Surveys & Results
Survey research is one of the methods that the university uses to systematically examine contexts that affect teaching and learning. All research conducted in our office is IRB approved and follows strict guidelines to ensure ethical treatment of participants. Although we share survey results as broadly as possible, findings are never reported in such a way that might compromise student confidentiality.
Institutional Effectiveness conducts a number of internally and externally developed surveys related to student attitudes and perceptions. Below is a listing of each survey with a brief description and links to any available reports.
If you have any questions, please email Bethany Bodo or call 540-231-6003.
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is designed to obtain information from colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and professional development. The survey asks students to rate their level of participation in activities that have been shown to relate to academic and personal development, along with the number of hours preparing for classes, working for pay, and providing care for dependents. Questions also focus on mental activities (memorization, synthesis, analysis) in which they engage as well as relationships with others and perceptions of their overall collegiate experience. If you have any questions about the NSSE at Virginia Tech, please email Bethany Bodo and Nikki Connors.
Previously Administered Surveys
We administered the CIRP Freshman Survey to all entering students during orientation or registration until 2012. The survey covered 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.