Survey Information and Available Reports
The Office of Institutional Assessment and Research collects and reports survey data. Beginning in Spring 2016, results from the WSSU Faculty, WSSU Staff, UNC Graduating Senior, UNC Graduate Exit, and UNC Sophomore surveys were compiled in an Institutional Survey Dashboard.
Reports from the following annual surveys are available from the Office of Institutional Assessment and Research upon request:
- Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshman Survey (CIRP)
- National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
- The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)
The IAR staff is available to assist WSSU faculty and staff with survey development and reporting. Before launching a survey, members of the campus community should consult with IAR to discuss the survey development process and data that may already be available. We have recently assisted Human Resources, the School of Health Sciences, UCaLL, and many other departments with surveys for customer service, evaluation, research, and assessment. To learn more about how we can help with your survey project, look over our Survey Request Process.
To learn more about any of these assessments, contact Institutional Assessment & Research at 336-750-8036.
The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey is administered by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA. Informing colleges and universities since 1966, the CIRP Freshman Survey has collected data on over 13 million students at over 1,900 institutions, and is the largest American study of higher education. The CIRP Freshman Survey is designed to provide comprehensive information on incoming first-year students.
Participating institutions receive a detailed profile of their entering freshman class, as well as national normative data for students in similar types of institutions.
Through its student survey, The College Student Report, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities 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.
Survey items on the College Student Report represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education. NSSE doesn’t assess student learning directly, but survey results point to areas where colleges and universities are performing well and aspects of the undergraduate experience that could be improved.
Beginning in summer 2017, Winston-Salem State University administers all course evaluations online through Qualtrics. Students are asked to complete an evaluation for each course in order to give the instructor(s) constructive feedback. Aggregate reports are available in Tableau Workbooks.
Instructors are asked to assess one assignment for each of their courses that maps to a WSSU institutional learning outcome. The assignments are scored using the appropriate rubric, and score frequencies are reported on a survey. Co-curricular activities mapped to institutional learning outcomes are also invited to submit rubric data through the online survey. The WSSU Student Learning Outcome Report is now available in a Tableau workbook.
For more information about how to navigate this report in Tableau, please read through our step-by-step guide.
The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) was designed to complement the NSSE, which is administered to undergraduate students. The faculty version focuses on:
- Faculty perceptions of how often students engage in different activities.
- The importance faculty place on various areas of learning and development.
- The nature and frequency of faculty-student interactions.
- How faculty members organize their time, both in and out of the classroom.
This survey of faculty job satisfaction is administered every three years. It is part of a national program called COACHE - the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education - which has been operating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education since 2003. COACHE is a consortium of over 160 colleges, universities and systems across North America committed to making the academic workplace more attractive and equitable for faculty. While there are many surveys that faculty are asked to complete, this one is designed entirely to determine their current job satisfaction compared to faculty at peer institutions. Participation entails completing a 25-minute, web-based survey.