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Strategic Planning Steering Committee Student Engagement Subcommittee : Prabhjit Singh Bagga . Brandon Mills, Nick French, Lynette Gacheri , Michelle Scheer , Alex Diaz. Student Engagement Report Presented to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee March 26, 2013.

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Student engagement report presented to the strategic planning steering committee march 26 2013

Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Student Engagement Subcommittee:

Prabhjit Singh Bagga. Brandon Mills, Nick French, Lynette Gacheri, Michelle Scheer, Alex Diaz

Student Engagement ReportPresented to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee March 26, 2013


3 town hall meetings 3 questions

3 Town Hall Meetings, 3 Questions

  • Why did you choose Wichita State University?

    • What have been your best experiences at Wichita State University? Would you recommend Wichita State University to your family or friends, why or why not?

  • As a student, what concerns you most about Wichita State University? What do you think needs improvement?


Feedback

Feedback

  • 84 students attended the town hall meetings

  • Approximately 430 responses collected


Student engagement report presented to the strategic planning steering committee march 26 2013

Top 4 reasons students love Wichita State University:

4


1 academic major or program

1. Academic Major or Program

  • Specific programs mentioned:

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Business

  • Nursing

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Flexibility of programs – Can choose to double major


2 cost

2. Cost

  • Scholarship Opportunities

  • Competitive Tuition

  • Urban Atmosphere


3 location

3. Location

  • Close to home

  • Close to many different businesses with available internships and other opportunities

  • Thriving diversity

    • People come from all over the nation and globe


4 opportunities

4. Opportunities

  • Advanced Networking Research Institute (ANRI)

    • Executive Director, Dr. Ravi Pendse

  • Hands on experience withreal world problems

  • Projects

    • Cisco Systems

    • Palo Alto Inc.

    • NetAppInc.

    • Spirit Aero Systems

  • National Institute of Aviation Research (NIAR) for Aerospace Engineers

    • Hands on experience

    • Wind tunnel

    • Full time job opportunities

  • Coop and Internships

    • NetApp

    • Koch

    • Boeing

    • Spirit

    • Cessna

    • Wesley

    • Via Christi


Additional positive acknowledgements about the university

Additional Positive Acknowledgements About the University

  • Free tickets tosporting events for WSU students

  • Large events, like concerts for students, hosted by SAC and SGA

    (Student Activities Council)

    (Student Government Association)

  • Free advertising for student organizations from Student Involvement

  • Options to double major


Graphical breakdown

Graphical Breakdown


Student engagement report presented to the strategic planning steering committee march 26 2013

Top 5 growth areasfor

Wichita State University:

11


1 security

1. Security

  • Students feel campus police is not sufficient

    • Very few cadets

  • Students fear walking to class at night

  • Fearful of surrounding neighborhood

  • Not enough safe points of access, including stop lights and cross walks


2 rising costs

2. Rising Costs

  • Concern about rising tuition cost

  • Millipede vs. increase in tuition

  • More scholarships for international students

  • More loan opportunities for international students

  • Rising cost of living in residence halls


3 campus culture and school spirit

3. Campus Culture and School Spirit

  • Students would like to have more places to hang out like coffee shops or lounges spread out around campus

  • More campus traditions

    • Hippodrome

    • Tailgating for sports

  • The Rhatigan Student Center should be open later hours

    • Keeps students on campus

    • Possibly light alcoholic beverages available in the bowling alley/recreation center

      • Safe Ride is something that could help with this.

  • Student involvement - student organizations want easier ways to get funding, less paperwork, and better advertising for their programs

    • They feel like they don’t get enough recognition and support from campus


4 international student opportunities

4. International Student Opportunities

  • Financial Needs

  • Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • Employment

  • Cadets

  • On-campus recreational centers


5 academics

5. Academics

  • Undergraduate research

  • Special events for graduate students

  • Increase number of graduate programs


Additional thoughts for improvement from students

Additional Thoughts for Improvement From Students

  • Plus/minus system

  • Parking

  • Healthier food options

  • Advising

  • Shocker card usage in vending machines, bookstore, Chipotle, printing, etc.

  • Bussing system that wouldgo to the mall and other places.


Graphical breakdown1

Graphical Breakdown


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