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Page: Mudd Center Academic Commons survey
1. Status:
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Percent
Response
Count
First Year
24.1%242
Sophmore
24.5%246
Junior
23.3%234
Senior
25.3%254
Fifth Year
3.0%30

2. Major or anticipated major:
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3. Students work with classmates/friends outside of class to prepare class assignments and discuss ideas from readings or classes with others outside of class. How important is this kind of activity to your success as a student at Oberlin?
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Percent
Response
Count
Not important
6.6%66
Somewhat important
31.0%312
Important
40.4%406
Very important
22.0%221

4. If you have indicated that working with classmates/friends outside of class is IMPORTANT or VERY IMPORTANT to you, how well do you think Oberlin College provides on-campus spaces that foster this activity?
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Percent
Response
Count
Uncertain or do not know
4.8%35
Not very well
18.9%139
Adequately
59.3%436
Very well
17.0%125

5. Which spaces do you currently find yourself using for working with classmates/friends outside of class and why (please be specific: "Science Center atrium, because it has good natural light" for example).
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6. Students discuss ideas from readings or classes with faculty members outside of class. How important is this kind of activity to your success as a student at Oberlin?
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Percent
Response
Count
Not important
10.8%109
Somewhat important
39.7%399
Important
31.4%316
Very important
18.0%181

7. If you have indicated that working with faculty outside of class is IMPORTANT or VERY IMPORTANT to you, how well do you think Oberlin College provides on-campus spaces that foster this activity?
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Percent
Response
Count
Uncertain or do not know
13.4%81
Not very well
20.9%126
Adequately
49.5%299
Very well
16.2%98

8. Which spaces do you currently use for meeting with faculty outside of class and why (please be specific).
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9. Students study/read/think/write in solitude. How important is this kind of activity to your success as a student at Oberlin?
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Percent
Response
Count
Not important
0.8%8
Somewhat important
3.9%39
Important
23.7%238
Very important
71.6%720

10. If you have indicated that studying/reading/thinking/writing in solitude is IMPORTANT or VERY IMPORTANT to you, how well do you think Oberlin College provides on-campus spaces that foster this activity?
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Percent
Response
Count
Uncertain or do not know
1.3%13
Not very well
12.4%120
Adequately
50.9%493
Very well
35.4%343

11. Which spaces do you currently use for studying/reading/thinking/writing in solitude and why (please be specific).
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12. In general, why and how often do you currently visit Mudd Center? Please check all that apply.
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Average
Rating
Count
Study with a group2.6% (26)23.8% (237)44.5% (443)29.1% (290)3.00996
Study alone35.2% (352)34.7% (347)20.8% (208)9.2% (92)2.04999
Get research assistance4.1% (41)25.3% (253)37.9% (379)32.6% (326)2.99999
Get technology/computing assistance3.6% (36)17.5% (175)40.6% (405)38.3% (382)3.14998
Use Reserve materials22.0% (220)37.0% (369)29.9% (298)11.1% (111)2.30998
Check out a book32.2% (323)45.2% (453)17.7% (177)4.9% (49)1.951,002
Use print magazines/journals/newspapers10.8% (108)22.9% (229)37.6% (375)28.7% (286)2.84998
View DVDs or videos10.6% (106)25.7% (256)34.6% (345)29.1% (290)2.82997
Use a computer for personal reasons30.0% (299)30.3% (302)20.8% (208)18.9% (189)2.29998
Use a computer for course work31.6% (315)34.1% (340)19.7% (197)14.6% (146)2.17998
Print47.8% (478)27.4% (274)13.9% (139)10.9% (109)1.881,000
Socialize7.9% (79)21.0% (210)30.4% (303)40.7% (406)3.04998
Attend a class7.7% (77)8.7% (87)29.7% (297)53.9% (538)3.30999

13. Please describe any other reasons you visit Mudd:
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14. The Academic Commons may contain some or all of the following. How useful/welcome would you find these elements?
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Average
Rating
Count
More group study rooms37.2% (369)51.1% (507)11.8% (117)1.75993
Tables designed for collaborative work34.9% (348)52.9% (527)12.2% (122)1.77997
Combined technology and research help desk19.3% (192)61.4% (610)19.3% (192)2.00994
Campus information desk16.7% (166)51.0% (506)32.3% (321)2.16993
Many additional workstations28.8% (283)53.3% (524)18.0% (177)1.89984
Browsing collection of popular books, newspapers & magazines36.9% (366)48.7% (483)14.4% (143)1.78992
Browsing collection of faculty & student publications36.5% (362)52.6% (521)10.9% (108)1.74991
Combined circulation/reserve/interlibrary loan service desk35.0% (348)53.0% (526)12.0% (119)1.77993
Student academic services (writing, qp, etc.)31.1% (309)57.8% (575)11.2% (111)1.80995
Peer advising19.8% (196)55.9% (555)24.3% (241)2.05992
Comfortable lounge seating75.1% (749)21.6% (216)3.3% (33)1.28998
Cafe54.1% (539)29.5% (294)16.4% (164)1.62997
Extended hours79.8% (796)17.5% (174)2.7% (27)1.23997

15. If there was a cafe in Mudd (serving coffee, juices & pastries), open during library hours, what would you anticipate using the cafe for (check all that apply)?
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Meeting with friends socially
78.1%756
Studying alone
65.7%636
Meeting with classmates/friends to discuss course readings, work on collaborative projects, or other course-related work
84.2%815
Meeting with faculty (relating to research, advising, etc.)
45.4%439
Getting a cup of coffee/snack to go
87.2%844
Other (please specify)
 
8.1%78

16. What additional suggestions do you have for the Academic Commons?
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