Commuter Student Services and Engagement

Project Title

Commuter Student Services and Engagement

Project Sponsor

Linda Deanna, AVCSA, Dean of Students

Project Lead

Joy Vergara & Jesus Molina 

Project Team

Stephanie Birk

Carlotta Johnson-McGowen

Mercedez Jones

Mark Manderino

Jeanette Simon

Project Objectives

The purpose of the Commuter Student Services and Engagement project is to:

  • Assess the first and second year commuter students by survey and focus groups to determine what the commuter student experience is for students at UIC, what issues commuter students face, and determine what can faculty and staff do to support their success as they matriculate throughout their time at UIC.
  • Educate faculty and staff on the experiences of our commuter students, what it means to be an urban commuter campus and how we should adjust our services to support our student needs.
  • Redefining the current programming/services of the CSRC to best meet needs of UIC students including transitional programs such as the Commuter Assistant program.
  • Evaluate the current uses of the CSRC facility to ensure it meets the needs and finds ways to increase and expand space based off identified needs and determine as well recommend other spaces on campus to meet the needs of commuter students.   

 Project Management Plan

This is a document provides clarity about the project objectives, scope, expected outcomes, expectations, roles and responsibilities. Click to open the PDF file.

Project Progress Indicator


Project Status Updates

June-July 2015 status report

August-September 2015 status report

October-November 2015 status report

December 2015-January 2016 status report

February-March 2016 status report

April-May 2016 status report

June-July 2016 status report

December 2016-January 2017 status report

Final Project Report

This project was completed in August 2017.  Click here to open the Final Project Report.