UBE Report, Syracuse University, Fall 2013.
Undergraduates for a Better Education would like to thank Bron Adams for assistance in revisingthe survey and providing feedback; the staff of the Institutional Review Board; the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment for support with developing the final survey; ViceChancellor and Provost Eric Spina and Associate Provost Andria Costello Staniec for their advice on survey content and assistance distributing the survey to the student body; andProfessor William D. Coplin for his continuous guidance and feedback throughout the entiresurvey process and reporting process.The authors of this report were Emily Ballard and Sawyer Cresap, with assistance fromBenjamin Choe and Boris Gresley. The survey was conducted by Emily Ballard, Sawyer Cresap,Mahlet Makonnen, Jessica Rapp and Carolina Vignola. Emily Ballard served as the UBEPresident and Sawyer Cresap served as UBE Vice President in 2013.We hope this report has provided insight into student opinions not usually captured in such alarge-scale, quantitative manner. Students feel the university and its components have succeededin many areas but should reevaluate others. Several schools and colleges excelled in certain areaswhile others could use improvement according to student responses. Students cited new concernswhile others still echo from years ago. We as the voice of the student body, the consumers, ask that you take these factors which the quality of undergraduate education depends on intoconsideration. In particular we hope you will begin to further address the areas of advising,instruction, and cost of tuition. As the Athenian Oath states, we, the undergraduates of SyracuseUniversity, will do everything in our power to “transmit this City not only, not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us” just as we hope you will too.