Graduating seniors continue to rate Kansas State University highly in many areas. Of the 1,623 respondents (41.6% response rate) to the 2017-18 Senior Survey, over 92% rated their undergraduate experience positively and indicated they would recommend K-State to others.
View detailed reports and additional information on the Senior Survey.
Offered at the end of each semester by the Office of Assessment, the Senior Survey is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to reflect upon their K-State experiences. Results are used to improve the college experience for current and future students by identifying both strengths and areas that need further development. The survey includes questions related to satisfaction with academic programs, intellectual and personal growth, student services, and preparation for a career or graduate school.
Seniors also reported progress in many other academic areas. At least 93% of respondents reported substantial progress in the ability to think critically, the ability to interact positively with people different from themselves, and the ability to participate as team members. High levels of satisfaction were also reported for various offices and services across campus.
The Office of Assessment has selected the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and Computer science graduate programs as this year’s recipients of the Excellence in Assessment citation.
The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is recognized for its efforts and achievements in the following areas:
- Utilization of assessable criteria to measure student demonstrations of outcomes.
- Innovative implementation of Canvas for data collection.
- Clearly defined levels of achievement that expose specific learning needs.
- Use of automated dashboards to analyze assessment results.
Leading the assessment efforts in this program is Kevin Wanklyn.
The Computer Science graduate program is recognized for its efforts and achievements in the following areas:
- Effective use of assessment for curricular decisions
- Thorough analysis and discussion of assessment data
- Planning to incorporate student feedback and other data into the assessment process
- Making the assessment process useful
To learn more about assessment methods, visit the Office of Assessment’s website or Twitter page.
Canvas has immense capabilities that can reduce the amount of time spent on the process of assessment. The Office of Assessment can help programs implement these new tools and design custom reports that meet the program’s needs. The custom reports works to enhance the data and act as an approachable deliverable to departments, faculty and programs.
Learn more about the process.