Why do we need this information? How do we use it?
Statistics are utilized in several important ways:
First, they are used so the college can have accurate stats about how many people have participated in what kinds of projects. These stats are vital for grant writing, grant reports, and other institutional kinds of reporting. (In other words, we need everyone to fill out stat sheets so we can continue to serve students and the community!!)
Importantly, they are also used to help students keep track of what they have been involved in over their time at Macalester. This information is available on student's co-curricular record in 1600Grand.
We also reference stats sheets to tell more qualitative stories about the college's involvement in the community. Having a record of what happened what went into planning is important for future planning purposes!