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Campus Surveys - Academic Year 2011-2012

Campus Visit Evaluation
Prospective students who visit the Western campus are randomly asked to participate in a survey asking about their visit experience, their impressions of Western, and the likelihood of them choosing to attend Western. Contact Monica Eskridge, Undergraduate Admissions, for more information. (MJ-Eskridge@wiu.edu or 309-298-3172)

Danish Cycling Survey (in Danish)
Danish cyclists were asked to participate in a survey that investigated factors that contribute to the cycling culture of the nation of Denmark. The survey was provided to participants in their native Danish language. Contact Randy Hyllegard, Department of Kinesiology, for more information. (R-Hyllegard @wiu.edu or 309-298-1702)

Emotion and Mindfulness in Athletes
A wide variety of student athletes across the country were asked to participate in a survey to learn about how athletes perceive, use, and mangage their emotions. Contact Mark Cole, Department of Kinesiology, for more information. (ME-Cole2@wiu.edu or 414-690-4011)  

Study Abroad Program Evaluation - Spring 2012 Abroad
Students who particiapted in Study Abroad programs during Spring 2012 were asked to reflect on their experiences so the program options could be evaluated and so that prospective study abroad students could gain first-person insight into the benefits, challenges, and expense of such opportunities. Spring 2012  participants studied in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, India, and the United Kingdom, as well as two US locations (Art in New York City and Disney World Communication Culture).  Contact Dana Vizdal, Office Support Specialist in the Center for International Studies, for more information. (DM-Vizdal@wiu.edu or 309-298-2504)

Go West Use/Satisfaction Survey
WIU-Macomb students were asked to provide input regarding the frequency they use Western's Go West Transit Service and to evaluate how well the bus stop locations and frequency of service meet their needs. Results of the annual survey are used to assess and amend bus routes and scheduling. Contact Jude Kiah, Director of Go West Transit, for more information. JL-Kiah@wiu.edu or 309-298-1931)

Survey of Academic Advisors
Western's cadre of both professional and departmental academic advisors were asked to provide input about the resources they use in meeting with their advisees and to offer suggestions for improvement in the academic advising process. Contact Julie O'Brien in the University Advising & Academic Support Center for more information. (JA-O-Brien@wiu.edu or 309-298-1846)  

Dads' Weekend 2012 Evaluation
Dads who attended the April 20-22, 2012 Dads' Weekend event were asked to provide input regarding the event so that each annual effort could improve upon the previous. Contact Karolynn Heuer, Director of the student Assistance and Parent Services Center, for more information. KA-Heuer @wiu.edu or 309-298-2092)

Social Work Majors - Relational Orientation Inventory Survey
As part of their departmental learning assessment strategy, Social Work majors were asked to complete the Relational Orientation Inventory survey. Students are then provided the opportunity to meet with their academic advisor and/or department chair to discuss the results and their implications.  Contact John Tracy, Social Work Chair, for more information. (JR-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-2379).

Social Work Majors - Actualization Diagnostic Construct Survey
As part of their departmental learning assessment strategy, Social Work majors were asked to complete the Actualization Diagnostic Construct survey. Students are then provided the opportunity to meet with their academic advisor and/or department chair to discuss the results and their implications.  Contact John Tracy, Social Work Chair, for more information. (JR-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-2379)

RPTA Course Evaluations - Spring 2012
Several RPTA faculty took advantage of online survey techology to conduct their end of term Spring 2012 course evaluations. This option provides faculty with complete results, including comments, immediately after the semester ends while affording students confidentiality of thier responses.  Contact Dale Adkins, Recreation Park and Tourism Adminsitration Chair, for more information. (KD-Adkins@wiu.edu or 309-298-1584)

RPTA 110 Pre/Post Survey - Spring 2012
As one of the departmental assessment measures, students enrolled in RPTA110 during Spring 2012 were asked to take a pre-learning assessment at the beginning of the semester and then complete the same assessment as a post-learning measure at the end of the semester. The assessment involves students indicating their level of agreement with 11 assessment statements.  Contact Dale Adkins, Recreation Park and Tourism Adminsitration Chair, for more information. (KD-Adkins@wiu.edu or 309-298-1584)

