Undergraduate Student Questions

October 16 & 17, 2012
Undergraduate Students
Carousel with Interview Questions
Mark Case, David Garaventa
21 Participants total (11 on Tuesday, 10 on Wednesday) - 6 freshmen, 3 sophmores, 9 junior, 3 seniors

Why choose Albertus?

  • Small campus/Not just a number (25 checks)
    • Attractive campus/buildings (4 checks)
    • Mansions/Unique Housing (7 checks)
  • Class sizes (19 checks)
    • Student-teacher ratio is small (11 checks)
  • Location/close to home (15 checks)
    • College community, surrounded by other schools/close to downtown (14 checks)
    • Night life (3 checks)
  • Majors offered – Education, CJ, Art Therapy mentioned specifically (15 checks)
  • “home-like” feel/welcoming (10 checks)
  • Friendly atmosphere (10 checks)
    • Student interactions (4 checks)
  • Academic opportunity (Aquinas scholars) (2 checks)
  • Faculty accessibility/student teacher relationships (18 checks)
    • More personal relationships w/teachers (7 checks)
  • Sports (8 checks)
  • Nearby resources (everything’s in walking distance) (3 checks)
  • Some receive more financial aid (2 checks)
  • Liberal arts (2 checks)
  • Cultural balance/Diversity (3 checks)
  • Tradition (4 checks)

If you had 2 million dollars to give to Albertus how should the money be used?

  • Better food, healthier food choices, more food choices (22 checks)
    • Separate restaurant on campus – sandwich shop, coffee shop, etc. (10 checks)
    • Modern meal programs i.e. barcodes (4 checks)
  • Renovations to dorms (11 checks)
    • Central air in dorms (3 checks)
    • Updated electrical/water/heating, specifically in the mansions (5 checks)
    • Create common room in Dominican (4 checks)
  • Give all sports teams equal advantages. (5 checks)
  • Better sports facilities (5 checks)
    • New baseball/softball facility (4 checks)
    • Better locker rooms (2 checks)
    • Concession stand/bleachers for turf field (2 checks)
    • Replace tennis court “floors” (2 checks)
  • More staffing (teachers, security, physical plant, chefs) (4 checks)
  • Options to cancel/deny food plan (2 checks)
  • Better/ more technology in classrooms (the same for all classrooms) (4 checks)
    • Update classrooms/renovate Aquinas to increase enrollment (9 checks)
    • Nicer computer labs/new printer copier in writing center (5 checks)
  • Transportation options/zip cars (3 checks)
  • Improved student center to attract students (5 checks)
    • Better activities and/or games in the pub – pool, foosball, etc. (5 checks)
  • Outdoor areas to spend time (4 checks)
    • Make use of grass field next to Dominican (2 checks)
    • Community garden (2 checks)
    • Commuter oriented space (6 checks)
  • More parking (5 checks)
  • Financial aid (2 checks)
    • Textbook grants/scholarships (6 checks)
  • Lighting everywhere on campus (4 checks)
  • Direct study abroad program (8 checks)
  • Expand campus (2 checks)
  • Internship networking (3 checks)

What could Albertus do better?
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  • Study Abroad Program (12 checks)
  • Food (10 checks)
    • Better dining options and times (13 checks)
    • Option to cancel/deny food plan (2 checks)
    • Access to food outside of café/store/pub (8 checks)
    • Make Bree Common food available all day (6 checks)
  • Develop new programs (or reciprocity with other schools) (10 checks)
    • Examples: speech pathology, physical therapy, dental hygiene, pre med
  • Better communication between departments and students (7 checks)
  • Raise academic standards (6 checks)
  • Financial aid (3 checks)
  • More people in the business office (4 checks)
  • Full-time, on-campus nurse (3 checks)
  • Equality among sports teams (3 checks)
  • Sports physical therapist/trainer (4 checks)
  • Extra-curricular activities – intramural sports and clubs, for example (15 checks)
  • Connect to commuters/give them reason to stay on campus (8 checks)
  • Security (5 checks)
    • Hire better security (7 checks)
  • Hire more teachers for specific majors (ex. chemistry, physics, calc) (3 checks)
  • Small parking lot (5 checks)
  • Gym time management (sports) (3 checks)
  • Laundry card machine (4 checks)
  • More campus life (2 checks)
    • More clubs to fit variety of students (3 checks)
  • Focus on Day students (ex. Advertising) (3 checks)
  • Better snow removal (3 checks)
  • Ability to access buildings (computers, laundry card) on the weekend (7 checks)
  • Greek life (sororities, frats – or partner with neighboring schools for this) (6 checks)
  • Have more after school programs to help students who need extra help w/work (1 check)
  • Renovate the buildings (esp. dorms) (5 checks)
  • More proactive staffing: physical plant (5 checks)
  • Better communication between offices , faculty & students (5 checks)
  • Clarify all necessary processes to graduate (credit audits, graduation requirements) (4 checks)




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