1. EOU Survey

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The purpose of this survey is to gather information from employers that will help us improve our Computer science/Multimedia bachelor's degree program. This will aid in the development of next steps in shaping the program to meet industry needs.

All questions are optional, however, your input is very valuable to us.

* 1. Which of the following best describes your business:

* 2. Approximate number of employees in Oregon

* 3. How many current positions exist in your organization that have duties associated with computational technologies?

* 4. How many positions related to computational technology do you predict you will hire per year over the next five years?

* 5. Please indicate the importance or desirability of each of the following attributes for creating successful and effective managers, supervisors, and technical employees in your organization.

  Not Very Important Desirable, Not Essential Essential
Problem Solving Skills
Ability to apply structured & object-oriented methodologies
Comfortable in Variety of Program Environments/Ability to learn new environments.
Ability to design efficient, easy to use interfaces for software packages.
Clear understanding of the functioning of web pages.
Software Development
Analytical Skills
Computational expertise
Understanding of Basic operation system concepts
Ability to describe the construction & communication protocols for various computer network models
Ability to construct and maintain normalized databases
Understanding of how various media (graphics,audio,video) are digitized.
Ability to appropriately integrate digital media into multimedia titles.
Ability to apply numerical analysis techniques to solve statistical problems.

* 6. Have you previously hired EOU graduates?

* 7. Please rate the following statements about the EOU graduates you hired:

  Disagree completely Disagree somewhat Unsure Agree somewhat Agree completely
a) Have the skills they needed to succeed at your company
b)Have an appropriate attitude toward work
c)Meet your productivity standards
d)Generally satisfied with their performance and fit

* 8. Are there other skills or knowledge that would interest you or your company?

* 9. Please give us the Oregon county where your main facility is located.

We deeply appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey. It will help us to ensure that the Computer Science/Multimedia program at EOU will serve the needs of Oregon and the Technology Industries.

If you have an questions or would like a statistical summary of the results of this survey, please contact: Professor Richard Croft, rcroft@eou.edu.