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Thank you for participating in the MIT Enrolled Student Survey. The survey is made up of several short sections followed by some demographic questions. The first section asks you to evaluate MIT. The core of the survey then asks about various aspects of your experiences here: your engagement as a student, your interactions with faculty, how much you think you've learned, and what you've done outside of the classroom, including work and extracurricular activities. Your answers are very important to us — they will inform our efforts to improve in the years to come.

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EVALUATE MIT

1. How would you evaluate your entire educational experience at MIT?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor

2. How satisfied have you been with the following aspects of your experience at MIT during the current academic year?

  Very Dissatisfied Generally Dissatisfied Generally Satisfied Very Satisfied
Overall quality of instruction
Opportunities for class discussion
Academic advising
Administration's responsiveness to student concerns
Social life on campus
Sense of community on campus
Sense of community where you live
Food services
Student health services
Student housing facilities
3. If you could start all over again, would you go to MIT?
Definitely
Probably
Probably not
Definitely not

YOU AS A STUDENT

1. During the current academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

  Rarely or never Occasionally Often Very often
Been excited by a class
Participated in class discussion
Participated in hands-on activities (lab work, experiments, project-based experiences, etc.)
Applied what you learned in class to a problem or issue outside of class
Participated in a study group outside of class
Reconsidered your position on a topic after evaluating the arguments of others
Had an intellectual discussion with students outside of class
Had an intellectual discussion with a faculty member outside of class
Discussed your post-college plans with a faculty member
Attended a campus lecture, conference, symposium or arts event not required by a course
Talked with a faculty member, counselor or other staff member about personal concerns
Engaged with faculty in an informal, social or networking environment

2. Which of the following have you already done or do you plan to do during your time at MIT?

  Done Plan to do Do not plan to do Have not decided
Prepare a thesis, honors, or other significant research paper/project
Conduct research with a faculty member
Have an internship
Study abroad
Participate in a service learning course or program
3. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement:
I have a good sense of what I should learn in college.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

4. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree
I am very confident of my ability to succeed academically at MIT.
I am very confident about my ability to get along socially at MIT.

5. During a typical week this academic year, approximately how many hours do you spend on your academic work?

  0 hours 1-5 hours 6-10 hours 11-15 hours 16-20 hours 21-25 hours 26-30 hours More than 30 hours
Attending scheduled classes or labs
Working on academic work outside of class or lab (e.g., homework, research project, etc.)

FACULTY & ADVISORS

1. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Faculty members are willing to talk with me individually
Faculty members treat me fairly
I can talk with my academic advisor(s) when I need to
Help with academic work is available to me
Faculty members give me positive reinforcement
for my accomplishments
2. How many faculty members know you well enough to provide a letter of recommendation in support of an application for a job, internship, fellowship, or advanced degree work?
None One Two Three Four or more
3. During the current academic year, have you sought advice from your academic advisor(s)? If so, did it help you?
No, I have not sought advice from my academic advisor(s)
Yes I have, but it was not very helpful
Yes I have, and it helped some
Yes I have, and it helped quite a bit
4. During the current academic year, have you sought tutoring or academic assistance from your school or department? If so, did it help you?
No, I have not sought tutoring or academic assistance
Yes I have, but it was not very helpful
Yes I have, and it helped some
Yes I have, and it helped quite a bit

5. As of right now, in what field or fields do you expect to receive Bachelor's degrees?
Major 1
Major 2

5a. When you first became an undergraduate, what were you planning as a major?

5b. If you have changed your declared or intended major since starting college, what factors influenced your decision? Mark all that apply.

YOUR PROGRESS

1. To what extent has your experience at MIT contributed to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in the following areas?

