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Survey Introduction

Saybrook University is considering expanding its distance education program offerings to include a new M.A. and Ph.D. degree program in Transformative Social Change. The purpose of this survey is to determine prospective student interest in such a program. The survey should take less than two minutes to complete.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

We live in a time of transformative social change. All over the world, people are working for a more sustainable environment, seeking democratic reform, creating new economic models that work for the many and not just the few, and striving for social justice. These movements are aligned with Saybrook University’s founding mission of seeking a more humane, just, and sustainable world. Many of these changes are powered by new communication technologies that are making a powerful impact, from spreading innovation to toppling repressive regimes.

Building from Saybrook’s current Transformative Social Change specialization area, the new degree program in Transformative Social Change would prepare students to respond to current social, cultural, and political challenges of our times in a unique way, as reflective scholar-activists able to create transformative changes in society and guided by humanistic values.

The program in Transformative Social Change would include options of a Specialization in Communication Technology and Social Change, and a Specialization in Peace and Justice Studies. Students participating in the program would also be able to enroll in existing Certificate Programs sponsored by Transformative Social Change, including Community Health and Development, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Building a Sustainable World, and Socially Engaged Spirituality.

For information on our current Specialization in Transformative Social Change, including faculty listings, use the following link: http://www.saybrook.edu/academic-affairs/areas/pii/tsc)

The program as presently envisioned would be specifically geared for activists wishing to work in nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, and in the education sector. It would serve young people beginning their careers in these areas, mid-career individuals interested in changing to a more socially engaged vocation, and seniors looking for opportunities to give back to society.

SAYBROOK BACKGROUND

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Saybrook University is a private, non-profit institution that offers graduate degrees in a number of areas. Saybrook pioneered the offering of flexible doctoral programs in a rigorous academic environment more than 40 years ago, using a distance learning model. Saybrook faculty are internationally recognized scholars who are published experts in their fields. Saybrook students are eligible for federal student financial aid, as well as several internal scholarship programs.

INQUIRIES

If you have questions regarding this prospective program, or current Saybrook program offerings, please contact Ryan Smith at ryan.smith@saybrook.edu or 415-394.6166.

1. If Saybrook were to offer a new degree program in Transformative Social Change, what is your likelihood of enrolling?

2. If interested in enrolling, at which degree level would you be interested in applying:

3. If an MA Specialization in Communication Technology and Social Change were offered as part of a new degree program in Transformative Social Change, what is your likelihood of enrolling?

4. If an MA and Ph.D. Specialization in Peace and Justice Studies were offered as part of a new degree program in Transformative Social Change what is your likelihood of enrolling?

5. In what field was the most recent degree you have obtained (undergraduate or M.A.)?

6. If a new degree program in Transformative Social Change were to be offered by Saybrook, would you be:

7. More specifically, please indicate your level of interest in the following options:

8. What type of career choices would you be seeking to support with a degree in Transformative Social Change?

9. I heard about Saybrook from:

10. I am currently interested in applying to the following Saybrook degree programs:

11. If you are intererested in learning more about Saybrook's plans for a program in Transformative Social Change, please fill out the contact form below.

12. Beyond those already mentioned, what other specific types of program and course offerings would interest you in the area of transformative social change?

Thank you for completing this survey!

If you have questions regarding this prospective program, or current Saybrook program offerings, please contact Ryan Smith at ryan.smith@saybrook.edu or 415-394.6166.

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