Survey will help shape facilities planning

Town hall sessions

  • March 24, 127 Curtiss, 3-4 p.m.
  • March 25, 022 Sukup, Noon-1 p.m.

A strategic facilities plan is being developed and the team working on it wants the campus community to weigh in via a short, online survey. Check your email inbox for an invitation from facilities planning and management (FPM) to "share your experiences with Iowa State University facilities," or complete the online survey now. 

The confidential survey gauges perceptions about the use, quantity and quality of Iowa State's facilities and spaces. Sarah Lawrence, campus planner in FPM, said qualitative information gathered from the survey and campus forums add to the quantitative data analysis.

"Having widespread feedback from the campus community is critical to ensuring that the plan's recommendations reflect the needs of campus users," Lawrence said. 

The survey is open through Feb. 28 and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Its content mirrors the questions used during drop-in open house sessions held in November and January. Although the content is the same, open house participants are welcome to complete the survey. 

"While we had good participation in the recent open houses, the dates and times didn't fit into everyone’s schedule," Lawrence said.

Results shared in March

A team from Ayers Saint Gross, the planning firm working on the strategic facilities plan, will present survey and forum results during public town hall meetings on March 24 and March 25. The presentations will summarize the initial planning analysis, campus observations and survey/open house input.

"This survey is a great opportunity for people to share their experiences with campus facilities and engage in this important planning effort," Lawrence said.


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