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Overview

The Professional Education Unit (PEU) administers an annual survey to alumni to measure the satisfaction of program completers. The survey is used to measure candidate opinion on how effective their program was for enhancing their abilities, and how relevant the program was in preparing them to enter the field. It is administered every year, to the cohort that graduated 2 years prior. There are two versions of the Alumni Survey tool. The “initial” alumni survey is administered to graduates of initial certification programs. The “advanced” alumni survey is administered to graduates from programs that lead to professional certification. The results of these surveys are analyzed by Brockport faculty and staff, who then use the results to improve programs. The process ensures alumni have an opportunity to engage in program evaluation and our continuous improvement process.
Graduates from programs are asked to rate how effective Brockport was in preparing them for a number of responsibilities related to their field, and a few questions asking them to rate their overall preparation. Alumni use the following 4-point rating scales, depending on the question:

  • very ineffective, ineffective, effective, very effective
  • strongly disagree, disagree, agree, strongly agree
  • not at all relevant, partially relevant, mostly relevant, very relevant
  • very poor value, poor value, good value, excellent value

Results

The most recent alumni survey was administered in 2022 to the 2019-2020 graduating cohort. Here are percent of alumni that rated Brockport a 3 or 4, using the 4-point scales, on the advanced-level survey criteria:

Criteria Percent of positive responses
(n=26)
How effective did the Brockport program prepare you to use the following skills in your professional field?
understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of your discipline or field of specialization.
100%
apply data literacy so that learning and development opportunities for P-12 students are enhanced 93%
employ data analysis and evidence to develop supportive school environments 89%
use research and understanding of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods research methodologies 93%
lead and/or participate in collaborative activities with others such as peers, colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, and parents 93%
use appropriate technology so that learning and development opportunities for P-12 students are enhanced 93%
understand and apply the expectations of the profession, including codes of ethics, professional standards of practice, and relevant laws and policies appropriate to your field of specialization. 97%
reflect upon your own practice 97%
demonstrate professional dispositions including positive outlook, intellectual integrity, respect, self-awareness, and dedication 97%
collaborate with persons from different cultural or linguistic backgrounds from your own 85%
How relevant were your experiences in the Brockport program to the responsibilities you confront in your current position? 74%
Overall, how do you rate the effectiveness of your education program at Brockport in preparing you for success in your current job or graduate studies? 89%
When you compare the cost of obtaining your degree to the contribution the degree has made to your success as a professional, how do you rate the degree's overall value? 81%
Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statement: 
The College at Brockport provided rich clinical experiences (student teaching, internships, etc.) that provided opportunities for me to develop my practice and prepare me for the responsibilities of my profession
92%

Here are the number and percent of alumni that rated Brockport a 3 or 4, using the 4-point scales, on the initial-level survey criteria:

Criteria Percent of positive responses
(n=17)

How effective did the Brockport program prepare you to use the following skills in your professional field?

Understand the central concepts of your discipline (content knowledge)

87%
Understand individual differences and diverse cultures 89%
Collaborate effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders 64%
Apply theories and research that are relevant to your field 81%
Interpret and make professional decisions based on assessment data 75%
Reflect on your own professional practice to improve outcomes 95%
Effectively integrate technology into your professional practice 81%
Demonstrate professional dispositions (including self-awareness, dedication, respect, intellectual integrity, and positive outlook) 100%
Plan P-12 instruction that supports every student in meeting learning goals and standards (example: common core standards)

89%

Use a variety of instructional strategies to positively impact learning for all students

90%

How relevant were your experiences in the Brockport program to the responsibilities you confront in your current position?

63%

Overall, how do you rate the effectiveness of your education program at Brockport in preparing you for success in your current job or graduate studies?

75%

When you compare the cost of obtaining your degree to the contribution the degree has made to your success as a professional, how do you rate the degree's overall value?

87%

Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statement: 
The College at Brockport provided rich clinical experiences (student teaching, internships, etc.) that provided opportunities for me to develop my practice and prepare me for the responsibilities of my profession

84%

Last Updated 7/21/22