Geography-Earth Science Department
Alumni Survey

Spring - Summer 2015

The Geography-Earth Science Department at Shippensburg University works with the Alumni Office to update the directory of past graduates of our department.  If you did not receive an email or paper version of the latest "Down to Earth News" then we don't have an updated address.  Please contact us so we may keep your information current.  We are also very interested in your experience with our departmental courses and degree programs.  We use this information to assess our program, and make adjustments and improvements where necessary. The information you provide are very important and we need as much feedback as possible so we can be the strongest department for the future. Thank you for taking time to complete this survey.
If possible, please complete the survey by July 15, 2015.



Permanent Address: 

Home Phone:    Work Phone: 

Email Address: 

Year of Graduation: 

Major (Check one):



What have you been doing since your graduation from Shippensburg University?

Do you feel that your degree from the Department of Geography-Earth Science at Shippensburg prepared you to get a job in your field of study?


Additional Comments:

Overall, how well did the courses taken in the department prepare you for your present job or the job you hope to attain in the near fugure? (Check one)


Additional Comments:

Below are two lists.  The first is a list of communication and analytical skills; these are skills the department works to develop though our classes.  Please indicate how frequently you use each skill in your position today and how helpful you think our program was in developing the skill.


Frequency of Use

Helpfulness-Developing Skill




Data Collection & Research



Problem Solving



Analytical & Quantitative






Geotechnology (GPS,

Geophysics, etc.)



The second list, below, identifies the different content areas of focus in our program. Please indicate how frequently you use the content in your position today and how helpful you think our program was in developing the content.


Content Areas

Frequency of Use

Helpfulness-Developing Content



Environmental Land
Use Planning


Geology - Soils








How would you rate the quality of your internship or student teaching experience with regard to the following categories?

(Please go on to the next category of you did not have an internship or student teaching experience at Shippensburg.)
Are you evaluating:


Enhance your professional growth

Learning new skills and knowledge

Preparation for present job

Fairness / consideration of on-the-job supervisors

Others (Please Comment)  

Geographic Perspective and Life-Long Learning

A major goal of our program is to assist our students in developing a geographic perspective and encourage our students to become life-long learners.  This may be the first time you have ever though about either of these ideas, but we would like you to evaluate the following:

--To what extent the Geography-Earth Science program contributed to "your ability to see and understand the world in terms of:  who, what, where, when, places and things are distributed across space; why and how they got there; evaluate the ever-changing relationship between humans and the environment; and sometimes make predictions & propose solutions to current problems."


--To what extent the Geography-Earth Science program contributed to you developing as a life-long learner.


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Thanks again for taking the time to complete our Alumni Survey!



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