Institutional Research & Assessment

Labs Survey - Spring 2007

To assist the SUU Information Technology department in improving the services it provides in the student lab environment, your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated. In order to help show our appreciation, upon completion of the survey, your name will be entered into a drawing for your choice of an iPod, a Nintendo Wii, or free books for fall semester, each valued at around $300. Three winners will be chosen and notified around April 15th. Your name for the drawing is entered separately, and in no way is linked to any written comments, or the results of your survey. Therefore, we request that you be honest and complete in your survey responses to provide us with the most helpful information as we plan for this important aspect to your educational experience.

As part of the survey, you will need to supply your student network username and password (the same username/password that you use to log into any of the lab computers). This allows us to verify that you are a current student, that you only complete the survey one time, and to submit your name for the drawing. When the survey is submitted this information will be removed from your survey response and is only used for the drawing.

Personal Computing
Campus Computing

4. Why do you prefer this lab? (Mark all that apply)

5a. Why do you choose to wait instead of going to another open access lab? (Mark all that apply)

8. If you could change any open access lab hours, which lab would you change and to what hours?

12. Which discipline specific labs do you use? (Mark all that apply

How well do the campus computer labs meet your current needs in the following areas?

Open Hours

Up-to-date Computers

Current Software

Number of Available Computers

Software Availability

Adequacy of printing

Lab assistants

16. This semester how many of your classes require you to do the following:

Conduct research via the open web using a search engine such as Google or Yahoo?

Access a faculty web site to view course syllabi, assignments or other information?

Use email to communicate with classmates and/or the instructor?

Conduct research for articles or books using one of the SUU Library research databases such as EbscoHost, Proquest, or the Library online catalog?

Access WebCT

Future

21. Do you see yourself using or bringing the following to campus in the near future? (Mark all that apply)

E-mail

22. SUU is considering changing from NetMail to Google's Gmail service. This would provide SUU students a more comprehensive suite of productivity applications to include e-mail (2 gigabyte mailbox), calendars, instant messaging, word processing, and spreadsheets.

Other

As part of the survey, you will need to supply your student network username and password. This allows us to verify that you are a current student, that you only complete the survey one time, and to submit your name for the drawing. When the survey is submitted this information will be removed from your survey response and is only used for the drawing.