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Administrative Survey Results

Texas State routinely conducts surveys to collect information used in planning and decision-making and to identify opportunities for improvements to programs and services. The Office of Institutional Research administers or assists with participation in the administrative surveys listed below. Questions about these surveys may be addressed directly to the responsible department/group or to the Office of Institutional Research (ir@txstate.edu).
 

Data collection periods for current-year surveys can be viewed on the Administrative Survey Calendar.


Survey Purpose Target Population/Method Responsible Dept/Group Results Cycle Last Admin Next Admin
ACT Apartment Resident Survey Assesses collaboration between Achieving Community Together Program and property owners/managers to educate student and permanent residents about community expectations and to promote positive citizenship in the City of San Marcos Online survey of students living in participating San Marcos apartments. Student Affairs   Inactive Spring 2017 Not scheduled
Alumni Attitude Survey Collects feedback from alumni about their student and alumni experience and perceptions about the university and alumni relations efforts. Online survey of alumni. University Advancement   As needed Spring 2015 Not scheduled
Alumni Survey (Graduate) Collects data about educational experiences, current employment, educational activities and future plans of recent graduates. Online survey of alumni earning advanced degrees who graduated six months prior to survey. Institutional Research/Academic Affairs Graduate Alumni Survey Results Each semester Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Alumni Survey (Undergraduate) Collects data about educational experiences, current employment, educational activities and future plans of recent graduates. Online survey of alumni earning bachelor's or advanced degrees who graduated six months prior to survey. Institutional Research/ Academic Affairs Undergraduate Alumni Survey Results Each semester Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) Collects data about entering college students' high school academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as their expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during the first college year. Online survey of first-time undergraduates attending Bobcat Preview. Student Affairs 2014 Results As needed Fall 2014 Not scheduled
Campus Carry Survey Collect feedback about issues related to the implementation of Campus Carry legislation on campus. Online survey of students, faculty and staff. Institutional Research/President's Office   One time Fall 2015 Not scheduled
Campus Climate Survey To better understand how students feel and are treated on campus in order to actively work towards creating a full accepting, diverse, and safe campus conducive of academic success. Online survey of currently enrolled students Student Affairs 2017 Results As needed Fall 2017 Spring 2019
Campus Environment and Facilities Survey To evaluate and assess the progress of the Campus Master Plan, the condition of our facilities and other key areas. Online survey of students, faculty and staff. Finance Support Services E2Y Spring 2018 Spring 2020
CIRP Freshman Survey National study of entering first-year students' high school experiences and college expectations. Online survey of first-time undergraduates. Institutional Research/Student Affairs 2016 Results As needed Fall 2016 Not scheduled
College Tobacco Survey To determine college students’ knowledge, attitudes, norms, and behaviors related to traditional and alternative tobacco products, including exposure to tobacco product marketing, campus policies, and prevention programming surrounding tobacco. This project is part of a larger, statewide initiative to promote tobacco prevention and cessation in colleges and universities across Texas. Data will assist in developing and implementing tobacco prevention and control activities among college student populations, including Texas State. Online survey of students aged 18 to 24. Student Health Center   As needed Spring 2016 Not scheduled
Collegiate Financial Wellness Survey To better understand the needs of students, inform how services can be improved to help students succeed based on spending habits and attitudes, financial management, student loan debt, debt perception, credit card debt and usage patterns, stress level related to finance, employment and academic progress. Online survey of undergraduate students. Student Affairs 2017 Results As needed Spring 2017 Not scheduled
Core Alcohol and Drug Survey Collects data about alcohol and drug use behaviors, attitudes and perceptions Online survey of undergraduate students. Student Health Center   E4Y Fall 2014 Fall 2018
Cost of Attendance Survey Collects data used to estimate student expenses when building financial aid budgets. Online survey of students. Financial Aid & Scholarships   E5Y Spring 2016 Spring 2019
Employee Wellness Program Survey To design/evaluate an employee wellness program that meets the needs and interests of the employees Online survey of faculty and staff. Human Resources 2014 Results As needed Fall 2015 Fall 2018
Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) Assesses faculty perceptions and expectations of student engagement, interactions with students, and how faculty organize their time. Online survey of faculty teaching undergraduate courses. Institutional Research/Academic Affairs   As needed Spring 2018 Not scheduled
Financial Literacy Survey Collect information about student needs for services related to financial management. Online survey of students. Financial Aid & Scholarships   One time Spring 2017 Not scheduled
Gallup Student Survey National study to create national benchmarks on topics such as career preparation, internships and jubs during college, use of career services, academic advising, choosing a major, and campus climate. Online survey of undergraduate students. Institutional Research   One time Spring 2017 Not scheduled
Great Colleges to Work For Survey National survey sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education to assess employee perceptions of the work environment. Online survey of faculty and staff. Human Resources   One time Spring 2017 Not scheduled
