Survey Summary

Survey InstrumentTime frame/Method usedPopulation surveyed/length of time to completeSurvey ContentSurvey AdministratorLocally-developed questions
Campus Quality Survey
by Performance Horizons Consulting Group (Noel- Levitz, Inc.)
Web-based survey administered 1998, 2000, 2005, 2007, and 2009 Administered to all faculty, staff and administrators Assess satisfaction –continuous quality improvement focus Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment 10 locally-developed questions
Employer Survey Web-based survey administered annually since 1993 Employers of all graduates one year after graduation Assess satisfaction with graduates-Aligned with university goals and strategic plan Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment All locally-developed questions
College of Education questions
Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) Consortium - SD BORSite opens in new window Web-based survey administered every other year 2004, 2006, 2008 All undergraduate faculty/30 minutes Faculty perceptions of student engagement FSSE / OIEA No
Alumni Survey Web-based survey administered annually since 1993 All DSU graduates at one and three years following graduation Assess satisfaction-aligned with the university's goals and strategic plan Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment All locally-developed questions
College of Education questions
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Consortium - SD BORSite opens in new window Web-based survey administered every other year beginning with 2002 All freshmen and seniors/30 minutes Assessment of quality of interactions with faculty / how students spend their time NSSE / OIEA No
Student Satisfaction Inventory
By Noel Levitz (SSI)
Web-based survey administered to all students (fall 2003, spring 2005, fall 2006, fall 2008 and fall 2009) All registered students/30-40 minutes to complete Evaluation of DSU's academic programs / services Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment 10 locally-developed questions

Survey data is summarized and shared with the campus community via newspaper articles, Assessment Updates and the Assessment website. Complete bound reports are shared with university administrators and the faculty-based Assessment Coordinating Committee. The Assessment Coordinating Committee and the Academic Council (academic administrators) review the data on a regular basis. Members of the campus-wide Institutional Effectiveness Committee use the data to evaluate their strategic initiatives.


Last Updated: 12/18/13