The Invisible Need Project works to support WMU students with unmet basic needs. This assessment project was implemented to help gain a better understanding of those needs and barriers faced by current Western students. As a part of this project, three focus groups were held during the Fall 2019 semester. Results found that students who are aware of INP are grateful for what it provides, but much more work can be done around raising awareness, for students and campus as a whole. Additionally, students helped to shed light on other barriers they face, including clothing and transportation. The Invisible Need Committee is now better prepared to make informed decisions moving forward, continuing to best serve Western students.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Conley, Josh and Reed, Kelly, "Assessing Student Needs to Clear Obstacles for Retention and Persistence" (2020). Assessment Fellows Grant. 63.