Spring 2004 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 3.46 0.19 1.22 3.67 78% 22%
2 Foreign Language 2.66 0.20 1.27 2.38 46% 54%
3 Mathematical/Symbolic Reasoning 2.99 0.19 1.25 2.93 62% 38%
4 Artistic Performance 2.57 0.20 1.32 2.32 45% 55%
5 Historical Perspectives 2.96 0.20 1.31 2.80 58% 42%
6 Human Behavior, Social Proc/Inst 3.40 0.19 1.21 4.39 75% 25%
7 Communication, Language,Lit,Phil 2.91 0.18 1.15 2.82 60% 40%
8 Fine Arts 2.45 0.19 1.23 2.30 44% 56%
9 Physical & Biological Sciences 2.84 0.22 1.41 2.49 50% 50%
10 Global: Human Diversity 3.29 0.19 1.23 3.26 73% 27%
11 Global:People & Environment 2.85 0.17 1.08 2.83 61% 39%
12 Global: International Perspective 2.96 0.19 1.25 2.84 60% 40%
13 Global:Ethic/Civic Responsibility 3.05 0.19 1.26 2.97 63% 37%
All Gen Ed Average 2.95 0.19 1.25 2.92 60% 40%
*Scores based on a 5-point scale, 1-not at all, 3-moderately, 5-very well.
**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=164; response rate = 46%


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