Health Promotion Services Satisfaction Survey Assess employee awareness and satisfaction with Health Promotion Services. Online survey of faculty and staff. Student Health Center 2013 Results As needed Fall 2013 Not scheduled
Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Survey National study to identify the impact of college on students' interfaith behaviors and pluralism attitudes Online survey of first-time undergraduates. Student Affairs 2015 Results As needed Fall 2016 Spring 2019
KTSW Radio Survey To determine the level of awareness and use of the KTSW on-air and online products and social media among students. Online survey of students. KTSW   As needed Spring 2011 Fall 2018
LibQUAL Survey To identify best practices, analyze deficits, and effectively allocate resources. Online survey of students, faculty and staff. Alkek Library E2Y Spring 2017 Spring 2019
Library Surveys of Faculty and Graduate Students To gather information in order to improve services, resources and research support to meet teaching and research needs. Online survey of graduate students and faculty. Alkek Library E2Y Spring 2018 Spring 2020
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Survey Covers student expectations, plans, and activities as they relate to employment. Online survey of seniors who have applied for May graduation. Career Services 2017 Results E1Y Spring 2018 Spring 2019
National College Health Assessment Participation in this national survey provides data for Texas State to: (1) Better understand students’ health beliefs and behaviors; (2) Identify potential health risks and develop appropriate health education programs; (3) Use the information as baseline data to compare to future NCHA survey results to see if ongoing programming at the university has made an impact; and (4) Identify programming and intervention needs. Online survey of full-time undergraduate students, 18 years old or older. Student Health Center   E5Y Spring 2014 Spring 2019
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Collects data about student participation in programs and activities that are provided for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Online survey of first-time undergraduates and seniors. Student Affairs NSSE results E1Y Spring 2018 Spring 2019
Parking and Transportation Survey Assess students' attitudes, knowledge, and usage patterns regarding parking on campus, parking fees, and permit usage Online survey of students. Transportation Services E2Y Spring 2018 Spring 2020
Round Rock Campus (RRC) Student Satisfaction Survey To uncover what we are doing right and what / now we need to improve. The student experience in RR. Online survey of students on Round Rock campus. RRC   E1Y Spring 2018 Spring 2019
Skyfactor Housing Survey Survey is used to understand attitudes and perceptions of residence hall students regarding the quality of services provided in the residence halls. Online survey of students living on campus. Housing & Residential Life E1Y Fall 2017 Spring 2019
Skyfactor Student Center Satisfaction Survey To measure satisfaction of users, make determination on program and service improvements and changes, measure impact of experiences within the student center and to gain an understanding of the needs and expectations of the users of our facility and programs. Online survey of undergraduate students on San Marcos campus. LBJ Student Center   E1Y Spring 2018 Spring 2019
Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) Survey National survey of arts graduates about college experiences, further education and employment, and involvement in arts Online survey of alumni from performance, design, and creative arts majors. College of Fine Arts & Communication   As needed Fall 2017 Not scheduled
Student Watch Survey National survey of college bookstores to provide student insights to support college stores and higher education. Addresses student behaviors and attitudes about their course materials, including digital course materials and shopping strategies and attitudes towards the campus store. Online survey of students. University Bookstore As needed Fall 2017 Not scheduled
Technology Support Survey Assess technology support provided for online courses. Online survey of students and faculty in online classes. Information Technology   Each Semester Spring 2018 Fall 2018
TechQual+ Campus Technology Survey Assess IT service quality. Online survey of students, faculty and staff. Information Technology E2Y Spring 2018 Spring 2020
Texas State Customer Satisfaction Survey Survey of customer satisfaction with university services, required by Senate Bill 1563 of the 76th Texas Legislative Session. Online survey of students. Institutional Research 2012 Results Inactive Spring 2012 Not scheduled
TRACS User Satisfaction Survey To ascertain the satisfaction rate of students, staff, and faculty using TRACS, and identify any areas of the LMS needing improvement. Online survey of students, faculty and staff who use TRACS. Educational Technologies Support   E1Y Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Transfer Student Experience Survey Assess experience of transfer students as they transition to Texas State. Online survey of transfer students. Student Affairs 2017 Results As needed Spring 2017 Not scheduled
Trellis Student Financial Wellness Survey National study to document the financial well-being and student success outcomes of students. Online survey of undergraduate students. Financial Aid & Scholarships   One-time N/A Fall 2018
University Police Department Survey of Services For improvement of service in areas identified by survey responses. Online survey of students, faculty and staff. University Police Department   AS needed Spring 2016 Not scheduled
VPFSS Division Customer Satisfaction Survey Assess customer satisfaction with services provided by FSS departments Online survey of students, faculty and staff. Finance & Support Services E3Y Fall 2016 Fall 2019
VPFSS Division Diversity Survey Assesses the employee perception of diversity awareness within the division. Online survey of FSS staff. Finance & Support Services   E3Y Fall 2017 Fall 2020
Writing Center Graduate Student Needs Survey Assess support needed by graduate students. Online survey of graduate students. Writing Center   As needed Spring 2016 Not scheduled