Summer School 2012 - Student Interest Survey
Students were asked about the types and formats of classes they would like to see offered during summer school at Western. The intent of the survey was to help the Summer School Committee plan a more effective summer school offering.  Contact Ellen Ehrgott, Communication Science and Disorders professor, for more information. (EM-Ehrgott@wiu.edu or 309-298-1955)

Summer School 2012 - Faculty Interest Survey
Faculty were asked about their experiences with an interest in WIU summer school course offerings. The intent of the survey was to help the Summer School Committee better understand the broad-based faculty perspective on the issue of summer school.  Contact Ellen Ehrgott, Communication Science and Disorders professor, for more information. (EM-Ehrgott@wiu.edu or 309-298-1955)

Library "Short Course" Evaluation - Spring 2012
Library faculty teach many one-session short courses for faculty across multiple curricular areas each semester. In bringing their students to the library for these one-session courses, students are able to better understand how to utilize library resources in their research and learning endeavors. Each session offered during Spring 2012 was evaluated by the attending students.  Contact Phyllis Self, University Libraries Dean, for more information. (P-Self@wiu.edu or 309-298-2762)

Faculty Senate Year 1 Assessment of President Thomas
While the first year of a new President's tenure is not evaluated by the faculty, the Board of Trustees asked the Faculty Senate membership to provide input regarding President Thomas' first year of service. Contact James Rabchuk, Physics professor, for more information. (JA-Rabchuk@wiu.edu or 309-298-2577)

Intramural Sports Learning Outcomes Survey
WIU's Campus Recreation Intramural Sports Program surveyed students who had participated in one or more of the intramural sports opportunities to determine the learnig outcomes that result for participation. The survey results will also be utilized to improve the marketing and planning of intramural sports on campus.  Contact Dustin VanSloten, Campus Recreation, for more information. (DR-Vansloten@wiu.edu or 309-298-1228)

Early Grade Warning System - Student Survey
A Faculty Senate ad hoc committee was charged with considering a number of isses related to early warning grades. As part of this effort, the committee surveyed students to take inventory of their current perceptions and practices regarding early warning grades. The student survey results will be combined with faculty survey results and institutional data in a presentation to the Faculty Senate. Contact William Polley, Economics and Decision Science professor, for more information. (WJ-Polley@wiu.edu or 309-298-2331)

Early Grade Warning System - Faculty Survey
A Faculty Senate ad hoc committee was charged with considering a number of isses related to early warning grades. As part of this effort, the committee surveyed faculty to take inventory of their current perceptions and practices regarding early warning grades. The faculty survey results will be combined with student survey results and institutional data in a presentation to the Faculty Senate.  Contact William Polley, Economics and Decision Science professor, for more information. (WJ-Polley@wiu.edu or 309-298-2331)

Political Bias in the Classroom Survey
The purpose of this survey was to ask students to indicate what they felt was political bias in the classroom, how frequently it happened, and what its effect was on students. The results of the survey will help determine to what extent professors allow their political beliefs to influence how they teach and the resulting impact this has on students.  Contact Craig Tollini, Political Science professor, for more information. (CD-Tollini@wiu.edu or 309-298-1265)

Freshman & Junior Advising Satisfaction Survey
WIU freshmen and juniors were asked about their academic advising experience, specifically how often they met with thier advisor and their satisfaction with the advising process. The intent is to use the survey results to help provide the best possible advising services for WIU student.s  Contact Julie O'Brien, University Advising & Academic Support Center advisor for more information. (JA-O-Brien@wiu.edu or 309-298-1846)

Sodexho Campus Dining Survey - Spring 2012
Sodexho Campus Dining Services combined campus online survey technology with contractracted servces from Synovate to help better understand when on campus students chose to eat, how satisfied they were with their options and costs, and what changes and or new items/services they'd like to see.  Contact Eva Galbraith, Sodexo Marketing Manager, for more information. (Eva.Galbraith@sodexho.com or 309-298-1982)

