Student Worker Research (Employer)
1. Do you use student workers or graduate assistants (GA) to help in your web office?
  answered question 100
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
86.0% 86
No
14.0% 14
2. If so, do you use student workers or GAs to help with web development (HTML, CSS, graphics, writing, etc)?
  answered question 97
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
79.4% 77
No
12.4% 12
n/a (we don't use student employees)
8.2% 8
3. If not, why? (check all that apply)
  answered question 33
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
No room for them
9.1% 3
No money to pay them
27.3% 9
No need
15.2% 5
No properly skilled students
36.4% 12
No time to manage them
18.2% 6
Can't get approval to hire them
15.2% 5
Don't want them
12.1% 4
n/a (we use students)
30.3% 10
viewOther (please specify) 5
4. How many student workers or GAs do you have in your web office?
  answered question 86
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
1
37.2% 32
2
25.6% 22
3-4
22.1% 19
5-7
8.1% 7
8-10
4.7% 4
11+
2.3% 2
5. What are your student's responsibilities? (Check all that apply)
  answered question 86
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Answering phones/clerical
26.7% 23
Tech support (for HTML, CMS, CSS, other tools)
45.3% 39
Programming (PHP, Java, .Net, etc)
33.7% 29
Database work/maintenance (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc)
16.3% 14
Data entry
51.2% 44
Web page design (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc)
61.6% 53
Graphic Design
44.2% 38
Writing content/copy
29.1% 25
Blogging
10.5% 9
Proofreading
22.1% 19
Content migration
58.1% 50
Making tutorials (writing, screencapturing, screencasting, etc)
17.4% 15
Photography
25.6% 22
Videography or video editing
19.8% 17
Training others
23.3% 20
Maintain social pages (Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, etc)
18.6% 16
Cleaning the gunk out of your keyboard
10.5% 9
viewOther (please specify) 11
6. Does your college or university have a computer related field or department you would be comfortable hiring students from?
  answered question 98
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
59.2% 58
No
11.2% 11
Depends on the semester and/or alignment of the planets
29.6% 29
7. What degree does your school offer that would be the most relevant to web design?
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8. How much do you pay student workers or GAs?
  answered question 83
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Minimum wage
9.6% 8
Minimum wage, with the possibility of raises
12.0% 10
Slightly more than minimum wage (~$.50-$1.00 more)
27.7% 23
A lot more than minimum wage (>$1.00 more)
44.6% 37
A pretty competitive industry rate
6.0% 5
Delicious peanuts   0.0% 0
viewOther (please specify) 16
9. How old is your average student employee?
  answered question 89
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
18-20
53.9% 48
21-23
42.7% 38
24-27
2.2% 2
28+
1.1% 1
10. Are your student employees primarily:
  answered question 87
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Male
37.9% 33
Female
23.0% 20
Evenly split
36.8% 32
I'm too afraid to ask
2.3% 2
11. What are some majors your student employees studying?
  answered question 83
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
viewMajor 1
100.0% 83
viewMajor 2
80.7% 67
viewMajor 3
51.8% 43
viewMajor 4
15.7% 13
12. How much training do you usually give new student employees?
  answered question 85
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
None
1.2% 1
As much as they need
72.9% 62
A day or two
15.3% 13
Nearly a week
2.4% 2
More than a week
8.2% 7
viewOther (please specify) 13
13. How would you rank, on average, the quality of the work your students do? (1 being an untrained, minor member of the ape family, or 5 being you're afraid for your job)
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  Useless Average Professional Rating
Average
Response
Count
Work Quality 3.3% (3) 7.7% (7) 42.9% (39) 37.4% (34) 8.8% (8) 3.41 91
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14. How would you rank, on average, your faith in your students' ability to learn new web skills?
  answered question 90
 
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  Dumb as a rock Average I can't teach fast enough Rating
Average
Response
Count
They can be taught! 1.1% (1) 4.4% (4) 30.0% (27) 43.3% (39) 21.1% (19) 3.79 90
viewComments? 10
15. How long does your average student employee stay around?
  answered question 87
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
1 semester
8.0% 7
An academic year
32.2% 28
All year round
4.6% 4
1-2 years
39.1% 34
3-4 years
14.9% 13
4 years+
1.1% 1
16. What is your semesterly employee turnover rate (approximate percentage)?
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  Response
Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
view%   18.93 1,287 68
17. Do you feel you rely on student employees:
  answered question 89
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Too much
20.2% 18
Not enough
31.5% 28
The right amount
48.3% 43
18. Extending this, would not having student employees slow down your day to day operations?
  answered question 91
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
79.1% 72
No
18.7% 17
Are you kidding? Getting them out of the way would be a Godsend
2.2% 2
19. What is your estimated budget for student employees annually?
  answered question 60
 
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  Response
Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
view$   12,657.72 759,463 60
20. Where do you recruit from the most?
  answered question 75
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Student career services
64.0% 48
Walk-ins
16.0% 12
Faculty/Staff recommendations
46.7% 35
Private listings
20.0% 15
viewOther (please specify) 28
21. How many hours a week do your student employees work (individually) on average?
  answered question 90
 
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
1-5 hours
8.9% 8
6-10 hours
41.1% 37
11-15 hours
27.8% 25
16-20 hours
17.8% 16
> 20 hours
4.4% 4
22. Do you normally interview more than one student to fill an opening?
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
78.9% 71
No
14.4% 13
We're supposed to interview them first?
6.7% 6
23. Additional comments, success stories, tips, or maps to lost Mayan gold?
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