University of Houston students are griping about campus food and parking, but they give instruction and campus involvement high marks.
Richard Walker, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment, will present the results of a campus-wide survey that drew thousands of responses at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting.
Of five possible points, students ranked their overall experience with a 3.6, and they ranked their sense of belonging with a 3.7. Classroom instruction received 3.8 points, and student involvement was close to 3.9. Parking availability earned the worst grades with just two of five possible points.
The survey results were released in advance of Thursday’s board meeting, at which regents will also discuss university master plans, construction contracts and a potential new data science program at the University of Houston-Downtown.
Also on the agenda is a possible land acquisition for a Third Ward community center, which has been brought up in recent board meetings.
Previous proposals didn’t proceed after regents criticized the location’s center. This proposal would situate the center near Cullen Boulevard and Elgin.
UH plans to use the space for education and workforce development for students, families and community residents. UH’s College of Education received a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Commerce to create the center, which it hopes to open by fall 2019.