Students satisfied with Queen's experience
A majority of undergraduate and professional students continue to give a positive evaluation of their overall Queen’s experience, according to a survey of the 2012 graduating class.
“We are pleased students find Queen’s meets their learning and development goals and needs,” says Teresa Alm, University Registrar. “It is also encouraging to see the high level of satisfaction they have for library services and athletics and recreation facilities.”
Eighty per cent of respondents to the exit poll were satisfied (agreed or strongly agreed) that their experience at Queen’s was excellent, up one per cent from 2011. Furthermore, 78 per cent of respondents reported their Queen’s education was an excellent contributor to their learning and development, also up one per cent from the previous year.
The exit poll also asks students specific questions about the learning environment, facilities and services, the university’s contributions to their personal development, and debt and future plans. Some of the highlights include:
• Eighty-four per cent of respondents reported instructors showed a positive attitude toward students, and 75 per cent were satisfied that instructors took an active interest in their learning.
• Seventy-eight per cent of respondents indicated Queen’s contributed to their ability to work independently, and 72 per cent were satisfied the university experience prepared them to work well with others.
• More than 80 per cent of respondents were satisfied with library facilities, athletic facilities, and athletic and recreation services.
• The percentage of students reporting no debt after graduation remained unchanged at 45 per cent; 48 per cent of respondents said they would be seeking employment after graduation and 39 per cent would continue studying.
The exit poll helps the university and its faculties measure progress on objectives and develop longer-term strategies. The survey has been administered since 1995 and the current and previous results dating back to 2001 are posted online.