Monday, May 16, 2011
Another academic year at IC is winding down and the Class of 2011 will be joining the alumni ranks in less than a week. As late spring settles in, we wanted to let everyone know that, since our previous post, we are still actively analyzing the mascot survey data and listening to the online chatter. We received nearly 10,000 survey responses, and our Office of Institutional Research is diligently combing through that impressive amount of feedback. Due to the fact that we received such a high volume of response to the survey, the process of reading and analyzing the survey data and comments may take longer than we initially forecasted. The open-ended questions allowed respondents to go into greater detail with their opinions and suggestions and that qualitative information is of infinite value to us as we move forward.
Once that important work is done, the Mascot Selection Task Force will be able to draw a consensus as to the strongest feelings behind the three possible mascots, and the mascot search in general. This will help us chart the way forward.
We love the Bomber pride on display and respect how passionately some feel regarding this mascot search. We will continue to listen to the thoughtful suggestions and comments we receive, though our primary focus is with the responses that came through the official survey mechanism. Please be assured, we’re hard at work behind the scenes and we'll update you when we have more information to share.
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