Spring 2021 Pulse Survey #1

Survey Codebook

N = 12,033


Link Survey Question
WHERELIVE Spring residence location
HOUSING_TYPE Spring residence housing type
Link Survey Question
IMPROVE_1 Improvement - Up-to-date laptop
IMPROVE_2 Improvement - Wi-Fi hotspot
IMPROVE_3 Improvement - Web camera
IMPROVE_4 Improvement - External microphone
IMPROVE_5 Improvement - Noise-cancelling headphones
IMPROVE_6 Improvement - Drawing tablet
IMPROVE_7 Improvement - Private, quiet space for clas and/or studying
IMPROVE_8 Improvement - Easier way to contact professor/GSI
IMPROVE_9 Improvement - Easier way to contact advisors or departmental staff
IMPROVE_10 Improvement - Recordings of classes
IMPROVE_11 Improvement - None of these
IMPROVE_12 Improvement - NA/Not taking courses by remote instruction this term
REMOTE_1 Helpful - Reduce the number of graded assignments in a course for the term
REMOTE_2 Helpful - Increase opportunities for informal conversations between students and instructors/faculty
REMOTE_3 Helpful - Increase opportunities for group work with classmates
ZOOMCHAT_1 Using Chat during Zoom lectures helps me feel like part of the UCB community
ZOOMCHAT_1 Using Chat during Zoom discussion or lab sections helps me feel like part of the UCB community
ZOOMBURNOUT Zoom burnout experience over the last 2 weeks of classes
Link Survey Question
INDOOR Liklihood of attending in-person indoor instruction
OUTDOOR Liklihood of attending in-person outdoor instruction
Link Survey Question
MHLTH1 Depression 1 of 2 (PHQ-2 scale)
MHLTH2 Depression 2 of 2 (PHQ-2 scale)
MHLTH3 Anxiety 1 of 2 (GAD-2 scale)
MHLTH4 Anxiety 2 of 2 (GAD-2 scale)
PHQ2SCORE PHQ-2 Depression - Raw Score
GAD2SCORE GAD-2 Anxiety - Raw Score
PHQ2 PHQ-2 score associated with a major depressive disorder (y/n)
GAD2 GAD-2 score associated with a generalized anxiety disorder (y/n)

Spring 2021 Residence



WHERELIVE
Where are you currently living?
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
1: In the Bay Area 72.7
2,466
62.7
5,407
65.5
7,873
2: Elsewhere in California 7.5
256
26.2
2,256
20.9
2,512
3: In a U.S. state or territory other than California 11.1
376
4.6
393
6.4
769
4: Outside of the U.S. (please specify country) 8.6
293
6.6
567
7.2
860
(Seen but unanswered) -
5
-
14
-
19
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

HOUSING_TYPE
In what type of housing do you currently reside?
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
1: University Residence Halls 1.7
42
16.2
874
11.7
916
2: Other University-managed housing 11.2
277
5.4
294
7.3
571
3: Cooperative housing 1.2
30
4.0
218
3.2
248
4: Sorority or fraternity .0
0
3.8
207
2.6
207
5: Renting an apartment, house or condominium (not UCB-owned or managed) 72.5
1,788
40.3
2,172
50.4
3,960
6: Parent or relative's home 6.3
155
28.6
1,541
21.6
1,696
7: Property you own or are buying (e.g., house, condominium, etc.) 6.3
156
1.0
53
2.7
209
8: Other (please specify) .7
18
.7
37
.7
55
(Seen but unanswered) -
0
-
11
-
11
(Not seen/Off path) -
930
-
3,230
-
4,160
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

Improvements & Help With Remote Learning Experience



IMPROVE_1
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- Up-to-date laptop
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 75.5
2,272
77.1
6,480
76.7
8,752
1: Selected 24.5
737
22.9
1,924
23.3
2,661
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_2
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- Wi-Fi hotspot
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 69.0
2,076
65.2
5,476
66.2
7,552
1: Selected 31.0
933
34.8
2,928
33.8
3,861
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_3
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- Webcamera
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 86.8
2,611
89.4
7,511
88.7
10,122
1: Selected 13.2
398
10.6
893
11.3
1,291
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_4
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- External microphone
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 88.3
2,658
88.9
7,471
88.7
10,129
1: Selected 11.7
351
11.1
933
11.3
1,284
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_5
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- Noise-cancelling hedphones
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 67.2
2,023
65.1
5,469
65.6
7,492
1: Selected 32.8
986
34.9
2,935
34.4
3,921
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_6
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- Drawing tablet
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 73.6
2,215
67.4
5,662
69.0
7,877
1: Selected 26.4
794
32.6
2,742
31.0
3,536
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_7
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- Private, quiet space for class and/or studying
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 57.4
1,728
53.0
4,456
54.2
6,184
1: Selected 42.6
1,281
47.0
3,948
45.8
5,229
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_8
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- Easier way to contact professor/GSI
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 84.9
2,556
72.8
6,117
76.0
8,673
1: Selected 15.1
453
27.2
2,287
24.0
2,740
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_9
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- Easier way to contact advisors or departmental staff
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 85.0
2,559
71.8
6,031
75.3
8,590
1: Selected 15.0
450
28.2
2,373
24.7
2,823
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_10
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- Recordings of classes
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 65.3
1,966
45.9
3,861
51.1
5,827
1: Selected 34.7
1,043
54.1
4,543
48.9
5,586
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_11
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- None of these
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 89.3
2,686
92.6
7,782
91.7
10,468
1: Selected 10.7
323
7.4
622
8.3
945
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