  Very little or none Some Quite a bit Very much
Writing clearly and effectively
Communicating well orally
Leading and supervising tasks and groups of people
Using quantitative tools (e.g., statistics, graphs)
Reading or speaking a foreign language
Understanding the significance of art, music, literature, and drama
Understanding the process of science and experimentation
Formulating/creating original ideas and solutions
Resolving interpersonal conflicts positively
Placing current problems in historical/cultural/philosophical perspective
Career- or work-related knowledge and skills
In-depth knowledge of a field or discipline
  Very little or none Some Quite a bit Very much
Functioning effectively as a member of a team
Ability to learn on your own
Thinking analytically and logically
Evaluating and choosing between alternative courses of action
Relating well to people of different races, nations, and religions
Identifying moral and ethical issues
Understanding yourself: abilities, interests, limitations, personality
Functioning independently, without supervision
Planning and executing complex projects
Thinking critically
Developing an awareness of social problems
Developing self-esteem/self-confidence
Synthesizing and integrating ideas and information
Evaluating the role of science and technology in society
Developing global awareness
Conducting scholarly research
The breadth of your knowledge across a number of fields
2. During the current academic year, have you done the following?
Mark all that apply. Include things that you plan to do before the end of the current term.

WORKING FOR PAY

1. During a typical week this academic year, approximately how many hours do you spend working for pay?
  0 hours 1-5 hours 6-10 hours 11-15 hours 16-20 hours 21-25 hours 26-30 hours More than 30 hours
Working for pay
2. When you have worked for pay this year, has it been on-campus or off-campus?
Not applicable
All or mostly on-campus
A mix
All or mostly off-campus

ACTIVITIES

1. Which of the following have you already done or do you plan to do during your time at MIT?

  Done Plan to do Do not plan to do Have not decided
Volunteer in the community, not as part of a course
Hold a leadership role on- or off-campus (e.g., student organization, community group, club, or team)
Participate in politics beyond voting
2. During the current academic year, have you participated (as more than a spectator) in any of the following? Mark all that apply.
3. During the current academic year, have you participated (as more than a spectator) in any of the following extracurricular activities? Mark all that apply.

4. During a typical week this academic year, approximately how many hours do you spend on...

  0 hours 1-5 hours 6-10 hours 11-15 hours 16-20 hours 21-25 hours 26-30 hours More than 30 hours
Physical fitness activities
(including time training for and playing sports as well as exercising, pick-up sports, and so on)
Extracurricular activities other than physical fitness
5. Over the past 12 months how many times have you participated in public service or volunteer work?
Never
Once or twice a year
Once or twice a semester
Once or twice a month
Once a week
More than once a week

6. How do you feel about your level of participation in these aspects of college life during the current academic year?

I did the following... Less than I would have liked About the right amount More than I would have liked
Study
Attend lectures/presentations not for class
Interact with faculty outside class
Volunteer
Work for pay
Relax and socialize outside class
Participate in athletics/exercise
Participate in extracurricular activities/clubs

YOUR HEALTH & WELL-BEING

1. During the current academic year, how often, if ever, have you...
  Rarely or never Occasionally Often Very often
Felt out of place or that you just didn't fit in on campus
Felt overwhelmed by all you had to do
Stayed up all night to finish an academic assignment or prepare for an exam
Felt you were not as accomplished as some of your fellow students
Felt disrespected or de-valued because of your race, ethnicity, or religious beliefs
2. On how many of the past seven days did you get enough sleep so that you felt rested when you woke up in the morning?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

3. Below are potential sources of stress that you may experience as a student. Please indicate how each has affected you during the current academic year.

  Not a source of stress Slightly stressful Moderately stressful Very stressful
Managing the workload for your courses
Personal difficulties with family, intimate relationships, or friends
Balancing multiple commitments (academic, extracurricular, personal)
Concerns about your finances
Concerns about your future plans
Difficulty of the curriculum
4. How many close friends do you have (meaning people that you feel at ease with, can talk to about private matters, and can call on for help)?
0 (none) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 or more

YOUR BACKGROUND

1. Your class year:
First year
Second year
Third year
Fourth year or later
Other
2. What is the average grade you have received during your college career?
A
A-
B+
B
B-/C+
C or below
3. Did you receive financial aid (e.g., grant, student loan, or work-study job) during the current academic year?
Yes
No
4. What is your gender?
Female
Male
5. What is your sexual orientation?
Heterosexual
Gay/lesbian
Bisexual
Unsure
6. How would you describe your political views, or haven't you thought much about this?
Extremely liberal
Liberal
Slightly liberal
Moderate/middle-of-the-road
Slightly conservative
Conservative
Extremely conservative
Haven't thought much about it

