Northwestern University Faculty and Staff Internal Communications/Publicity Survey

Below are a few questions regarding internal communications and publicity for campus events at Northwestern University. Your responses will remain anonymous and will help Northwestern University in its efforts to communicate effectively with faculty and staff. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.
1. In general, how would you describe the amount of information that you receive from the University, on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being not enough and 5 being too much?
2. If you feel you do not receive enough information from Northwestern, what types of information would you like more of? (Check all that apply.)
3. How often do you read the following publications, web sites or sources of information?
Always (5 times/week)Frequently (3-4 times/week)Sometimes (1-2 times/week)Rarely (1-2 times/month)Never
Daily Northwestern - Print Edition (student newspaper)
Daily Northwestern - Online Edition (student newspaper web site)
North by Northwestern (student news and commentary web site)
WNUR (Northwestern radio station)
4. How often do you read the Observer (biweekly University newspaper)?
Always (biweekly)Frequently (1-2 times/month)Sometimes (1 time/month)Rarely (less than 1 time/month)Never
Print edition
Online version
5. How often do you read NewsWire (weekly University e-newsletter)?
6. How often do you watch Northwestern News Network (student newscast)?
7. How often do you check your e-mail?
8. How many listservs put out by Northwestern academic departments, student organizations, clubs, etc., do you currently subscribe to?
9. How often do you look at the Northwestern University Web pages or search the University Web pages to find specific information?
10. What do you look at on the University's Web pages (Check all that apply.)
11. What are the three sources of information where you get most of your information about Northwestern University? (Please rank your three top choices 1, 2 and 3. Enter "Not in my top 3" for all other items)
1st Choice2nd Choice3rd ChoiceNot in my top 3
Word of mouth from friends
E-mails from the University
Northwestern University web site
NewsWire
One-on-one conversations with your department chair or manager
Media outside Northwestern
Daily Northwestern
Observer
North by Northwestern web site
College/school web site
Flyers/chalked messages on sidewalks
12. How often do you attend major events on campus that are open to both Northwestern community members and the general public, such as music concerts, theater performances, athletic events, etc.?
13. How often do you attend events sponsored by student organizations?
14. What are your top three methods of finding out about events on campus? (Please rank your three top choices 1, 2 and 3. Enter "Not in my top 3" for all other items)
1st Choice2nd Choice3rd ChoiceNot in my top 3
Listserv invitation
North by Northwestern web site
Northwestern University web site
Media outside Northwestern
Flyers taped on sidewalks
Facebook calendar
NewsWire
Facebook invitation
Plan-It Purple online calendar
E-mail invitation
School calendar, such as Esqwire or Kellogg Calendar
NULink online student calendar
Word of mouth from friends
Posters on bulletin boards/walls
Observer
Daily Northwestern
15. How often do you look for campus events using the following methods?
DailyFrequently (4-5 times/week)Sometimes (1-3 times/week)Rarely (1-3 times/month)Never
Flyers taped to campus sidewalks
Plan-It Purple (Northwestern's online event calendar)
NULink (Northwestern's online student event calendar)
Facebook events calendar
School-based calendars (such as Esqwire or the Kellogg Calendar)
16. Do you currently receive an e-mail newsletter from your college/school?
17. If you receive an e-mail newsletter, how often do you read it?
18. Do you currently receive a printed magazine or newsletter from your college/school?
19. If you receive a printed magazine or newsletter from your college/school, how often do you read it?
20. Do you use text messaging on your cell phone or PDA?
21. Do you use instant messaging on your computer?
22. Are you?
23. Do you work at Northwestern:
24. On which campus do you work/teach most of your courses?
25. In the space provided below, please feel free to give us any comments or concerns that you may have regarding Northwestern’s communications with you.
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