Survey Policies and Procedures

Survey Policies and Procedures

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) is responsible for managing surveys of the campus community, this includes students, staff and faculty. Our goal is to prevent survey fatigue through coordinated sampling methods; protect confidentiality through standards of practice, and ensure that the data collected is reliable, valid, and used to inform decision-making.

Academic departments, committees, task forces, and administrative units can request IE to provide assistance in the development, administration, and design of surveys.

Assessment Champions

International Studies

Terrific assessment work is occurring in International Studies. The program’s 2016 assessment report details efforts to develop rubrics for scoring student performance in career development workshops that specifically target one of the program’s learning outcomes. The report concludes by identifying areas for improvement based on student scores on the rubrics. Data-driven decision making!

Did You Know?

HSU students come from all over the state, and they are more diverse in race, ethnicity, financial means, and family background than ever before. Under Graduation Initiative 2025, we have a bold mission to improve retention and graduation rates while recruiting a consistent population of new students to help meet the state’s workforce needs. Come here for weekly stats, graphics, and tidbits that will enrich your understanding of our university and our students.


Data on Demand

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness receives ad hoc data requests from faculty, staff, students, and community members. These requests range from simple lists of students fitting various criteria to complex multi-year analyses. Each request is evaluated to ensure compliance with FERPA and university polices, and requests for data analysis are further evaluated based on university needs and OIE’s capacity and resources.

Assessment Achievers


The economics program has an assessment retreat each fall at which they discuss the results of the previous spring's graduating seniors' exit surveys and exit examinations. This serves as a foundation for discussions on curriculum and assessment. 

As part of their capstone portfolio, seniors in economics self-assess their mastery of each of the program's learning outcomes. Students who are aware of their program's learning outcomes as they progress through the curriculum benefit from having clear expectations toward which they can direct their learning.

Points of Pride

OIE Points of Pride is organized by off-campus and on-campus scholarly activity, association affiliation/service, and awards. Where possible, subcategories are arranged in American Psychological Association (APA) format. When necessary, some subcategories are arranged by office member. This is not a complete curriculum vitae, as it only includes activity since 2014.