About the Survey Calendar
Do you or your colleagues occasionally send a survey to students seeking their input? It has been found that students are getting "survey fatigue" from all the surveys they are receiving. A direct consequence is a declining willingness of students to complete the all-important course/instructor evaluations at the end of each term.
Nearly 100 surveys are regularly administered to a large group of students at our institution. To attempt to address and organize this issue, a task force involving staff from academic units, Institutional Analysis, WYSAC, Information Technology, and Student Affairs has been formed to develop this calendar.
Submitting a Survey
To submit a survey, click on Submit a Survey and enter the appropriate information into the boxes provided. (If the survey runs longer than one day, be sure to enter the "Repeat" information so it will show up properly on each day within the calendar.) When you have entered all of your information, press "Next" and you will get a preview of your information. At the bottom of your preview, it will ask you to go "back" to edit, or "submit" to submit your information when you have confirmed that the information is correct. Once you press "submit" you will get a confirmation of your survey listing online, as well as a confirmation sent to your email address.
Viewing the Calendar
To view the Survey Calendar for existing surveys, or to search for available dates, click on Survey Calendar. Any surveys listed for the current date will automatically be the default view when you go to the Survey Calendar. You can view past and future dates by selecting the "Prev" or "Next" buttons at the top of the page.
A "blackout period" has been implemented during which only course/instructor evaluations will be requested of students. We urge your cooperation with this effort as a first step in taming the survey monster. The Academic Deans and Directors Council has endorsed this concept and asks for your observance.
Please refer to the "Blackout Dates" link for dates in which surveys should not take place.