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To subscribe to the Cougar Parent Connection, please email lfrederick@uh.edu. Vol. 15

Summary: To subscribe to the Cougar Parent Connection, please email lfrederick@uh.edu.
Vol. 15 :: May 2008
More than 11,000 responses were the result of UH President Renu Khator's 100 Days survey,
president of InSite Survey Systems Alan Roberts said.
"We supported the University in analyzing, presenting and organizing the findings received over
the past three months," he said.
The survey is part of the University's effort to attain flagship status. Roberts' presentation
showed the five topics a majority of the responses agreed on.
"The themes were derived from the responses, and from there (we) broke them down to five,
such as having better facilities, good academic reputation, premier faculty," Roberts said.
"Everyone is on the same page pretty much."
During the presentation, faculty members said they were frustrated because they wanted to
know what the responses had been for reoccurring problems, such as parking and PeopleSoft
Associate Vice President for University Relations Karen Clarke said the number of constructive
criticism in the comments shocked her.
"I expected comments saying 'what is wrong with this place,' but people were very supportive
and constructive," Clarke said.
After being asked what things needed to be improved at UH, people who participated in the
survey were asked how UH could improve.


Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston


Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology