Assessment of the General Education Web Site for First-Year Testing, Counseling and Advising Program 2000

To assess the outcomes of our efforts to have students learn about general education by using a Web site and to complete a worksheet about selecting courses to meet general education, we surveyed students who attended the First-Year Testing, Counseling and Advising Program. Students were asked to complete a short paper and pencil survey the day of their advising.

 

General Education Tools Survey
 Question  

1999
N=449

 %

2000
N=499

 %

I read the general education booklet. Yes

364

 81

349

70

  No

85

 

103

 
I completed the general education worksheet. Yes

296

 65

335

67

  No

142

 

148

 
I brought my booklet and worksheet with me today. Yes

375

83

409

82

  No

74

 

90

 
 I have access to the World Wide Web. Yes

379

84

476

95

  No

70

 

19

 
I viewed the general education Web site. Yes

57

13

151

32

  No

392

 

316

 
The parts I viewed were the following. Intro

37

 

93

 
  Deal

7

 

38

 
  Theme

3

 

12

 
  FAQs

22

 

69

 
  Other

32

 

40

 
  Quiz

3

 

13

 
  Not    

32

 
  FTCAP    

96

 
I prefer Web    

47

 
  Book    

177

 
  No pref    

237

 

The goals for 2000 were to increase the percentage of students using the Web site and to increase the percentage of students completing the worksheet, but the percentage who brought the materials with them decreased 1%. The percentage of students completing the worksheet increased slightly while the percentage viewing the Web site increased 19%.

The Web site was expanded from 1999 to include more topics, and the pattern of viewing changed. In 1999, the most viewed segments were the introduction, other information about general education, and frequently asked questions. In 2000, the segments were preparing for FTCAP, the introduction, and frequently asked questions.