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2012-2013 SHC Student Experiences Survey April 9, 2013 Prepared by Jamie Franco-Zamudio and Nate Tenhundfeld, Lab Manager Project funded by SHC Summer.

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1 SHC Student Experiences Survey April 9, 2013 Prepared by Jamie Franco-Zamudio and Nate Tenhundfeld, Lab Manager Project funded by SHC Summer Research Grant, Faculty Development 1

2 2013 SHC Student Experiences Survey Goal: To increase retention by examining the factors that affect Spring Hill College students satisfaction and commitment. Method: Franco-Zamudio solicited questions from faculty and staff at SHC in 2011 and Once the online survey was revised to include new questions, the link was ed to all SHC students enrolled in fall of Survey questions addressed – student expectations, – satisfaction with academics and social activities, – technological needs, – alcohol and drug use, – perceptions of campus safety, and – confidence in academic abilities. 2

3 2013 SHC Student Experiences Survey Questionnaire Development Team Questionnaire development: Father Richard Salmi, President; Joe Deighton, Dean of Students, Student Affairs; Margarita Perez, Associate Dean of Students, Student Affairs; George Sims, Provost, Academic Affairs; Lynda Olen, Counselor, Wellness Center; Julie LaSalle, Director of Student Involvement, Student Affairs; Lisa Hager, Chair of Social Sciences; Jim Hall, Athletic Director; Kyle Trusgnich, Associate Director Italy Center; Tracey Childs, Director of CAE; Josetta Mulloy, Student Affairs; Daniel Jesus Iglesias, Psychology, Student Researcher; and the Student Affairs Department. Research Assistants: Harrison McNab, Edwin Burgess, Patrick Culotta, and Andres Garcia. 3

4 Method Method: In February of 2013, Franco-Zamudio and Tenhundfeld trained research assistants to code the open-ended questions for common responses. Tenhundfeld approved the coding schemes. In March, Franco-Zamudio, Tenhundfeld, and McNabb analyzed the data; the frequencies and descriptive statistics are outlined in this report. 4

5 Participant Demographics Two hundred seventy-two SHC students completed one or more sections of the survey between September and December of The demographic representation is in line with the SHC Common Data Set ( ). The average age of the participants was years (range 18-61). 5

6 NumberPercentageSHC% Gender Men4823%39% Women16177%61% Race/Ethnicity White/European-American13967%65% Black/African-American3517% Hispanic/Latino115%8% Asian-American11% Other105%7% Mixed115%2% Additional Information Commuters3818%20% Transfer Students199% Students in Learning Communities7334% Year First-Year Student9134% Second-Year Student6926% Third-Year Student5620% Fourth-Year Student5420% 6

7 Results: Academic Confidence Students completed the 17-item Academic Self-Efficacy Scale (Chemers, Hu, & Garcia, 2001; M=4.20, SD=.49). – Students indicated their level of agreement (1= Strongly disagree to 5= Strongly agree) with statements such as, I know how to schedule my time to accomplish my schoolwork. I can understand a vast amount of academic information. I have the ability to get good grades at SHC. – There were no statistically significant differences in responses for gender or race/ethnicity. 7

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10 Results: Student satisfaction Students completed the 18-item Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey ( M=3.88, SD=.54). Students indicated their level of agreement (1= Strongly disagree to 5= Strongly agree) with statements such as, It is an enjoyable experience to be a student at SHC; SHC staff and faculty show concern for students as individuals; Admission counselors accurately portray the campus in their recruiting practices; Living conditions in residence halls are comfortable; and This campus is safe and secure for all students. There were no statistically significant differences in responses for gender or race/ethnicity. 10

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13 Student Satisfaction Students also responded to a one-item question: How satisfied are you with your social life on campus? Students indicated satisfaction on a 1 to 100-point feeling thermometer There were no significant differences for gender or race/ethnicity. 13

