University of Vermont

Cooperative Christian Ministry

February Focus Groups


Focus Group
In a discussion group setting, student focus group participants will be asked for their opinions on questions such as:
  1. In what ways have you participated in any ministry programs or services during your time at UVM?
  2. Have you participated in any community service-oriented activities while at UVM?  Which?  (e.g., participating in a COTS walk, serving dinners at the Salvation Army, volunteering with Special Olympics, etc.)
  3. What are some obstacles preventing you or your friends from engaging in spiritual and/or community service activities while at UVM?
Focus group participants will be asked to appear at the Allen House, 461 Main Street 15 minutes before the start of the session they select.  Refreshments (including pizza and drinks) will be available.  $20 will be paid to each participant at the close of each 1.5 hour session.  

If you are interested in participating, please email us at ccm@uvm.edu indicating the focus group meeting day and time that best meets your schedule as first priority.  
Please list a second or third date if more than one date agrees with your schedule. This will help us ensure that we have adequate numbers of participants in both focus groups. Note that Monday, February 15 (Presidents' Day) is a UVM holiday.
  • Monday, February 15 - 6 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 18 - 6:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Sunday, February 28 - 6 PM to 7:30 PM
A confirmation will be sent to you acknowledging your interest and meeting preference within 48 hours of hearing from you via email.  If you did not receive an
emailed invitation to participate in this focus group initiative, you can read the invitation below.


Invitation to Participate in February CCM Focus Groups

Wanted: UVM Students for a Focus Group
Focus Group
A focus group about what? How the Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) at UVM can help meet the spiritual needs of todays students

Whats CCM at UVM?  A progressive, inclusive and welcoming campus ministry with six participating Protestant denominations: the American Baptist Church USA, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the Presbyterian Church USA, the United Methodist Church, and the United Church of Christ

Who can participate in a focus group? Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled and willing to share their thoughts about spiritual and faith experiences while at UVM, their ideas about the spiritual needs of other students, and potential ways to meet these needs

What are the details? Participants will take part in one of two facilitator-led focus groups. Each will be one and one half hours long and held at the Allen House, 461 Main Street. Group size will be 8 - 12 students. Each participant will be paid $20 for participating. Pizza and drinks will be served.

What are the meeting date and time options available and how do I sign up?  Simply send us an email and let us know which time works best for you!
  • Monday, February 15* - 6 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 18 - 6:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Sunday, February 28 - 6 PM to 7:30 PM
        * Please note that February 15 (Presidents' Day) is a UVM holiday

A reminder will be sent to you by email two days prior to the event.

Where can I find more information, including some questions to start thinking about in advance?  Right here! 
Thanks in advance for this important consideration!

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