1997 Graduating Seniors’ Departmental Evaluations

Each year graduating seniors in psychology fill out an anonymous survey which provides an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences at Vanguard and, in particular, within the psychology department. The following links provide summaries of all seniors’ evaluations for many of the questons surveyed:

1. For the following items, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree: SA=Strongly Agree; A=Agree; D=Disagree; SD=Strongly Disagree; NA=Not Applicable:

Educational Component Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
Your overall education at SCC 0 0 2 7 3
General education classes at SCC 0 0 7 7 0
SCC Library-psychology 2 13 0 0 0
SCC Library overall 1 7 8 0 0
Core psychology faculty 0 0 1 5 7
Adjunct psychology faculty 1 2 7 5 1
Academic advisor availability 0 0 2 4 10
Academic advisor quality of guidance 0 0 2 8 5
Preparation for graduate school 0 0 7 5 0
Preparation for immediate employment 0 3 6 5 0
Research opportunities 0 1 2 7 5
Practicum opportunities 0 1 2 8 4

2. Please evaluate the following courses taken at SCC:

Courses Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
General Psychology 1 0 4 4 2
Introduction to Statistical Methods 0 3 1 4 5
Developmental Psychology 0 0 5 5 3
Adolescent Psychology 0 0 6 3 3
Social Psychology 0 0 3 7 2
Physiological Psychology 0 0 3 4 4
Abnormal Psychology 0 0 2 8 3
Ethnic Issues in the Helping Professions 0 0 1 1 5
Social and Psychological Aspects of Aging 0 0 2 3 1
Theories of Personality 1 0 0 5 3
Theories and Principles of Learning 0 0 0 1 8
Human Sexuality 0 0 3 1 4
Educational Psychology 0 0 0 1 1
Intermediate Statistical Methods 0 1 1 1 0
Experimental Psychology 0 0 1 1 11
Psychology and Christianity 1 2 3 1 2
Behavior Modification 0 0 4 1 6
History and Systems of Psychology 1 2 3 0 0
Psychological Testing 0 1 3 8 4
Cognitive Psychology 0 1 4 2 6
Teaching Internship 0 2 0 5 5
Field Practicum 0 1 3 4 5
Counseling Theories 0 1 0 1 6
Counseling Methods 0 0 0 1 4
Psychological Research 0 0 1 2 2
Seminar 0 0 1 2 3

3. Please indicate the extent to which you feel that each of the following educational targets and goals of Southern California College have been achieved through your SCC education generally and your education within the department of psychology specifically:

Intellectual Engagement: The student will learn to think critically and evaluate evidence rationally; acquire and continue to use skills for learning; utilize research methods for the expansion of knowledge and problem solving; integrate learning with Christian faith and living; and, develop the ability to communicate the fruits of learning and research clearly and effectively.

Context 1 (Poor) 2 3 4 5 (Excellent)
SCC education 0 0 6 6 3
Psychology education 0 0 1 5 9

Spiritual Formation: The student will understand Christian existence as a journey that integrates human experience with personal faith; gain an appreciation for the value of participation in communities of believers; and, develop and maintain a biblically-based and theologically sound Christian lifestyle of personal and social responsibility.

Context 1 (Poor) 2 3 4 5 (Excellent)
SCC education 0 0 3 4 8
Psychology education 0 0 3 5 7

Professional Excellence: The student will understand current theories and practices in their respective academic disciplines in the context of the liberal arts; develop lifelong skills for communicating and performing professionally; achieve technological competence in acquiring and processing information; acquire interpersonal ability to work harmoniously with others; and internalize a strong sense of professional ethics.

Context 1 (Poor) 2 3 4 5 (Excellent)
SCC education 0 0 0 8 6
Psychology education 0 0 0 4 10

Aesthetic Expression: The student will understand various sources of aesthetic sensitivity and expression as inherent human endowments and part of God’s creation; gain an awareness, understanding, appreciation, and expression of the fine and performing arts; and, develop interpretive frameworks of aesthetic truths and values for personal wholeness and community enrichment.

Context 1 (Poor) 2 3 4 5 (Excellent)
SCC education 0 0 5 7 2
Psychology education 0 0 7 6 2

Responsible Stewardship: The student will adopt a lifestyle of personal health and well-being; appreciate the value of family and other meaningful relationships; exhibit the responsibilities of citizenship in society; gain a global outlook in caring for the environment and in promoting social justice and economic empowerment; and, promote the church’s mission through community service.

Context 1 (Poor) 2 3 4 5 (Excellent)
SCC education 0 3 3 4 5
Psychology education 0 2 3 5 5

Sociocultural Responsiveness: The student will demonstrate a capacity to challenge personal prejudices; appreciate cultural diversity and learn from other cultures; develop a commitment to pursue peace, justice, and reconciliation in a pluralistic society; and, celebrate the differences of race, ethnicity, gender, and age within the biblical vision of inclusiveness and the equal value of all people.

Context 1 (Poor) 2 3 4 5 (Excellent)
SCC education 3 1 2 4 5
Psychology education 1 1 2 1 10

This page was last updated January 5, 2001 .