IMPROVE_12
Which of the following would improve your experience with remote instruction as a student? (Check all that apply)
- NA / I am not taking any courses by remote instruction this term
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not selected 90.2
3,009
99.4
8,404
96.8
11,413
1: Selected 9.8
327
.6
47
3.2
374
(Seen but unanswered) -
60
-
186
-
246
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

REMOTE_1
How helpful would each of the following be to you for your remote learning experience?
- Reduce the number of graded assignments in a course for the term
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
1: Very helpful 39.7
1,145
51.2
4,332
48.3
5,477
2: Somewhat helpful 34.4
992
33.0
2,791
33.4
3,783
3: Not too helpful 18.6
536
12.8
1,080
14.2
1,616
4: Not at all helpful 7.3
209
3.0
257
4.1
466
5: Not applicable -
474
-
95
-
569
(Seen but unanswered) -
40
-
82
-
122
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

REMOTE_2
How helpful would each of the following be to you for your remote learning experience?
- Increase opportunities for informal conversations between students and instructors/faculty
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
1: Very helpful 45.6
1,389
50.2
4,249
48.9
5,638
2: Somewhat helpful 39.6
1,207
38.1
3,231
38.5
4,438
3: Not too helpful 11.8
360
10.2
867
10.7
1,227
4: Not at all helpful 3.1
93
1.5
125
1.9
218
5: Not applicable -
304
-
85
-
389
(Seen but unanswered) -
43
-
80
-
123
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

REMOTE_3
How helpful would each of the following be to you for your remote learning experience?
- Increase opportunities for group work with classmates
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
1: Very helpful 26.8
803
29.5
2,505
28.8
3,308
2: Somewhat helpful 33.0
988
33.1
2,809
33.1
3,797
3: Not too helpful 25.0
747
23.3
1,978
23.8
2,725
4: Not at all helpful 15.1
453
14.0
1,188
14.3
1,641
5: Not applicable -
357
-
75
-
432
(Seen but unanswered) -
48
-
82
-
130
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

Experiences with Zoom



ZOOMCHAT_1
Using Chat during Zoom lectures helps me feel like part of the UCB community
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
1: Agree 28.1
817
27.3
2,317
27.5
3,134
2: Agree somewhat 43.6
1,271
46.4
3,935
45.7
5,206
3: Disagree somewhat 15.0
436
14.3
1,215
14.5
1,651
4: Disagree 13.3
388
11.9
1,009
12.3
1,397
5: NA / Not taking lectures/sections remotely this term -
143
-
34
-
177
(Seen but unanswered) -
14
-
80
-
94
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

ZOOMCHAT_2
Using Chat during Zoom discussion or lab sections helps me feel like part of the UC Berkeley community
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
1: Agree 29.1
769
29.5
2,475
29.4
3,244
2: Agree somewhat 43.1
1,138
47.1
3,948
46.1
5,086
3: Disagree somewhat 14.4
381
13.1
1,095
13.4
1,476
4: Disagree 13.4
354
10.3
865
11.1
1,219
5: NA / Not taking lectures/sections remotely this term -
410
-
125
-
535
(Seen but unanswered) -
17
-
82
-
99
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

ZOOMBURNOUT
This semester, the majority of classes and meetings are being conducted remotely, primarily over Zoom. Some people report feeling "Zoom burnout," or feeling overwhelmed or fatigued from these virtual interactions. Thinking back over the last 2 weeks of classes, how much would you say that you've felt "Zoom burnout"?
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
1: Not at all 17.8
574
10.6
904
12.6
1,478
2: Several days 36.9
1,190
32.4
2,761
33.6
3,951
3: More than half the days 19.6
631
20.9
1,782
20.5
2,413
4: Nearly every day 25.7
829
36.1
3,076
33.2
3,905
5: Not applicable; Not using Zoom regularly in this period -
159
-
44
-
203
(Seen but unanswered) -
13
-
70
-
83
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

In-person Instruction Participation



OUTDOOR
In the event that one or more of your classes were to offer an in-person OUTDOOR option at some point during the Spring term, how likely is it that you would participate by attending in-person?
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
1: I definitely would 25.5
753
21.5
1,824
22.5
2,577
2: I probably would 25.2
743
23.4
1,985
23.8
2,728
3: I probably would not 23.8
703
26.3
2,233
25.7
2,936
4: I definitely would not 25.5
753
28.8
2,446
28.0
3,199
5: NA: Not taking classes this term -
106
-
40
-
146
(Seen but unanswered) -
11
-
62
-
73
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

