The UNK Student Assessment Committe has focused on developing and administering a campus-wide online student survey for Academic Advising and setting up student focus groups on General Studies to provide in-depth information about student attitudes. Members of the committe involved in these activities during the Spring semester include Megan Boss, Chris Denton, Tom Schlund, Adam Sevenker, Andrew Hutchison, Jennifer Beinhoff, and Steven Middleton, chair of the committee.
The online student survey of Academic Advising was developed in conjunction with the office of Academic Advising. The survey will be sent out to students the second week in April and results will be provided to faculty, students, administration and staff before the end of April. Click on this link Student Academic Advising Survey.doc to access a copy of the Academic Advising Survey. Since Academic Advising has a great impact on student success at UNK, the results of the survey will provide insights into how well the process is working.
The committee is also conducting follow-up focus groups with students from each college, during March and April, to get detailed information about students' perceptions of the General Studies program at UNK. The questions for the focus groups include:
What is the purpose of General Studies?
How difficult were your General Studies courses compared to other courses you have taken?
What are some of the strengths of the current General Studies program/courses?
What are some of the problems with the current General Studies program/courses?
What changes would you like to see in the current General Studies program?
The information obtained in the focus groups will be used by the General Studies Council and by the GS Roundtables as UNK explores changes to the current program.