FALL 2008 LIVING/LEARNING PROGRAM & CENTER EVALUATION













In an effort to assess and improve the Living/Learning Center and this year’s programs, we are asking that all residents of L/L take time to fill out the following evaluation. This is an opportunity to make a difference in your program and in the Living/Learning Center community. Take advantage of it! Your responses will be made available to L/L Program Directors but will be kept anonymous, so please be honest. If you have questions or comments regarding this evaluation please contact Monique Wright (mwright4@uvm.edu) or Joseph Russel (jrussel2@uvm.edu) in the L/L Director’s Office (205 L/L Commons, 656-4200) next to the L/L Main Desk. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete--please read carefully as you may be prompted to skip several questions.

When you have submitted the survey, you will be taken to a page where you can enter a random drawing to win an ipod

Thank you for your time!














Demographic Information Questions: #1 - 7 (Optional)
The following seven demographic questions will be used for overall statistical data only and are optional. Your specific demographic information will not be available to L/L program directors or student assistants in order to retain the anonymity of your responses.

1) What is your current academic rank?







2) How many years, including this year, have you been a student at UVM?






3) How many years, including this year, have you lived in the Living/Learning Center?






4) I wish to identify myself as: (check all that apply)









5) I identify my gender as:






6) Which term best describes your sexual orientation?







7) What building do you live in?


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8) Are you a member of a L/L Program or a Residential TAP?
(You will automatically be taken to your next question.)



9) Please select your Living/Learning Center Program from the list below.

10) Please rate your overall satisfaction with your program this semester:






11) What do you like the most about your program?

12) What can be done to improve your program?
(Consider these questions: What can the director(s) of the program do? What can you do? What can your fellow program members do?)

13) Up to this point, my L/L program is meeting its goals.
Please refer to the program brochure you received upon checking into L/L or view it online by clicking your program's link at www.uvm.edu/llcenter/programs (Copy and paste link in a new browser window in order to preserve the data you have entered thus far).






14) About how many hours per week (average) do you spend on program-related activities? (please do NOT include hours towards program courses for credit)

15) Please describe your satisfaction with the level of activity in your program?






16) What types of program-related activities have you participated in? Check all that apply.





























17) Please rate your level of satisfaction with the types of activities occurring in your program?






18) What additional activities would you like to participate in with your program? Check all that apply.





























19) How many hours per week (average) are you seriously (and regularly) willing to commit to your program?

20) What did you hope to gain upon entering your L/L program?

21) As the fall semester concludes, what do you believe you have gained by being a member of your L/L Program?

22) List any remaining program-related hopes and goals you have for the upcoming spring semester.

23) My membership in a Living/Learning program has had the following effect on my academic performance:






24) If your membership in an L/L program has had any effect on your academic performance, please explain how.


Before you move on to the next questions, we need to determine if you are in a faculty-designed program or a student-designed program. Find your program in one of the two lists below and indicate in the next question (#23) if you are in a faculty-designed or student-designed program.

FACULTY-DESIGNED PROGRAMS
Arts Initiative: Art of Photography
Arts Initiative: Clay: Pottery, Sculpture, and...
Farms 2+2
Global Village: Africa House
Global Village: Canada House
Global Village: Casa Italiana
Global Village: Chinese House
Global Village: Japanese House
Global Village: La Maison Française
Global Village: Russian House
Global Village: Spanish House
Integrated Humanities Program-IHP (TAP)
Integrated Social Sciences Program-ISSP (TAP)

STUDENT-DESIGNED PROGRAMS
ALANA Program
Animalia
Animé as an Art Form
Arts Initiative: Knitting for Knowledge: Fiber Arts and Cultural Patterns
Arts Initiative: Making the Mark: Creative Art
Arts Initiative: Music Appreciation
Arts Initiative: DANCE:Developing and Achieving Natural Creative Expression
Arts Initiative: The Inkpot: A Creative Writing Community
Arts Initiative: Jewelry Making
Community Connection
Dewey House for Civic Engagement
Ecological World Cuisines
Emergency Services
Engineering and Mathematics
Global Village: German House
Global Village: Latin American Culture and Politics
Global Village: Shalom Home: The Israel Experience
Global Village: Global Social Justice
Global Village: Caribbean House
Global Village: Exploring Culture Through Tea
InGear Integrating Gender Equity and Reform
Interpreting Film
Literary Appreciation
L.I.V.E Loving Identity Variations and Equality
No Boundaries: Redefining Culture
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Literature and Media Today
SURF: Scholarly Undergraduate Research Focus



25) To what type of L/L program do you belong?
(For a list of programs and their types, see listing above this question) (You will automatically be taken to your next question)




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Please answer the following questions separately for each of your faculty directors (if applicable).
Faculty Program Director #1
26) Faculty Program Director #1 Name:

27) I feel comfortable approaching this faculty Program Director.






28) This faculty Program Director is responsive to my comments, concerns, and suggestions.







Faculty Program Director #2 (If applicable)
NOTE: Applicable only to members of Chinese House, Integrated Humanities (IHP), Integrated Social Sciences (ISSP), Japanese House, and La Maison Française.

29) Faculty Program Director #2 Name:

30) I feel comfortable approaching this faculty Program Director.






31) This faculty Program Director is responsive to my comments, concerns, and suggestions.







Faculty Program Director #3 (If applicable)
NOTE: Applicable only to members of the Global Village, Integrated Humanities (IHP), and Integrated Social Sciences (ISSP) Programs.

32) Faculty Program Director #3 Name:

33) I feel comfortable approaching this faculty Program Director.






34) This faculty Program Director is responsive to my comments, concerns, and suggestions.







The following questions are for members of Faculty Designed L/L Programs that have student assistants. If you are not a member of a Faculty Designed program with a Student Assistant, please skip to question #46.

NOTE: Faculty Designed Programs with Student Assistants include the following:
Art of Photography, Casa Italiana, Clay: Pottery, Sculpture and..., La Casa Hispànica, and La Maison Française.

Please answer the following questions separately for each of your Student Assistant(s) (if applicable).
Faculty Program Student Assistant #1

35) Student Assistant #1 Name:

36) I feel comfortable approaching this Student Assistant.






37) This Student Assistant is responsive to my comments, concerns, and suggestions.







Faculty Program Student Assistant #2 (if applicable)
NOTE: Applicable only to members of Casa Italiana, and Clay: Pottery, Sculpture and..., La Casa Hispànica, and La Maison Française.
38) Student Assistant #2 Name:

39) I feel comfortable approaching this Student Assistant.






40) This Student Assistant is responsive to my comments, concerns, and suggestions.
(You will automatically be taken to your next question)







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Please answer the following questions separately for each of your student program directors (if applicable).

Student Program Director #1
41) Student Program Director #1 Name:


42) I feel comfortable approaching this student Program Director.






43) This student Program Director is responsive to my comments, concerns, and suggestions.







Student Program Director #2 (if Applicable)
NOTE: Not applicable to members of Engineering and Mathematics, PRIDE, Shalom Home: The Israel Experience, Anime as an Art Form.

44) Student Program Director #2 Name:

45) I feel comfortable approaching this student Program Director.






46) This student Program Director is responsive to my comments, concerns, and suggestions.







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Questions 46-59 are related to your general experience at the Living/Learning Center and are not specific to any Living/Learning Program.

47) How did you find out about the Living/Learning Center? Check all that apply.














48) What influenced you in your decision to select Living/Learning? Check all that apply.
















49) Please rate your level of satisfaction with the physical environment of the Living/Learning Center.






50) What suggestions would you make to improve the physical environment of the Living/Learning Center?

51) What ideas do you have for enriching the intellectual environment at the Living/Learning Center?

52) Please rate your satisfaction with the social environment and sense of community at the Living/Learning Center?






53) Please rate your overall level of satisfaction with the center-wide events and activities at the Living/Learning Center. (Examples include Rhythm & Brews Coffeehouse, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Social, Empty Bowls, L/L Speaker Series, Gallery Reception/Opening, etc.)






54) What ideas do you have for additional activities or improvements to current center-wide activities? Please include speakers that you would like to see included in a L/L Speaker Series Event.

55) How do you find out about events that are going on in the Living/Learning Center and around campus? Check all that apply.



















56) What are the three most effective ways (from the list above) for us to let you know about events that are going on in the Living/Learning Center and around campus?


57) Based on your experience so far, would you choose to live in a Living/Learning program again?





58) Why or why not?

59) What types of program suites would you like to see developed in L/L that do not already exist?

60) Please include any additional comments or suggestions for the Living/Learning Center Director's Office staff here:


Please indicate whether or not you feel that your participation in a Living/Learning community has helped you to:
Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree
Better understand yourself and your abilities, interests and personality.
Improve your ability to get along with different kinds of people.
Function as part of a team.
Improve your ability to put ideas together, to see relationships, similarities and differences between ideas.
Learn more about cultures other than your own.
Make connections between art and culture.
Make connections between music and culture.
Make connections between language and culture.
Take advantage of opportunities to serve the community.
Build a strong sense of community within your House.
Interact socially with students outside of your House.
Attend events and activities that you might not otherwise have attended.
Improve your ability to learn on your own, pursue ideas, and find information you need.
Try new things.
Understand/look at social issues from a variety of perspectives.
Interact more with faculty and staff outside of the classroom or office.
Develop better time management skills.
Enhance your oral communication skills.
Enhance your written communication skills.
Enhance your problem-solving skills.
Develop your leadership skills.


60) Are you a member of the Global Village?



61) Were you enrolled in the Global Village Passport Class (AIS 095B)?



62) If you are a member of the Global Village, what are suggestions you have for enhancing the sense of community within the Global Village as a whole?

63) Are you a member of the Arts Initiative



64) If you are a member of the Arts Initiative, what are suggestions you have for enhancing the sense of community within the Arts Initiative as a whole?

65) Do you have any comments about this survey?



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