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Using Senior Exit Surveys and Alumni Surveys to Assess the Quality of an Undergraduate Psychology Degree Program
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by Mary Beth Bickes, Valerie Whittlesey Lawrence*, and Linda M. Noble - Kennesaw St. University
Categories: Educational | Social
This study evaluated the psychology undergraduate program at a large regional state university using four measures: (a) a senior exit survey administered to psychology seniors in 1994 and 1995, and (b) an alumni survey administered to psychology alumni in 1992 and 1995. Alumni responding to the surveys attended the university between 1981 and 1994. Results indicated that students and alumni are satisfied with the quality of teaching in the department and with the knowledge and skills they developed; however, respondents indicated it was difficult to obtain employment with a bachelor’s degree alone, and they desired more research and applied experiences in psychology.