Initial student survey contains impressive list of College shortcomings on the Verde Campus
This spring a student Leadership Council was initiated on the Verde campus. One of its first efforts was to survey the student body about what it liked and disliked. The Council shared the results of the preliminary survey at the March 7, 2017 Governing Board meeting.
Overall, the preliminary survey indicated students had a good to great experience on the Verde campus. There was strong satisfaction with the instructors. Parking and the library also received very high marks from the students. The following is a list of areas the students indicated were less than satisfactory on the Verde campus:
Lacked classes comparable to Prescott.
Students would like a chemistry tutor, more degree seeking classes, and more extracurricular activities.
Lacked a bookstore.
Need more face-to-face classes (science and math).
Eight-week classes not preferred (mostly by ceramics program).
Would like to see advanced ceramics, foreign language, districts, and non-degree seeking courses.
Would like to see an art show, clubs, and a spirit week.
Would like to see more presents from the Pres./vice presidents. Return would like to see the president and vice presidents having more interaction with students.
Concerned with the proposed change to an eight week semester. This would adversely affect the ceramics program – six hour class is not workable for many people.
It would be great if Yavapai College on the Clarkdale campus offer direct school bus service from Sedona to the campus. The administration should check expiration dates and vending machines at student unions.
Club activities that are always based on the Prescott campus should also be on the Verde campus.
The survey was based on 81 responses. The Leadership Council hopes to obtain a minimum of 200 responses by the end of this academic year.
You may view the 10 minute presentation to the governing board from the students in full below.