Every semester after classes start and students have had a chance to catch their breath, the University Exit Survey (UES) appears in Blackboard to students with over 102 credit hours. It’s a long-standing graduation requirement known until this semester as the University Exit Exam (UEE). However, after removing the actual exam content from the process, the name was no longer a good fit, and nobody likes test anxiety anyway.
What’s changed this semester? We’ve updated the language of the Public Affairs content with the input of faculty and staff educators to improve clarity. The 40-item Public Affairs scale is on hiatus for now, but the Senior Survey portion has some new research questions about student views of the university’s accelerated Master’s and certificate programs. Finally, we want to learn more about the obstacles students face in completing their education, academic or otherwise, so that MSU is better able to help students overcome them.
The content may change a bit from year to year, but our goal is to collect only information that’s then used, and preferably used a lot. You can take our word for it: if it’s on the UES, it’s being shared and shared widely.