7. What is your current religious preference?

8. Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (hold a permanent Visa)?
Yes
No
9. What is your race/ethnicity? Mark all that apply.
10. Which of the following best describes how you were admitted to MIT?
Early Action or Early Decision
Regular admission
As a transfer from another institution
12. What is the highest level of education completed by your parents or guardians?
Select FIRST parent/guardian's relationship to you:
Mother or Stepmother
Father or Stepfather
Other
Select FIRST parent/guardian's EDUCATION:
No high school diploma
High school diploma or equivalent
Post-secondary school other than college
Some college or associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Graduate or professional degree
Unsure/Don't Know
Select SECOND parent/guardian's relationship to you:
Mother or Stepmother
Father or Stepfather
Other
Select SECOND parent/guardian's EDUCATION:
No high school diploma
High school diploma or equivalent
Post-secondary school other than college
Some college or associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Graduate or professional degree
Unsure/Don't Know
13. Did either of your parents attend MIT as an undergraduate?
Yes
No
14. What is your best estimate of the total annual before-tax income from all sources of the parent, parents, and/or stepparents who helped pay for your undergraduate education?
Under $25,000
$25,000 - $49,999
$50,000 - $74,999
$75,000 - $99,999
$100,000 - $124,999
$125,000 - $149,999
$150,000 - $174,999
$175,000 - $199,999
$200,000 - $249,999
$250,000 - $499,999
$500,000 or above

Questions Just for MIT Students

1. Please rate the extent to which your abilities in the areas listed below have changed since you first came to MIT.

  Much weaker
1
2 3 No change
4
5 6 Much stronger
7
Reading or speaking a foreign language
Writing clearly and effectively
Understanding the significance of art, music, literature, and drama
Resolving interpersonal conflicts positively
Placing current problems in historical/cultural/philosophical perspective
Gaining in-depth knowledge of a field
2. Based on what you know now, how well do you think your undergraduate experience prepared you to:
  Very Poorly Less than Adequately Adequately More than Adequately Very Well
Recognize when you should stop talking about improvements and focus on what can be fully implemented.
Give a team member constructive criticism that improves his/her performance.
Help team members arguing for very different strategies to arrive at a choice they all can support.
Get a team to reduce the scope of a really innovative idea so it can be delivered on time.
Select scholarly or professional information from a variety of sources.

3. What percentage of MIT undergraduates do you believe have participated in public service or volunteer work over the past 12 months?

Going Out

1. In the last month, where have you GONE OUT for lunch or dinner?
Check all that apply.
2. In the last month, where have you gone to purchase your groceries and other necessities (e.g., toiletries, snack foods)?
Check all that apply.
in the last month.
3. In the last month, which local neighborhood(s) have you gone to at night or on the weekend?

Personal Support

1. Think back to a time this academic year when you had a personal concern that was impacting your life, but you did not reach out for help. What made you decide not to reach out? (mark all that apply)
2. If something was really troubling you, how likely would you be to contact an MIT support service/counseling program run by students for students?
Very likely
Somewhat likely
Not at all likely
Don't know
3. What factors, if any, might make you less likely to contact an MIT support service/counseling program run by students for students? (mark all that apply)

Your Comments

Please use the space below to elaborate on any of the questions on the survey and to comment on any other aspect of your undergraduate experience not covered in this questionnaire.

Thank You Drawing

As our thanks for completing the survey, all survey completers will be given a $5 TechCash credit - you will get email as soon as the credit is available in your account. In addition, all survey completers will be entered into the drawing for a $200 grand prize (2 awarded) and additional TechCash credits of $100 (5 awarded), $50 (10 awarded) and $25 (30 awarded). Please tell us which grand prize you would prefer:
$200 MIT TechCash
$200 American Express Gift Cheques
I do not wish to be entered in the drawing.

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