Seniors Report Increased Satisfaction
with Faculty Interaction
In March of this year, all undergraduate seniors were invited to complete an on-line satisfaction survey. This survey is administered at MIT every two years; this is the third administration. The survey asked students to describe their plans after college, to rate their satisfaction with various aspects of their education, and to indicate how their abilities had changed since enrolling at MIT. The response rate was 61%. For each academic department with sufficient responses, a report with overall frequencies and charts was produced.
The chart summarizes senior satisfaction with several aspects of faculty interaction. In general, seniors reported higher levels of satisfaction in 2006 compared to previous years, with 84% being very satisfied or generally satisfied with their undergraduate education, and 78% with their social life on campus.
The survey was conducted by the Office of the Provost, Institutional Research. The overall Institute report for the 2006 Senior Survey is available at web.mit.edu/ir/surveys/index.html.