The procedures used by the OIR in surveying graduating seniors.
Procedures for Senior Exit Survey
The Senior Exit Survey is given to the students attending required graduation rehearsal meeting. This meeting is required for participation in the graduation ceremony. This insures the entire population is represented for each academic year (Fall and Spring Graduations). Of these students no fewer than 95% of each graduating cohort have completed the survey for each of the last 5 years. Thus no random sampling is required to obtain our measures of satisfaction with their academic experiences in the general education curriculum and their major field. In addition, the survey provides ratings for all student service and academic support units. As part of the evaluation of the general education curriculum graduating seniors also rate the quality of their experiences in meeting the stated goals of the curriculum. Students are also surveyed on their current job status and future career and education plans. Additional information is collected for specific information needed by the University for differing purposes or new research questions varies from year to year.