Fall 2005 Geology Survey


Bowdoin College
Survey of Geology Majors & Minors


This survey is being conducted in order to help the Geology department improve its curriculum. If you have trouble completing or submitting this form, please contact Margaret Allen in the Office of Institutional Research. Thank you.



Please click on your answer.

Are you a:

     

     

Please respond to each item below by clicking on the radio button along the continuum that best reflects your opinion. If an item does not apply to you, simply skip the item.

How do you rate ... Excellent   ..........   Poor
1. the quality of your interactions with Bowdoin geology faculty
2. the quality of the Bowdoin geology courses that you have taken
3. the degree of intellectual challenge in the Bowdoin geology courses that you have taken
4. the variety of course offerings in geology at Bowdoin
5. the availability of the Bowdoin geology courses that you have wanted to take
6. the quality of the geology independent study courses that you have taken at Bowdoin
How do you rate ... Excellent   ..........   Poor
7. the sense of community within the Bowdoin geology department
8. the quality of the advising that you received in regards to your geology major or minor
9. the quality of the information that you received about summer opportunities in geology
10. the quality of your summer experiences in geology at Bowdoin
11. the opportunities to integrate your off-campus study experience with your study of geology at Bowdoin
12. the quality of the information that you received about graduate school opportunities in geology
13. the quality of the information that you received about career opportunities in geology


To what extent did your Bowdoin geology courses and interactions with Bowdoin geology faculty help you to develop or improve the following?

Your courses and interactions with faculty
helped you to develop or improve ...
A Great Deal   ..........   Not At All
14. your ability to pose a research question
15. your ability to collect data
16. your ability to analyze and interpret data
17. your ability to use geologic instruments and equipment
18. your ability to bring a project to completion
19. your ability to read and understand geologic articles
20. your ability to apply information in geologic articles to research projects
Your courses and interactions with faculty
helped you to develop or improve ...
A Great Deal   ..........   Not At All
21. your ability to find and use online references and resources
22. your ability to find and use library references and resources
23. your ability to write effectively
24. your ability to communicate well orally
25. your understanding of the applications of geology to "real-world" problems
26. your knowledge of geology


Overall, how satisfied are you with your geology major or minor?





Open-Ended Questions

What led you to major or minor in geology? Did you intend to major or minor in geology when you entered Bowdoin? What influenced your decision to become a geology major or minor?

How has your perception of geology changed since you entered Bowdoin?

How have you been impacted or changed by being a geology major or minor?

Are there any geology courses currently offered that you think should be dropped or significantly changed? If so, which courses and why?

Are there any geology courses not currently offered that you think should be added to the geology curriculum? If so, what types of courses (or course material) and why?

What are your plans for after graduation?

Please share any other thoughts you have about the Bowdoin geology department, faculty or courses or your experience being a geology major or minor.

Please submit your completed questionnaire by clicking the SUBMIT button below or clear the questionnaire and start over by clicking CLEAR.