teacher in that department where either &*#$%= @%* takes over specifically &*#$%@%*  or &*#$%@%* classes and the new person does the opposite. As students we pay enough tui= ton that a budget could be manipulated to make this possible. There are more possibilities for solutions and i dont know all of them. However if it is n= ot a priority for UMC to find a solution then i will be considering transfer to = Iowa State. I hate to do that because of the environment at UMC but i also have to look= at future endeavors.

 &#= 8226; Eveybody here seems really friendly and wants you to enjoy your stay here at UMC.

 &#= 8226; I love it!!

 &#= 8226; I just really love the environment and the people.

 

Q.13=   What is your gender? 

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Male

32

36.8%

2. Female

55

63.2%

 


Q.14=   What is your racial/ethnic background? 

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. International student

4

4.6%

2. African-American

1

1.1%

3. American Indian

0

0.0%

4. Asian or Pacific Islander=

1

1.1%

5. Chicano or Mexican-American

0

0.0%

6. Hispanic

1

1.1%

7. White, non-Hispanic

78

89.7%

8. Multi-ethnic background

2

2.3%

 

Q.15=   Where do you reside while attending UMC? 

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. "Living & Learning Program" - Skyberg C-2

14

16.1%

2. Other on-campus UMC residence hall or apart= ment

62

71.3%

3. Own house

2

2.3%

4. Home of parents or other relative

6

6.9%

5. Rent off-campus room or apartment

3

3.4%

6. Other

0

0.0%

 

Q.16=   I give permission for someone from= UMC to contact me to provide additional information or respond to a concern I m= ay have expressed. 

 

Choice

Count

Percentage Answered

1. Yes, it's OK to contact me

48

55.8%

2. No, please do not contact me

38

44.2%

 

17. Your name (optional): If you provide your name it will be entered in the drawing to receive a $50 gift certificate from the UMC Bookstore.

 

Q.17= -1 First name - First name

Q.17= -2 Last name - First name

 

=        

Thank you for participating in this survey.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Any report prepared for the University will not include any information that will make it possible to identify a participant or small g= roup of participants.

 There are no risks associated= with your participation in this survey

This is voluntary. You may choose not to participate in this survey.= If you do decide to participate, you are free to quit the survey at any time. = Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your current or futu= re relations with the Univer= sity of Minnesota.


Questions? If you have any questions about the study, you may contact the Office of Institutional Research at (218) 281-8560.

 

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