You told us, we listened
The University of Iowa has a long history of making changes based on student input: In response to student needs for more places to gather and study on campus, we expanded access to study spaces throughout campus and transformed the first floor of the Main Library into the Learning Commons.
In response to students' needs for more help in some of their most challenging classes, the Academic Resource Center offers supplemental instruction and tutoring for many classes, a tutor referral service when students need one-on-one help, and a directory of Help Labs around campus.
In response to graduate student needs for additional career exploration guidance, the Graduate College added staff to support more career development opportunities, exploration of career options inside and outside of the academy, and preparation of career materials.
Recognizing student financial concerns, UI leaders have worked to keep costs from going up and have created more opportunities to help students understand options for financing college. The Graduate College has implemented new scholarship and fellowship funding opportunities, and provides assistance for grad students applying for nationally competitive awards.
When we surveyed all students about their UI experiences in previous years, we gained valuable information about important topics such as:
- Employment and financial concerns
- Satisfaction and interaction with faculty
- Perceptions of majors
- Campus climate for diversity, equity, and inclusion
For more examples of what we have learned from students through this survey, see "What are students telling us?"
Take the Survey
All students in Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD programs are invited to participate. Take the survey and tell us what you think.
We invite you to participate in a campus survey that will let us hear from all students about your experiences at UI