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UW-Parkside Sociology Department Alumni Survey

The Sociology/Anthropology department of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is conducting a survey to determine the impact of the Sociology/Anthropology program on its alumni's personal/professional life since graduation. Of particular interest are the competencies that the department has developed as goals for its students. Your completion of this survey will enable the Sociology/Anthropology department to assess the degree to which it has met its stated goals and will help the department to better serve its students. All surveys will be kept confidential and will not be used for undisclosed purposes.


Section I:  Background Information



 
 
 
 
      E. Were you a transfer student?

3. When did you first decide to focus on Sociology/Anthropology as a major?




4. A. Have you, or are you continuing your education?



5. A. Are you currently working?

5. C. If yes, did you find this job before or after graduating from UW-P?




8. How did you find your current position? (If not currently working, how did you find your last position?)




9. How satisfied are you with your current position?






11. What is your current annual income level?








12. Please indicate your race.







13. Please indicate your gender.



Section II:  Competencies

1. A. During your time at UW-P were you aware of the Sociology/Anthropology department competencies?



    B. If so, when were you first aware of them?




     C. How were you made aware of the competencies?



In the next segment of Section II you will be asked to make statements about the fourteen competencies established by the Sociology/Anthropology department at the University of Wisconsin -Parkside.

2. Please check all that apply for each competency. If none apply, leave blank.

    Conceptual Competencies

    Competency has helped me find a job Competency has helped me in my current position Competency has helped me in my personal life Competency is difficult to understand
    A.  Understand and apply sociological/anthropological concepts, theories, and perspectives on culture and society.  
    B.  Demonstrate an understanding of cultures and societies in their own terms.  
    C.  Understand the impact of the social and physical environment on individual experience.  
    D. Assess and critique different sociological/anthropological theoretical orientations.  
    E.  Understand the process of the theory construction.  

Methodological Competencies

    Competency has helped me find a job Competency has helped me in my current position Competency has helped me in my personal life Competency is difficult to understand
    F.  Demonstrate the connection between theory, methods, and realities.
 
    G.  Frame and execute a research project.  
    H.  Record, interpret, and communicate quantitative and qualitative evidence.  
    I.  Find, organize, and critically evaluate data/information (interpreting data outcomes and evaluating literature).  
    J.  Understand and use technology for achieving goals and tasks.  

    Civic Competencies:

    Competency has helped me find a job Competency has helped me in my current position Competency has helped me in my personal life Competency is difficult to understand
    K.  Promote the active exchange of ideas in a civil manner.  
    L.  Use sociological and anthropological knowledge to address important issues locally and globally.  
    M.  Gain competence in effective collaboration and teamwork.  
    N.  Identify and confront ethnocentrism.  

3. Now that you have seen the competencies, when should they be introduced to students?




4. Do you think the Sociology/Anthropology classes should focus more on the competencies?



 
 

Section III:  Sociology Related Job Skills

    Yes No
1.     A. Did you take SOCA 495:  Senior Seminar?  
        B. If yes, did you create a portfolio in Senior Seminar or in another class at UW-P?  

        C. Did you create a resume in Senior Seminar or in another class at UW-P?


2. Do you feel the majority of your current skills were developed:


3. Are there any specific skills you feel the Sociology/Anthropology department has equipped you with?



Thank you for your participation.