Surveys | Campus Climate

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    Froslid Jones, Karen
    Assistant Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment

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The Campus Climate Survey has been conducted by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment since 1992. The survey is used to collect data about student satisfaction with various aspects of campus life. The focus on the survey changes each year to reflect the university's information needs. The survey is currently conducted every other spring.

Undergraduate Selected Results - Spring 2015

Academic Experiences

  • Courses: Undergraduate students are satisfied with the amount they learn in their classes (87%) and the quality of their classes (88%).
  • Faculty/Student Interactions: The majority of undergraduate students agree that they are satisfied with the quality of instructors (93%), and that faculty are accessible (95%).
Student Services

Seventy-three percent of undergraduate students most often say staff show appropriate levels of concern and respect when they have a problem and sixty-seven percent agree that staff work with them diligently to resolve their problems.

Campus Experience
  • Diversity: Undergraduate students agree that their views and perspective are treated respectfully by other students (81%). Seventy-nine percent of undergraduates agree that their courses present diverse views and perspectives, and seventy-one percent agree that AU actively encourages a commitment to creating a campus community where everyone has a sense of belonging.
  • AU Experience: Eighty-seven percent of undergraduate students say they are satisfied with their experience as an AU student, and 90% plan to finish their degree at AU.

Graduate Selected Results - Spring 2015

Academic Experience

  • Courses: The majority of graduate students feel that courses are intellectually challenging (90%). Ninety percent of graduate students say that other students are generally conscientious about their studies.
  • Faculty/Student Interactions: Most graduate students are satisfied with the quality of faculty (91%) and find that faculty are accessible (94%).
Student Services

Graduate students most often say staff show appropriate levels of concern and respect when they have a problem (85%) but fewer agree that they know where to go to resolve their problems (68%).

Campus Experience
  • Diversity: Graduate students agree that their views and perspective are treated respectfully by other students (95%). Eighty-seven percent agree that their courses present perspectives sensitive to issues of diversity. Furthermore, graduate students find that AU actively encourages an interest in other cultures and global issues (97%), and a respect for diverse views and perspectives (91%).
  • Community Engagement: The majority of graduate students agree that AU actively encourages a commitment to public service and community services (93%).
  • AU Experience: Generally, graduate students find that they are satisfied with their experience as an AU student (89%).

Latest Survey Reports (available to selected AU community members)-

Spring 2015

Spring 2013