University Survey Reports

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) administers a variety of internal university surveys each year to assess a range of campus, academic, and administrative issues. The office analyzes the survey results, creates specialized reports, and disseminates them to the campus community. IE utilizes eXplorance Blue, a powerful online survey tool, to conduct these surveys.

The office works with academic and administrative offices across campus and assists with all aspects of survey design, sample creation, administration, and reporting of other departmental surveys. As needed, IE assists with the analysis of results and creation of reports.

Please use the survey request form and university survey calendar to coordinate survey administration and request assistance. This will minimize survey fatigue from desired survey populations and improve response rates.

Student Perception Survey Reports (SPS)

The SPS is administered each Spring semester to all "ongoing" sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have not submitted a degree application. The goal of this survey is to gather information from current students about their experiences at the university. Respondents are asked about their perception of and satisfaction with their time thus far at UofL, including academic preparation, experience in their unit and their major/program, academic support services and facilities, other student services and programs, advising, and  faculty. In addition to the full reports that are available below, we are able to generate aggregate reports at the unit and department level. These reports are distributed in aggregate annually to the respective academic deans, associate deans, department chairs, and program directors to help them make important decisions about the future of the university.

Graduating Student Survey Reports (GSS)

The GSS is administered each semester to all students who have submitted a degree application. The goal of this survey is to gather exit information from graduating students about their experiences at the university. Respondents are asked about their perception of and satisfaction with their time at UofL, including academic preparation, experience in their unit and their major/program, academic support services and facilities, other student services and programs, advising, faculty, and their plans following graduation. In addition to the full reports that are available below, we are able to generate aggregate reports at the unit and department level. These reports are distributed in aggregate annually to the respective academic deans, associate deans, department chairs, and program directors to help them make important decisions about the future of the university.

Graduation Card Survey Reports

The Graduation Card Survey is administered to all graduating students in attendance at the commencement ceremony each semester. All students carry a name card during commencement, which is used to ensure that the students stand in correct order and guide the announcer in the pronunciation of the graduate's name. A brief survey, asking only about post-graduate employment and educational plans, is printed on the reverse side of the card. The following reports provide the results of the survey, broken out by degree level.

Recent Graduate Survey Reports

The Recent Graduate Survey is administered every two years during the Spring semester to all students who graduated from the university during the previous two academic years. The goal of this survey is to gather information from our recent graduates about their experiences at the university. Respondents are asked about their perception of and satisfaction with their time at UofL, including academic preparation, experience in their major/program, and their current employment information. In addition to the full reports that are available below, we are able to generate aggregate reports at the unit and department level. These reports are distributed in aggregate annually to the respective academic deans, associate deans, department chairs, and program directors to help them make important decisions about the future of the university.