After a national search, Johns Hopkins has turned to us to conduct a study of campus life among its undergraduates on the Homewood campus in Baltimore. We’ll be taking a fresh look at perceptions of the campus community and the social life of undergraduates in order to inform the university’s strategic planning on issues such as campus housing, dining facilities, and the student center.
All of us at Slover Linett are delighted to be working with the Johns Hopkins administration on this research, which will begin this month. The design of our research will be based on input from a range of departments at the university, including Student Life, Marketing, Housing and Dining, Institutional Research, and the Student Government Association; the study is being commissioned by the Vice Provost for Student Affairs.
The qualitative study will involve six focus group discussions with undergraduates from JHU’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. It will be designed to help the university better understand the student social life and community experience on the Homewood campus; identify ways to strengthen them; and assess the integration and coordination of academic life with social life.
“We’re very excited about partnering with Johns Hopkins to help them continue strengthening their community,” says Bill Hayward, leader of Slover Linett’s higher ed practice. “As we’ve seen in a lot of our alumni research, a strong student experience — both academically and outside the classroom — is the key not only to student satisfaction, but in the long run to alumni satisfaction. So the changes the university makes on the basis of this study will have an impact for years to come.”
For more information about our student, prospect, and alumni research for colleges and universities, please contact Bill Hayward by email or at (773) 348-9215.
Category: Higher education