Summary of Scores for Importance of General Education Objectives
 
General Education Requirement Mean Standard Deviation Median % Scores "Moderate"
or above
% Scores Below "Moderate"
  2002 2003 2004 2002 2003 2004 2002 2003 2004 2002 2003 2004 2002 2003 2004
1 College Writing 3.59 3.45 3.46 1.08 1.16 1.22 4.00 4.00 3.67 82% 78% 78% 18% 22% 22%
Education 3.77 4.07 3.47 1.12 0.92 1.19 4.00 4.00 4.00 77% 93% 80% 23% 7% 20%
Humanities 3.67 3.82 3.53 1.03 1.07 1.30 4.00 4.00 4.00 83% 89% 75% 17% 11% 25%
Science & Math 3.42 3.07 3.23 0.83 1.04 1.27 3.00 3.00 3.00 87% 67% 74% 13% 33% 26%
Social Sciences 3.64 3.40 3.46 1.27 1.26 1.24 4.00 3.00 4.00 80% 76% 75% 20% 24% 25%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3.57 3.40 3.78 0.90 1.14 0.97 4.00 3.00 4.00 86% 80% 89% 14% 20% 11%
2 Foreign Language 2.46 2.49 2.66 1.28 1.28 1.27 2.00 2.00 2.38 35% 40% 46% 65% 60% 54%
Education 2.62 3.31 2.87 1.27 1.32 1.06 2.00 3.00 3.00 46% 62% 60% 54% 38% 40%
Humanities 2.81 2.96 3.49 1.61 1.48 1.43 2.00 2.50 4.00 46% 50% 74% 54% 50% 26%
Science & Math 1.91 2.09 2.74 0.81 0.92 1.27 2.00 2.00 2.00 24% 24% 46% 76% 76% 54%
Social Sciences 2.53 2.42 2.41 1.20 1.22 1.22 2.00 2.00 2.00 39% 43% 34% 61% 57% 66%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3.33 2.00 3.30 1.11 1.73 1.70 3.50 1.00 3.50 60% 20% 60% 40% 80% 40%
3 Mathematical/Symbolic Reasoning 2.98 3.14 2.99 1.39 1.25 1.25 3.00 3.00 2.93 54% 65% 62% 46% 35% 38%
Education 2.92 3.31 2.87 1.27 1.18 0.83 3.00 3.00 3.00 62% 85% 73% 38% 15% 27%
Humanities 2.00 2.43 2.45 1.09 1.07 1.25 2.00 2.00 2.00 22% 37% 39% 78% 63% 61%
Science & Math 4.09 3.83 3.94 1.07 1.11 0.98 4.00 4.00 4.00 87% 83% 92% 13% 17% 8%
Social Sciences 2.78 2.99 2.70 1.20 1.19 1.20 3.00 3.00 3.00 52% 62% 51% 48% 38% 49%
Interdisciplinary Studies 2.71 2.80 3.00 1.39 1.48 0.94 3.00 3.00 3.00 57% 60% 60% 43% 40% 40%
4 Artistic Performance 2.58 2.62 2.57 1.28 1.32 1.32 2.00 2.00 2.32 43% 47% 45% 57% 53% 55%
Education 3.15 2.86 2.93 1.03 1.17 0.96 3.00 3.00 3.00 62% 57% 60% 38% 43% 40%
Humanities 3.27 3.72 3.10 1.45 1.28 1.47 3.00 4.00 3.00 65% 80% 62% 35% 20% 38%
Science & Math 2.30 2.07 2.46 1.16 1.04 1.27 2.00 2.00 2.00 36% 27% 42% 64% 73% 58%
Social Sciences 2.25 2.35 2.41 1.10 1.17 1.33 2.00 2.00 2.00 36% 41% 37% 64% 59% 63%
Interdisciplinary Studies 2.14 2.40 1.90 0.83 1.67 0.74 2.00 2.00 2.00 43% 40% 20% 57% 60% 80%
5 Historical Perspectives 2.79 2.82 2.96 1.10 1.22 1.31 3.00 3.00 2.80 52% 58% 58% 48% 42% 42%
Education 3.15 3.00 3.13 0.95 0.39 0.99 3.00 3.00 3.00 77% 93% 80% 23% 7% 20%
Humanities 2.62 2.65 3.27 1.02 1.06 1.19 2.00 3.00 3.00 49% 54% 70% 51% 46% 30%
Science & Math 2.51 2.35 2.23 0.78 1.15 1.02 3.00 2.00 2.00 51% 40% 35% 49% 60% 65%
