The Junior Class has been compiling surveys over the last few weeks in order to deliver a more detailed and specific class report for the month of February.
Juniors were considerably aware of the Readership Program. They also noted that they used the papers for class or for their own leisure on many occasions. The juniors that were not well informed on the program were given detailed information about the publications provided and locations where they could pick them up from the junior senators.
When senators mentioned the charging station to be tentatively located in the Student Center, almost all juniors surveyed believed it was a good use of student funding. A vast amount of juniors also were very positive that they would use the charging station whenever they were in the Student Center and found the idea of a charging station very relevant to student needs.
When juniors were asked how they would be more likely to recycle, a majority of the juniors said they would like to see more obviously labeled recycle bins in the Student Center, classrooms, the library, their residence halls and educational buildings. Some juniors, however, noted that they have seen a considerable amount of recycle bins and felt UCA was doing a satisfactory job at maintain green initiatives in relation to recycling.
The most common question juniors had for President Courtway was where he saw the university heading in the next few years and how instrumental will he be in seeing those goals through. Other juniors wanted him to get to know the student body more personally, and others asked for Courtway to remain president for longer than his designated term.
When juniors were asked if their Student Activity Fees should only apply to funding on-campus activities, a majority of the juniors strongly agreed with the question asked. Juniors feel that their money is already very ill-used in many other areas concerning other fees and this is one fee that requires strict interpretation and transparency. Juniors also urged that more money from this fund should be allocated to RSOs.
When asked about the addition of an emergency phone, juniors suggested every location on the survey. The most popular locations, however, were near the Student Center, Bear Village, Torreyson Apartments, Band/HPER parking lot, softball parking lot and near Lewis Science Center.
When asked to rate their GenEd experience, the average score was a 5. Juniors supported their scorings with the sentiments that the courses distracted them from major and minor courses and seemed to be more trouble than they were worth. Juniors also noted that GenEd courses had a lack of enthusiasm from the professors who taught them and rarely engaged them in the course content.