DRC Improves Services Based on Survey

Posted: June 1, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is taking steps to improve the services it provides in response to a 36-question survey designed to measure the effectiveness of the center.

“Our main focus is to become more visible and approachable to both the students and faculty,” says Deborah Wyne, coordinator of DRC.

The action plan assembled by DRC includes 20 specific initiatives that address students, faculty members, and campus life. Among the highlights are a transition workshop for all new students; an increase in DRC resource materials for student reference, including information on academic opportunities, employment, personal development, and advocacy activities; development of a listserve to provide current information; and improvement of the relationship between DRC and high schools and community colleges.

The survey was mailed to all 450 students who registered to use DRC in the 1998-99 academic year. The response rate was approximately 20 percent.

“Overall, we were very pleased with the results of the survey, which reflected a high level of DRC staff accessibility and a generally supportive university environment,” says Karen Rosenblum, vice president of University Life.

For more information or a copy of the action plan, contact Wyne at x32474.

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