The Office of Assessment has processed the 2015-2016 Course/Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS) results for the Institute. For 69 academic terms (39 quarters and 30 semesters—excluding summer sessions), the Institute has been collecting data and reporting descriptive statistics that provide a basis for interpreting individual ratings. The reports are available at <https://www.assessment.gatech.edu/resources/cios/norm_data/>
The original survey was designed in 1986 and consisted of 26 questions, later reduced to 24 by eliminating questions about students’ gender and ethnicity. In Fall 2011, a streamlined CIOS was implemented, which was designed by representatives of faculty, students, and administration. This new version reduced the number of core questions from 24 to 10 and eliminated cluster scores. In Summer 2011, representatives of faculty, students, and administration again met to assess the survey and revised it to better reflect the literature on survey design and to improve the quality of feedback for instructors.
The following report focuses on survey Item 10: Considering everything, the instructor was an effective teacher. This question has been maintained in the same form throughout all versions of CIOS. To provide the most meaningful comparisons with individual scores, statistics are reported for each term in the academic year and with cumulative results since Fall 2001. This format enables faculty to compare their scores with distributions for specific semesters and for multi-year periods. Central tendencies and distributions of the question are reported by class size category and by college, as well as for the entire Institute. Experience and general research confirm that class size is a primary variable explaining significant differences in ratings. The following notation may help you interpret the report:
- “N” is the number of classes in a particular population frame.
- “Median” is the middle value of an ordered array of classes’ interpolated median scores.
- Columns “Cut 1,” “Cut 2,” “Cut 3,” and “Cut 4” indicate the quintile values (20th, 40th, 60th, and 80th percentiles) in the distribution. These values are also drawn on the accompanying charts for the cumulative distribution.
- Values range from 1 to 5, where 1 is “strongly disagree” and 5 is “strongly agree.”
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The Office of Assessment is pleased to announce the results of the Spring 2015 Career and Salary Survey.
The survey was administered online to 2,663 BS- and MS-level students scheduled to graduate in the Spring semester.
A total of 1,154 students completed the survey for a response rate of 44.4%. The BS-level response rate was 50.9%, while the MS-level response rate was 29.2%. The survey results are representative of the GT graduating population by gender, ethnicity, college, and citizenship.
Among the highlights from the Spring 2015 survey:
- The percentage of job-seeking Georgia Tech BS recipients who reported employment at graduation was 73.7%, up from 63.4% in Spring 2011.
- Placement among job-seeking Master’s degree recipients has remained stable for the past three years; 70.2% in Spring 2015.
- Median reported salaries for Georgia Tech graduates have increased to $65,000 for BS recipients in Spring 2015 compared to $60,350 in Spring 2011.
- Median salary for MS recipients was $80,000 compared to $75,000 in Spring 2011.
- Of the Georgia Tech BS graduates, 19% plan to pursue further education, down from 25% pursuing further education in Spring 2011.
- Over 85% of responding students would “probably” or “definitely” select Georgia Tech again, and 83% would recommend their programs to future students who want to major in their fields.
Detailed results of the survey are available in the Office of Assessment’s survey data warehouse: http://www.adors.gatech.edu. Students may access the salary reports at: https://webapps.gatech.edu/cfcampus/adors/commencement/salary_report.cfm.
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The Office of Assessment is pleased to announce the results of the Spring 2014 Career and Salary Survey.
The survey was administered online to 2,701 BS- and MS-level students who were scheduled to graduate in Spring 2014.
A total of 1,207 students completed the survey for a response rate of 44.7%. The BS-level response rate was 49.1%, while the MS-level response rate was slightly lower at 34.3%. The survey results are representative of the GT graduating population by gender, college, and citizenship.
Trends from the Spring 2014 survey indicate:
- The percentage of job-seeking Georgia Tech BS recipients who reported having a job at graduation in Spring 2014 was 67.9%, up solidly from a low of 53.3% in Spring 2010.
- Placement among job-seeking Master’s degree recipients was 69.3%, up from a five-year low of 55.7% in Spring 2009.
- Median reported salaries for Georgia Tech graduates have steadily increased to $64,000 for BS recipients in Spring 2014 from the market low of $55,000 in Spring 2011.
- For MS recipients, median salaries rose to $79,500 for Spring 2014, up from $70,000 in Spring 2011.
- Of the Georgia Tech BS graduates, 25% plan to pursue further education.
- Over 85% of students who took the Career and Salary survey remained certain they would select Georgia Tech again to attend college and approximately 83% would recommend their program to future students who wanted to major in their field.
Results of the survey are available in the Office of Assessment’s survey data warehouse: <www.adors.gatech.edu>. Students may access the salary reports at:
If you have any questions about these data, please contact Jon Gordon at <email@example.com>.