The Centre for Enterprise and Society (CES) at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organized a launching of the research report for the Undergraduate Academic Experience Survey (UAES) 2016-17 on 11 July 2017, said a press release.
Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Professor Abdul Mannan was present as the chief guest while ULAB Vice-Chancellor Professor Jahirul Haque started off the event.
The event also had a high-level panel of Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) VC Professor Omar Rahman, Asia Pacific University VC Prof Jamilur Reza Chowdhury and Professor of English Department Syed Manzoorul Islam.
The panel was moderated by Professor Imran Rahman, Dean, School of Business.
Member of board of trustee, ULAB, Taheerah Haq, VC of BRAC University Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, VC of Eastern University Professor Abdur Rab and VC of Canadian University of Bangladesh Professor William Derrenger and notable delegates from different leading universities were present at the function.
Sajid Amit, Director, CES, ULAB, conducted a presentation of the survey findings.
Among the salient findings of this survey are that around two-thirds of undergraduate students are somewhat or very satisfied with their undergraduate experience. The primary drivers of satisfaction are good teaching methods and positive attitude of faculty towards students. The primary driver of dissatisfaction appears to be mental and emotional health. Other salient findings include the fact that English majors are the most likely to report high levels of satisfaction.