Several months ago the OLLI Leadership Council’s Ad Hoc Post-Pandemic Planning group met to brainstorm areas that need discussion and planning as OLLI considers its operations and programming for 2021-2022. The group agreed that information should be sought from members regarding their opinions of a continued zoom format, opening of programming to person-to-person format, and hybrid models. The group decided to generate a survey of members that could be used as a guide for program designs and commitments.
The Ad Hoc committee reached out to STATCOM (Statistics in the Community) at the University of Michigan https://sph.umich.edu/biostat/statcom/ for assistance in developing the survey. STATCOM is a community outreach program provided by graduate students in the Departments of Biostatistics, Statistics, and the Program for Survey Methodology at University of Michigan. The program offers the expertise of statistics graduate students and faculty advisors free of charge, to non-profit governmental and community organizations in the areas of data organization, analysis, and interpretation.
Members of the Ad Hoc committee worked with a STATCOM team over the last several months creating the questions and format. The survey went through final edits between OLLI and STATCOM last week, and the Leadership Council reviewed it at its recent meeting. Although OLLI will be distributing the survey to its members, STATCOM will collect the responses, aggregate them and offer their analysis. The response window is from April 23 – May 6. OLLI anticipates distributing the data and analysis to the Leadership Council in mid-May so the results can be used in 2021 - 2022 planning.
Please click on the link below to access the survey – it will take approximately five minutes to complete. Your participation is greatly appreciated!