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2017 College Senior Survey
CIRP Theme
Interaction with Faculty
Graduating Seniors
Interaction with Faculty relates to the amount of time students spend with faculty and their perceptions of faculty support.
See also CIRP Construct: Faculty Interaction: Mentorship.
Graduating Seniors Men Women Construct
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Since entering college, indicate how often you:

Challenged a professor's ideas in class
Frequently / Occasionally
45.5% 46.0% 57.0% 62.1% 62.0% 64.2% 40.7% 41.0% 52.9%  
Mean 1.56 1.54 1.66 1.76 1.73 1.76 1.50 1.49 1.60  
Standard deviation 0.67 0.64 0.64 0.68 0.64 0.65 0.66 0.63 0.62  
Significance - * - -  
Effect size - 0.03 -0.16 - 0.05 0.00 - 0.02 -0.16  
Since entering college, indicate how often you:

Communicated regularly with professors
Frequently / Occasionally
94.0% 92.7% 94.8% 97.3% 89.4% 93.0% 92.9% 93.8% 95.8%  
Mean 2.32 2.35 2.42 2.27 2.29 2.34 2.33 2.37 2.46  
Standard deviation 0.58 0.61 0.59 0.51 0.65 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.58  
Significance - * - - *  
Effect size - -0.05 -0.17 - -0.03 -0.12 - -0.07 -0.22  
Please rate your satisfaction with your college in each area:

Amount of contact with faculty
Very satisfied / Satisfied
71.5% 79.4% 85.7% 76.5% 79.7% 84.9% 69.9% 79.2% 86.1%  
Mean 3.93 4.10 4.26 4.09 4.18 4.24 3.87 4.07 4.28  
Standard deviation 0.93 0.90 0.80 0.83 0.94 0.80 0.96 0.89 0.80  
Significance - * *** - - * ***  
Effect size - -0.19 -0.41 - -0.10 -0.19 - -0.22 -0.51  
For the activities listed below, please indicate how often you engaged in each during the past year.

Felt that faculty provided me with feedback that helped me assess my progress in class
Frequently / Occasionally
81.0% 85.3% 91.2% 82.4% 85.2% 89.4% 80.6% 85.3% 92.2%  
Mean 2.08 2.18 2.28 2.09 2.20 2.22 2.08 2.17 2.31  
Standard deviation 0.68 0.66 0.62 0.67 0.68 0.62 0.68 0.66 0.61  
Significance - *** - - ***  
Effect size - -0.15 -0.32 - -0.16 -0.21 - -0.14 -0.38  
Felt that my contributions were valued in class
Frequently / Occasionally
90.6% 90.5% 94.0% 91.1% 89.3% 93.0% 90.3% 90.8% 94.6%  
Mean 2.21 2.28 2.39 2.15 2.27 2.35 2.23 2.28 2.41  
Standard deviation 0.60 0.62 0.60 0.56 0.64 0.61 0.61 0.62 0.59  
Significance - *** - - **  
Effect size - -0.11 -0.30 - -0.19 -0.33 - -0.08 -0.31  
Felt that faculty encouraged me to ask questions and participate in discussions
Frequently / Occasionally
88.1% 91.9% 95.3% 87.8% 91.5% 94.0% 88.3% 92.0% 96.1%  
Mean 2.28 2.42 2.51 2.21 2.41 2.45 2.30 2.42 2.55  
Standard deviation 0.67 0.64 0.59 0.65 0.64 0.61 0.67 0.64 0.57  
Significance - * *** - * - ***  
Effect size - -0.22 -0.39 - -0.31 -0.39 - -0.19 -0.44  
Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements:

