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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Assessment

Survey Responses

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/planning/masterplan/campuswide/tablecontents/surveyresponses.html

Over 400 representatives from the campus community participated in four days of an on-campus charrette in October of 2000. The results of these work sessions were compiled and analyzed to determine emerging issues and concepts. These are summarized on the following pages:

MSU Mankato’s Three Most Important Assets # of Responses
Students 90
Faculty 73
Academic Programs 45
Affordability 45
Greek Community, Alumni, Community of Mankato 29
President 19
Library 18
Campus 17
Personnel 17
Computer Labs 17
Ties to Community 16
Green Spaces 15
College of Business Wireless Initiative 12
Location 11
MSU Mankato’s Three Most Important
Challenges over the Next 3 to 5 Years
# of Responses
Parking(Free, Ramp, with Skyway  90
Financial Resources 41
Technology changes/integration 33
Steady Growth & Retention in Enrollment 30
Faculty Recruitment & Retention 24
Staffing for increased Work Loads 24
Greek Row 19
Space Planning 18
Student Retention 18
On Campus Apartments 18
New Residential Halls 16
Staff/Faculty Technology Training 15
Quantity & Quality of Classrooms(comfortable desks) 12
Laptop Rooms for College of Business 11
List Two Critical Campus -Wide
Facilities Needs you Expect the Current
Planning Efforts to Address
# of Responses
Parking 94
Residence Halls 42
Greek Row 30
Technology Implementation 21
Computer Labs 20
Space Allocation 20
Lecture Halls/Classrooms/Seminar Rooms 19
On-Campus Style Apartments 19
Student Recreation Spaces 17
What College Traditions Should be
Expressed in the Master Plan
# of Responses
Greek Row 40
Good Green Space and Planning 23
On-Campus Housing 14
More Activities to Keep Students on Campus 14
Non-Traditional Students 13
Attractive/Elegant/Classy/Traditional Buildings 11
Academics 10
Graduation 10
Where do you Study on Campus # of Responses
Library 60
Stompers/Indigo 23
CSU 23
Home 23
SLD/SL/Greek Offices 21
Dorm Room/Lounge 19
Wissink/ACC 13
How can Parking be Improved on Campus # of Responses
Parking Ramp 197
Tunnels for Pedestrians 8
No Ramps 5
Continue the Good Shuttle 6
Landscape by Parking Lots 5
Anything 4
Where is the Heart of the Campus # of Responses
CSU/Mall 115
Fountain/Sculpture 35
There Isn't One 11
How can the Student Union be Improved # of Responses
Food(More and Better) 71
Bigger Computer Lab 29
Lounging Rooms 22
Open Space(Open Hallways, Windows, Lights, Paint) 15