"Project TIME" finds majority of MSU students think ASMSU is effective
A study done by the Associated Students of Michigan State University, or ASMSU, found that the majority of MSU undergraduate students find ASMSU to be “responsive” and “effective.”
The Project TIME survey, conducted by ASMSU and MSU’s Office for Survey Research, aimed to “assist ASMSU in learning more about the personal needs” and to assess the effectiveness of the services ASMSU provides, like Safe Ride and free Blue Books.
Lorenzo Santavicca, president of ASMSU, said Project TIME, which stands for "Teamwork Inspiring Measurable Effectiveness," will help ASMSU serve MSU students in the future.
"Project TIME will lay the groundwork for the organization to be better data-driven based on the needs of the students it serves through the many services and areas of advocacy," Santavicca said in a statement. "The intention is to generate a baseline level of data this year and will hopefully generate many years of comparative data for the organization to evaluate areas of services and advocacy over time."
According to the methodological report on the survey, the data was collected through an online questionnaire that covered subjects such as the awareness and perception of ASMSU, methods of receiving information about ASMSU and ASMSU services.
Of the 7,025 MSU students selected randomly by the MSU Registrar’s office, 1,143 completed the questionnaire, the methodological report said.
In addition to these topics, respondents were also given an optional section of the questionnaire which allowed them to offer their thoughts about general attitudes about MSU, the political environment at MSU and support for additional services such as grants.
The majority of respondents in the Project TIME survey said ASMSU’s responsiveness and effectiveness is “good.”
The survey said 81.27 percent of MSU student respondents have heard about ASMSU. The survey also indicated that most have heard about ASMSU through the Academic Orientation Program (AOP), ASMSU campaigns, knowing another student involved in ASMSU or by using an ASMSU service.
Most students surveyed found the best way to be informed about ASMSU is through email and social media. It also found that MSU students who use ASMSU’s services are satisfied with them.
88.07 percent of students who have used ASMSU’s Bluebooks are satisfied with them, while 81.02 percent of students who have used ASMSU Safe Ride are satisfied with its services, according to the survey.
Among ASMSU's services in the survey, Blue Books, iClicker rentals, yearbooks, Safe Ride, voter registration, printing and copying were used the most by the respondents.