Social Sciences 2.96 3.30 3.27 1.28 1.34 1.41 3.00 3.00 3.00 52% 68% 64% 48% 32% 36%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3.43 2.60 3.00 1.29 1.14 1.15 3.00 3.00 3.00 83% 60% 60% 17% 40% 40%
6 Human Behavior, Social Proc/Inst 3.41 3.33 3.40 1.19 1.16 1.21 3.00 3.00 4.39 70% 72% 75% 30% 28% 25%
Education 4.00 3.54 3.67 0.96 0.88 0.98 4.00 4.00 4.00 100% 85% 87% 0% 15% 13%
Humanities 3.00 3.09 3.21 1.14 0.96 1.30 3.00 3.00 3.00 62% 74% 68% 38% 26% 32%
Science & Math 2.82 2.75 2.69 0.85 1.08 1.09 3.00 2.50 3.00 56% 50% 52% 44% 50% 48%
Social Sciences 3.96 4.00 3.91 1.19 1.09 1.14 4.00 4.00 4.00 83% 88% 87% 17% 12% 13%
Interdisciplinary Studies 4.00 2.75 3.30 1.07 0.96 1.06 4.00 2.50 3.00 83% 50% 80% 17% 50% 20%
7 Communication, Language,Lit,Phil 3.10 3.07 2.91 1.09 1.22 1.15 3.00 3.00 2.82 62% 63% 60% 38% 37% 40%
Education 3.31 3.92 2.73 0.82 1.04 1.03 3.00 4.00 3.00 85% 92% 53% 15% 8% 47%
Humanities 3.49 3.80 3.89 1.18 1.09 1.13 3.00 4.00 4.00 76% 87% 86% 24% 13% 14%
Science & Math 2.51 2.40 2.35 0.83 1.03 1.04 2.00 2.00 2.00 44% 37% 42% 56% 63% 58%
Social Sciences 3.15 3.09 2.97 1.10 1.14 1.05 3.00 3.00 3.00 65% 66% 66% 35% 34% 34%
Interdisciplinary Studies 4.00 2.00 2.70 0.53 1.22 1.06 4.00 2.00 2.00 100% 20% 40% 0% 80% 60%
8 Fine Arts 2.64 2.70 2.45 1.25 1.32 1.23 2.00 2.50 2.30 45% 51% 44% 55% 49% 56%
Education 3.23 2.86 3.13 1.19 1.10 0.74 3.00 3.00 3.00 62% 57% 80% 38% 43% 20%
Humanities 3.16 3.79 2.95 1.39 1.35 1.37 3.00 4.00 3.00 62% 79% 63% 38% 21% 37%
Science & Math 2.24 2.12 2.25 1.14 0.97 1.06 2.00 2.00 2.00 31% 33% 40% 69% 67% 60%
Social Sciences 2.51 2.41 2.25 1.14 1.17 1.22 2.00 2.00 2.00 48% 44% 32% 52% 56% 68%
Interdisciplinary Studies 2.29 3.00 2.40 0.70 1.58 1.26 2.00 3.00 3.00 33% 60% 60% 67% 40% 40%
9 Physical & Biological Sciences 2.86 2.91 2.84 1.31 1.38 1.41 3.00 3.00 2.49 52% 54% 50% 48% 46% 50%
Education 3.08 2.57 3.13 1.00 0.65 0.92 3.00 2.50 3.00 62% 50% 73% 38% 50% 27%
Humanities 1.95 2.11 2.41 0.90 0.84 1.30 2.00 2.00 2.00 27% 30% 32% 73% 70% 68%
Science & Math 3.91 4.25 3.94 1.07 1.17 1.49 4.00 5.00 5.00 87% 90% 75% 13% 10% 25%
Social Sciences 2.51 2.35 2.33 1.11 1.12 1.08 2.00 2.00 2.00 43% 37% 37% 57% 63% 63%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3.29 2.80 3.10 1.58 1.30 1.45 4.00 3.00 3.00 67% 60% 60% 33% 40% 40%
10 Global: Human Diversity 3.19 3.16 3.29 1.20 1.23 1.23 3.00 3.00 3.26 64% 68% 73% 36% 32% 27%
Education 4.38 4.15 3.73 0.92 1.14 0.88 5.00 5.00 4.00 92% 85% 93% 8% 15% 7%
Humanities 3.19 3.36 3.39 1.20 1.15 1.31 3.00 3.00 3.00 68% 73% 74% 32% 27% 26%
Science & Math 2.67 2.58 2.75 0.92 1.15 1.14 2.00 2.00 3.00 49% 46% 58% 51% 54% 42%
