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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.


 Current Year Surveys
 

Survey Instrument Purpose/Report Plans Target Population/Method Responsible Dept/Group Results Cycle 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 Students living in participating San Marcos apartments; online survey. Student Affairs   E1Y Spring 2018

Alumni Survey (Undergraduate)

Collects information about recent graduates' current employment, educational and other activities and evaluation of their college experience. Alumni earning bachelor's degrees who graduated six months prior to survey; online survey. Institutional Research/Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Alumni Survey Results
Restricted to faculty and staff; login using your Texas State NetID

Each semester Fall 2017

Alumni Survey (Graduate)

 

Collects data about educational experiences, current employment & educational activities and future plans of recent graduates. Alumni earning advanced degrees who graduated six months prior to survey; online survey. Institutional Research/ Academic Affairs

Graduate Alumni Survey Results
Restricted to faculty and staff; login using your Texas State NetID

Each semester Fall 2017
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. Currently enrolled students Student Affairs   E1Y Fall 2017
EBI Housing Survey

Survey is used to understand attitudes and perceptions of residence hall students regarding the quality of services provided in the residence halls.

Students living on campus; online survey. Housing & Residential Life

2014 Results

E1Y Fall 2017
EBI Student Center Satisfaction / Benchmarking 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. Undergraduate students on San Marcos campus; online survey. LBJ Student Center   E1Y Spring 2018
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Survey Covers student expectations, plans, and activities as they relate to employment. Seniors who have applied for May graduation; online survey. Career Services 2016 Results E1Y Spring 2018
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. First-time undergraduates and seniors; online survey; online survey. Student Affairs

See Texas State's NSSE page for survey results

E1Y Spring 2018
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. Currently enrolled RRC students; online survey. RRC

 

E1Y Spring 2018
Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) Survey National survey of arts graduates about college experiences, further education and employment, and involvement in arts Alumni from performance, design, and creative arts majors College of Fine Arts & Communication   As needed Fall 2017
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. Random sample of  students; online survey. University Bookstore

2016 Results

Each Semester Fall 2017
Technology Support Survey Assess technology support provided for online courses. Students and faculty in online classes; online survey. Information Technology   Each Semester Fall 2017
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. Faculty, staff and students using TRACS; online survey. Educational Technologies Support   E1Y Fall 2017
VPFSS Division Diversity Survey Assesses the employee perception of diversity awareness within the division. FSS Staff; online survey. Finance & Support Services 2013 Results As needed Fall 2017

Past Surveys
 

Survey Instrument Purpose/Report Plans Target Population/Method Responsible Dept/Group Results Cycle Last Admin
Alumni Attitude Survey Collects feedback from alumni about their student and alumni experience and perceptions about the university and alumni relations efforts. Alumni; Online survey. University Advancement   As needed Spring 2015
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. First-time unddergraduates attending Bobcat Preview; online survey. Student Affairs

2014 Results

As needed Fall 2014
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. Students, faculty and staff; online survey. Finance & Support Services

2016 Results
 

E2Y Spring 2016
CIRP Freshman Survey National study of entering first-year students' high school experiences and college expectations. First-time undergraduates; online survey. Institutional Research/Student Affairs 2016 Results As needed Fall 2016
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. Students aged 18 to 24; online survey. Student Health Center   As needed Spring 2016
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. Undergraduate students; online survey. Student Affairs 2014 Results As needed Spring 2017
Core Alcohol and Drug Survey Collects data about alcohol and drug use behaviors, attitudes and perceptions Undergraduates; online survey. Student Health Center   E4Y Fall 2014
Cost of Attendance Survey Collects data used to estimate student expenses when building financial aid budgets. Students; online survey. Financial Aid & Scholarships   E5Y Spring 2016
EBI Student Activities Survey To determine the needs of students relating to their out of classroom experiences. Undergraduate students on the San Marcos campus. Student Center   E3Y Spring 2014
Employee Wellness Program Survey To design/evaluate an employee wellness program that meets the needs and interests of the employees Faculty and staff; online survey. Human Resources

2014 Results

As needed Fall 2015
Health Promotion Services Satisfaction Survey

Assess employee awareness and satisfaction with Health Promotion Services.

Faculty and staff; online survey. Student Health Center 2013 Results As needed Fall 2013
Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Survey National study to identify the impact of college on students' interfaith behaviors and pluralism attitudes First time undergraduates Student Affairs

2015 Results

2016 Results

As needed Fall 2016
LibQUAL Survey To identify best practices, analyze deficits, and effectively allocate resources. Students, faculty and staff; online survey. Alkek Library

2013 Results

E2Y Spring 2017
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. Graduate students and faculty; online survey. Alkek Library

2014 Results

E2Y Spring 2016
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.

Full-time undergraduate students, 18 years old or older; online survey. Student Health Center   E3Y Spring 2014
Parking and Transportation Survey Assess students' attitudes, knowledge, and usage patterns regarding parking on campus, parking fees, and permit usage Random sample of students; online survey. Transportation Services

2016 Results

E2Y

Spring 2016

TechQual+ Campus Technology Survey Assess IT service quality. Faculty, staff and students; online survey. Information Technology 2016 Results E2Y Spring 2016
Texas State Customer Satisfaction Survey Survey of customer satisfaction with university services, required by Senate Bill 1563 of the 76th Texas Legislative Session. Random sample of students; online survey. Institutional Research

2012 Results

Discontinued Spring 2012
Transfer Student Experience Survey Assess experience of transfer students as they transition to Texas State. Transfer students; online survey. Student Affairs 2017 Results One time Spring 2017
Transportation and Shuttle Survey Identify service improvements for Bobcat Shuttle and other transportation services. Students; online survey. Finance & Support Services

2013 Results

E3Y Spring 2017
University Police Department Survey of Services

For improvement of service in areas identified by survey responses.

Random samples of students, faculty and staff; online survey. University Police Department   E2Y Spring 2016
VPFSS Division Customer Satisfaction Survey Assess customer satisfaction with services provided by FSS departments Students, faculty and staff; online survey. Finance & Support Services 2013 Results E3Y Fall 2016
Writing Center Graduate Student Needs Survey Assess support needed by graduate students. Random sample of graduate students. Writing Center   As needed Spring 2016