With a May 31 deadline approaching, students are being reminded to log on and share feedback about their Brock experience in the annual survey that will inform the next Maclean’s University Rankings.
Each Fall for the past 29 years, the national newsmagazine Maclean’s has been publishing its familiar report which compares Canadian universities on numerous factors — including student satisfaction. (Other factors include research productivity; institutional reputation; faculty and student awards; and institutional resourcing for the library, student services, and student scholarships and bursaries.)
Questions on the student survey focus on quality of academic experience and also student support services. Students can also comment on their level of co-curricular involvement, and their knowledge of relevant and important topical issues such as the level of support afforded to Indigenous awareness, and human rights and equity.
Responses are confidential, are collected directly by Maclean’s and are never seen by the University. MacLean’s does not publish or share any email addresses to a survey response.
Anna Lathrop, Vice Provost, Teaching, Learning, and Student Success, said Brock encourages all students to participate, including those in Spring and Summer classes.
“The survey is important,” said Lathrop. “Maclean’s reaches a wide national audience of prospective students and parents who read the report. The rankings issue is an indicator of what Brock is doing well and where we can improve.”
Lathrop said survey questions align directly with Brock’s Institutional Strategic Plan, which lists a “transformational and accessible university experience” as an institutional priority.
As a gesture of appreciation for students’ time, participating Brock students can enter to win one of five Apple watches or one of 10 $100 gift cards for the Campus Store.
To participate, please follow these simple steps by Friday, May 31:
- Complete the survey in English at www.surveymonkey.com/r/MacleansStudents201902 or French at fr.surveymonkey.com/r/MacleansEtudiants201902
- Then go to brocku.ca/institutional-analysis/macleans and submit your Brock email address to enter the draw for a watch or gift card.