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Polls Archive

Should Five-Star Fridays end at The University of Akron

  • No (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Yes (40%, 2 Votes)
  • I don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

Start Date: November 18, 2019 @ 9:56 PM
End Date: No Expiry

How are Five-Star Fridays going?

  • Not a fan of Five-Star Fridays. (59%, 81 Votes)
  • I'm enjoying the new schedule. (41%, 57 Votes)

Total Voters: 138

Start Date: October 16, 2018 @ 8:12 PM
End Date: No Expiry

Does the elimination of 80 degree programs at The University of Akron concern you?

  • Yes, that is cause for concern. (82%, 59 Votes)
  • No, I am not concerned. (18%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

Start Date: September 13, 2018 @ 3:09 PM
End Date: No Expiry

How do you feel about the Board of Trustees naming Dr. John C. Green as UA's interim president?

  • I'm happy with this decision. (73%, 41 Votes)
  • I'm unhappy with this decision. (27%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

Start Date: April 19, 2018 @ 1:13 PM
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think the University's recently enacted smoking and tobacco ban is working?

  • No, I still see people smoking on campus. (79%, 45 Votes)
  • Yes, I think the ban is making a difference. (21%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 57

Start Date: March 5, 2018 @ 2:01 AM
End Date: No Expiry

The University of Akron is currently exploring the concept of a four-day academic schedule to give students a day for study, campus engagement and relaxation. Would you support or oppose this concept?

  • I oppose a four-day academic week. (63%, 123 Votes)
  • I support a four-day academic week. (37%, 73 Votes)

Total Voters: 196

Start Date: November 10, 2017 @ 3:37 PM
End Date: No Expiry

How do you feel about the Board of Trustees naming Matthew Wilson as UA's president?

  • The Board should have waited till his term as interim was up, and then decided. (47%, 60 Votes)
  • I think it's great. I can't wait to see what the future has in store with him at the helm. (36%, 46 Votes)
  • I don't know everything about it, but it sounds like good news. (9%, 12 Votes)
  • He should not have been named president. He is not the leader we need. (5%, 7 Votes)
  • What's a Board of Trustees? I don't care. (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 129

Start Date: October 19, 2016 @ 9:24 PM
End Date: No Expiry

What do you think about removing "interim" from Interim President Matthew Wilson's name?

  • What's the rush? He needs more time to prove himself. (44%, 11 Votes)
  • I'm all for it. He should be UA's president. (28%, 7 Votes)
  • Although I don't know everything about it, it doesn't sound like a bad idea. (16%, 4 Votes)
  • It should not be done. He's not who we need as president. (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Eh, who cares. (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

Start Date: October 17, 2016 @ 4:13 PM
End Date: No Expiry

Are you okay with the protestors on campus?

  • They should not be allowed on campus (40%, 31 Votes)
  • Absolutely (23%, 18 Votes)
  • I guess, although I see why some people are angry (19%, 15 Votes)
  • They should stop, but students shouldn't let it bother them (12%, 9 Votes)
  • I don't care at all (6%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

Start Date: October 4, 2016 @ 3:07 PM
End Date: No Expiry

Where do you prefer to buy your textbooks?

  • Amazon (50%, 3 Votes)
  • Chegg (17%, 1 Votes)
  • SU Bookstore (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Off-Campus Bookstore (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

Start Date: September 12, 2016 @ 10:23 PM
End Date: September 16, 2016 @ 10:23 PM

What do you think of the UA Board of Trustees having its April meeting at Wayne College?

  • Hmm...suspicious. I'm sure the move is no coincidence, what with all the demonstrations on campus. (77%, 46 Votes)
  • The trustees are reviving a tradition. That's a really good thing. (10%, 6 Votes)
  • Why this now? It is difficult enough to figure out what they are doing all the time, let alone attend their meetings! (8%, 5 Votes)
  • What's the big deal? The meeting will be webcast online. If you want to watch it, you still can. (5%, 3 Votes)
  • I don't care. I graduate this spring. See y'all later. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

Start Date: April 12, 2016 @ 9:54 AM
End Date: May 6, 2016 @ 11:59 PM

What do you think should happen to leadership at UA?

  • President Scarborough should go, but he is not the only problem. We have to turn our attention to the Board of Trustees. (78%, 224 Votes)
  • Out! Out with Scarborough! (16%, 47 Votes)
  • President Scarborough and the Board of Trustees should be given time to turn things around before we make any changes. (3%, 9 Votes)
  • I think leadership at UA is fine. The critics are more of the problem. (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Who cares. I graduate regardless. (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 286

Start Date: February 12, 2016 @ 6:17 PM
End Date: February 29, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

What do these numbers mean to you?

  • Definitive proof of administrative incompetence. (69%, 34 Votes)
  • Though not yet cause for alarm, they certainly reflect some of the missteps taken over the past few months. (16%, 8 Votes)
  • It's a bit early in admissions season. Who can say what they truly mean? (10%, 5 Votes)
  • They aren't a big deal, people. Our University is fine, our enrollment is fine. (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

Start Date: February 2, 2016 @ 5:40 PM
End Date: No Expiry

How do you feel about the new business advisory council that will work with President Scarborough and the Board of Trustees?

  • Are you kidding me? More business people? They are the ones who got us into this mess in the first place! (60%, 74 Votes)
  • Perhaps some good changes will come out of this, but I'm not getting my hopes up. (15%, 18 Votes)
  • It's symbolic, but I can't see it doing much. Neither bad nor good. (14%, 17 Votes)
  • Precisely what we needed — some experienced, knowledgeable individuals who will undoubtedly show us the way. (8%, 10 Votes)
  • Surely it will bring much-needed results, but I do wish the council had more than just business men and women. (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 123

Start Date: December 1, 2015 @ 5:26 PM
End Date: No Expiry

How much confidence do you place in UA President Scott Scarborough?

  • Zero confidence — I worry for the future of the University. (58%, 242 Votes)
  • Some confidence — he's made some questionable decisions, but overall is moving in the right direction. (21%, 87 Votes)
  • Little confidence — I've heard some good things, but mostly bad. (9%, 37 Votes)
  • Total confidence — he is taking this University where it needs to go. (7%, 29 Votes)
  • The decisions don't really affect me; I'm indifferent. (5%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 416

Start Date: November 9, 2015 @ 10:57 PM
End Date: No Expiry

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