About the Meredith Alumnae Survey
The Meredith Alumnae Survey was developed by a working group with representatives from Academic Programs, College Programs, Institutional Advancement, and Research, Planning and Assessment. Draft versions of the survey were vetted with a number of individuals and groups across campus including the Council on Institutional Effectiveness, the Office of Alumnae and Parent Relations and Academic and Career Planning. The survey was designed to elicit the information and assess the outcomes that were most important to helping Meredith improve.
The survey was sent out in spring 2009 electronically to all alumnae for whom we had email addresses (6007 valid emails). It was also announced at the Alumnae Weekend. If alumnae did not want to take it electronically, they were given an opportunity to call in and take it over the phone. The survey was left open for over two months and alumnae who did not respond within the first couple of weeks were sent electronic reminders. If they still did not respond, they were sent postcard reminders. Incentives included a number of Meredith gifts, including a Captain's Chair.
The response rate (% of total emails sent) was 2036 or 33.8%. The % of respondents from each five-year class periods are presented below. Since the survey was sent in spring 2009, May 2009 graduates were not included in the sample.
Alumnae Survey Full Report:
Five-Year Class Response Rates:
Number of Respondents: 2005-2009 190 9.3% Number of Respondents: 2000-2004 305 15.0% Number of Respondents: 1995-1999 220 10.8% Number of Respondents: 1990-1994 169 8.3% Number of Respondents: 1985-1989 153 7.5% Number of Respondents: 1980-1984 171 8.4% Number of Respondents: 1975-1979 210 10.3% Number of Respondents: 1970-1974 157 7.7% Number of Respondents: 1965-1969 152 7.5% Number of Respondents: 1960-1964 125 6.1% Number of Respondents: 1959 or Earlier 157 7.7% Number of Respondents: Year Unspecified 27 1.3%
Please contact Dianne Raubenheimer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to discuss the possibility of getting reports of additional analysis based on this survey.
Last modified: May 2012