Schedule and Details

The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness administers various surveys either annually or according to a set schedule. Below is the schedule for all institutional surveys and assessments coordinated by our office or our campus partners which details when the survey occurs, who administers the survey, which population on campus being surveyed, and the purpose of the survey. 

Schedule of Recurring Institutional Research and Assessment Surveys
Survey or Assessments: Schedule: Reporting Unit: Population Measured: Purpose/Use of Data:
National  Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Every Three Years: 
(Winter 2017, Winter 2020, Winter 2023)

Institutional Research First-Year Students & Seniors Strategies that address campus environment, advising, diversity, and student-faculty interaction 
Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)

Every Three Years: 
(Winter 2017, Winter 2020, Winter 2023)

Institutional Research Faculty Strategies that address campus environment, advising, diversity, and student-faculty interaction
Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP)

Every Three Years: 
(Fall 2020,
Fall 2023,
Fall 2026)

Institutional Research Incoming First-Time-in-Any-College (FTIAC) Students Collects data from incoming students before they experience college 
Student Satisfaction Inventory Every Three Years:
(Spring 2018, Spring 2021, Spring 2024)
Institutional Research Continuing Students Strategies that address student centeredness, campus climate, advising, instructional effectiveness, service to students, safety
Transfer Student Survey Annually  Institutional Research New Transfer Students Strategies that address transfer student population
Graduating Student Survey Annually Career Services Graduating Seniors  Strategies that address career outcomes and post-graduation employment
Dearborn Discovery Core, General Education Assessment 5 year cycle:
(2015-2018 data collection, 2018-2019 evaluation and recommendations, 2019-2020 implementing revisions, closing the loop)
DDC Designated Courses Students under DDC requirements Strategies that address general education curriculum and learning outcomes 
Academic Program Assessment Continuously (reports submitted biennially)  All degree granting programs All students  Strategies that address continuous course, program, and curriculum improvement
Co-Curricular Assessment Annually Co-Curricular Units Students participating in co-curriculars Strategies that address continuous program, unit, and learning outcomes improvement

Descriptions and Data

The following listing of surveys administered by the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness provides descriptions and data related to each. 

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) annually collects information at hundreds of universities and colleges about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. 

To learn more about NSSE and the survey, visit their website.

To learn how to use results and findings from our administered NSSE surveys in support of accreditation efforts, read the NSSE Accreditation Toolkit that was designed specifically for institutions reporting to the Higher Learning Commission.

2017 Data

2015 Data

2014 Data

2011 Data

2007 Data

Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP)

The CIRP Freshmen Survey is a national study of the American higher education system, regarded as the most comprehensive source of information on college students. 

The CIRP Survey is administered to incoming first-year students before they start classes at the university. The instrument collects extensive information that allows for a snapshot of what the incoming students are like before they experience college.

To learn more about the CIRP, visit their website.

Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI)

The Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) is a student survey designed to measure student satisfaction and priorities.  

To learn more about SSI, visit their website. 

Noel-Levitz provides two reports to the institution; one has the results for the survey just administered and the other has a comparison with the previous survey administration.

Analysis of the results survey administered in April 2018

Analysis comparing the April 2018 results to those of the survey administered in October 2011

Using Qualtrics for Surveys

Faculty, staff, and students have access to Qualtrics survey software by using your UNIQname and password. To get started, visit Wolverine Access. 

If you need software support, the Qualtrics Team can be reached by calling the Ann Arbor HelpDesk at (734) 764-HELP (734-764-4357).  

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