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Graduate College Climate Survey, Craig A. Ogilvie, Clare Adams, Alade S. Mcken, Karen Bittner, Daniel Carney, Danielle Douskey, Paul Hengesteg, Carolyn Hutchinson, Juan J. Duchimaza Heredia, Charlton Campbell, Thelma Harding May 2016

Graduate College Climate Survey, Craig A. Ogilvie, Clare Adams, Alade S. Mcken, Karen Bittner, Daniel Carney, Danielle Douskey, Paul Hengesteg, Carolyn Hutchinson, Juan J. Duchimaza Heredia, Charlton Campbell, Thelma Harding

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The purpose of this survey is to assess the diverse climate of graduate students’ experiences at ISU.

The retention and persistence of graduate students at ISU continues to be an ongoing topic of conversation within the graduate college and academic departments. Graduate students play an integral role in research and scholarship on campus and it is critical that the department and lab climate foster a positive environment for all graduate students at ISU. In an unhealthy climate, students are less likely to adjust academically and are less likely to develop a sense of belonging on the campus. Assessing campus climate ...


Isu Graduate Student Diversity Climate Report, August 2016, Craig A. Ogilvie, L. Wesley Harris Jr. Jan 2016

Isu Graduate Student Diversity Climate Report, August 2016, Craig A. Ogilvie, L. Wesley Harris Jr.

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In Spring 2016, the Graduate College surveyed all students seeking graduate and professional degrees about their experiences as students and the climate at ISU. A total of 999 students responded to the survey out of 4863 graduate/professional students, a response rate of 20.5%.

  • 35% of the graduate population reported negative experiences in their graduate program based on their personal characteristics. The most frequent types of negative experiences were based on gender (12%), race/ethnicity (10%), age (7%), and country of origin (6%).
  • 38% of students reported personally experiencing bias/harassment/discrimination in the form of verbally offensive comments ...


Aau Doctoral Exit Survey, 2013-2014: Summary Of Comparison Of Isu And Other Aau Institutions, Lian Nu, Craig Ogilvie Nov 2014

Aau Doctoral Exit Survey, 2013-2014: Summary Of Comparison Of Isu And Other Aau Institutions, Lian Nu, Craig Ogilvie

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The AAU Doctoral Exit Survey collects data on doctoral recipients’ satisfaction of their doctoral program and university. For the academic year of 2013-2014, ISU collected 87 responses and other AAU institutions (a total of 24) reported a total of 13,044 responses. This is the first time that ISU has reported data for this survey to AAU. The response rate was relatively low (26%). It is expected that the response rate for future years will be higher based on improved survey administration procedures. Comparison of ISU’s and other AAU institutions’ responses suggests that ISU’s doctoral programs perform well ...


Analysis Of Spring 2013 Advising Survey, Laporchia C. Davis, Craig A. Ogilvie Apr 2014

Analysis Of Spring 2013 Advising Survey, Laporchia C. Davis, Craig A. Ogilvie

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In May 2013, 3446 graduate students were sent a short survey asking for their evaluation of the advising they received at ISU. 1836 responses were received for a response rate of 53%. The goal of the survey was to gather information on the current state of advising so we can have a concrete discussion on what can be improved.


First Look At Graduate Student Borrowing At Isu, Craig A. Ogilvie, Gregory R. Forbes, Karl E. Schindel, Lawrence Mosley Oct 2013

First Look At Graduate Student Borrowing At Isu, Craig A. Ogilvie, Gregory R. Forbes, Karl E. Schindel, Lawrence Mosley

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Main points: 40–45% of US masters students across ISU take out a loan in a given semester; By the end of two years, masters students who take out loans have ~$25,000 debt, 45% of US PhD students across ISU take out a loan in a given semester; By the end of five years, PhD students who take out loans have ~$32,000 debt; PhD, masters students on assistantships take out more loans.


Agep Student Survey, Craig A. Ogilvie Jul 2013

Agep Student Survey, Craig A. Ogilvie

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AGEP alumni from ISU, UoI, UNI were survey in 2012 as part of the closeout activities of the NSF AGEP grant. Here is a summary.


Graduate Student Learning Communities At Iowa State University, Craig A. Ogilvie, Ignacio Hernández Jr. Jan 2013

Graduate Student Learning Communities At Iowa State University, Craig A. Ogilvie, Ignacio Hernández Jr.

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Learning communities in higher education and at ISU have primarily focused on small groups of undergraduate students with connections made via linked curricula or living‐learning communities. While the student focus may be different, there is a foundation for Iowa State University to further develop and implement graduate student learning communities (GLC).


Iowa State University, Post-Doctoral Research Activity Report, Calendar Year 2012, Ignacio Hernández Jr., Craig A. Ogilvie Jan 2013

Iowa State University, Post-Doctoral Research Activity Report, Calendar Year 2012, Ignacio Hernández Jr., Craig A. Ogilvie

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The Graduate Student and Post‐Doctoral Research Associate Scholarly Activity Survey was administered during the spring 2013 semester by the Survey and Behavioral Research Service at Iowa State University. The purpose of the survey was to gain a comprehensive view of the endeavors of graduate students and postdocs at ISU during the 2012 calendar year.


