Survey of Majors in Technical Fields

You must answer all questions.
You need to sign the permission slip before taking this survey.

Questions 1 to 8 refer to your Background, Preparation, Demographic Information


  1. What is your gender?
    A. Male
    B. Female

  2. What class are you in?
    A. Freshman
    B. Sophomore
    C. Junior
    D. Senior
    E. Other

  3. What is your major?
    A. Computer Science
    B. Computer Information Systems
    C. Math
    D. Engineering
    E. Other

  4. What is your age?
    A. Below 20
    B. 20-24
    C. 25-29
    D. 30 or Over

  5. Are you receiving financial aid?
    A. Yes
    B. No

  6. How many hours per week are you working at a job?
    A. more than 20 hours per week
    B. 11 to 20 hours per week
    C. 1 to 10 hours per week
    D. I do not have a job

  7. What computer applications did you learn prior to attending Wilkes? (Check all that apply)
    A. Word processing.
    B. Spreadsheet.
    C. A programming language (like Pascal, Basic or C++).
    D. Web page development tool(like Frontpage or Netscape Composer).
    E. HTML.
    F. None of the above.

  8. Which of the following subjects did you take prior to attending Wilkes? (Check all that apply)
    A. Computer Science
    B. Algebra
    C. Trigonometry
    D. Calculus
    E. Statistics
    F. Discrete Math
    G. Physics
    H. Chemistry
    I. Biology
    J. Music
    K. Foreign Language
    L. None of the subjects above

  9. Questions 9 to 19 Refer to your experience, on average, in Computer Science Courses at Wilkes


  10. How do the grades you receive on exams in Computer Science courses compare with how you felt you did?
    A. Much lower
    B. Lower
    C. About what expected
    D. Higher
    E. Much Higher

  11. How do the grades you receive on programming assignments in Computer Science courses compare with how you felt you did?
    A. Much lower
    B. Lower
    C. About what expected
    D. Higher
    E. Much Higher

  12. The amount of time that you must spend on your Computer Science classes outside of class is?
    A. Very Low
    B. Low
    C. About right
    D. High
    E. Very High

  13. Compare the time demands of your Computer Science classes to those of your other classes:
    A. Much lower
    B. Lower
    C. About the same
    D. Higher
    E. Much higher

  14. Do you feel that you are in competition with the other students for grades and instructor attention?
    A. Yes for grades only
    B. Yes for attention only
    C. Yes for grades and attention
    B. No

  15. Do you feel comfortable speaking in your Computer Science courses, either answering your teachers' questions or asking your own questions?
    A. Yes for answering your teachers' questions
    B. Yes for asking your own questions
    B. Yes for both answering and asking questions
    D. No

  16. When answering a question in your Computer Science courses or participating in a group discussion, are you often interrupted before completing what you have to say?
    A. Yes when answering a question
    B. Yes when participating in a group discussion
    C. Yes for both answering a question and participating in a group discussion
    D. No

  17. Do you feel that your Computer Science teachers treat female and male students equally?
    A. Yes
    B. No

  18. Do you feel that your Computer Science teachers call on men and women equally?
    A. Yes
    B. No

  19. Do your Computer Science teachers know the names of most of your classmates or just a select few?
    A. Yes, most students of both genders
    B. Yes, but only a select group of students of both genders
    C. Yes, but only a select group of female students
    D. Yes, but only a select group of male students
    E. No, they do not know many names

  20. If an "extended" section of CS125 had been offered which involved mandatory extra hours of in-class computer lab work, but which would carry thge same number of credit hours as the "normal" sections, would you have taken the "extended" course?
    A. Yes
    B. No
  21. Questions 20 to 26 Refer to the Atmosphere in the Computer Science Department at Wilkes


  22. Do your Computer Science teachers interact outside of class with students?
    A. Yes, with most students of both genders
    B. Yes, but only with a select group of students of both genders
    C. Yes, but only with a select group of female students
    D. Yes, but only with a select group of male students
    E. No, they do not interact socially with many students

  23. Do you feel welcome to participate in formal and informal Computer Science department activities?
    A. Yes
    B. No

  24. Do you feel welcome to participate in Math/Computer Science club activities?
    A. Yes
    B. No
    B. Don't know about Math/Computer Science club activities

  25. Do you feel welcome to use the Hypermedia Computer Lab in SLC 404?
    A. Yes, at all times
    B. Yes, but only during the day
    C. Yes, but only at night
    D. Never
    D. Have never tried to use the lab

  26. Do you feel that you would benefit from an upper-class student as a mentor?
    A. Yes
    B. No

  27. If offered a mentor, would the gender of the mentor matter to you?
    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Do not want a mentor

  28. If so, would you prefer a mentor of the same sex?
    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Do not want a mentor

  29. Questions 27 to 30 Refer to your Career Expectations


  30. Where have you learned about career options for Computer Science and Computer Information Systems graduates? (check all that apply)
    A. High school guidance counselor
    B. Close relative or family friend whose profession is in the Information Technology field
    C. High school teacher with working experience in the Information Technology field
    D. College Open Houses
    E. Job fairs or career seminars
    F. Popular media
    G. Have received no such information

  31. Do you view Computer Science/Computer Information Systems as a life-long career choice or as an entry into a career in sales, marketing, or management?
    A. life-long career choice
    B. entry into a career in sales, marketing, or management

  32. If a series of visitors from different information technology fields were to come to Wilkes and discuss their jobs, would you attend their presentations on a regular basis?
    A. Yes
    B. No

  33. Name the main things you are looking for in a career.