Outreach Coordinator's Handbook
Jeff E. Brooks-Harris, J. Judd Harbin, Laura W. Doto, Paulette M. Stronczek, & Bert H. Epstein
6. Assessing the Needs of Your Targets
- What do these students need? What problems do they face?
- Use the internet or virtual mailroom to survey students relative to topics of interest, time willing to devote to a workshop, and location preferences
- Inquiring about the needs and trends other staff and faculty have observed.
- Interview students in your target group.
- Send out a survey to a group before a planned workshop.
- Gather information about participants' needs from the group leader, advisor, instructor, etc.
- Use the first part of a workshop to identify needs and customize your outline on the spot. Try planning a few different activities and offering some choices to the group in menu format.
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