Who We Are The SCSU Survey is an ongoing survey research extension of the Social Science Research Institute in the College of Social Sciences at St. Cloud State University. The Surveys faculty directors are: –Dr. Steve Frank - Political Science –Dr. Ann Finan- Sociology –Dr. Monica Garcia-Perez - Economics –Dr. John Kulas- Psychology –Dr. Steven Wagner- Political Science –Dr. Sandrine Zerbib- Sociology
Student Directors STUDENT SUPERVISING DIRECTORS Ms. Kim Kelly 4 th Year Student, Political Science Major, Minnetonka, Minnesota Ms. Karen Stay Graduate Student, B.A. Anthropology, B.A. Sociology, B.S. Community Health, Cold Spring, Minnesota STUDENT TECHNICAL CONSULTANT Mr. Tazin Siddiquee Information System Major, Auckland, New Zealand
ASSISTANT STUDENT SUPERVISING DIRECTOR Mr. Jake Smith 3 rd Year Student, Political Science and German Majors, Albuquerque, New Mexico Mr. Ben Svendsen 3 rd Year Student, History and Political Science Majors, Winona, Minnesota Survey Lab Student Directors Mr. Patrick Ilboudo 4 th Year Student, Applied Statistics Major, Burkina Faso
Student Callers and Ethics The callers came from the classes of Drs. Zerbib, Finan and Hammes. General training session. Student callers signed a statement of ethics. Student directors also sign a statement of ethics.
SCSU Survey Lab The SCSU Survey operates a Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) Lab on the St. Cloud State University campus. The CATI Lab is equipped with 19 interviewer stations. The SCSU Survey is licensed to use Sawtooth Softwares Ci3 Questionnaire Authoring Version 5.0, a state-of-the-art windows-based computer-assisted interviewing package.
Calling Equipment 1.Computer with WinCati Program 2.Mouse and Number Key Pad 3.Headset with Microphone 4.M-12 Plantronic VISTA Headset Control Box 5.Chorded Push Button Phone
The Calling The sample was obtained from David Kosel, Center for Information Systems Findings are based on telephone interviews with a representative sample of currently enrolled SCSU students. Before calling began, the original sample was comprised of 2000 students, including 500 dorm residents and 1,500 off-campus residents. The sample included both landline phones and cell phones. Interviews were conducted from March 25th to April 2nd, 2014. Calls were made at various times during the week (Sunday through Thursday, 4:30 to 9:30) to maximize contacts and ensure equal opportunities to respond.
Sample Error 502 respondents completed the survey. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is ±4 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. Then analysis is made of sub-samples such as respondent gender, dorm residence, etc., the sample error may be larger.
Cooperation and Response Rate The cooperation rate for the survey was 76%. The cooperation rate is determined by dividing the number of completed interviews (502), by the total of completed interviews, partial interviews, and refusals (total = 663). The overall response rate for the survey was 30%. The response rate is determined by dividing the number of completed interviews (502), by the total of completed interviews, partial interviews, refusals, non-contacts, plus 90% of the cases with unknown eligibility (total = 1654).
