ERIC Number: ED200884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Life in the Residence Halls at Indiana University From an Ecosystem Perspective.
Boyles, Roger; And Others
The residence hall environment at Indiana University is evaluated annually by an ecosystems method of evaluation which permits students to identify problems and provide recommendations for change. In the Fall of 1980 a sample of undergraduates (N=732) living in residence halls responded to a series of statements about life in the residence halls. Compared to evaluations from 1978 and 1979, results from the 1980 evaluation showed that student safety had become a major issue. Students in the 1980 sample were more satisfied than students in previous years with study conditions. Staff, food service, and residence life received high ratings from the students. Areas in need of improvement included guest speakers, faculty contacts, and personal development activities. Based upon the response data, efforts were made to improve the living environment in the residence centers. (The evaluation instrument is included in the appendix.) (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Indiana University
Note: Best copy available. Questionnaire of marginal reproducibility, questions duplicated in Table 5. For related document, see ED 170 665.