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1 CMU Campus Life Group 1 Ellen L Beldner Darya Leyzarovich Choon Hong Peck

2 What are CMU students’ perceptions of campus life and what are their expectations of the ideal state? Client Student Affairs What do CMU students want an ideal campus culture to be like? Intents: Learn about CMU students’ views Raise concern about campus culture Improve campus life quality

3 Process and Methods Population 7200 students Undergrads4800 Grads 2400 Faculty excluded Sampling frame: All enrolled students’ addresses Randomized samples provided by Student Affairs

4 P Asked friends to fill out the survey and give feedback 15 people participated in the pilot testing Changes were made to the website before sending out the survey Process and Methods

5 Sample size 160 students Undergrads 107 # of people who responded 17 Graduates 53 # of people who responded 11

6 Process and Methods Survey Response rate: ed participants the first time 14 people responded8.75% ed participants who did not respond the second time 14 more people responded17.50% One more to be sent out to improve response rate

7 Process and Methods Target margin of error0.10 Actual margin of error Target response rate 60% Response rate we got17.5%

8 Basic information Graduate students gender: 6 males 5 females age: 1 between over 25 home college: 1 CIT2 CFA2 HSS 2 GSIA1 MCS2 SCS

9 Basic information Undergraduate students gender: 8 males9 females age: 2 between between over 25 home college: 3 CIT4 CFA 5 HSS 1 MCS 3 SCS

10 Types of organizations currently a member of Graduate students IM sports 18% campus publication or news source 9% cultural religious or philosophical group 9% governing organization 18% social or carnival-based group 9%

11 Types of organizations currently a member of Undergraduate students IM sports 12% campus publication or news source 12% cultural religious or philosophical group 18% governing organization 12% social or carnival-based group 18% performance group 12% varsity sports team 6% club sports 6% fraternity/sorority 12%

12 Why do students participate in the above activities Graduate students social/meet people9% relieve stress18% take a break from class work9% pursue a hobby or interest27% gain professional experience36%

13 Why do students participate in the above activities Undergraduate students social/meet people59% relieve stress53% take a break from class work53% pursue a hobby or interest47% gain professional experience29%

14 How often do you use the following to find out about CMU-sponsored events Graduate students friends2.72 from organizations’ d-lists2.18 Posters2.18 electronic bulletin boards1.72 ads in campus news sources1.27 CMU’s online calendar of events1.09 NeverRarelyOccasionally Frequently Always

15 How often do you use the following to find out about CMU-sponsored events Undergraduate students Friends2.24 from organizations’ d-lists 2.00 Posters2.29 electronic bulletin boards1.53 ads in campus news sources1.18 CMU’s online calendar of events0.71 NeverRarelyOccasionally Frequently Always

16 How would you find out what is going on Graduate students friends 45% Student-run publications 36% posters 36% CMU publications 36% Local publications 36% CMU’s online calendar of events36%

17 How would you find out what is going on Undergraduate students friends29% Student-run publications24% posters65% CMU publications6% Local publications53% CMU’s online calendar of events18%

18 Does physical space meet your needs Graduate students Sports enough space75% not enough space25% weight room in old gym crowded more free field space Clubs enough space67% not enough space33% hard to schedule rooms at GSIA

19 Does physical space meet your needs Undergraduate students Sports enough space57% not enough space43% weight room too small Clubs enough space44% not enough space56% not enough space for booth storage

20 Does physical space meet your needs Undergraduate students Social enough space66% not enough space34% very few spaces to sit down and relax

21 How would you rate CMU’s school spirit Low High Graduate students result 2.0 Undergraduate students result=1.5

22 What kinds of activities would you like to see on campus Graduate students Sporting events 18% Concerts 82% Lectures 55% Political Speakers 27% Weekly dances with a DJ 18% Recreation Room Sports 27% Trips to local sights 27% Special events such as dances, comedy clubs 45% Coffeehouse with entertainment 64%

23 What kinds of activities would you like to see on campus Undergraduate students Sporting events18% Concerts82% Lectures65% Political Speakers65% Weekly dances with a DJ29% Recreation Room Sports29% Trips to local sights47% Special events such as dances, comedy clubs47% Coffeehouse with entertainment82% Intramurals bowling24%

24 Causes of low response rate people do not have time not interested in participating in this survey participants already answered other surveys like this

25 Known problems Should not have measured “normal” week, use weeks/months instead Should offer a way to give feedback regarding the survey itself Let respondents give suggestions for activities Website was not accessible from DSL locations

26 Questions and Answers


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