1998 ARCC Survey Results

 

What impact has information technology had on students' abilities?

Negative   None   Positive no opinion
-- -   0   + ++
   
written communication 1% 4%   29%   34% 18% 11%
   
oral communication 0% 5%   51%   20% 5% 18%
   
visual communication 0% 4%   17%   34% 17% 28%
   
technical job skills 0% 4%   0%   39% 45% 12%
   
quantitative reasoning 3% 5%   7%   41% 12% 32%
   
appreciation for diversity 3% 1%   17%   49% 8% 21%
   
creativity 3% 3%   18%   39% 21% 16%
   
overall learning 0% 5%   5%   58% 25% 7%
 

 What impact has information technology at WSU had on accessibility of services?

Negative None Positive no opinion
-- - 0 + ++
0 0 1% 47% 37% 14%
 

In fulfilling your professional duties how many hours a week do you spend using--

Hours   per   Week  
none up to 2   >2 to 5   >5 to 10   > 10 avg hrs
     
World Wide Web 12 25   23   9   6 3.06
     
word processor 2 6   9   31   28 7.23
     
statistics package 50 18   7   1   0 0.65
     
spreadsheets 44 17   12   3   0 1.07
     
database systems 39 31   5   1   0 0.73
     
compilers, etc. 61 8   4   2   1 0.61
     
graphics packages 32 31   7   3   3 1.42
     
email 6 25   29   8   8 3.50
     
other 12   6   3   0.73
     
     
TOTAL       19.04
 How many computer-based presentations have you made in the last year?

none 1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 50 >50 avg present.
51% 34% 7% 0 8% 7.03

 

Which information technology services have you required students to use?

word processing WWW email graphics stats. programming database manage
91% 62% 59% 32% 20% 12% 8%
 

How do you use WWW for classes?

don't use it

info for students

for research

publish info

22% 20% 68% 11%
 

What percentage of class time does your department devote to teaching computer applications in discipline?

none 1 - 10% 11 - 25% 26 - 50% >50%
13% 58% 18% 5% 4%
 Rate students preparation for technology requirements in your classes --

students drop course because of frustration   students have few skills & require extensive help   students have some skills, but need some help   students ready & require little help
     
     
     
0   11%   67%   18%
     
     
     

 What is biggest problem in requiring technology for students?

lack of preparation time   students' lack of skill   technology failure   lack of assistance from aides   unreal expectations   don't have problems
         
         
         
24%   20%   20%   8%   4%   20%
         

 

What percentage of your work is done on your home computer for --

none 1 -20% 21-50% 51-80% >80%
teaching preparation 16% 38% 28% 12% 7%
professional work 18% 33% 28% 9% 12%

 

Given budget limits how important is it to allocate additional resources for --

no import no allocation

 

moderate, but no reallocation

 

consider reallocation

 

definitely reallocate

 

Single Top Priority

       
       
       
student computer labs 1%   17%   49%   32%   21%
       
improve faculty skills 3%   46%   28%   22%   16%
       
3 or 4 year pc upgrade 1%   22%   36%   41%   13%
       
discipline support 1%   33%   43%   22%   13%
       
multi-media classrooms 4%   42%   32%   22%   13%
       
electronic library sources 1%   33%   38%   28%   12%
       
online courses 11%   49%   26%   14%   8%
       
improve student skills 4%   43%   34%   18%   4%

 

Which areas of faculty support are in most need of improvement at WSU?
Reliability of systems and network 51%
Speedy correction of hardware problems 49%
Speedy correction of software problems 46%
Availability of software for faculty work 33%
Availability of education for software & systems 30%
Ready consultation for new systems & software 30%
Competence of support personnel 26%
Friendliness and courtesy of support personnel 16%


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