Faculty showed concern about my progress
Strongly agree / Agree
56.2% 65.1% 74.3% 73.3% 72.5% 74.5% 51.1% 62.7% 74.2%  
Mean 2.54 2.70 2.86 2.87 2.85 2.84 2.44 2.65 2.88  
Standard deviation 0.95 0.90 0.83 0.82 0.90 0.82 0.96 0.89 0.84  
Significance - *** - - * ***  
Effect size - -0.18 -0.39 - 0.02 0.04 - -0.24 -0.52  
Faculty empower me to learn here
Strongly agree / Agree
79.8% 88.6% 91.5% 83.8% 90.0% 89.6% 78.5% 88.3% 92.7%  
Mean 2.99 3.19 3.22 3.00 3.18 3.15 2.99 3.19 3.26  
Standard deviation 0.68 0.67 0.63 0.58 0.68 0.65 0.71 0.67 0.61  
Significance - ** *** - - ** ***  
Effect size - -0.30 -0.37 - -0.26 -0.23 - -0.30 -0.44  
Faculty believe in my potential to succeed academically
Strongly agree / Agree
85.3% 88.8% 93.0% 83.9% 88.8% 91.9% 85.7% 88.8% 93.6%  
Mean 3.11 3.26 3.35 3.06 3.30 3.31 3.12 3.25 3.38  
Standard deviation 0.70 0.71 0.65 0.63 0.71 0.67 0.72 0.72 0.64  
Significance - * *** - * - ***  
Effect size - -0.21 -0.37 - -0.34 -0.37 - -0.18 -0.41  
In class, I have heard faculty express stereotypes based on race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion
Strongly agree / Agree
33.4% 29.6% 33.4% 41.9% 29.6% 30.0% 30.6% 29.6% 35.4%  
Mean 2.11 2.03 2.15 2.19 2.00 2.06 2.08 2.04 2.20  
Standard deviation 0.98 0.93 0.87 1.08 0.95 0.87 0.95 0.92 0.87  
Significance - - -  
Effect size - 0.09 -0.05 - 0.20 0.15 - 0.04 -0.14  
Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements:

Faculty encouraged me to meet with them outside of class
Strongly agree / Agree
72.9% 79.9% 87.3% 74.2% 79.9% 85.8% 72.4% 79.9% 88.1%  
Mean 2.88 3.00 3.17 2.97 3.05 3.12 2.85 2.98 3.19  
Standard deviation 0.83 0.79 0.69 0.71 0.78 0.69 0.87 0.79 0.69  
Significance - *** - - ***  
Effect size - -0.15 -0.42 - -0.10 -0.22 - -0.16 -0.49  
At least one faculty member has taken an interest in my development
Strongly agree / Agree
80.6% 81.9% 91.1% 80.7% 82.1% 89.4% 80.6% 81.9% 92.2%  
Mean 3.19 3.21 3.36 3.10 3.26 3.29 3.21 3.20 3.39  
Standard deviation 0.89 0.83 0.69 0.87 0.83 0.72 0.90 0.82 0.67  
Significance - ** - - **  
Effect size - -0.02 -0.25 - -0.19 -0.26 - 0.01 -0.27  
How often have professors at your college provided you with:

Encouragement to pursue graduate/professional study
Frequently / Occasionally
84.7% 85.9% 89.1% 82.1% 88.1% 88.3% 85.6% 85.3% 89.6%  
Mean 2.30 2.35 2.36 2.14 2.35 2.30 2.34 2.35 2.39  
Standard deviation 0.72 0.71 0.67 0.71 0.68 0.67 0.72 0.72 0.67  
Significance - - -  
Effect size - -0.07 -0.09 - -0.31 -0.24 - -0.01 -0.07  
An opportunity to work on a research project
Frequently / Occasionally
52.6% 64.9% 68.2% 50.0% 69.6% 70.6% 53.3% 63.4% 66.9% Faculty
Interaction
Mean 1.68 1.91 1.93 1.71 2.04 1.94 1.67 1.87 1.92
Standard deviation 0.73 0.77 0.75 0.81 0.80 0.73 0.70 0.76 0.76
Significance - ** *** - * - * **
Effect size - -0.30 -0.33 - -0.41 -0.32 - -0.26 -0.33
Advice and guidance about your educational program
Frequently / Occasionally
84.7% 86.2% 91.5% 82.2% 87.4% 90.7% 85.6% 85.8% 92.0% Faculty
Interaction
Mean 2.23 2.25 2.34 2.21 2.31 2.29 2.23 2.23 2.38
Standard deviation 0.70 0.68 0.63 0.74 0.68 0.63 0.69 0.68 0.63
Significance - - - *
Effect size - -0.03 -0.17 - -0.15 -0.13 - 0.00 -0.24
Emotional support and encouragement
Frequently / Occasionally
75.4% 79.7% 84.3% 71.5% 80.4% 79.8% 76.7% 79.5% 87.0% Faculty
Interaction
Mean 2.10 2.12 2.20 2.00 2.10 2.09 2.13 2.13 2.27
Standard deviation 0.77 0.72 0.69 0.77 0.70 0.70 0.77 0.72 0.68
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.03 -0.14 - -0.14 -0.13 - 0.00 -0.21
A letter of recommendation
Frequently / Occasionally
72.9% 67.7% 81.6% 60.7% 68.5% 79.0% 76.6% 67.4% 83.1% Faculty
Interaction
Mean 2.04 1.95 2.18 1.86 1.96 2.11 2.10 1.94 2.22
Standard deviation 0.77 0.77 0.72 0.80 0.77 0.72 0.75 0.77 0.71
Significance - * - -
Effect size - 0.12 -0.19 - -0.13 -0.35 - 0.21 -0.17
How often have professors at your college provided you with:

