Student surveys provide feedback to both academic departments
and administrative offices (e.g. Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar). Students
are queried about the processes that govern entrance to the university, their
preparedness for university life, their expectations and beliefs about the university,
their social and academic experiences, and their post-college plans. Questionnaires
are updated periodically to reflect current concerns and policy interests as
well as to track trends in student perceptions and needs.
The Employer Recruitment Survey is given to employers participating
in the Career Fair offered each semester. Questions are asked about the services
provided during the Career Fair, as well as the preparation of U of A graduates
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) (Results)
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) obtains information from hundreds of
four-year colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs
and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development.
Survey items on The National Survey of Student Engagement represent empirically confirmed
"good practices" in undergraduate education. That is, they reflect behaviors by students
and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college.
Special Topic Surveys
OIRPS works with individual faculty, academic units, and outside
clients on survey development, implementation, and analysis. Examples include
5-year Dean Reviews and individual program or administrator reviews. Our services
support both web surveys and paper surveys. In general, beyond a free initial
consultation, fees are charged for these services. Contact Institutional Research at UAIR
for more information.