Post Graduation Plans
Sara Lazenby, [email protected]
Jocelyn Milner, [email protected]
Academic Planning and Analysis, February 2012
Post Graduation Plans
What is the Post Graduation Plans Questionnaire?
• Started in 2008-09 (with December 2008 graduates). The survey
has evolved since that point.
• Meets VSA/College Portrait reporting requirements and potentially
meets federal reporting requirements.
• An e-mail request is sent near the end of the fall or spring semester
to students who intend to graduate.
• Survey is available via a portlet in the MyUW portal.
• Asks questions regarding future plans and a self-assessment of
learning outcomes.
• Results tabulated after degrees are posted (October), responses
may be matched to degree recipients.
• Summary reports available by late fall. Special reports are available
by request. Data is also available through the Data
Warehouse/InfoAccess.
Post Graduation Plans – Campus Summary
Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
Considering
one or more
offers
7%
28%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 1,810 responses (31% response rate)
Do you have a valid passport?
Yes, from the
United States
80%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
6%
27%
12%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin
after graduation?
Yes
5%
Undecided
No
55%
Currently
searching for
a position
6%
Yes, from
another country
Have accepted
a position
59%
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
45%
15%
16%
No
Based on 1,723 responses (30% response rate)
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39%
Based on 1099 responses (92% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Essential Learning Outcomes
Questions about learning
• Eighteen questions that provide a selfassessment at graduation, that maps to the
essential learning outcomes at UW-Madison.
• Respondents asked to assess their ability upon
entering UW-Madison and at graduation.
• Results are tabulated as the non-null average
for each question
• Added December 2010
Post Graduation Plans – Essential Learning Outcomes
Post Graduation Plans – Essential Learning Outcomes
Post Graduation Plans – ALL GRADUATES
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language
other than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and
societies outside of the United
States
5
4
3
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Apply skills and knowledge of
your chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple
sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
Develop a personal code of
ethics and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in
real world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
relevant to everyday life
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Scale: 1 –Not at all, 2 –A little, 3 –Somewhat, 4 –Very, 5 –Extremely
Responses sorted clockwise from the question with the highest response score at graduation for all UW-Madison students. Based on 2,077 to 2,115 responses, depending on question.
Majors with at least 50 responses to
question about plans after graduation
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Biology
Business: Finance, Investment, and Banking
Economics
English
History
International Studies
Journalism
Mechanical Engineering
Nursing
Political Science
Psychology
Spanish
Post Graduation Plans – BIOLOGY MAJORS
Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
Considering
one or more
offers
4%
55%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 112 responses (29% response rate)
“Do you have a valid passport?”
Yes, from the
United States
82%
6%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
8%
33%
17%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after
graduation?
Yes
Undecided
No
42%
Currently
searching for
a position
8%
Yes, from
another country
Have accepted
a position
32%
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
64%
17%
11%
Based on 108 responses (28% response rate)
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11 Source: Post Graduation Plans Questionnaire Responses)
No
19%
Based on 36 responses (88% response rate among those with work as their
primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – ENGLISH MAJORS
Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Have accepted
a position
Considering
one or more
offers
12%
Graduate School
Full-Time
33%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 69 responses (31% response rate)
“Do you have a valid passport?”
Yes, from the
United States
84%
Yes, from
another country 0%
6%
Currently
searching for
a position
9%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
29%
21%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after
graduation?
Yes
Undecided
No
44%
46%
Work Part-Time
Other
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
43%
31%
16%
Based on 67 responses (30% response rate)
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11 Source: Post Graduation Plans Questionnaire Responses)
No
26%
Based on 35 responses (88% response rate among those with work as their
primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – BIOLOGY MAJORS
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language
other than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and
societies outside of the United
States
5
4
3
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Apply skills and knowledge of
your chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple
sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
Develop a personal code of
ethics and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in
real world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
relevant to everyday life
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11
Scale: 1 –Not at all, 2 –A little, 3 –Somewhat, 4 –Very, 5 –Extremely
Responses sorted clockwise from the question with the highest response score at graduation for all UW-Madison students. Based on 104 to 107 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – ENGLISH MAJORS
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language
other than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and
societies outside of the United
States
5
4
3
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Apply skills and knowledge of
your chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple
sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
Develop a personal code of
ethics and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in
real world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
relevant to everyday life
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11
Scale: 1 –Not at all, 2 –A little, 3 –Somewhat, 4 –Very, 5 –Extremely
Responses sorted clockwise from the question with the highest response score at graduation for all UW-Madison students. Based on 63 to 66 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – Targeted Minorities
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
5
4
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
3
2
Contribute to the welfare of others
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences based
on culture, ethnicity, disability or
sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Understand that science is relevant
to everyday life
Lead others effectively
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 2/12
Scale: 1 –Not at all, 2 –A little, 3 –Somewhat, 4 –Very, 5 –Extremely
Responses sorted clockwise from the question with the highest response score at graduation for all UW-Madison students. Based on 106 to 116 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – Transfer-Starts
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
5
4
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
3
2
Contribute to the welfare of others
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences based
on culture, ethnicity, disability or
sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Understand that science is relevant
to everyday life
Lead others effectively
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 2/12
Scale: 1 –Not at all, 2 –A little, 3 –Somewhat, 4 –Very, 5 –Extremely
Responses sorted clockwise from the question with the highest response score at graduation for all UW-Madison students. Based on 377 to 388 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – at Graduation
“How able were/are you to …” (Transfers and Freshmen Starts)
Transfer Starts
Freshmen Starts
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
5
4
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
3
2
Contribute to the welfare of others
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences based
on culture, ethnicity, disability or
sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Understand that science is relevant
to everyday life
Lead others effectively
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 2/12
Scale: 1 –Not at all, 2 –A little, 3 –Somewhat, 4 –Very, 5 –Extremely
Responses sorted clockwise from the question with the highest response score at graduation for all UW-Madison students. Based on 377 to 388 and 1699-1732 responses, depending on
question.
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Post Graduation Plans Questionnaire