Thank you to all who have already participated in the Harvard UWC Impact Study
. If you have not completed the survey, we hope that you will add your voice to this critical evaluation of the UWC experience. You have till October 13, 2019 to make your voice heard
. The study seeks to show the impact of a UWC education on the skills and attitudes of its graduates. Due to limited empirical research to demonstrate this, UWC partnered with researchers from The Good Project
of Project Zero
at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
, who are conducting this scientific study that investigates the impact of a UWC education on UWC graduates.
So far only 2% of Waterford’s alumni have participated in the online survey - let’s make sure we increase that number by 13 October!
Why is it so important that as many alumni as possible take part?
- We talk a lot about the impact of a UWC education but this study will allow us to understand what impact it really has,
- It will help us to further develop the UWC experience based on empirical research,
- This is a unique opportunity to put UWC on the map of the education discourse (hopefully ending the “UWC is the world’s best-kept secret in education” situation) and
- A successful study could lead to UWC’s mission and values being integrated into education models around the world.
This is why we need you
. In order to improve the UWC experience itself and broaden the influence of UWC worldwide, it is vital that the researcher team from Harvard has a large sample of answers to draw from. Your answers will be accessible only to the researchers from Harvard. In other words: no UWC entity will have access to the raw data to ensure independent research and analysis.
All alumni are eligible to participate in the study. We have ONE WEEK left to participate in this study!
For any questions related to UWC's involvement in the study or technical problems please contact the UWC International Office
WK alumni Andrew Foose (USA, WK 78-82) and Onele Bikitsha (SA, WK 12-17) recently shared their experiences on completing the survey
. Here is what they had to say.