Power of being UT parent tapped to generate best practices

April 3, 2013 | UToday
By Cynthia Nowak

When it comes to an in-depth understanding of the student experience at The University of Toledo, some members of the UT community possess an enviable perspective.

Faculty and staff who have children enrolled at the University are uniquely placed to see a student’s journey from the initial campus visit to the completion of his or her degree and a successful life beyond.

These parents’ knowledge of University policies, procedures and philosophies, combined with the feedback of their family Rockets, makes them a repository of knowledge that now is being tapped, thanks to a series of focus groups organized by the Office for the Student Experience.

“We value you, your student, and your feedback,” said Tony Urbina, director of iCare University in the Office for the Student Experience, adding that he hopes UT parents will be able to attend one of the following hourlong focus groups:

• Monday, April 15, from 8 to 9 a.m. in Rocket Hall Room 1530;

• Wednesday, April 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in Rocket Hall Room 1569; or

• Thursday, April 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 in Rocket Hall Room 1530.

Light refreshments will be available.

Parents are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, April 10. To reserve a spot or for more information contact Urbina at tony.urbina@utoledo.edu.