A: Post-graduation outcomes focus on factors related to students’ next steps after graduation primarily employment and post-baccalaureate education. Post-graduation outcomes may be used to support strategic initiatives at UCF, provide information to students and families, serve as an alternative metric for Performance Based Funding, strengthen relationships between UCF and community employers and other stakeholders, as evidence for state and federal grants, and support regional and discipline accreditation standards.
A: The First Destination Survey is a brief online survey that collects data elements about what graduating students are doing or plan to do upon graduating from UCF. Initiated in fall 2013, the First Destination Survey is administered in myUCF each term to graduating undergraduate and graduate students 4-5 weeks prior to commencement.
A: UCF faculty and staff can access First Destination Survey results reports through OEAS Knowledgebase. OEAS Knowledgebase is an online, self-serve platform that houses results reports for all enterprise-level student surveys, including the First Destination Survey. Visit https://knowledgebase.ucf.edu to access OEAS Knowledgebase. If you have access to https://assessment.ucf.edu then you can use the same credentials to access OEAS Knowledgebase. If not, you can request access by contacting Uday Nair with Operational Excellence and Assessment Support (OEAS) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: OEAS creates an executive summary annually that can be accessed via OEAS Knowledgebase. Career Services summarizes the results into a one-page report. Both these reports can be accessed via OEAS Knowledgebase or the Career Services web site.
A: First Destination Survey results reports from the prior term are typically available 10-12 weeks after commencement.
A: Graduates are asked about their employment status at graduation, employer name, location of employment, annual salary, job title, job’s relation to field of study, industry or field of the job, and other factors.
A: Graduates are asked about their post-baccalaureate education status at graduation, name of the institution, location of the institution, field of study, degree sought, and other factors.
A: The First Destination Survey instrument can be found within OEAS Knowledgebase. If there are items on the survey that are of interest to you, but are not available via OEAS Knowledgebase, please contact Operational Excellence and Assessment Support for further discussion and custom analysis.
Summer 2015 - Spring 2016 Data Summary
First Destination Data One Sheet 14-15
First Destination Data One Sheet 13-14