Exit this survey

1. What is your gender?

2. Which ethnicity best describes you?

3. Which Department of History program did you complete?

4. In what year did you complete your program in the Department of History at WCU?

5. What is your current or most recent occupation?

6. How quickly did you find meaningful employment after graduation?

7. Use the scale to rate each of the following statements:

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree N/A
The WCU history program prepared me for life beyond WCU.
The WCU history program prepared me for my current occupation.
The WCU history program prepared me to understand how the past shapes contemporary human conditions.
The WCU history program helped convey an understanding of the diversity of historical actors, events, belief systems, material realities, and cultural values.
The WCU history program taught and improved my skills in critical analysis and reasoning
The WCU history program improved my ability to analyze historical facts, themes and ideas in a focused and in depth manner.
The WCU history program provided me with the training to synthesize and present primary sources, scholarly debates and theoretical ideas.
The WCU history program enhanced my ability to formulate a disputable and defensible argument.
The WCU history program taught and improved my skills in written communication.
The WCU history program provided me with the training to write in a clear and grammatically correct way.
The WCU history program provide you with the training to use proper conventions of scholarly citation (e.g. footnotes, bibliography, etc.).
The WCU history program taught and improved my skills in oral communication.
I was satisfied with the quality of the history seminar or capstone course (if applicable).
I was satisfied with the quality of instruction provided by the Department of History.
The accessibility to Department of History faculty members was appropriate to my needs.
I was satisfied with my opportunities to interact with history faculty members outside of class.
I was satisfied with the advising provided by the Department of History
I was satisfied with the usefulness of the academic advice I received from my advisor?
I was satisfied with my advisor’s knowledge of requirements?
I was satisfied with the accessibility of my advisor?
I was satisfied with the encouragement I received from the Department of History faculty members with regard to finding employment?
I was satisfied with the structure of the history major (e.g. course sequencing and history requirements)?
I was satisfied with the size of classes in your major?
In general I believe that smaller class sizes are better than larger ones.

8. Typically how many times did you visit your advisor each year?

9. Which teaching format did you find most valuable?


* 10. Answer Each Briefly In The Text Box Below:

1. Which aspects of the history program are the most valued in your occupation?

2. How could the programs in history and history/social studies be improved?

3. What additional comments would you like to make about the History Department and its programs of study?

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