Dear alumnus/alumna:

You are receiving this survey because of your affiliation with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, which includes these departments and programs: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Journalism, Labor Studies, Legal Studies, Neuroscience and Behavior, Psychology, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, Social Thought and Political Economy, and Sociology.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is doing a survey of a select group of alumni. We are seeking your ideas on higher education in general and your experiences here at UMass Amherst in particular. We’d like to capitalize on your unique insights as former students at UMass Amherst. The results of this survey will be used to make improvements for current students. We will post the responses on the SBS website and newsletter, and ask you to vote on your favorite ideas. This is not a solicitation for anything other than your thoughts.

Because this is a scientific survey, we ask that you complete it only once. You may provide your responses anonymously but we hope you will choose to provide us with your contact information so that we might get in touch with you to discuss your suggestions more fully. If you wish to complete this survey anonymously, your responses will not be tallied with the survey results. We encourage you to answer questions candidly.

This survey should take you approximately ten minutes to complete. Feel free to skip over any questions that you do not wish to answer. If you have questions about this survey, contact Jackie Brousseau-Pereira, Director of External Affairs, SBS by email or phone 413.545.1933.