The Pulse of SCSU St. Cloud State University Survey Research Center
Do you think SCSU is on the right track or whether you think SCSU is going in the wrong direction? SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=500
Comparison to Previous Years Right Track 20072008200920102011201220132014 Right Track 84%87%90%84%73%79%83% 88% Wrong Direction 6%5%3%7%13%9%8% 5% Dont Know 10%8%7%9%14%12%9% 7%
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the SCSU Community? SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=351
Biggest Challenge throughout the years 200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014 Budget/State Support 13%26%5% Cost/Tuition15%9%12%11%16%7% 12% 16%9%8% Diversity/Race Relations 17%9%12%6% 12%8% 10%6%9% Drinking/Drug Use 3%4% 8%7%4% 6%10% 5% Library Hours4% Parking12%28%20%13%14%12%8%6% Safety5%11%12%10% Other25%6%
Topics Covered in the Survey Safety SCSU Celebrate Weekends KVSC Food Assistance Online Classes Stress and Work Volunteer and Service Learning E-Cigarettes Marijuana
On a scale of 1 to 5, how safe do you feel on campus at night, with 1 being very unsafe and 5 being very safe? SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=468
In which of the following areas on or around campus do you feel most concerned regarding your personal safety -North end of campus, which is the main dorm area -Central area, which would include Atwood and the Library area -Near South end, by the Education building, ECC, and Wick-Science building -Far South end, by the Hockey Center and Halenbeck -Student lots K and Q -The Coborn Plaza Apartments -Residential district between 5 th avenue and 9 th avenue -There is no area of concern for you
19% - Residential District 24%-No area of Concern SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=497 1% 5% 3% 25% 19% 1% 3% Dont Know
Longitudinal Comparison 2003200820102011201220132014 North End3%7%5%4%5% 1% Central Area7%6%5%6%5%6%5% Near South End12%10%8%6%5%6%3% Far South End31%41%17%16%19% 25% Lots K and Q*** 18%19%17%19% Coborn Plaza*** 2% 3%1% Residential District*** 16%20% 19% No Area of Concern44%32%27%19%20%19%24% Dont Know3%4%5%8%7%4%3% ***=choice not given SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=497
Please let me know which of the following do you believe is true about on-campus classes versus on-line classes SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=501
Currently SCSU charges more per credit for online classes. Which of the following more reflects your position? SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=493
Considering how many online credits you have registered for…which of the following do you believe is true about on-campus classes versus on-line classes SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=494
Rate of Use and Stress Levels n=494 Percentage of Respondents
Marijuana Use and Number of Hours Spent Working At a Paid Position Percentage of Respondents Marijuana Use
Noteworthy Sophomores and Juniors reported highest rate of regular use at 17% Over half of Sophomores and Juniors have never tried marijuana 40% of Seniors say they have used marijuana but not within 30 days More than 6 in 10 Freshmen report to have never used marijuana
Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? Yes, Legal No, Not Legal Dont Know 35% 9% 56% Percentage of Respondents SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=491
Rate of Use vs. View on Marijuana Legalization Rate of Use 2%10% 21% 69% 10% SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=490
GPA and Rate of Use of Marijuana SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=440
Noteworthy Rate of use compared to legalization harmfulness beliefs provided no surprises 6 in 10 males support legalization Only half of females support legalization Females were more likely to say they didnt know
Student Views on Marijuana vs. Alcohol SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=483
Percentage of Respondents that Believe Alcohol is More Dangerous/Harmful than Marijuana Marijuana Use Percentage of Respondents SCSU Survey: 2014 Student Spring Survey N=501
Noteworthy 18-20 year olds had the highest percentage that feel marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol 16% of students over 30 believe alcohol and marijuana are equally dangerous
Demographics GenderFrequencyPercent Male25150% Female25150% Total502100% On/Off Campus Residence FrequencyPercent Off Campus 42785% On Campus 7515% Total502100% EthnicityFrequencyPercent Black286% Asian4810% Caucasian39882% Hispanic61% Native American 31% Total502100% Class Standing FrequencyPercent First Year6613% Sophomore9018% Junior12324% Senior12726% Previous Degree 61% Special276% Graduate6112% Total502100% Inter/National Student FrequencyPercent Not International 47394% International296% Total502100% Age Group FrequencyPercent 18-20 YO 18938% 21-25 YO 15631% 26-30 YO 9118% 31-39 YO 265% 40+ YO 398% Total502100%
Benefits The SCSU Student Survey has been and continues to be an academic and social tool. – Student Directors are able to actively write and learn from the questions within the survey. – Students are able to directly learn from applied research methods and techniques. – SCSU students who take the survey are provided the opportunity to voice their opinions about topics concerning the University. – The data gathered may be used by departments and organizations on campus for academic and policy concerns. – This is a record of the view point of our students for this period of time. – Last year, the SCSU Survey was ranked 3 rd in the nation as accurate and unbiased academic polling institution by the New York Times.
Thank You We would like to thank you for your time and cooperation you have been very helpful. The results of this survey will be available on the SCSU Survey homepage in about a month. Would you like the website address? www.stcloudstate.edu/scsusurvey www.stcloudstate.edu/scsusurvey Goodbye!