At the beginning of the term, we sent out a message from Sara Goldrick-Rab, a Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple,asking if faculty would consider adding a “basic needs security” paragraph to their syllabus. Now, we want to follow up with a request to distribute a survey to your undergraduate students that will provide a better handle on the scope and severity of these challenges.
TAUP’s Constitution reads: “We are committed to the historic mission of Temple University, to our obligations to our students, and to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We uphold the
ideals of Opportunity, Quality, and Accountability.”
We know that it is very hard for those ideals to be upheld if our students are hungry or lack stable housing or are faced with other severe challenges. Please help provide insight into these important issues by reading the letter below and distributing the survey.
Steve Newman, President
Jennie Shanker, Vice President
Norma Corrales-Martin, Treasurer
Temple University, in collaboration with the Wisconsin HOPE Lab (led by Temple professor Sara Goldrick-Rab), is administering the “Real College” survey to all undergraduate students from now through September 29, 2017.
The survey aims to help inform Temple University and the greater higher education community about the current challenges facing students and how we might find solutions to these challenges.
We ask for your help with the administration of this important survey by encouraging students in your courses to participate.
Students are already receiving emails about this survey opportunity and with your help, we hope to achieve a high participation rate. We encourage you to post the survey link below on your course Blackboard or Canvas sites.
Please keep in mind, this survey is only being administered to undergraduates through September 29th. Student responses will be kept confidential and if they complete the survey, they will be entered into a drawing to receive one of ten $100 Diamond Dollar awards.
Here is the survey link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4ZUHoKp1wHxc9Uh
Thank you for your support of this important initiative.