The Biennial Employer/Alumni Survey and Report
The EAR summarizes and analyzes the data collected from the Employer/Alumni Survey. If problems are detected, then the report would also make recommendations to address these problems. Writing the report is the responsibility of the assessment committee. (The assessment committee consists of three full-time faculty members. The chair of the committee receives assigned time equal to one course per semester.)
The employer/alumni survey is conducted by the SJSU Office of Institution Effectiveness and Analytics (http://www.iea.sjsu.edu/). The IEA also helps design the survey and compiles responses. The surveys are conducted by email. Alumni email addresses are extracted from the university database. Employer email addresses are extracted from job announcements, intern supervisors, and known employers.
The following activity diagram summarizes the biennial EAR sub-process: