Category Archives: Strategic Planning Update
The strategic planning project continues, and at this point it’s necessary to reconsider the timeline. This is an important project, and there’s only one opportunity to get it right. With this in mind, we’re revising the timeline to allow enough opportunity to collect information from as broad an audience as possible. Though we’d hoped to … » read
The early results have come in from the student survey, and we’re beginning to pull out some interesting data:
- Who says email is dead? 96.4% of respondents said they heard about the survey because of an email from an official source. Other advertising (Facebook, Twitter, TuftsLife) didn’t fare so well, all below … » read
This project has kept an aggressive timeline throughout the spring. With commencement approaching, and summer not far behind, we’re adjusting the schedule a little bit:
- Updates will now be monthly instead of weekly
- Activity is mostly on hold for the month of May, while we’re busy preparing for commencement and seeing … » read
The student survey closed last week with broad participation among all groups of Tufts students, on all campuses. The response rate was lower than hoped for, about 14%, but still presents enough data to reliably inform planning decisions.
The focus this week is conducting student focus groups before classes end. Four undergraduate focus groups … » read
Firstly, congratulations to the Tufts Marathon Team. It was a hot day out there, and everyone who trained this year deserves a round of applause for hard work and dedication.
The student survey remains open, with an update having gone out Sunday night. Response rates aren’t fantastic, but are enough for usable data. The … » read
This week we’re pouring over the litany of questions identified in phase 1 and figuring out who we can go to for good information on those important questions. We’ll be gathering information using focus groups, personal interviews, review of historical records and data, and surveys.
Speaking of surveys, the student survey is slated to … » read
The questions and considerations phase is complete, and now we will move on to information gathering. Based on what was learned, phase two will focus on several themes, separated as external and internal factors.
These are factors outside of the Department of Public & Safety, both within the university, and in … » read
The project team is poring over 60+ pages of notes from 44 interviews/sessions in order to identify the major themes and questions within each theme. Next week will include an update of all the themes identified.
The student survey was approved by the Institutional Review Board .
The project has reached a milestone: all Questions and Considerations phase interviews are complete! Also, the student survey has been submitted to the Institutional Review Board for approval.
Here’s a record of the roles of the 37 individuals and the several groups who were interviewed (in the order that the interviews occurred):
- Public Safety … » read
This week is marked by work sessions with the consultant and will see the last of the interviews scheduled for the Questions and Considerations phase.
The student survey has been completed and is undergoing testing and review.