HP200: "Are Clarkson Students Satisfied?"
This year's Sophomore Problem Solving course tackled quite a different problem than we have ever tried, the quality of life at Clarkson. Initially, the students explored what defines quality of life on a college campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors, but, eventually, the class members focused on the quality of life for students. In particular, they were interested in why Clarkson ranks fifth in The Princeton Review for "Least Happy Students" and what could be done to change the rankings. Specifically, they made recommendations in five areas:
The class had hoped to make even more detailed suggestions than they did, but there was not time for them to do a follow-up survey more specifically to determine Clarkson's student views on enhancements to the quality of Clarkson life. If you would like to see a PDF file for the sophomores' report and recommendations, contact Suzann.