Alumni survey can help shape students’ UIndy experience
UIndy recently conducted a survey of its undergraduate alumni and is anticipating mailing a survey to graduate student alumni this fall. If you are a product of our graduate programs, you might receive a letter from UIndy asking you to participate in this brief survey. We’re collecting anonymous responses to help us improve and provide information that will aid the University in applying for grants and outside funding. And your response will help greatly in unearthing statistics about our graduates, such as how prepared you felt after graduating and where you found a job.
“We’re concerned with the student experience here and how a UIndy education launched our students into their civic and professional lives,” says Patrick Alles of the University’s Institutional Planning and Research office. Survey results also help departments become more responsive to both student and workforce needs. The results can contribute to shaping the University curriculum and improving the graduate experience at UIndy.
“Our last undergraduate survey in 2011 revealed that more than 90 percent of our students found a job within six months of graduating, and 90 percent rated the University as ‘above average’ or ‘excellent,’” says Alles. “We now want to collect this kind of information from our graduate students so we know if we are serving them well.”
Part of the challenge of conducting a successful survey is having enough valid email addresses for an accurate sample. If you’re willing to support your alma mater by being randomly selected to participate in a future survey, please visit forms.uindy.edu/alumni to provide your email address.
Completing a survey also means that you will be entered to win incentives, such as an iPad or gift cards. “We can’t thank our alumni enough for taking the time to complete these surveys,” says Alles. “Your information will help UIndy remain relevant and responsive as we prepare the next generation of professionals.”