DMIN Graduating Student Survey

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If you have completed previous degrees at GCTS, answer based on your current DMIN experience.
How has GCTS contributed, both in the curriculum and in the co-curriculum, to your growth in...?
1. Biblical Competency
Was DetrimentalSomewhat InterferedNeither Interfered Nor HelpedSomewhat HelpfulWas Vital
1. Your conviction about the inerrancy and authority of Scripture.
2. Your knowledge of God’s Word
3. Becoming competent in the interpretation of God’s Word
4. Becoming competent in understanding the “Big Picture” of the Bible (e.g., biblical theology, the Old and New Testaments and their relationship, etc…)
2. Academic Excellence
Was DetrimentalSomewhat InterferedNeither Interfered Nor HelpedSomewhat HelpfulWas Vital
1. Your commitment to careful study (e.g., using the best available resources)
2. Fair-mindedness (e.g., with evidence, with differing views)
3. Developing your critical thinking skills
4. Integrating your field of study with theological reflection
3. Ministry Skills
Was DetrimentalSomewhat InterferedNeither Interfered Nor HelpedSomewhat HelpfulWas Vital
1. Development of competence in ministry skills associated with your field of study (e.g., preaching, counseling, teaching, leadership, etc…)
2. Confidence in preparedness for ministry
3. Competence to thoughtfully integrate biblical truth with the practice of ministry
4 Meaningful mentored and/or supervised experience(s)
4. Spiritual Maturity
Was DetrimentalSomewhat InterferedNeither Interfered Nor HelpedSomewhat HelpfulWas Vital
1. Knowing God experientially
2. Developing Christ-like character
3. Maturing in spiritual practices and disciplines (e.g., prayer, scripture reading)
4. Experiencing ongoing spiritual accountability
5. Cultural Engagement
Was DetrimentalSomewhat InterferedNeither Interfered Nor HelpedSomewhat HelpfulWas Vital
1. To gain understanding of, appreciation for and sensitivity to the cultural and social contexts of people
2. Using a Christian world view, to reflect critically on cultural events and themes
3. To gain experience in expressing biblical truth effectively in a cultural context
4. To learn to engage cultural forces as they are at work both outside and inside the life of the church
6. Global Evangelistic Influence
Was DetrimentalSomewhat InterferedNeither Interfered Nor HelpedSomewhat HelpfulWas Vital
1. Increasing awareness of the global context of the church
2. Developing a vision for God’s redemptive work throughout the world
3. Commitment to proclaiming the gospel
4. Developing skills for making disciples
7. How satisfied are you with support services?
Very DissatisfiedSomewhat DissatisfiedNeutralSomewhat SatisfiedVery SatisfiedN/A
1. Initial query as prospective student
2. Admissions process and services
3. Billing accuracy
4. Billing timeliness
5. International student services
6. Placement services
8. How satisfied are you with physical resources?
Very DissatisfiedSomewhat DissatisfiedNeutralSomewhat SatisfiedVery SatisfiedN/A
1. Classrooms
2. Media Services
3. Facilities
4. Building maintenance
5. Maintenance of grounds
6. Campus safety
7. Web site navigation
8. CAMS student portal
9. Sakai
10. Information technology resources
11. Help desk support
9. How satisfied are you with the learning environment?
Very DissatisfiedSomewhat DissatisfiedNeutralSomewhat SatisfiedVery SatisfiedN/A
1. Curriculum (all courses offered)
2. Availability of tracks & residencies
3. Faculty credentials
4. Faculty availability
5. Faculty as role models
6. Class size
7. Worship
8. Semlink
9. Library resources
10. Library services
10. How satisfied are you with these DMIN distinctives?
Very DissatisfiedSomewhat DissatisfiedNeutralSomewhat SatisfiedVery SatisfiedN/A
1. Faculty Mentoring
2. Ministry Friendly Approach
3. Peer Learning Environment (Cohort Approach)
4. Specialized Tracks (your specialized track)
5. Hospitality (refreshments, meals, worship, etc.)
11. Given our desire to be good stewards, in your opinion, what are the top three areas that GCTS should prioritize? (Please select only one number 1, number 2, and number 3)
Priority #1Priority #2Priority #3
Initial query as prospective student
Admissions process and services
Registration process and services
Financial aid services
New student orientation
Billing accuracy
Billing timeliness
Tuition payment plans
International student services
Placement services
Classrooms
Media
Facilities
Building maintenance
Maintenance of grounds
Campus safety
Web site navigation
CAMS student portal
Information technology resources
Help desk support
Curriculum (all courses offered)
Co-curricular (activities complementary to the curriculum)
Availability of tracks & residencies
Faculty credentials
Faculty availability
Faculty as role models
Class size
Worship
Semlink
Library resources
Library services
12. Mark the three most important influences on your educational experience at GCTS. (Please select only one number 1, number 2, and number 3)
First most importantSecond most importantThird most important
Initial query as prospective student
Admissions process and services
Registration process and services
Financial aid services
New student orientation
Billing accuracy
Billing timeliness
Tuition payment plans
International student services
Placement services
Classrooms
Media
Facilities
Building maintenance
Maintenance of grounds
Campus safety
Web site navigation
CAMS student portal
Information technology resources
Help desk support
Curriculum (all courses offered)
Co-curricular (activities complementary to the curriculum)
Availability of tracks & residencies
Faculty credentials
Faculty availability
Faculty as role models
Class size
Worship
Semlink
Library resources
Library services.
13. Is there anything else you would like for us to know about your learning experience at GCTS?
14. Your ID is requested in order to make sure your views are represented. We value each person's input but your responses will be aggregated with all other responses.
15. Which campus did you primarily attend?

16. What was your track?
17. What is your age range?
18. What is your gender?
19. What is your citizenship?
20. Do you consider yourself to be Hispanic or Latino?
21. In addition, please select one or more of the following racial categories to describe yourself:
22. Marital Status
23. Current occupation
24. During your program at GCTS, how would you describe your participation in a worshipping community, congregation or parish?
25. Since you began your DMIN program at GCTS, have you become theologically...?
26. How many dependents do you currently have?
27. How many hours per week did you work at a paying job this year?
28. How important were the following sources of income in supporting your graduate studies at GCTS? (Rate the importance of each source of income)

Not ImportantSlightly ImportantSomewhat ImportantImportantVery Important
Scholarship / grant
Your income
Spouse’s income
Savings
Parents / family
Denominational/church support
Other loan
Credit card
Other
29. How much educational debt did you incur at GCTS?

30. What is your current employment situation?
31. What position(s) will you have after graduation? (Select all full time and part time positions and indicate what you would like to be doing in 5 years from now.)
Full timePart timeIn 5 years
Pastoral/Parish ministry
Campus ministry
Inner-city ministry
Pastoral counseling
Hospital or hospice chaplaincy
Military chaplaincy
Secondary / prep school teaching
College / university teaching
Seminary teaching
Church administration
Counseling
Foreign missions
Home missions
Church planting / evangelism
Youth ministry
Church musician
Christian education
Spiritual direction
Social justice ministry
Further graduate study
Undecided
None
Other
32. Other (Full Time)
33. Other (Part Time)
34. Other (5 years from now)
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