Student Surveys

Data-Driven

The Graduate Student Leadership Council administers surveys to graduate students to assess their basic needs and identify specific areas where we can advocate for university policymaking and programming.

Transparent

We believe that our survey findings should be made available to students, faculty and staff, and administrators to facilitate discussion of how the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business can best benefit our graduate students.

Exploratory Survey Results

1/3

Of on-campus graduate
students participated

1:1

Ratio of female to male students,
and masters to Ph.D. students

41%

Of first-year students had not
selected an advisor

28%

Of second-year students had not
selected an advisor

15%

Of students felt that they lacked
access to quiet study areas

50%

Of students felt that they lacked
access to senior administration

2/3

Of students felt that they lacked
a collective voice within their departments

70%

Of students felt that they lacked
a communication channel to CASB

85%

Of students were unfamiliar with
Student Council and Council of Graduate Students

Ph.Ds

Were more likely to
voice concerns

15%

Of students reported limited access
to professional development resources

43%

Of students paid for conference
attendance out-of-pocket

Masters

Students were more likely to be
supported by their department

45%

Of students reported limited
opportunities to present at national conferences

1/2

Of students felt that they lacked
access to professional development workshops

50%

Of students felt that they lacked
access to distinguished lectures