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15 What is the number one thing that students spend their time doing?* Homework (n=120) Socializing (n=54) Procrastinating (n=37) Involvement in clubs or organizations (n=27) Athletics Team (n=27) Service (n=24) Fraternity/Sorority activities (n=19) Exercising (n=17) *Students were instructed to rank order the choices listed above, however, several students indicated more than one option was their number one activity.. 15

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17 Favorite Social Activities Students favorite social activities were generally hanging out with friends (n=84), watching or playing sports (n=52), Movie/TV and Board/Videogame nights (n=42) I does not matter what the activity is as long as it is one that brings the student body together… like a sporting event.- First-year, White woman, Communications major 17

18 What would you like to see on campus? Football More fitness activities Concerts Guest speakers Paintball/paint parties Poetry nights Instrumental band program Ice-breakers for Freshmen Swimming School spirit activities Skeet/trap shooting Horror movie nights School sponsored parties Religious activities More Free Art Fridays Dances Foam parties Pep rallies Speed dating 18

19 How frequently do you attend church services on campus or elsewhere? Response FrequencyValid Percent Never Not frequently Sometimes Frequently Very frequently Total How frequently do you pray (either alone or with others) Response FrequencyValid Percent ValidNever Not frequently Sometimes Frequently Very frequently Total Above variables by grade level (1-5:Never – Very frequently) LevelChurchPray FreshMean N7675 Std. Deviation SophMean N57 Std. Deviation JuniorMean N46 Std. Deviation SeniorMean N42 Std. Deviation TotalMean N Std. Deviation Above variables by gender (1-5:Never – Very frequently) GenderChurchPray FemaleMean N160 Std. Deviation MaleMean N4847 Std. Deviation TotalMean N Std. Deviation

20 20 How important to you is service work? FrequencyValid Percent ValidN/A219.5 Not at all41.8 Not very115.0 Neither Somewhat Very Total How important to you was your immersion trip, if you took one? FrequencyValid Percent ValidN/A Not at all1.5 Not very1.5 Neither115.1 Somewhat52.3 Very219.8 Total How important to you are the sports you participate in? FrequencyValid Percent ValidN/A Not at all1.5 Not very41.8 Neither136.0 Somewhat Very Total

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23 Do you feel safe on campus? Why or why not? Yes Public Safety – Availability No reason not to be Campus being closed Safe practices Tight knit community Campus is well lit I know how to be safe – Life experiences, training No Recent events Public safety doesnt have full police powers Dorms are too easily accessible Not everywhere is well lit Strangers frequently on campus Personally experienced a crime 23

24 To what extent do you feel distracted from your personal and academic goals by alcohol misuse and/or illegal drug use on Spring Hills Campus The average ranged from extremely distracted to not at all distracted (M=4.12, SD=1.03). 24

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30 Retention SHC Student Experiences Survey Goal: To increase retention by examining the factors that affect Spring Hill College students satisfaction and commitment. There were several reasons why students reported that they never considered leaving SHC A good fit Academics Relationships 91.4% (n=193) surveyed agreed or strongly agreed with the statement It is an enjoyable experience to be a student at SHC. (only 1.4% disagree!) 30

31 Retention While some students reported that the thought crossed their mind due to – Cost – Social problems – Homesickness These same students reported that they would not leave because of the – Relationships theyve developed – The scholarships/loans theyve received – Educational experience and necessity 31

32 Thank you – Fr. Salmi – Joe Deighton – Margarita Perez – George Sims – Lynda Olen – Julie LaSalle – Lisa Hager – Jim Hall – Kyle Trusgnich – Tracey Childs – Josetta Mulloy – Daniel Jesus Iglesias – Theresa McGonagle- Crider – Ramona Hill – Dan Sepion – Brian Studebaker 32

33 Invitation We will be revising the survey to pare down to 4 pages (from 9) If anyone is interested in being a member of the Student Experiences Study Committee, please 33


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