Post Graduation Plans
Questionnaire
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Post Graduation Plans
What is the Post Graduation Plans Questionnaire?
• Started in 2008-09 (with December 2008 graduates). The survey
has evolved since that point.
• Meets VSA/College Portrait reporting requirements and potentially
meets federal reporting requirements.
• An e-mail 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 – ALL GRADUATES
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
Considering
one or more
offers
7%
24%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 2,954 responses (46% response rate)
Do you have a valid passport?
Yes, from the
United States
No
52%
7%
Currently
searching for
a position
6%
Yes, from
another country
Have accepted
a position
64%
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
77%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
31%
10%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin
after graduation?
Yes
6%
17%
Undecided
No
Based on 2.688 responses (41% response rate)
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46%
16%
38%
Based on 1,868 responses (89% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – ALL GRADUATES
Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
Considering
one or more
offers
8%
24%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 3083 responses (54% response rate)
Do you have a valid passport?
Yes, from the
United States
No
57%
6%
Currently
searching for
a position
7%
Yes, from
another country
Have accepted
a position
61%
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
77%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
28%
9%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin
after graduation?
Yes
7%
16%
Undecided
No
Based on 2,689 responses (47% response rate)
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47%
16%
38%
Based on 1853responses (87% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Campus Summary
Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
Considering
one or more
offers
7%
28%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 1,810 responses (31% response rate)
Do you have a valid passport?
Yes, from the
United States
80%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
6%
27%
12%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin
after graduation?
Yes
5%
Undecided
No
55%
Currently
searching for
a position
6%
Yes, from
another country
Have accepted
a position
59%
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
45%
15%
16%
No
Based on 1,723 responses (30% response rate)
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39%
Based on 1099 responses (92% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Campus Summary
Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
55%
9%
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
27%
9%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 3,174 responses (55% response rate)
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
Have accepted
a position
44%
Currently
searching or
considering
one or more
offers
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
38%
18%
Based on 1,755 responses (68% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after
graduation?
Yes
No
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51%
49%
Based on 1,304 responses (51% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Campus Summary
Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
55%
6%
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
29%
9%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 1,997 responses (33% response rate)
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
Have accepted
a position
54%
Currently
searching or
considering
one or more
offers
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
35%
11%
Based on 1,186 responses (97% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
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Post Graduation Plans – Biological Sciences Division
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
48%
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
7%
38%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 747 responses (48% response rate)
“Do you have a valid passport?”
Yes, from the
United States
77%
6%
34%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
12%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after
graduation?
Yes
4%
No
48%
Currently
searching for
a position
6%
Yes, from
another country
Have accepted
a position
Considering
one or more
offers
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
19%
Based on 663 responses (43% response rate)
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Undecided
No
61%
17%
22%
Based on 374 responses (91% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Arts and Humanities Division
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
Considering
one or more
offers
9%
21%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 635 responses (41% response rate)
“Do you have a valid passport?”
84%
Yes, from the
United States
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
8%
38%
13%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after
graduation?
Yes
2%
Undecided
No
41%
Currently
searching for
a position
8%
Yes, from
another country
Have accepted
a position
61%
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
45%
17%
13%
Based on 483 responses (31% response rate)
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No
38%
Based on 400 responses (89% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Physical Sciences Division
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
Have accepted
a position
75%
Work Full-Time
Considering
one or more
offers
Work Part-Time 2%
20%
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 593 responses (53% response rate)
“Do you have a valid passport?”
Yes, from the
United States
72%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
23%
7%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after
graduation?
44%
Yes
10%
No
5%
Currently
searching for
a position
3%
Yes, from
another country
65%
19%
Based on 521 responses (47% response rate)
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Undecided
No
16%
40%
Based on 406 responses (89% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Social Studies Division
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Have accepted
a position
66%
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
Considering
one or more
offers
8%
Graduate School
Full-Time
20%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 1373 responses (44% response rate)
“Do you have a valid passport?”
Yes, from the
United States
Yes, from
another country
No
7%
Currently
searching for
a position
6%
Other
53%
76%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
30%
9%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after
graduation?
40%
Yes
7%
17%
Based on 1198 responses (38% response rate)
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Undecided
No
17%
43%
Based on 918 responses (90% response rate among those with work as
their primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Essential Learning Outcomes
• Eighteen questions that provide a selfassessment 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
Post Graduation Plans – Essential Learning Outcomes
Post Graduation Plans – Essential Learning Outcomes
Post Graduation Plans – All Graduates (2012-13)
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
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relevant to everyday life
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 2,557 to 2,609 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – ALL GRADUATES (2011-12)
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
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relevant to everyday life
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 2,828 to 2,886 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – All Graduates (2010-11)
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language
other than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and
societies outside of the
United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of
your chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple
sources
Draw conclusions after
weighing evidence, facts, and
ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of
ethics and values
1
Understand culture and
society within the United
States
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Work collaboratively in
groups
Apply knowledge and skills in
real world settings
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
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relevant to everyday life
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 (2012-13)
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
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relevant to everyday life
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 2,557 to 2,609 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – Biological Sciences Division 12-13
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
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relevant to everyday life
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 685 to 698 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – Arts and Humanities Division 12-13
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11
relevant to everyday life
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 618 to 636 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – Physical Sciences Division 2012-13
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11
relevant to everyday life
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 562 to 575 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – Social Studies Division 12-13
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 8/11
relevant to everyday life
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 1508 to 1531 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – ALL GRADUATES
“How able were/are you to …”
Entering
The self-assessment questions asked map to our
essential learning outcomes
At Graduation
Knowledge of
Human Cultures and
the Physical and
Natural World
3.14
3.82
3.39
Intellectual and
Practical Skills
4.29
3.25
Personal and Social
Responsibility
4.10
3.23
Integrative Learning
4.27
1
2
3
4
5
Knowledge of Human Cultures
and the Physical and Natural
World
• Through study in the sciences
and mathematics, social sciences,
humanities, histories, languages,
and the arts
Focused by engagement with big
questions, both contemporary
and enduring
Intellectual and Practical Skills
•Inquiry and analysis
• Critical and creative thinking
• Written and oral communication
• Quantitative literacy
• Information, media,
and technology literacy
•Teamwork and problem solving
Practiced extensively across the
curriculum in the context of
progressively more challenging
problems, projects, and standards
for performance
Personal and Social Responsibility
• Civic knowledge and
engagement—
local and global
• Intercultural knowledge and
competence
• Ethical reasoning and action
• Foundations and skills for lifelong
learning
Anchored through active
involvement
with diverse communities and real
world challenges
Integrative Learning
• Synthesis and advanced
accomplishment across general
and specialized studies
Demonstrated through the
application of knowledge, skills,
and responsibilities to new settings
and complex problems
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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 2,557 to 2,609 responses, depending on question.
