Computer Information System
Assessment Day 2006
From the assessment day 06 survey results students appear to be satisfied with the quality of the laptop that is provided and the software that comes with the laptops (75.1% agreement for quality and 79.5% agreement for software). Laptop support and maintenance satisfaction levels were at 80.7% . 67.5% of the students agreed or strongly agree that the laptop program appears to have value and they reported that the laptop does contribute to their academic success (83.3% agreement).
For laptop usage statistics, students reported the number of hours per day that they use their laptop computers and the mean was approximately 6.6 hours per day. This level of usage was slightly higher than the previous year assessment survey. Students reported using the laptops most for e-mail, class research, presentations in class, and completion of projects for class. Students use the laptops less frequently for Web page development, and threaded class discussions.
The laptop program appears to be very important for students in their academic success. We are working hard to continue to provide students with a quality laptop package that includes software and support. We strive to provide a package each year that is better than the previous year. From the survey it appears that laptop quality and performance and software are the important features that we need to concentrate on.
The feedback that students provide on the assessment day survey is very important to determine the structure of the laptop program. We appreciate the efforts that students make to keep us informed of what is important.