INDOOR
In the event that one or more of your classes were to offer an in-person INDOOR option at some point during the Spring term, how likely is it that you would participate by attending in-person?
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
1: I definitely would 16.5
490
16.6
1,412
16.6
1,902
2: I probably would 19.5
579
19.3
1,637
19.3
2,216
3: I probably would not 21.2
627
24.1
2,046
23.3
2,673
4: I definitely would not 42.8
1,267
40.0
3,402
40.7
4,669
5: NA: Not taking classes this term -
97
-
34
-
131
(Seen but unanswered) -
9
-
59
-
68
(Not seen/Off path) -
327
-
47
-
374
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

Health & Well-Being



MHLTH1
Over the last 7 days, how often have you been bothered by having little interest or pleasure in doing things?
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not at all 34.9
1,178
26.0
2,223
28.5
3,401
1: Several days 43.0
1,452
41.8
3,580
42.1
5,032
2: More than half the days 12.1
409
16.1
1,376
14.9
1,785
3: Nearly every day 10.1
340
16.1
1,382
14.4
1,722
(Seen but unanswered) -
17
-
76
-
93
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

MHLTH2
Over the last 7 days, how often have you been bothered by feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not at all 38.5
1,301
33.2
2,844
34.7
4,145
1: Several days 42.4
1,433
39.2
3,356
40.1
4,789
2: More than half the days 9.8
331
13.2
1,131
12.2
1,462
3: Nearly every day 9.4
317
14.4
1,231
13.0
1,548
(Seen but unanswered) -
14
-
75
-
89
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

MHLTH3
Over the last 7 days, how often have you been bothered by feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge?
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not at all 22.7
765
20.5
1,752
21.1
2,517
1: Several days 45.6
1,539
40.2
3,436
41.7
4,975
2: More than half the days 15.4
520
18.1
1,546
17.3
2,066
3: Nearly every day 16.3
551
21.2
1,809
19.8
2,360
(Seen but unanswered) -
21
-
94
-
115
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

MHLTH4
Over the last 7 days, how often have you been bothered by not being able to stop or control worrying?
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: Not at all 38.4
1,295
31.8
2,719
33.7
4,014
1: Several days 37.6
1,271
34.7
2,967
35.6
4,238
2: More than half the days 12.1
410
15.5
1,322
14.5
1,732
3: Nearly every day 11.8
400
18.0
1,537
16.2
1,937
(Seen but unanswered) -
20
-
92
-
112
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

PHQ2SCORE
PHQ-2 Depression - Raw Score
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0 28.6
967
21.4
1,831
23.4
2,798
1 15.2
513
14.5
1,240
14.7
1,753
2 31.5
1,065
29.5
2,521
30.0
3,586
3 6.9
233
8.6
734
8.1
967
4 7.8
265
10.1
864
9.5
1,129
5 2.4
82
4.3
369
3.8
451
6 7.5
254
11.7
1,000
10.5
1,254
(Not seen/Off path) -
17
-
78
-
95
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

GAD2SCORE
GAD-2 Anxiety - Raw Score
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0 20.8
701
18.3
1,561
19.0
2,262
1 17.7
599
14.4
1,230
15.3
1,829
2 29.4
991
26.0
2,218
26.9
3,209
3 7.7
259
8.9
757
8.5
1,016
4 9.1
308
11.5
983
10.8
1,291
5 5.0
169
5.3
453
5.2
622
6 10.3
348
15.7
1,340
14.2
1,688
(Not seen/Off path) -
21
-
95
-
116
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

PHQ2
SUMMARY VARIABLE:
If both held valid codes, the numerical values to 2 questions (below) were added together. The value 'Yes' represents a sum equal to three or greater, while a sum of less than three was assigned a 'No' value.  A 'Yes' value has been shown to be associated with diagnoses of depressive disorder. See https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/covid19/pulse/mental-health.htm for more information.

Over the last 7 days, how often have you been bothered by...
...having little interest or pleasure in doing things?
...feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?
Not at all (0), Several days (1), More than half the days (2), Nearly every day (3)
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: No 75.3
2,545
65.3
5,592
68.2
8,137
1: Yes 24.7
834
34.7
2,967
31.8
3,801
(Not seen/Off path) -
17
-
78
-
95
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033

GAD2
SUMMARY VARIABLE:
If both held valid codes, the numerical values to 2 questions (below) were added together. The value 'Yes' represents a sum equal to three or greater, while a sum of less than three was assigned a 'No' value.  A 'Yes' value has been shown to be associated with diagnoses of anxiety disorder. See https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/covid19/pulse/mental-health.htm for more information.

Over the last 7 days, how often have you been bothered by...
...feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge?
...not being able to stop or control worrying?
Not at all (0), Several days (1), More than half the days (2), Nearly every day (3)
TYPE
Graduate Student
Undergraduate
ROW
TOTAL
0: No 67.9
2,291
58.6
5,009
61.3
7,300
1: Yes 32.1
1,084
41.4
3,533
38.7
4,617
(Not seen/Off path) -
21
-
95
-
116
COL TOTAL 100.0
3,396
100.0
8,637
100.0
12,033