Monday, March 1, 2010

Focus Group for Geography Students -- March 15

The Geography Department is seeking the help of current students as part of a program review we are currently undertaking. The purpose of the review is to make sure our programs are as effective as they can be, and to ensure that we have ways of assessing our effectiveness into the future.

For this reason, we are seeking the participation of geography students -- majors, minors, or those for whom geography courses are otherwise significant -- in a focus group to be held on Monday, March 15 at 5:00 pm. We will be putting together a method of assessing the success of your department. We will be developing an alumni survey, and we are asking future alumni (that is, current students) for help in making sure that the questions on those surveys will actually lead to useful information. (We will be asking some actual alumni for similar input.)

Between now and the Ides of March, please think about what we should be asking you! (Maybe those of you who can meet later today can toss around a few ideas to start with.) Drs. Amey and Hayes-Bohanan will lead the conversation, but the entire faculty would really appreciate your input on this. We hope to arrive at a way of assessing ourselves that keeps our programs and courses as relevant, effective, and adaptive as possible, well into the future.
Thanks, and we hope to see lots of you on the 15th! Thanks to GEO for letting us commandeer a club meeting for this purpose. We will meet in Science 208 and, yes, very good coffee will be served, along with other snacks.

1 comment:

  1. This is going to be awesome! Just students and faculty chatting openly about our wonderful department, what we can do better, what we are missing, what we do best.