Majors with at least 50 responses to
question about plans after graduation
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Biochemistry
Biology
Business: Accounting
Business: Finance, Investment,
and Banking
Business: Management and
Human Resources
Business: Marketing
Business: Risk Management and
Insurance
Civil Engineering
Communication Arts
Computer Sciences
Economics
Elementary Education
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English
History
International Studies
Journalism
Legal Studies
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Nursing
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Zoology
Post Graduation Plans – Political Science Majors
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
54%
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
6%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 168 responses (39% response rate)
Do you have a valid passport?
Yes, from the
United States
77%
7%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
42%
12%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin
after graduation?
38%
Yes
4%
No
40%
Currently
searching for
a position
30%
Other
Yes, from
another country
Have accepted
a position
Considering
one or more
offers
10%
Graduate School
Full-Time
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
19%
Undecided
No
Based on 142 responses (33% response rate)
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24%
37%
Based on 91 responses (93% response rate among those with work as their
primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Biology Majors
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Considering
one or more
offers
6%
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
Have accepted
a position
37%
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
6%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 226 responses (42% response rate)
“Do you have a valid passport?”
Yes, from
another country
81%
6%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
33%
13%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after
graduation?
49%
Yes
Undecided
No
8%
Currently
searching for
a position
52%
Yes, from the
United States
46%
20%
13%
Based on 202 responses (37% response rate)
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No
30%
Based on 89 responses (88% response rate among those with work as their
primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – English Majors
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Have accepted
a position
33%
61%
Work Part-Time
13%
Graduate School
Full-Time
13%
Other
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
Considering
one or more
offers
Currently
searching for
a position
12%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 82 responses (35% response rate)
“Do you have a valid passport?”
Yes, from the
United States
78%
Yes, from 0%
another country
No
7%
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
42%
18%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after
graduation?
Yes
22%
Based on 77 responses (33% response rate)
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Undecided
No
56%
11%
33%
Based on 55 responses (87% response rate among those with work as their
primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Mechanical Engineering Majors
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
What is most likely to be your principal
activity/activities after graduation?
(Unduplicated)
Work Full-Time
Work Part-Time
Graduate School
Full-Time
Other
If employment selected, which best
describes your plans at this time?
Have accepted
a position
78%
88%
Considering
one or more
offers
1%
Currently
searching for
a position
8%
2%
Other includes: graduate school part-time, additional coursework, military service, volunteering, and
unspecified activities. Based on 86 responses (56% response rate)
“Do you have a valid passport?”
Yes, from the
United States
83%
Yes, from 0%
another country
No
Will begin
searching for a
position after
graduation
6%
13%
4%
Do you plan to work in Wisconsin after
graduation?
Yes
17%
Based on 83 responses (54% response rate)
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Undecided
No
42%
17%
42%
Based on 72 responses (95% response rate among those with work as their
primary activity)
Post Graduation Plans – Political Science Majors
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 11/13
relevant to everyday life
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 137 to 142 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – Biology Majors
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 11/13
relevant to everyday life
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 198 to 202 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – English Majors
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 11/13
relevant to everyday life
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 74 to 78 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – Mechanical Engineering Majors
“How able were/are you to …”
When Entering
At Graduation
Learn on your own
Communicate in a language other
than English
Appreciate the arts such as
literature, music, and fine arts
Understand cultures and societies
outside of the United States
5
4
3
Apply skills and knowledge of your
chosen major(s)
Find, organize, and evaluate
information from multiple sources
Draw conclusions after weighing
evidence, facts, and ideas
2
Contribute to the welfare of
others
Develop a personal code of ethics
and values
1
Empathize w/ind. differences
based on culture, ethnicity,
disability or sexual orientation
Understand culture and society
within the United States
Speak Effectively
Write Effectively
Apply knowledge and skills in real
world settings
Work collaboratively in groups
Use computers and electronic
technology
Lead others effectively
Understand that science is
SL, Academic Planning and Analysis, 11/13
relevant to everyday life
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 81 to 83 responses, depending on question.
Post Graduation Plans – Accessing the Data
• Data is available at
http://apa.wisc.edu/degrees_alumni.html
• Data warehouse users can request access to
the data view or basic queries are available in
the Query Library.
• For additional information, contact Sara
Lazenby in Academic Planning and Analysis at
[email protected]
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