Data Gathering Questions

Cascading Agreement Strategy.  The members of the Planning Task Force arranged themselves into groups of three.  Each group was tasked with coming up with questions regarding Albertus Magnus College. Using the Cascading Agreement Strategy, the group followed four steps — Create, Condense, Collaborate, and Communicate — to generate a list of questions. The data were assembled and the entire group then selected the top 6 questions that they would like to see answered, e.g., “Why Albertus?” These questions, along with a few others, will be used by the PTF in the series of meetings they will have with members of the College community.

PTF Core Questions

(1) Why Albertus?

(2) How can we bring greater attention to, and awareness of, what we do here at Albertus?

(3) What aspects of our college culture hinder us from moving forward?

(4) How can we proactively meet the needs of students and potential employers in a global economy?

(5) What will make Albertus relevant ten years from now?

(6) How do we ensure a healthy student population at Albertus Magnus College in the face of economic and demographic challenges, including reductions in federal and state funding for higher education?

PTF Auxiliary Questions

What if Albertus didn’t exist?

What could Albertus do better?  What is holding the College back from achieving this goal?

If you were going to give $2 million to the College, for what would you give it - and why?

What is your greatest source of anxiety about the College?

What qualities would you value in future leadership of the College?

What is the primary reason that someone should enroll at Albertus?

The College has exhibited the ability to be flexible and nimble.  How can we sustain this?

How can the College measure and ensure accountability in all sectors?