DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > IRMA student survey results help shape fall quarter
By Russell Dorn /
November 9, 2020 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
The survey covered the following themes:
Nearly 1,600 students responded to the survey and were given the option to request that someone from the university follow up with them about specific concerns. Over 300 students took this option, which was handled by either Student Affairs or the student's home college.
A few highlights from the survey results were as follows:
In response to the results, the faculty training for online teaching was updated to cover these issues. Faculty were given suggestions and strategies to help them do such things as:
“Data from the surveys have been shared and discussed with academic deans and vice presidents, along with staff working on relevant issues," says Caryn Chaden, associate provost for student success and accreditation. “The Center for Teaching and Learning has also shared information from the survey for training faculty regarding online learning, and highlights have been shared with faculty through messages from the provost. We are all grateful to students for completing these surveys and sharing their views."
In addition to the survey data being shared with the Center for Teaching and Learning, Student Affairs, and each college, the DePaul Online Teaching Series incorporated specific training based on issues that arose from the results of the spring survey.
IRMA has relaunched the survey recently to follow up on the issues that surfaced in the spring and understand how students' experiences have changed this fall. A representative population of students will receive the survey, and IRMA is currently coordinating with DePaul's Student Government Association to come up with a strategy for sharing the results from both the spring and upcoming fall surveys with the student body.