Saturday, November 05, 2005

School Report Card from the Globe and Mail

Ratings for Concordia University
Criteria Grade (Sort: D to A+)
Research conducted by The Strategic Counsel

Faculty members' knowledge of subjects A
Sense of personal safety/security A-
On-line library resources A-
Library A-
Overall educational experience B+
Library Services B+
Overall quality of off-campus environment B+
Availability of faculty outside classroom hours B+
Class sizes B+
Access to course/teaching materials online B+
Reputation in your specific area of study B+
Quality of teaching B+
Level of interaction between faculty and students B+
Labs/research equipment B+
Sense of off-campus safety/security B+
Overall quality/availability of technology on campus B+
On-campus network for Internet/email B+
Ease of course registration process B+
Tolerance for diverse opinions/ideas B
Overall university atmosphere B
Overall quality of student services B
Usefulness of faculty feedback B
Availability of up-to-date computer equipment B
Availability of off-campus housing B
Computer accessibility on campus B
Overall course variety/availability B-
Number of courses to choose from B-
Campus bookstore B-
Reputation for undergraduate studies B-
Overall academic reputation of your university B-
Space in courses necessary to complete your degree B-
Availability of up-to-date technology in classrooms B-
Overall on-campus buildings/facilities B-
Degree to which university experience will prepare you for employment B-
Health Services B-
Academic support/counselling C+
Affordability of off-campus housing C+
Convenience of class scheduling C+
School spirit C+
Diversity of extra-curricular activities C+
Reputation of university among employers C+
Opportunities to have fun on campus C+
Overall quality of career preparation C+
Quality of academic advising C+
Reputation of professional schools C+
Availability of teaching assistants C+
Classrooms/lecture halls C+
Opportunities to acquire work-related knowledge/skills C+
Sense of community on-campus C+
Attractiveness of campus C+
Quality of teaching assistants C+
Reputation for graduate studies C+
Reputation for conducting leading-edge research C
Career counselling/placement services C
Overall availability of financial assistance C-
Student Union/Community Centre C-
Recreational/athletic programs/services C-
On-campus pubs/bars C-
Co-op/internship opportunities C-
Availability of merit-based scholarships C-
Assistance with locating part-time jobs C-
On-campus employment opportunities C-
Availability of on-campus recruitment by employers D
Availability of needs-based scholarships D
Physical fitness; sports and rec facilities D
Food Services
Student residences


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