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Year 6 Analysis of CIAN Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT)

2014 CIAN SWOT Report

For the Year 6 SWOT survey, a new format was developed by CIAN’s graduate assistant in charge of evaluations and reports. The new format is based on recommendations from members of CBiRC-ERC regarding an effective SWOT process. In accordance with CBiRC suggestions, a focus group was held with SLC members and CIAN Education staff, and open-ended student responses from last year’s SWOT were used in the formulation of this year’s survey items. Additionally, a method for obtaining consensus on individual SWOT survey items was implemented based on CBiRC’s information, resulting in a more quantifiable set of data. General background information was first gathered on CIAN’s SWOT survey, after which respondents were presented with four sets of statements regarding CIAN’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, respectively. They were asked to indicate their level of agreement on a four point scale: strongly disagree, disagree, agree, and strongly agree. In addition to the multiple choice items, students were provided with a text box to comment on any other perceived strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, or threats to CIAN. Continue reading