Readership Survey: The
Results Are In
We would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2006 NewsSmith readership survey
this past winter. Your responses will continue to help us make a newsletter rich
with news and appealing stories about academic life and the on-campus community of
Smith College. We’re working to make it a newsletter that you’ll want
to read and pass along to others.
By March 31, 2006, some 2,580 readers had taken the survey, or 12 percent of those
who received the e-mail invitation. This is considered to be a strong response rate.
Of the 2,580 respondents, 24 percent, or 620, offered written comments such as
“I like NewsSmith very much because of its emphasis on academics (and, lately,
on using the cumulative science expertise on campus to save energy). It is SO interesting
and intellectually engaging! Thanks, and keep up the good work!”
“I hope you will continue to publish NewsSmith. For someone who interviews prospective students
it is handy to have as much current information as possible.”
“So much to read, too little time!”