What value do events on campus have? One Billion Rising

Submitted by Olga Tsoudis on

A survey was completed (N=147) for the One Billion Rising Event. This is a sample of the percentages for responses of Agree and Strongly Agree.  Please see attachment. (1). One purpose of this event was to raise awareness of the global issue of violence against women. My understanding of the global issue of violence against women is greater after attending this event. 88% (2). Another purpose of this event was to encourage a better understanding of how individual action can bring about change in the larger culture and in personal lives. My understanding of how to bring about change is greater after attending this event. 86% (3). One of the guiding values of EMCC is Diversity. My participation in One Billion Rising increased my awareness or understanding of Diversity. 81% (4). A purpose of EMCC is to enhance global engagement. The One Billion Rising events made me more aware of global issues. 80% (5). Attending this event was a good use of my time. 83% We need to increase our N for these surveys.

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Peter Turner Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:57am

Olga, I feel these survey responses are very impressive, and speaks to some of EMCC's core values. What do you plan on doing to increase your number of students responding, and will you be satisfied if the number increases, and the response rates remain in the same range?

Olga Tsoudis Mon, 09/16/2013 - 3:45pm

Thanks Pete. Just fyi- Sandy, Marsha and I organized this event together. We have to have students at the event assisting us in getting the surveys out there and completed. We also need to put the survey online. We only did paper copies for this time around. Yes, I would be satisfied. We will definitely focus on the number of responses for 2014 and report back on the results. Thanks for the feedback! Do the contributors get the emails when someone makes a comment?

Bronwen Steele Tue, 09/17/2013 - 7:10am

Olga, is there a specific event this semester/year where you plan to survey again?

Olga Tsoudis Tue, 09/17/2013 - 4:34pm

HI Bronwen, I am sure we will survey again at the One Billion Rising in February 2014. Thanks for the question. Olga

Mark Matthews Wed, 10/02/2013 - 9:59pm


This was an important and timely survey. Thank you for the enlightenment.