While students are away for the summer, Jacksonville University is taking the time to make improvements across campus, prioritizing those most requested by students. Last fall, nearly 600 students shared their input about what they wanted to see changed on campus. Of that group, 30 students participated in three, hour-long focus groups to better understand their responses to the survey. Those groups represented students from different demographic groups, academic majors and campus organizations.
From there, President Tim Cost and a group of campus staff and administrators met to determine the best approach to these changes that would have the greatest impact on students’ experience on campus.
Whether it was more places to relax between classes or improvements made in residence halls, those ideas were heard and changes are being implemented in response.
While some, like the renovations to the Kinne University Center, are more involved and visible, others will make smaller, but significant positive impacts on campus life. Stay tuned for updates in the coming months on these projects and the completions of others all across campus.