Enhance Student Satisfaction With Their Educational Experience

 

Student satisfaction survey

All seniors and graduate accounting students complete the SOA Student Satisfaction Survey. This instrument captures quantitative rankings measuring faculty, knowledge area coverage, professional skills coverage, and pedagogy. Students are also asked to respond to two high-level questions as to whether attending the USU SOA was a wise choice and also whether they would recommend the SOA to other potential students.

Undergraduate BA/BS

Student Satisfaction with: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
SOA Faculty 3.74 4.17 4.07 4.15 4.12 4.29  4.24  4.13 4.16 4.15
Coverage - Knowledge Areas 3.73 3.97 3.91 3.95 4.00 3.94  4.07 4.06 4.07 4.03
Coverage - Skill Areas 3.86 4.01 4.02 3.97 3.99 3.87  4.07  4.01 4.09 3.95
SOA Teaching Methods 3.57 3.88 3.80 3.79 3.75 3.83  3.87  3.86 3.80 3.86
USU - Wise Choice?
4.19 4.63 4.35 4.36 4.44  4.40  4.59  4.27 4.53 4.54
Would Recommend USU? 4.04 4.46 4.25 4.24 4.28  4.41  4.54  4.34 4.47 4.49

MAcc

Student Satisfaction with: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
SOA Faculty 4.34 4.46 4.21 4.37 4.36  4.21  4.37  4.26 4.37 4.14
Coverage - Knowledge Areas 3.86 4.24 4.20 4.30 4.06  4.04  4.12  4.06 4.16 4.05
Coverage - Skill Areas 3.88 3.95 4.01 4.09 3.96  4.02  4.16  4.04 4.09 4.12
SOA Teaching Methods 3.94 3.93 3.83 4.00 3.99  3.83  3.93  3.99 4.08 3.99
USU Wise Choice? 4.53 4.67 4.53 4.44 4.48  4.51  4.66  4.57 4.70 4.41
Would Recommend USU? 4.50 4.65 4.41 4.50 4.20  4.54  4.24  4.54 4.63 4.35

Student course evaluations

The Utah State University Teacher/Course Evaluation is administered in all SOA courses at the end of each semester. This instrument contains four sections of quantitative rankings (general, course information, instruction, and student demographic data) and provides space for written comments on the back.

  Overall Quality of Course Instructor Effectiveness in Teaching
Spring 2005 5.0 5.1
Summer 2005 5.1 5.2
Fall 2005 4.8 4.9
Spring 2006 4.9 5.0
Summer 2006 5.2 5.3
Fall 2006 4.9 4.9
Spring 2007 5.1 5.2
Summer 2007
5.3 5.4
Fall 2007
5.1 5.2
Spring 2008
5.2 5.3
Summer 2008
5.4 5.5
Fall 2008
5.2 5.3
Spring 2009
5.1 5.2
Summer 2009 5.4 5.5
Fall 2009 5.1 5.2
Spring 2010 5.1 5.2
Summer 2010 5.2 5.3
Fall 2010 5.3 5.3
Spring 2011 5.1 5.2
Summer 2011 5.4 5.5
Fall 2011 Implemented new IDEA system data not reliable
Spring 2012 4.1 4.3
Summer 2012 4.2

4.3

Fall 2012 4.0 4.2
Spring 2013 4.1 4.4