You may also complete a paper copy of the form (first download
it and print it out), and send it to Dr. Richard Pitt -- fax: 615-322-7505;
mail: Vanderbilt University, Department of Sociology, VU Station B351811,
Nashville, TN 37235.
Select one... Aerospace
Engineering Agricultural Engineering Chemical
Engineering Civil Engineering Computer/Systems
Engineering Industrial Engineering Materials
Engineering Mechanical Engineering Petroleum
Engineering General Engineering Other
Major in this Field
Note: So that your responses can be compared with those of others,
please choose one of the majors on the list above, or
to another broad area and choose from the majors listed there. If you
can't find the name of the major on any of the lists, choose "Other Major
in this Field" above and enter the name in the field below:
Use this rating scale to describe the skills/demands of the major you selected
1 = This skill/demand is of little or no importance for successful
completion of the major.
2 = This skill/demand is somewhat important for successful completion of
the major, but students who do not excel at it would be fine in this major.3 = This is an important skill/demand for successful completion of the
major, but students who do not excel at it might still consider this major.
4 = This skill/demand is very important for successful completion of the
major, and students who do not excel at it will struggle in this major.
3 = This skill/demand is so important that students must excel at
this skill in order to consider the major.
In what percentage of this major's courses is this skill
taught or tested?
A. Settings : Ask yourself, "In this major,
in how many major courses would students spend some time in
In None OfThis Major's Courses
In Less Than Half OfThis Major's Courses
In About Half OfThis Major's Courses
In More Than Half OfThis Major's Courses
In All OfThis Major's Courses
B. Learning Interests
: Ask yourself, "In this major, do students get opportunities to pursue
C. Styles of Learning
: Ask yourself, "In this major, how much learning do students do using
Click on a box to indicate the field where the major belongs (for some
majors more than one may be needed). Indicate where the major belongs ideally,
not how it is classified at your college.
Make a check mark to indicate the job grouping(s) where the majority
of students find employment. Feel free to check more than one, but
check no more than three.
1. In answering questions about this major, were you thinking about the
major as it is experienced at your campus, or elsewhere? (Click on one
2. How would you describe the major as it is experienced at your campus?
3. Your Initials:*
4. Your Institution:*
5. Your Position (click on one or more):
6. What degrees (if any) do you hold in this major?
*Required information to be used to create anonymous identifiers
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