Questionaire and ResponsesThe Questionaire Dear Alumni, At the request of Alan Howard, the English Department is reviewing the American Studies M.A. Program to gauge its effectiveness and to determine whether it should be developed further or discontinued. The experiences of those who have gone through the program are pivotal to this appraisal, and we therefore would be grateful for your answers to the questions below. Some of them are phrased to require only a "Yes" or "No" response, but in those cases we ask you to elaborate on your replies. If you would be willing to talk by phone or communicate further by email should we find that necessary, please let us know (and provide your phone number if appropriate). You are, of course, welcome to contact any of us with your further thoughts. Your name will not be used publicly in conjunction with any material gathered from the questionnaire, unless you indicate otherwise. If you wish to have other potentially identifying material from the questionnaire similarly restricted to use by the committee, please indicate so. It would be most helpful if you could send us your responses by Monday, April 26. Thanks very much for your help. For the Committee,
David Vander Meulen, Chair
(English, UVa; 804/924©6624; email@example.com) Peter Baker
(English, UVa; 804/924©6651; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joseph F. Kett
(History, UVa; 804/924©6968; email@example.com) Randy Bass
(English, Georgetown; 202/687©4535; firstname.lastname@example.org)
*AMERICAN STUDIES M.A. PROGRAM QUESTIONNAIRE* When were you enrolled in the program? How did you learn of the program? Why did you enter the program, and did it meet your expectations? What did you find most valuable about the program?Ś™Was the program different in any significant ways from your earlier education? Did the program help you develop any of these aspects of your life?