Spring 2003 General Education Survey
Summary of Scores** for Importance of General Education Objectives
             
General Education Requirement Mean Confidence Factor^ Standard Deviation Median % Scores "Moderate" or above % Scores Below "Moderate"
1 College Writing 3.39 0.17 1.16 3.40 77% 23%
2 Human Behavior, Social Proc/Inst 3.32 0.17 1.17 3.36 72% 28%
3 Mathematical/Symbolic Reasoning 3.13 0.18 1.25 3.10 64% 36%
4 Global: Human Diversity 3.13 0.18 1.22 3.08 67% 33%
5 Communication, Language,Lit,Phil 3.04 0.18 1.21 2.98 61% 39%
6 Global:Ethic/Civic Responsibility 3.01 0.16 1.08 2.97 67% 33%
7 Physical & Biological Sciences 2.95 0.20 1.39 2.67 54% 46%
8 Global: International Perspective 2.91 0.18 1.27 2.78 56% 44%
9 Historical Perspectives 2.83 0.18 1.22 2.74 57% 43%
10 Global:People & Environment 2.78 0.16 1.10 2.62 54% 46%
11 Fine Arts 2.64 0.19 1.29 2.45 49% 51%
12 Artistic Performance 2.56 0.19 1.31 2.33 45% 55%
13 Foreign Language 2.46 0.18 1.24 2.20 39% 61%
All Gen Ed Average 2.93 0.18 1.22 2.82 59% 41%
**Scores based on a 5-point scale, 1-not at all important, 3-important, 5-extremely important.
^The mean is accurate, with a 95% level of confidence, within the range of the mean +/- the corresponding confidence factor.
Note: N=182; response rate = 57%