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1 Post Graduation Plans Sara Lazenby, Jocelyn Milner, Academic Planning and Analysis, February 2012

2 Started in (with December 2008 graduates). The survey has evolved since that point. Meets VSA/College Portrait reporting requirements and potentially meets federal reporting requirements. An 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 What is the Post Graduation Plans Questionnaire?

3 Post Graduation Plans – Campus Summary Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and unspecified activities. Based on 1,810 responses (31% response rate) If employment selected, which best describes your plans at this time? Based on 1,723 responses (30% response rate) Work Full-Time Work Part-Time Graduate School Full-Time Other What is most likely to be your principal activity/activities after graduation? (Unduplicated) Have accepted a position Considering one or more offers Currently searching for a position Will begin searching for a position after graduation Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after graduation? Yes Undecided No Do you have a valid passport? Yes, from the United States Yes, from another country No SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11 Source: Post Graduation Plans Questionnaire Responses) Based on 1099 responses (92% response rate among those with work as their primary activity)

4 Eighteen questions that provide a self- assessment 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 Questions about learning

5 Post Graduation Plans – Essential Learning Outcomes

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7 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 2,077 to 2,115 responses, depending on question. Post Graduation Plans – ALL GRADUATES “How able were/are you to …”

8 Majors with at least 50 responses to question about plans after graduation Biology Business: Finance, Investment, and Banking Economics English History International Studies Journalism Mechanical Engineering Nursing Political Science Psychology Spanish SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11

9 Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and unspecified activities. Based on 112 responses (29% response rate) Based on 108 responses (28% response rate) Work Full-Time Work Part-Time Graduate School Full-Time Other Have accepted a position Considering one or more offers Currently searching for a position Will begin searching for a position after graduation Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after graduation? Yes Undecided No “Do you have a valid passport?” Yes, from the United States Yes, from another country No Post Graduation Plans – BIOLOGY MAJORS Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients If employment selected, which best describes your plans at this time? What is most likely to be your principal activity/activities after graduation? (Unduplicated) SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11 Source: Post Graduation Plans Questionnaire Responses) Based on 36 responses (88% response rate among those with work as their primary activity)

10 Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and unspecified activities. Based on 69 responses (31% response rate) Based on 67 responses (30% response rate) Work Full-Time Work Part-Time Graduate School Full-Time Other Have accepted a position Considering one or more offers Currently searching for a position Will begin searching for a position after graduation Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after graduation? Yes Undecided No “Do you have a valid passport?” Yes, from the United States Yes, from another country No Post Graduation Plans – ENGLISH MAJORS Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients If employment selected, which best describes your plans at this time? What is most likely to be your principal activity/activities after graduation? (Unduplicated) SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11 Source: Post Graduation Plans Questionnaire Responses) Based on 35 responses (88% response rate among those with work as their primary activity)

11 Post Graduation Plans – BIOLOGY MAJORS “How able were/are you to …” 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.

12 Post Graduation Plans – ENGLISH MAJORS “How able were/are you to …” 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.

13 Post Graduation Plans – Targeted Minorities “How able were/are you to …” 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.

14 Post Graduation Plans – Transfer-Starts “How able were/are you to …” 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.

15 Post Graduation Plans – at Graduation “How able were/are you to …” (Transfers and Freshmen Starts) 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 responses, depending on question.


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