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MIT students invited to participate in 2017 Student Quality of Life Survey

Survey designed with input from students, faculty, and staff; gives enrolled students opportunity to express opinions about MIT experience.
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Vice President and Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson has invited all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students to share their thoughts on the MIT student experience by participating in the 2017 Student Quality of Life (SQL) survey.

“Wherever you are in your MIT journey — first-year to PhD — it’s really important to me and the Institute that your voice is heard,” Nelson wrote in a Feb. 21 email to students encouraging them to participate in the survey. “The survey was designed with input from students, faculty, and staff, and will help us understand what’s working, what needs improvement, and how the MIT student experience should evolve.”

The survey, which was administered for the first time in 2013, asks students to rate their MIT experience across several dimensions: overall satisfaction, workload, extracurricular activities, campus climate, health and well-being, and academic and residential spaces. Nelson noted in her email to students that the 2017 SQL follows up on questions asked in the 2013 SQL so that the administration can identify trends.

To thank students for participating, those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for two $500 gift cards (winner’s choice of American Express or Amazon) and 100 TechCash gift cards, each worth $100.

The survey will be open for about three weeks. Institutional Research expects to post the overall results to its website in April.

“I’ll write to you again when the data are compiled and available on the Institutional Research website. In the meantime, thanks for the time you take to tell us what’s on your mind. Your feedback will help MIT improve the student experience for years to come,” wrote Nelson.

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