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CWRU Surveys

This is the section of our website where you can find links to past and future surveys, research, and assessment.



Faculty and Staff Surveys

Examines the quality of work environment, college/school and department leadership, academic resources and support, campus climate, career development opportunities, and overall satisfaction with the university.  Prior to participating in this survey, CWRU participated in the COACHE survey.  Click here to access the results from Faculty and Staff Climate survey (login required). 

National Organization: Association of American Universities
Population: Faculty
Years Administered: 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014
Next Administration: 2018


Undergraduate Surveys

Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE):  Examines high school academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during the first college year.  Intended to be administered during the same year as the National Survey of Student Engagement.  BCSSE: Survey Instrument

National organization: Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research 
Population:  First-year students
Years Administered: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2014

Following up the 2008 BCSSE with the 2009 NSSE


CIRP Freshman Survey
:  Examines a wide range of student characteristics: parental income and education, ethnicity, and other demographic items; financial aid; secondary school achievement and activities; educational and career plans; and values, attitudes, beliefs, and self-concept. Intended to be administered during the same year as the College Senior Survey and Your First College Year Survey.

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program's freshman survey project is aimed at providing information on the characteristics, educational goals, and aspirations of first-time college students. CWRU has participated in the national freshman survey project eight times since 1997, most recently in 2013.  CIRP: Survey Overview

2013 CIRP: College Choice  |  2013 CIRP: College Expectations


Your First College Year Survey (YFCY)
:  Assesses the academic and personal development of students.  Intended to be administered in conjunction with the Freshman Survey and the College Senior SurveyYFCY: Survey Instrument

National Organization: Cooperative Institutional Research Program at the Higher Education Research Institute at University of California, Los Angeles
Population: First-year students
Years Administered: 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014
Next Administration:  Spring 2017

2014 YFCY: Diverse Experiences  |  2013 YFCY: Diversity


National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
:  Measures the quality of student learning and the extent to which students engage in educational practices which are associated with high levels of learning and development. Intended to be administered during the same year as the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement.  NSSE: Survey Instrument

National organization: Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research 
Population: First-year and senior students
Years Administered: 2001 to 2007, 2009, 2012
Next Administration: Spring 2015

2015 NSSE: Learning with Peers  |  2012 NSSE: College Outcomes


CWRU Senior Survey
:  Examines seniors' overall college experiences, learning that took place while at CWRU, and plans for after college.

National Organization: None
Population: Seniors
Years Administered: 1999 to 2007, 2010, 2013
Next Administration: Spring 2016

2013 CWRU Senior Survey: Quality of the Academic Experience


College Senior Survey (CSS)
:  Connects academic, civic, and diversity outcomes with a comprehensive set of college experiences to measure the impact of college. Intended to be administered with the Freshman Survey and Your First College Year Survey. CSS: Survey Instrument

National Organization: Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA
Population: Seniors
Years Administered: 2008, 2011, 2014
Next Administration: Spring 2017

2014 CSS: Diversity and Diverse Experiences  |  2014 CSS: Future Plans