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Study of Student and Faculty Habits (INAP) Reports: Grace


On April 13th, 2018, the Information Needs Assessment Project Team visited Grace College and Seminary and conducted two of the methods in our toolkit. You can view the report from that visit here: 


After the INAP process and an in-house survey conducted among freshmen and graduating seniors, the following actions have been taken:

  • Purchase of additional comfortable seating (x2)
  • Placing a water cooler in the main entry area for ease of accessibility

Pending actions include:

  • Investment in booth/bench seating

Noteworthy Findings

  • Jazzman’s coffee shop is the most popular study location mentioned by students. Interestingly, even though they all mention studying there, none of them mention actually drinking coffee.
  • Students were very passionate in expressing a need for electrical outlets. Most of them picked a study space based on outlet availability.
  • For the most part, students are happy with options available to them for study spaces.  Their dream spaces did not differ much from their actual study locations.  
  • Many students mentioned the importance of Scripture as a study item, with several stating this as a must-have item.
  • Students love to study outside and near the lake!
  • Two students mentioned the study application Quizlet. This product has not been mentioned before in our study.
  • Many students purchase copies of and rely heavily on their course textbooks.


"The experience was great (even without knowing the results) and my concerns about how much time it would require from us were unfounded.....per usual the POWER of PALNI was evident as I know there was a multiplied benefit for our small effort in surveying the studying preference of our students." - Tonya Fawcett