Office of Institutional Research

Student Surveys & Reports

The following surveys have been administered at Southwestern University and the subsequent reports are available on this page. As new reports become available, they will be added to the list.

Fall 2020 “How’s It Going?” Survey

Southwestern University administered a survey to all undergraduate students to collect feedback on how the Fall 2020 semester was going so far. The survey asked about student’s learning experiences, involvement in campus activities, and satisfaction with campus changes due to COVID-19. Results are provided here in three documents; a break down of responses to questions based on a student’s class level, a break down of response to questions based on which learning delivery method their classes followed, and responses to the open-ended questions organized into categories and sorted by class level.

 
COVID-19 Pandemic Response Student Survey

As part of an initiative by the Associated Colleges of the South, Southwestern University partnered with Ithaka S+R to administer their COVID-19 Student Survey. Ithaka S+R provides research and strategic guidance to help academic and cultural communities serve the public good and navigate economic, technological, and demographic change. The survey consists of questions on: course formats, resources utilized, institutional communications, general wellness, and retention.

NATIONAL COLLEGE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

The ACHA-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) is a national research survey organized by the American College Health Association (ACHA) to assist college health service providers, health educators, counselors, and administrators in collecting data about their students’ habits and behaviors on the most prevalent health topics.

CIRP FRESHMAN SURVEY

The freshman survey instrument helps institutions assess trends in the characteristics, attitudes, values, and aspirations of their entering freshmen.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT (NSSE)

The NSSE provides an opportunity to collect information on the extent to which first-year and senior college students engage in educational practices that research has found to be related to learning and development. The questionnaire focuses on five categories: (1) participation in dozens of educationally purposeful activities, (2) institutional requirements and the challenging nature of coursework, (3) perceptions of the college environment, (4) estimates of educational and personal growth since starting college, and (5) background and demographic information.

NSSE 2017 Student Engagement Indicators (FY and SR)

COLLEGIATE LEARNING ASSESSMENT (CLA+)

The goal of the CLA+ assessment is to measure critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem solving, and written communication skills of students. It is not to measure changes in individual students, but rather to learn more about programmatic features that correlate with “institutional effects” associated with larger than expected gains in students’ analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and writing skills. 

NATIONAL STUDY OF LEARNING, VOTING, AND ENGAGEMENT (NSLVE)

The National Study of Learning Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates and, for interested campuses, a closer examination of their campus climate for political learning and engagement and correlations between specific student learning experiences and voting. 

MEASURING INFORMATION SERVICE OUTCOMES (MISO)

The MISO Survey is a web-based quantitative survey designed to measure how faculty, students, and staff view library and computing services in higher education.

SEXUAL ASSAULT CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY (SACCS)  

The HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey asks students about their perceptions of their campus’s climate for unwanted sexual contact and sexual assault, their perceptions of how their institution responds to sexual assaults, and whether and how often they have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault.