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ERIC Number: EJ1140934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
The Student Storm Survey©: College Students' Thoughts on Their University's Response to a Natural Disaster
Rosenthal, Gary T.; Boudreaux, Monique; Boudreaux, Dwight L.; Soignier, R. D.; Folse, Earl; Frias, Tracey; Soper, Barlow
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v10 n2 p19-26 Fall 2014
Hurricanes Gustav and Ike devastated the region that our University serves. Near the start of the semester, only one of the ten scheduled class days could be completed and administrators asked students and faculty to "continue the learning process" online via Blackboard©, our Electronic Delivery System (EDS). The Student Storm Survey© (SSS) examined student reaction to shifting from "brick-and-mortar" to "online" instruction on EDS as well as other storm-related decisions. A small majority of the respondents reported that they wanted to work on EDS assignments, though most failed to complete them while the University was closed; most disagreed that such assignments helped them return to school. With respect to the University's decisions about when to close and reopen, overall, students were satisfied with these decisions, but those whose homes suffered the most damage were the least content. Suggestions for improving EDS effectiveness to continue learning, and making more informed decisions about school reopenings after future emergencies are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
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