Do you have an experience you want to share? Let us know when you make the appointment!
Interviews can last from 5-30 minutes. It's completely up to you.
These interviews will be conducted online using Zoom. If you need help with finding a quiet place to conduct the interview, please let us know and we will work with you.
Where did you live during the pandemic? Did that change? What was the experience like?
Did you as a student drop or add classes to be either fully onsite or online?
What were the best and worst parts of the online or onsite-during-a-pandemic class experience?
How were music, science, theatre, and other onsite classes changed to accommodate COVID-19 protocols?
Were you afraid to be onsite, despite distancing protocols?
Did you lead or attend student activities or student organization events? Describe your experience.
Did you start at Parkside or graduate during the pandemic? Describe that experience. How did your plans change?
Did you contract the virus? How did you find out? Can you tell us about the experience?
Were you considered an essential worker? How did that feel?
Did you work with the public? Were people respectful?
Were you a front-line worker? Can you talk about your experiences with that?
Did you keep your job? Were your hours reduced? Were you furloughed? How long? How was that experience?
Did you work on the Parkside campus?
If you are an instructor, how was that experience?
Did you work from home? How did you manage that?
How do you feel about the various shutdowns and mask mandates? Were your feelings similar or different than your family/friends/coworkers?
What was the most frustrating part of daily life?
Did you join any protests regarding mandates or other provisions such as remote schooling? Describe the experience?
Where did you get your information about the pandemic, vaccines, or other health protocols?
How did the pandemic intersect with other crises of 2020 and 2021, such as the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protests?
Did climate crises occurring during the pandemic add to you level of stress? In what ways?
How did you recreate, relax, and socialize despite restrictions?
Did you feel tempted or pressured to circumvent distance and isolation protocols to connect to people? How did you resolve this?
Did you eat outside your home during the pandemic? Under what circumstances?
Did you or your household take up new hobbies?
Did your use of parks and outdoor recreational opportunities increase?
Did you make online video calls to friends and relatives? How was that experience?
How did you celebrate important days and holidays?
What did you miss most?
Were you lonely?
If you are unsure of which questions to choose, you can select our standard list of five questions. Choose from a list of questions for students, faculty and staff!