Survey Overview

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) and the Office of Institutional Research (IR) regularly conduct surveys to support CGU’s ongoing improvement, quality control, and decision making, and provides data and institutional information for a variety of external entities and stakeholders. We also assist members of the CGU community with survey review and planning.

Regularly-conducted internal surveys include:

SURVEY TITLE

POPULATION

SCHEDULE

LAST ADMINISTERED

NEXT SCHEDULED

Student Satisfaction and Climate Survey All students Every 2 years Fall 2019 Fall 2021
Degree Completion/Exit Survey All students upon degree completion Every semester Ongoing Ongoing
Faculty Climate Survey All core faculty Every 2 years 2016 Fall 2020
Staff Climate Survey All staff Every 2 years 2017 Fall 2020
Alumni Survey Alumni Every 5 years 2015 2020-21
Course Evaluations All students Every semester Ongoing Ongoing

 

Survey Support

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness promotes the effective use of information to enhance evidence-based decision-making.

Surveys include questionnaires, focus groups, or interviews, and are all important data sources. All surveys intended for distribution to members of the CGU community (faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, or other members) require review by the OIE using the procedures described here. Our goal is to ensure that the number of surveys members from our campus community receive are limited and minimally overlap with each other, that regulatory requirements set forth by FERPA and the code of ethics adopted by the Association for Institutional Research are followed, and that the aim of the survey administration is consistent with the university’s mission and priorities. Acceptance of authorization to administer a survey establishes an obligation on the part of the researcher to use the data responsibly.

OIE will support survey efforts moving forward in the following ways:

  • Provide review and feedback on survey instruments and the questions they are designed to answer.
  • Serve as a repository for survey instruments used across schools and units.
  • Provide data analysis and report writing support, if appropriate.
  • Maintain a calendar of survey initiatives across campus.

To obtain approval to distribute a survey to a member of the CGU community, complete the attached form and send it to ir@cgu.edu.

Other Survey Information

EXCLUSIONS

The following types of surveys do not require review and approval by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness:

· Course Evaluations conducted by academic departments

· Faculty and student research, including assignments and classroom assessment techniques (but see below regarding Institutional Review Board)

· Academic program evaluations that utilize surveys for collecting evidence

· Institutional elections or voting

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD

IRB approval is required for all faculty and student research involving human subjects. For more information see the IRB pages of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information on FERPA.

Additional information on codes of ethics for survey research.