Augustana Faculty Vocations Project
Survey of Faculty: Vocations
Students in Augustana's Marketing Research Methods class are interested in your vocation. Your answers on this brief survey will be aggregated and posted on the Center for Vocational Reflection's web site. All responses will remain anonymous, unless you choose to provide us with your name. We appreciate your help with this class project, which will provide valuable insights to help Augustana students.
Leave the response blank on those questions you cannot, or choose not, to answer.
YOUR UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE AND YOUR CAREER CHOICE (please answer the following questions as they relate to your undergraduate, not graduate, school experience):
- While in college, how many times did you change your major? _____
- Does your college major(s) correspond to what you teach today? (If you had a double major and are teaching in one of those fields, the answer is Yes.) ____Yes ____ No
- For each activity, please indicate the extent of your involvement while an undergraduate:
Very Active Active Somewhat Active Not a Member a. Student Government b. Student Publications c. Church-related Activities d. Service Group(s) e. Debate/Speech f. Music Group(s) g. Theatre h. Sports i. Greek Social Group j. Residential Life k. Organization(s) Sponsoring All-Campus Social Activities l. Organization(s) Related to Major (if not covered above)
- At what point did you decide to become a college professor?
____ Before you entered college
____ During college
____ After college graduation
- At the beginning of your college experience, what career did you expect to have after graduation?
- If your first job out of school was not college teaching, why did you move away from this initial choice?
- How many careers have you had since you graduated from college? (If you went directly to graduate school from college, and from there to a college teaching job, please answer "1" career.) ____
- Has religious faith contributed to your career choice(s)? If so, how?
BECOMING - AND EXPERIENCES AS - A COLLEGE TEACHER:
- What was the major influence in choosing teaching as a career?
- Would you choose to be a college professor again if you could start over? ___ Yes ___ No
- Why do you think college teaching is (or is not) your calling?
OTHER LIFE EXPERIENCES:
- What is something special that you have accomplished or plan to accomplish in the civic community and/or your professional community?
- What in your life gives you your deepest sense of satisfaction?
- Have you become who you want to be? Why or why not?
- Think about your journey to your vocation choice. What do you recommend students do while at college to help make decisions about vocation?
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTION:
- Describe the undergraduate institution you graduated from (Choose one):
___ Master's College and University
___ Baccalaureate College - Liberal Arts
___ Baccalaureate College - General
- How many undergraduate students did this institution have?
____ Fewer than 1000 students
____ 1000 - 3000 students
____ 3001 - 10,000 students
____ 10,001 - 20,000 students
____ 20,0001 - 30,000 students
____ More than 30,000 students
- Was this institution church-related? ____ Yes ____ No
DESCRIPTION OF YOURSELF:
- Your gender? ___ Male ___ Female
- Your age range?
____ 25 - 34
____ 35 - 44
____ 55 & up
- Your teaching status at Augustana?
____ Full-time & equivalent
____ Part-time or Adjunct
- Years of full-time teaching? (Recognize total full-time teaching at Augustana and elsewhere. If you are an adjunct or teach part-time, indicate the number of years you have taught at Augustana.) ____
- Which division are you a member of?
____ Fine and Performing Arts
____ Language and Literature
____ Natural Science
____ History, Philosophy and Religion
____ Social Science
____ Business and Education
- What is your name? ________________________________
This question is optional. Please leave the response blank if you prefer to remain anonymous. If you include your name, we may contact you for permission to quote from your responses on the Center for Vocational Reflection's web site.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire. We value your responses.