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1 Preliminary Analysis of the 2013 Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS) - York University Results Richard Smith Acting Director Office of Institutional Research and Analysis September 2013

2 2 Introduction York participated in the Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS) since CGPSS is used by Ontario universities as part of the Multi-Year Accountability Agreement (MYAA) accountability framework. Data for this report are sourced from York’s 2013 survey results. Indicators are benchmarked against the results from York’s 2010 survey, as well as the 2013 results for Ontario and Canada.

3 3 Response rates

4 4 Distribution of respondents by discipline

5 5 Overall indicators of satisfaction The following questions are selected to reveal areas of focus for enhancing graduate student satisfaction. Part I: 1.If you were to start your graduate/professional career again, would you select this same university? 2.If you were to start your graduate/professional career again, would you select the same field of study? 3.Would you recommend this university to someone considering your program? 4.Would you recommend this university to someone in another field? 5.If you were to start your graduate career again, would you select the same faculty supervisor? Part II: 1.Overall, how would you rate the quality of your academic experience at this university? 2.Overall, how would you rate the quality of your student life experience at this university? 3.Overall, how would you rate the quality of your graduate/professional program at this university? 4.Overall, how would you rate the quality of your overall experience at this university?

6 6 Satisfaction with program, quality of interactions, coursework and obstacles to academic progress Part III: Rate the following dimensions of your program 1.The intellectual quality of the faculty 2.The intellectual quality of my fellow students 3.The relationship between faculty and graduate students 4.Overall quality of graduate level teaching by faculty 5.Advice on the availability of financial support 6.Quality of academic advising and guidance 7.Helpfulness of staff members in my program 8.Availability of area courses I needed to complete my program 9.Quality of instruction in my courses 10.Relationship of program content to my research/professional goals 11.Opportunities for student collaboration or teamwork 12.Opportunities to take coursework outside my own department 13.Opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary work 14.Amount of coursework Part IV: Rate the extent to which the following factors are an obstacle to your academic progress 1.Work/financial commitments 2.Family obligations 3.Availability of faculty 4.Program structure or requirements 5.Course scheduling 6.Immigration laws or regulations

7 7 General assessment * Difference in means significant at 5% level.

8 8 General satisfaction * Difference in means significant at 5% level.

9 9 Satisfaction with program, quality of interactions and coursework – part 1 * Difference in means significant at 5% level.

10 10 Satisfaction with program, quality of interactions and coursework – part 2 * Difference in means significant at 5% level.

11 11 Satisfaction with program, quality of interactions and coursework – part 3 * Difference in means significant at 5% level.

12 12 Obstacles to academic progress * Difference in means significant at 5% level.


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