Social Sciences 3.31 3.38 3.47 1.20 1.17 1.27 3.00 3.00 3.00 72% 79% 76% 28% 21% 24%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3.43 2.60 3.30 1.18 1.14 1.42 3.00 3.00 3.00 67% 60% 70% 33% 40% 30%
11 Global:People & Environment 2.94 2.79 2.85 1.09 1.13 1.08 3.00 3.00 2.83 66% 55% 61% 34% 45% 39%
Education 3.62 3.21 3.07 0.84 1.05 0.96 4.00 3.00 3.00 92% 71% 67% 8% 29% 33%
Humanities 2.65 2.70 2.75 1.14 1.08 1.20 3.00 2.00 3.00 41% 47% 53% 59% 53% 47%
Science & Math 3.00 2.86 2.85 0.97 1.14 1.23 3.00 3.00 3.00 73% 61% 57% 27% 39% 43%
Social Sciences 2.81 2.73 2.85 1.06 1.19 1.04 3.00 2.00 3.00 60% 49% 64% 40% 51% 36%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3.71 2.60 3.10 1.16 1.14 0.74 3.00 3.00 3.00 83% 60% 80% 17% 40% 20%
12 Global: International Perspective 2.91 2.95 2.96 1.11 1.30 1.25 3.00 3.00 2.84 56% 58% 60% 44% 42% 40%
Education 3.46 3.57 3.53 0.63 1.28 1.13 4.00 3.50 3.00 92% 71% 80% 8% 29% 20%
Humanities 3.14 3.34 3.14 1.21 1.26 1.25 3.00 3.00 3.00 68% 68% 59% 32% 32% 41%
Science & Math 2.52 2.32 2.71 0.87 1.09 1.17 2.00 2.00 3.00 48% 37% 54% 52% 63% 46%
Social Sciences 2.89 3.13 3.03 1.15 1.32 1.33 3.00 3.00 3.00 52% 64% 60% 48% 36% 40%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3.33 2.40 2.90 1.37 1.34 1.52 3.00 3.00 2.50 40% 60% 50% 60% 40% 50%
13 Global:Ethic/Civic Responsibility 3.17 3.00 3.05 1.12 1.09 1.26 3.00 3.00 2.97 65% 67% 63% 35% 33% 37%
Education 3.15 2.93 3.47 0.86 1.00 1.13 3.00 2.50 3.00 77% 50% 80% 23% 50% 20%
Humanities 2.94 3.09 2.87 1.10 0.97 1.28 3.00 3.00 3.00 58% 72% 55% 42% 28% 45%
Science & Math 3.09 2.76 2.56 0.90 1.10 1.09 3.00 3.00 2.50 73% 59% 50% 27% 41% 50%
Social Sciences 3.40 3.22 3.26 1.29 1.14 1.32 4.00 3.00 3.00 67% 75% 69% 33% 25% 31%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3.14 2.40 3.11 1.12 1.14 1.17 3.00 2.00 3.00 50% 40% 67% 50% 60% 33%
All Gen Ed Average (N=157/195/187) 2.97 2.96 2.95 1.19 1.24 1.25 2.85 2.88 2.92 57% 60% 60% 43% 40% 40%
Education (N=13/14/15) 3.37 3.33 3.21 0.99 1.01 0.98 3.38 3.35 3.23 76% 73% 74% 24% 27% 26%
Humanities (N=37/47/39) 2.91 3.14 3.11 1.19 1.13 1.29 2.77 3.04 3.08 56% 65% 62% 44% 35% 38%
Science & Math (N=45/60/48) 2.85 2.73 2.82 0.94 1.08 1.16 2.69 2.65 2.81 57% 50% 55% 43% 50% 45%
Social Sciences (N=55/69/76) 2.98 2.98 2.95 1.18 1.19 1.22 2.92 2.69 2.85 58% 61% 58% 42% 39% 42%
Interdisciplinary Studies (N=7/5/10) 3.26 2.60 2.99 1.09 1.31 1.17 3.19 2.58 2.92 66% 52% 61% 34% 48% 39%
Note: Student surveys were categorized by the Division associated with the "actual" majors they indicated
in questions #2a, 2b, and 2c. Responses for students with multiple majors that crossed Divisions were
counted more than once.


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