Can you believe the semester’s nearly over? Counting today we have 5 more classes.
For your final, your group will engage in an in-depth problem-solving project. I am providing a list of problems you may pick from, however your group may elect to come up with a variation from the list or a unique problem not listed. More details on the final as well as time to work on it will happen next week. This is a very structured project and there will be many specific details you will have to pay attention to. In other words, be there next week!
Your immediate task: Review this list and make note of which topics interest you/would be best for your group to explore. Topics are a first come, first serve deal so if your group feels strongly about a topic, let me know ASAP so I can remove it as an option.
These topics are limited to the college campus and Buffalo area, but you are welcome to explore other options.
Academic Advising: Analysis and Recommendations
Brain Drain, Buffalo Area: How Can the Area Better Retain College Graduates? Why Do So Many Leave, What Would Make Them Want to Stay?
Campus Recycling: What is being done? Can it be done better?
Campus Safety: Problems and Recommendations
Credit Cards: Should colleges give or sell our names and addresses? What can we do? Should credit card companies even be allowed on area campuses?
Expansion and Construction at Medaille: Do we need an expansion; if so, what do we need?
Dining Services: Analysis (Adequacy and Nutritionality) and Recommendations
Drunk Driving: How much of a problem is it in Buffalo, what can be done about it?
Financial Aid Distribution: How can Financial Aid services be improved?
General Access Lab Availability (computer labs): Analysis and Recommendations
General Access Lab Printers: Analysis and Recommendations
Internships: Should Medaille Require Internships of All Students? (It’s already required for many programs.) Should those interns be graded S/U or on a traditional letter grade?
Off-campus Housing: Analysis and Recommendations
On-campus Housing: Analysis and Recommendations
Online Learning: Does It Help Or Hinder the Learning Process
Overcrowding in Parking lot: Analysis and Recommendations
Racial Diversity at Medaille: Lacking or sufficient? (This could really be applied to any kind of diversity
Registration: Analysis and Recommendations
School Spirit: How much school spirit do we have; how can it be improved?
Snow Removal: Issues Affecting Students and Recommendations
Sports Attendance: How Cam We Improve Attendance of Medaille Sports Events? Study Abroad: How Can Medaille Encourage More International Students to Come Here?
Tax increases: analysis and recommendations.
Tuition Increases: Analysis and Recommendations
Vending Services: Are We Being Overcharged?
Wasteful Spending by Medaille, or the county or the city.