Faculty Senate Committee Interest Survey 
Each year eligible faculty are invited to indicate their interest in serving on various Faculty Senate committees and councils. This online survey allows that effort to be done more effectively and efficiently that the former paper and campus mail format.  Contact Annette Hamm, Faculty Senate Office Manager, for more information. (AE-Hamm@wiu.edu or 309-298-1589)

CAS Essential Academy Skills Committee Survey
The College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Council established an Essential Academic Skills Committee to address perceived deficiences in essential academic skills among students. This survey was used to survey faculty to learn their views on the extent of these deficiencies by identifying and categorizing students' essential academic skill proficiency in writing; reading; math; and reasoning, critical thinking, and analysis.  Contact Bradley Dilger, English and Journalism professor, for more information. (CB-Dilger@wiu.edu or 309-298-2212)

Student Interest in Any Level of Athletic Participation - Spring 2012
In a repeat of the survey conducted in Fall 2011, students were asked to indicate their level of interest in participating in athletics at any level, from recreational to intercollegiate competition. The intent of the survey was to determine if adequate althletic opportuntiies are offered on campus to meet student interest and identify areas inidcating a need for enhancement and/or expansion.  Contact Andrea Henderson, Equal Opportunity and Access Director or Tim Van Alstine, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, for more information. (AD-Henderson@wiu.edu or 309-298-1977; T-VanAlstine@wiu.edu or 309-298-1190)

Family Weekend 2011 Survey
Following the 2011 Family Weekend celebration, the University Union Board asked attending families for input and to provide new ideas prior to making decisions about traditional and new activities that would be planned for the 2012 event.  Contact Diane Cumbie, Office of Student Activities, for more information. (DM-Cumbie@wiu.edu or 309-298-3232)

Parent & Family Association Changes Reaction Survey
At the annual Parent and Family Association meeting in conjunction with Family Weekend, the PFA Board suggested changing the organization from a dues paying entity to a free organization. Prior to enacting this change, however, the Board wanted to open the consideration to all current PFA members, not just those in attendance.  Contact Karolynn Heuer, Student Assistance and Parent Services Center Director, for more information. (KA-Heuer@wiu.edu or 309-298-2092)

Study Abroad Program Evaluation - Fall 2011 Abroad
Students who particiapted in Study Abroad programs during Fall 2011 were asked to reflect on their experiences so the program options could be evaluated and so that prospective study abroad students could gain first-person insight into the benefits, challenges, and expense of such opportunities. Fall 2011 participants studied in Australia, Germany, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.  Contact Dana Vizdal, Office Support Specialist in the Center for International Studies, for more information. (DM-Vizdal@wiu.edu or 309-298-2504)

SW340 - Relational Orientation Inventory Comparison
Students enrolled in SW340 were asked to complete the Relational Orientation Inventory survey to provide a sample comparison with all Social Work students taking the survey as part of their Social Work program. Contact John Tracy, Social Work Chair, for more information. (JR-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-2379)

SW340 - Actualization Diagnostic Construct Comparison
Students enrolled in SW340 were asked to complete the Actualization Diagnostic Construct survey to provide a sample comparison with all Social Work students taking the survey as part of their Social Work program.  Contact John Tracy, Social Work Chair, for more information. (JR-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-237

Civil Service Employee of the Year Voting
Rather than limit voting for the Civil Service Employee of the Year to the committee charged with selecting the monthly recipients, all Civil Service employees were given the opporutnity to read the monthly winners' nomintating letters and cast their vote in electing the 2011 Employee of the Year.  Contact Wendi Mattson, Theatre and Dance Office Manager, for more information. (WK-Mattson@wiu.edu or 309-298-1543)

RPTA Course Evaluations - Fall 2011
Several RPTA faculty took advantage of online survey techology to conduct their end of term Fall 2011 course evaluations. This option provides faculty with complete results, including comments, immediately after the semester ends while affording students confidentiality of thier responses.  Contact Dale Adkins, Recreation Park and Tourism Adminsitration Chair, for more information. (KD-Adkins@wiu.edu or 309-298-1584)

Math Department Graduate Program Alumni Survey
The WIU Department of Mathematics sought information from their master's program graduates on the effectiveness of the graduate program, appropriateness of the program's content, and student satisfaction. By better understanding student reaction and learning how well the master's program prepared students for their careers the Mathematics Department was seeking input regarding whether changes should be made to the graduate program.  Contact Dinesh Ekanayake, Mathematics professor, for more information. (DB-Ekanayake@wiu.edu or 309-298-1239)

Employee Workplace Experience Survey
This study, conducted with the support of a national database agency so that broad-based input could be obtained, sought information from those employed outside of the home regarding their experience in the workplace.  Contact Karen Sears, Psychology professor, for more information. (K-Sears@wiu.edu or 309-298-1740)

Take Back the Night Survey
Each year the Take Back the Night march and rally seeks to bring awareness about interpersonal violence prevention and survivor support services to campus and the Macomb community. The campus community was asked about their awareness in the TBTN event and those attending were asked about the impact and value of the various aspects of the event.  Contact Janine Cavicchia, Women's Resources and Programs Director, for more information. (J-Cavicchia@wiu.edu or 309-298-2242)

Housing Renewal Focus Group Interest Survey
University Housing and Dining Services utilized online survey technology to seek interest among students in participating in focus group activities regarding how to improve the housing renewal process.  Contact AJ Lutz, University Housing and Dining Services, for more information. (AJ-Lutz@wiu.edu or 309-298-3328)

International Student Orientation Survey
Each year Western welcomes new international students to campus. The Center for International Studies coordinates a New International Student Orientation program to help these new student transition to life and Western, meet each other and current international students, and learn about the resources Western provides. A survey is conducted among the new international students to better evaluate the success of the orientation programming and identify areas needing improvement.  Contact Kevin Timlin, Center for International Studies, for more information. (KJ-Timlin@wiu.edu or 309-298-3734)

Break/Continuous Housing Survey
University Housing and Dining Services sought input from students regarding their interest in providing a new housing option for students interested in staying on campus during Fall, Winter, and/or Spring break periods. Input was sought to determine interest and determine how such a housing option program should be structured.  Contact AJ Lutz, University Housing and Dining Services, for more information. (AJ-Lutz@wiu.edu or 309-298-3328)

Financial Aid Satisfaction Survey
With 78% of  full-time undergraduate students receiving financial aide through loans, scholarships, tuition waivers, grants, and/or employment, the Financial Aid Office surveyed a representative sample to determine how satisfied students were with various aspects of the Financial Aid process and office services.  Contact Diana Strom, Financial Aid, for more information. (D-Strom@wiu.edu or 309-298-2446)

Student Interest in Any Level of Athletic Participation - Fall 2011
Students were asked to indicate their level of interest in participating in athletics at any level, from recreational to intercollegiate competition. The intent of the survey was to determine if adequate althletic opportuntiies are offered on campus to meet student interest and identify areas inidcating a need for enhancement and/or expansion.  Contact Andrea Henderson, Equal Opportunity and Access Director or Tim Van Alstine, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, for more information. (AD-Henderson@wiu.edu or 309-298-1977; T-VanAlstine@wiu.edu or 309-298-1190)

SW313 Class Survey - Student & Family Communication
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey students about their communication patters with their immediate blood relatives.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)  

SW313 Class Survey - Adoption Reunification
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey members of families involved in adoption about their involvement in the adoption reunification process and to learn what services were most beneficial for those seeking adoption reunification.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)  

SW313 Class Survey - Attitudes Toward Binge Drinking
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey students about their attitudes toward binge drinking so that peer educators would have a better understanding of these attitudes.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)  

SW313 Class Survey - Student Perception of Prisoners
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey WIU students about their perceptions of prisoners. Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)  

SW313 Class Survey - Internet Communication & Relationships
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey a wide demographic base about Internet communication systems and to determine what their perceptions are of Internet communication systems and the role such communication plays in their relationships.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)

SW313 Class Survey - Communication Technology & College Students
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey college students about how they use commnication technology to communicate with their friends and family. Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)

SW313 Class Survey - Domestic Violence & Resource Availability
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey the cmapus community about their perception of domestic violence and their awarness of the resources available them on the WIU campus and in the surrounding community when dealing with domestic violence.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)

