Task force to conduct survey of Dillon users, Feb. 18-27
Posted February 17, 2004; 08:18 a.m.
The University's Task Force on Health and Well-Being will conduct a survey in the coming weeks of Dillon Gymnasium users.
The survey has four questions and will take 15 to 20 seconds to complete. Survey days are: Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 18-19; Saturday through Tuesday, Feb. 21-24; and Friday, Feb. 27.
The purpose of the survey is to provide the task force with a profile of those who use the facilities and to determine how users distribute themselves across the various programs, classes and activities offered at Dillon. The information collected will help the task force formulate questions for a campuswide survey planned for later this spring.
Each time users enter Dillon on the targeted days, they will be asked to complete a simple Web survey on one of several laptops in the Dillon lobby. Additional staff will be provided to expedite this process and to minimize or eliminate any inconvenience.
The survey is being conducted with cooperation and support from the Department of Athletics and the Office of Information Technology.
President Shirley M. Tilghman appointed the task force last fall to examine University policies and programs that address the health care needs and promote the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff. The group is composed of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, and is chaired by Janet Dickerson, vice president for campus life, and Robert Durkee, vice president and secretary of the University.
The task force issued an interim report in January summarizing its progress during the first four months of its work. The group continues to collect feedback from the University community through its Web site and hopes to complete a further report this spring.
Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601