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Undergraduate Dietetics Employer Survey


The purpose of this survey is to obtain your perception of the foundation knowledge and skill level as defined by the American Dietetic Association (ADA)of each DPD alumnus currently completing your DI. As this studentís Dietetic Internship Director, your perception of his/her knowledge and skill level is valuable to us as a component of continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of our Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Eastern Illinois University.

A sampling of the key Foundation Knowledge and Skill Statements is listed below. Please indicate the level of performance you have observed in him/her for each of the statements below. If you have not yet had the opportunity to observe performance indicative of a statement, please choose "not observed".


  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
1. Exhibits effective oral communication skills.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
2. Exhibits effective written communication skills.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
3. Explain a public policy position regarding dietetics.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
4. Work effectively as a team member.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
5. Use current information technologies.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
6. Able to differentiate between lay and technical writing.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
7. Have knowledge of counseling theories and methods.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
8. Interpret medical terminology.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
9. Interpret laboratory parameters relating to nutrition.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
10. Interpret current research.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
11. Interpret basic statistics.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
12. Has knowledge of outcomes based research.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
13. Has knowledge of the scientific method.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
14. Has knowledge of quality improvement methods.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
15. Has knowledge of food technology, including biotechnology.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
16. Has knowledge of food safety and sanitation.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
17. Has knowledge of food delivery systems.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
18. Has knowledge of food and non-food procurement.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
19. Has knowledge of food and nutrition laws/regulations/policies.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
20. Has knowledge of available food and nutrition programs in the community

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
21. Calculate and interpret nutrient composition of foods.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
22. Determine recipe/formula proportions and modifications for volume food production.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
23. Apply food science knowledge to functions of ingredients in foods.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
24. Modify recipe/formula for individual or group dietary needs.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
25. Have knowledge of the assessment and treatment of nutritional health risks.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
26. Has knowledge of nutrient metabolism.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
27. Screen individuals for nutritional risk.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
28. Collect pertinent information for comprehensive nutrition assessments.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
29. Measure, calculate, and interpret body composition data.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
30. Calculate enteral and parenteral nutrition formulations.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
31. Translate nutrition needs into food choices and menus for people of diverse cultures and religions.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
32. Has knowledge of program planning, monitoring, and evaluation.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
33. Has knowledge of facility management.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
34. Has knowledge of systems theory.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
35. Has knowledge of management theories.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
36. Has knowledge of human resource management, including labor relations and negotiation techniques.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
37. Has knowledge of financial management.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
38. Prepare a budget.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
39. Apply marketing principles.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
40. Interpret financial data.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
41. Has knowledge of health care policy and administration.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
42. Has knowledge of health care delivery systems.

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian Not observed
43. Has knowledge of current reimbursement issues, policies and regulations.

44. Overall skill level.
  Limited in skill
  Average in skill
  Highly skilled

45. Please indicate the overall level of performance you have observed in him/her for each of the broad areas below.
  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian
Communications

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian
Food

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian
Health Care Systems

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian
Management

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian
Nutrition

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian
Physical and Biological Sciences

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian
Research

  Unsatisfactory Needs improvement Average for entry-level dietitian Above expectations for entry-level dietitian Outstanding for entry-level dietitian
Social Sciences


Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.




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