Help to improve your study skills
Frequently / Occasionally
72.1% 77.1% 80.2% 67.8% 80.4% 81.0% 73.3% 76.1% 79.7% Faculty
Interaction
Mean 2.00 2.03 2.09 1.89 2.06 2.09 2.03 2.02 2.10
Standard deviation 0.75 0.70 0.69 0.74 0.67 0.68 0.76 0.71 0.70
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.04 -0.13 - -0.25 -0.29 - 0.01 -0.10
Feedback on your academic work (outside of grades)
Frequently / Occasionally
78.6% 78.8% 88.3% 85.7% 84.5% 88.8% 76.4% 77.1% 88.0% Faculty
Interaction
Mean 2.16 2.14 2.30 2.18 2.23 2.28 2.16 2.12 2.30
Standard deviation 0.75 0.74 0.67 0.67 0.70 0.65 0.78 0.75 0.67
Significance - * - -
Effect size - 0.03 -0.21 - -0.07 -0.15 - 0.05 -0.21
An opportunity to discuss coursework outside of class
Frequently / Occasionally
86.4% 90.5% 95.1% 96.4% 89.9% 94.8% 83.4% 90.6% 95.2% Faculty
Interaction
Mean 2.33 2.38 2.47 2.46 2.43 2.44 2.29 2.36 2.49
Standard deviation 0.70 0.65 0.59 0.58 0.67 0.59 0.74 0.65 0.59
Significance - * - - **
Effect size - -0.08 -0.24 - 0.04 0.03 - -0.11 -0.34
How often have professors at your college provided you with:

Help in achieving your professional goals
Frequently / Occasionally
80.3% 78.8% 88.4% 88.9% 82.5% 87.9% 77.8% 77.5% 88.6% Faculty
Interaction
Mean 2.16 2.13 2.30 2.19 2.20 2.26 2.16 2.11 2.32
Standard deviation 0.73 0.74 0.66 0.62 0.72 0.66 0.76 0.74 0.67
Significance - * - - *
Effect size - 0.04 -0.21 - -0.01 -0.11 - 0.07 -0.24
An opportunity to apply classroom learning to "real-life" issues
Frequently / Occasionally
90.7% 89.7% 92.1% 92.9% 91.0% 90.9% 90.0% 89.2% 92.7% Faculty
Interaction
Mean 2.32 2.34 2.35 2.21 2.31 2.29 2.36 2.35 2.39
Standard deviation 0.64 0.66 0.62 0.57 0.63 0.62 0.66 0.67 0.62
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.03 -0.05 - -0.16 -0.13 - 0.01 -0.05
How many months since entering college (including summer) did you work on a professor's research project?

25+ months
3.0% 2.6% 3.9% 2.7% 2.9% 4.4% 3.1% 2.6% 3.6%  
13-24 months 2.4% 4.0% 5.2% 2.7% 5.7% 4.9% 2.3% 3.5% 5.3%  
7-12 months 6.0% 7.1% 7.0% 2.7% 10.5% 6.8% 6.9% 6.1% 7.2%  
4-6 months 9.0% 12.2% 9.4% 10.8% 11.9% 9.5% 8.5% 12.3% 9.4%  
1-3 months 28.1% 21.0% 16.4% 27.0% 20.5% 17.0% 28.5% 21.2% 16.1%  
0 months 51.5% 53.0% 58.1% 54.1% 48.6% 57.4% 50.8% 54.5% 58.5%  
Total (n) 167 871 16,042 37 210 5,841 130 661 10,201
Mean 1.89 1.96 1.96 1.81 2.13 1.98 1.91 1.91 1.95
Standard deviation 1.24 1.31 1.43 1.20 1.41 1.44 1.25 1.28 1.42
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.05 -0.05 - -0.23 -0.12 - 0.00 -0.03