Public Affairs web survey   university of illinois home  
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Public Affairs is developing a website with you in mind. In order for us to best serve you, we need to find out about your job tasks and computer preferences. We will gather feedback and use it to set priorities. All results are stored anonymously. Bluestem was used to ensure only one response per person. Thanks!
1. Please describe your job by checking those answers that apply. If none apply, please check "other."
Alumni relations
Communications
Graphic design
Development
Public relations
Support staff
Web programmer
Web content development
Writing
Other
2. If you answered "other" to question 1, please explain.
3. Please describe your level of web expertise by checking those answers that apply.
I rarely use the web
I'm comfortable surfing the web for information
I'm comfortable updating web content using a provided template
I'm comfortable creating HTML in Front Page, Dreamweaver, or GoLive
I'm comfortable developing templates and CSS
I'm comfortable with backend programming
4. Please check the computer platform that you use.
Mac
PC
Both
Other
5. What is your preferred web browser and version (to check on a Mac: File/Apple/About, on a PC: Help/About)?
Internet Explorer 4.x
Internet Explorer 5.x
Internet Explorer 6.x
Netscape 4.x
Netscape 5.x
Netscape 6.x
Netscape 7.x
Firebird
Mozilla
Opera 5.x
Opera 6.x
Opera 7.x
Safari
Other
6. Please check the resolution that you use on your computer monitor (to check on a Mac: Control Panels/Monitor; for a PC: Control Panel/Display/Settings).
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 870
1280 x 1024
Larger resolution than those listed above
Don't know
7. How often do you use page layout software?
Never
Seldom
Sometimes
Often
All the time
8. Which page layout software do you feel comfortable using (check all that apply):
Pagemaker - Mac
Pagemaker - PC
Indesign - Mac
Indesign - PC
Quark - Mac
Quark - PC
Other
9. Review the list of training services that may be provided by Public Affairs. Please tell us which of the services you would use the most by ranking them with 1-extremely important, 2-very important, 3-important, 4-not as important. Place a zero in a category that you would not use.
Speech writing
Press release writing
Crisis management
Bidding
Marketing planning
Developing a communications plan
Operating focus groups
Freedom of Information Act
10. Review the list of products that may be provided by Public Affairs. Please tell us which of the products you would use the most by ranking them with 1-extremely important, 2-very important, 3-important, 4-not as important. Place a zero in a category that you would not use.
Templates for web sites
Templates for printed newsletters
Templates for fact sheets
Templates for three-panel brochures
Generic speech (an overview of the campus)
Sample contracts
Database of recommended vendors for various communications services
Letter from the chancellor or provost for inclusion in your communications to external audiences
Digital image database
11. Review the list of online tools that may be provided by Public Affairs. Please tell us which of the tools you would use the most by ranking them with 1-extremely important, 2-very important, 3-important, 4-not as important. Place a zero in a category that you would not use.
Survey tool (which would allow you to conduct market research)
E-zine tool (which would allow you to create electronic newsletters)
Open source solutions (Apache, AWStats, Check-bot, etc.)
Experts list (of faculty who could talk with reporters on newsworthy topics)
Brag points (information about the excellence of people and programs across campus)
Listserv (of communications professionals across campus)
12. How often would you visit a site with these training resources and marketing products?
Less than once per month
Once per month
Once per week
Once per day
Several times per day
13. Are there other tools you would need more than these?
Yes
No
14. If you answered "yes" to question 13, please describe those services.
15. What's the biggest challenge in your job?
16. Our goal is to create a website with marketing and information tools that will help you reach your audiences. Do you have other ideas on how we can achieve that goal?
17. Would you be willing to beta test this site?
Yes
No
18. If you answered "yes" to question 17, please enter your email address here. If you prefer to remain anonymous, DO NOT enter your email address.
Please click "Submit Survey" to complete the survey.
Thank you for taking part in this survey.
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