SW313 Class Survey - Education & Teen Pregnancy
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey women who had given birth to their first child before the age of 20. The goal of the study was to identify the systems used by these women as they succeeded in obtaining their education while being a teen mother.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)

SW313 Class Survey - Poverty in America
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey a broad spectrum of demographic categories to learn about how people perceive poverty.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)

SW313 Class Survey - Student Stress & Coping
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey both traditional and non-traditional students about the stressors they face and the coping strategies they use.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)

SW313 Class Survey - ADHD Diagnosis Satisfaction
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey parents of children diagnosed with or thought to have ADHD about their perceptions of the accuracy of the diagnosis.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)

SW313 Class Survey - Technology & Relationships
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey college students about their use of technology and the impact it has had on their personal relationships.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)

SW313 Class Survey - Changing Majors
As part of a class project, an instrument was developed to survey college juniors, seniors, and graduate students about whether they had changed their college major, and if so, why they had made this program change.  Contact Sandy Nesbit Tracy, Social Work faculty member, for more information. (SN-Tracy@wiu.edu or 309-298-1071)

ISAS Membership Questionnaire
The Illinois State Academy of Science asked its membership for input in issues such as it's annual meeting, its Transactions scientific journal, and its website to gain insight to help more the Academy forward in the best direction.  Contact Paul Brunkow, ISAS President, for more information. (pbrunko@siue.edu or 618-650-2976)

RPTA 110 Pre/Post Survey - Fall 2011
As one of the departmental assessment measures, students enrolled in RPTA110 during Fall 2011 were asked to take a pre-learning assessment at the beginning of the semester and then complete the same assessment as a post-learning measure at the end of the semester. The assessment involves students indicating their level of agreement with 11 assessment statements.  Contact Dale Adkins, Recreation Park and Tourism Adminsitration Chair, for more information. (KD-Adkins@wiu.edu or 309-298-1584)

Sodexho Campus Dining Survey - Fall 2011
Sodexho Campus Dining Services combined campus online survey technology with contractracted servces from Synovate to help better understand when on campus students chose to eat, how satisfied they were with their options and costs, and what changes and or new items/services they'd like to see. For each student who participated, Sodexo-WIU donated a non-perishable food item to Stuff the Bus 2011, a food collection drive that supports Loaves and Fishes, Project Thanksgiving, and the Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner.  Contact Eva Galbraith, Sodexo Marketing Manager, for more information. (Eva.Galbraith@sodexho.com or 309-298-1982)

Moms' Weekend 2011 Survey
Moms who attending the 8th annual Moms' Weekend we asked to provide feedback on the event, including registration, events, meals, the special Moms' Weekend t-shirt, and whether the event should continue being held in the fall and in conjunction with the Macomb Balloon Rally.  Contact Karolynn Heuer, Student Assistance and Parent Services Center Director, for more information. (KA-Heuer@wiu.edu or 309-298-2092)

Study Abroad Opportunities
The WIU Center for International Studies took advantage of online survey technology to increase awareness about the many study abroad opportunities students can participate in, as well as finding out the types of opportunities students would be interested in learning more about and perhaps participating in.  Contact Dana Vizdal, Office Support Specialist in the Center for International Studies, for more information. (DM-Vizdal@wiu.edu or 309-298-2504)

WIU Mock Presidential Election Survey
Repeating an effort conducted in advance of the primary 2008 presidential, WIU's Department of Political Science collaborated with others in conducting a large-scale presidential election survey with Illinois and Iowa college students in advance of the upcoming 2012 presidential election. The purpose was to learn the views of students, the issues the felt most important, and who they would vote for from among the entire slate of primary candidates.  Contact Political Science professors Johngo Lee, Keith Boeckelman, or Jonathan Day for more information. (J-Lee6@wiu.edu or 309-298-2404; KA-Boeckelman@wiu.edu or 309-298-1055; JP-Day@wiu.edu or 209-298-1354) 

SOAR Mobile Computing Survey
In conjunction with attending the Student Orientation and Registration programs during the summer, incoming freshmen were asked about the mobile computing devices they own, the activities they conduct on these mobile devices, and their expectations for their use of these and newer mobile devices in the next three years.  Contact Sean Cordes, University Libraries professor, for more information. (CS-Cordes@wiu.edu or 309-298-2785)