Iowa State University, Graduate Student Activity Report, Calendar Year 2012, Craig A. Ogilvie, Ignacio Hernández Jr. Jan 2013

Iowa State University, Graduate Student Activity Report, Calendar Year 2012, Craig A. Ogilvie, Ignacio Hernández Jr.

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The Graduate College at Iowa State University enrolls more than 5,000 graduate students every academic year. Graduate students at ISU pursue doctoral degrees in 82 subject areas, master degrees in 109 subject areas, and certificates in 36 fields. Graduate education at ISU is a vital component of the university and documenting our students’ contribution to scholarship is a way of enhancing the visibility of graduate students’ accomplishments.

This report presents findings from the 2012 Graduate Student Activity Survey, which describes the peer‐reviewed and non‐peer reviewed scholarly productivity, conference attendance and presentations, teaching, as well as outreach and ...


Early Engagement Survey Of 1st Year Graduate Students At Isu: Fall 2012, Ignacio Hernández Jr., Craig A. Ogilvie Oct 2012

Early Engagement Survey Of 1st Year Graduate Students At Isu: Fall 2012, Ignacio Hernández Jr., Craig A. Ogilvie

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The Early Engagement Survey was emailed to first year graduate students on October 16, during the 9th week of the semester. The purpose of the survey was to identify key behaviors of new graduate students that might provide an early indication of difficulties transitioning to graduate school. Students were asked about their academic integration, social integration, and possible causes of financial stress—three factors identified as possible explanations as to why students leave graduate school without a degree. We also know that the largest attrition rates occur during the first year of graduate studies, but we do not know whether ...


Results From Iowa State Female Graduate Student Needs Assessment Survey, July 2012, Lorraine D. Acker, Elizabeth M. Asque, Glennda M. Bivens, Marilyn Ann Cornish, Charles E. Glatz, Julia A. Graden, Susana Hernandez, Bethany J. Juhnke, Kimberley Levelle, Cynthia R. Maroney, Santos Nunez, Craig A. Ogilvie, Angelica Reina, Alissa Stoehr, Judith K. Strand, Emma M. H. White Jul 2012

Results From Iowa State Female Graduate Student Needs Assessment Survey, July 2012, Lorraine D. Acker, Elizabeth M. Asque, Glennda M. Bivens, Marilyn Ann Cornish, Charles E. Glatz, Julia A. Graden, Susana Hernandez, Bethany J. Juhnke, Kimberley Levelle, Cynthia R. Maroney, Santos Nunez, Craig A. Ogilvie, Angelica Reina, Alissa Stoehr, Judith K. Strand, Emma M. H. White

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During the spring 2012 semester, a task force of graduate students, staff, and faculty created a survey to gather information from women graduate students about their experiences at Iowa State University (ISU). The survey was adapted from similar surveys at MIT and University of Maryland. Our survey had four main sections: (1) Campus climate, (2) Professional development and academic services, (3) Student workload and student services, (4) Wellness, family and housing.


Graduate Student Activity Report, Calendar Year 2011, Craig A. Ogilvie, Ignacio Hernández Jr., Lawrence Mosley Jan 2012

Graduate Student Activity Report, Calendar Year 2011, Craig A. Ogilvie, Ignacio Hernández Jr., Lawrence Mosley

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The Graduate College at Iowa State University enrolls more than 4,500 graduate students every year. Graduate students at ISU pursue doctoral degrees in 82 subject areas, master degrees in 109 subject areas, and certificates in 36 fields. Graduate education at ISU is a vital component of the university and documenting our students’ contribution to scholarship is a way of enhancing the visibility of graduate students’ accomplishments.

This report presents findings from the 2011 Graduate Student Activity Survey, which describes the peer‐reviewed and non‐peer reviewed scholarly productivity, conference attendance and presentations, teaching, as well as outreach and extension ...


University Application To Enrollment, Fall 2007–2010, Narren J. Brown, Craig A. Ogilvie Sep 2011

University Application To Enrollment, Fall 2007–2010, Narren J. Brown, Craig A. Ogilvie

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The application cycles fall 2007 to fall 2010 produced a steady increase in the number of applications to graduate school. Total applications to Iowa State University increased from 5048 in the fall of 2007 to 5993 in the fall of 2010, representing nearly a four percent increase per year.


University Brief Enrollment To Graduation: Fall 2002–2011, Narren J. Brown, Craig A. Ogilvie Jan 2011

University Brief Enrollment To Graduation: Fall 2002–2011, Narren J. Brown, Craig A. Ogilvie

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Iowa State University fall graduate enrollment was 3706 in the fall of 2002 and increased to 4125 by fall 2011.