UW System to gauge alumni satisfaction in broad survey
Satisfaction, other measures to be assessed in first-time national survey
MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is embarking on an ambitious survey of alumni aimed at gauging career and education satisfaction, knowledge and skills gained, community and civic involvement, economic mobility, degree relevance, and other measures of a UW education.
The National Alumni Career Mobility Survey will engage alumni from all UW System universities who graduated in 2010 and 2015 with bachelor’s degrees to assess a range of factors five and 10 years after graduation.
“Our universities provide a tremendous value to our students, and we already know the significant earning power of a UW degree,” said UW System President Tommy Thompson. “This new survey will help us better understand how UW graduates transition into the workforce and civic life.”
The survey will take place Nov. 14 through Dec. 31 and include more than 46,000 undergraduate alumni from all 13 UW System institutions. It will be conducted under contract by the Career Leadership Collective.
Survey results are expected to be available in mid-2021.
Including all measures, the survey is expected to provide UW System and individual universities with a better understanding of the career and degree satisfaction of UW System alumni and an assessment of the longer-term impact of students’ education on their careers and lives. It will also equip universities with data to enhance programs and services for current and future students.
“Our alumni are terrific ambassadors for our universities and our state,” said Regent President Andrew S. Petersen. “We look forward to learning from them.”
UW System encourages alumni from 2010 and 2015 to respond to the survey when contacted by their universities by email.
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