Saturday, September 26, 2009

Freshmen, We Need Your Feedback!


Help us make your experience at Morgan a great one. Check your Morgan email accounts and complete the Freshmen survey by October 9th. Survey results are used to improve Morgan. Last year's survey results are posted outside of Jenkins 211. We appreciate your participation.

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Plays well with others"

Collaboration is one of the hallmarks of university life. The Allosphere developed at the University of California Santa Barbara is an exciting collaboration among disciplines we might think have nothing in common. Take a look.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


We hope everyone is taking time to play this summer. Author Pat Kane says, "Play will be to the 21st century what work was to the last 300 years of industrial society--our dominant way of knowing, doing and creating value."

The folks at the design firm IDEO take play seriously. See for yourself.

IDEO Global Chain Reaction from IDEO Labs on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Congratulations Class of 2009

We estimate that over 900 students will graduate on Saturday. Congratulations to all of you. This video from the Playing for Change project has a poignant and practical graduation message. Please enjoy.

Playing For Change | Song Around The World "Stand By Me" from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Why Are Freshmen Failing?

The Office of Student Retention reports that of 1446 first-time freshmen from fall 2008, 563 or 38.9% had GPA's less than 2.0 at the end of fall semester. Why are so many freshmen failing? How can we remedy the situation? What can freshmen do to improve their grades and persistence?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Welcome to Voices

Welcome to Voices, the Blog of the Office of Institutional Research. We hope you will share your ideas, projects, research and thoughts on higher education and the larger world. We welcome suggestions for topics. As a large part of what we do in Institutional Research is survey research, here is a recent survey on Michelle Obama's impact from her recent trip to Europe.

How will her legacy be different from her predecessors? Let's hear from you!