NCAA Division I Women's Soccer and OTC Pain Relievers
This study looked at current NCAA Division 1 female soccer athletes in an effort to learn how they used over the counter pain relievers to treat and or prevent pain, what types of OTC pain relievers were used, and whether they took these pain relievers on their own or under the advice of their athletic trainer.  Contact Jennifer Plos, Kinesiology professor, for more information. (JM-Plos@wiu.edu or 309-298-1506)

Arts Event Guide
Those who received the College of Fine Arts and Communication Arts Events Guide 2012 were asked for feedback on its content and arrangement so that future publications could be enhanced to provide users an improved product.  Contact Catherine Null, College of Fine Arts and Communication, for more information. (C-Null@wiu.edu or 309-298-2583)

Audit Case Study
Auditors throughout the United States were asked to participate in an on-line survey designed to learn more about fraud risk assessments by providing scenarios and then asking respondents to respond to a series of questions, as well as providing education, employment, and demographic information to help in evaluating the input received.  Contact Eddward Herron, Accountancy professor, for more information. (ET-Herron@wiu.edu or 309-298-1152)

Recreation, Play, etc. Semantic Differential Study
Based on the concept that public park and recreation agencies, organizations and business struggle with word choices in best describing the services they offer, this study asked participants a variety of questions regarding what they associated with 4 related terms: leisure, play, activity, and sport. The results can then help these groups determine the best way to describe their services so that they both attract interest and provide accurately perceived descriptive indicators.  Contact Daniel Yoder, Recreation Park and Tourism Administration professor, for more information. (DG-Yoder@wiu.edu or 309-298-1967)

Library "Short Course" Evaluation - Fall 2011
Library faculty teach many one-session short courses for faculty across multiple curricular areas each semester. In bringing their students to the library for these one-session courses, students are able to better understand how to utilize library resources in their research and learning endeavors. Each session offered during Fall 2011 was evaluated by the attending students.  Contact Phyllis Self, Library Dean, for more information. (P-Self@wiu.edu or 309-298-2762)

Study Abroad Program Evaluation - Summer 2011 Abroad
Students who particiapted in Study Abroad programs during Summer 2011 were asked to reflect on their experiences so the program options could be evaluated and so that prospective study abroad students could gain first-person insight into the benefits, challenges, and expense of such opportunities. Summer 2011 participants studied in Australia, England, France, Morocco, South Africa, and participated the Art in New York City experience.  Contact Dana Vizdal, Office Support Specialist in the Center for International Studies, for more information. (DM-Vizdal@wiu.edu or 309-298-2504)  

Library Online Course Evaluation - Summer 2011
Library faculty teaching online courses during Summer 2011 advantage of online survey techology to conduct their end of term course evaluations. This option provides faculty with complete results, including comments, immediately after the semester ends while affording students confidentiality of thier responses.  Contact Phyllis Self, Library Dean, for more information. (P-Self@wiu.edu or 309-298-2762)

Social Networking & Social Work Practicum Field Instructors
Individuals and agencies who had supervised WIU Social Work practicum students during the 2011 spring semester were asked to provide insight into the use of social networking and social work practicum field instructors to better understand how social networking can be used in an educational applications such as enhancing communication between the field director and field instructors.  Contact Katherine Perone, Social Work professor, for more information. (KE-Perone@wiu.edu or 309-298-2490)

HS Athlete Opinion of Anabolic Steroids
Male high school athletes who participated in football, baseball, and or basketball were asked about their perception on anabolic steroids; their perceived use in their specific sport at the high school, college, and professional levels; and reasons why athletes may decide to or not to use anabolic steroids knowing that while they are illegal and potentially harmful, they are also considered to help improve performance in sport or physical activity.  Contact Jules Woolf, former WIU professor, University of Windsor professor (Ontario Canada), for more information. (jwoolf@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000, ext. 4270)

ISM 
Western Illinois University hosts the monthly survey of the Institute for Supply Management's Steel Buyer's Forum members. Results are available at http://www.wiu.edu/university_surveys/ismsurveyresults/index.php