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Surveys of Students and Others

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment regularly administers a wide range of surveys and conducts analyses of several national surveys to help facilitate institutional planning, descision-making, and assessment.

Recurring Student Surveys
Survey Name Description Target Population Administration
Graduating Senior Survey Annual survey asking seniors about their satisfaction with their educational experiences and their plans for after graduation Graduating seniors Annually
Most recent survey:
Spring 2013
(Results will be available in November of 2013)
Student Response to Instruction (SRTI) Administered to students enrolled in courses each semester to provide useful feedback on their experiences in the classroom Students enrolled in courses Each semester
Most recent survey:
Spring 2013
National Survey of Student Engagement Survey of first year and senior cohorts designed to assess how involved students are in practices associated with high levels of learning First year and senior students Every few years
Most recent survey:
Spring 2011
Admitted Student Questionnaire (ASQ) The College Board's Admitted Student Questionnaire (ASQ) focuses on the perceptions, expectations, and college decisions of admitted students Admitted students Annually
Most recent survey:
Summer 2012
CIRP Freshman Survey Survey of entering students covering a wide range of student characteristics, including secondary school achievement and activities, educational and career plans, and values, attitudes, and beliefs. Entering students

Every 3 years
(Annually until 2011)
Most recent survey:
Summer 2011

Special Topic Surveys
Survey Name Description Target Population Administration
Faculty Instructional Needs Survey Web survey of all faculty to inform classroom design and renovation planning. Focus on optimal classroom configurations, scheduling, and teaching tools and technologies. Faculty Fall 2012
Dining Services Customer Satisfaction Survey Web survey of random sample of meal-plan students to assess satisfaction with Dining Services operations Meal-plan students Spring 2013
Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) Alumni Survey Web survey of all CHC alumni to gather the perspectives of students who pursued honors work at the University CHC Alumni Spring 2013
Doctoral Student Experiences Survey Web survey of all doctoral students conducted for the Graduate School to assess the quality of their educational experiences Doctoral students Spring 2013
UMass Amherst Alumni Survey Web survey to assess alumni satisfaction with undergraduate experience and learn about their educational, work, and volunteer experiences subsequent to graduating from the University Undergraduate Classes of 2007 and 2008 Fall 2013
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Amherst, MA 01003-9913

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