Penn State community invited to give feedback on survey policy, process

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s committee in charge of improving the way large-scale surveys are administered across the University is seeking input from the Penn State community on its efforts so far.

The University Survey Coordinating Committee (USCC), formed in September 2017, was charged by Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones to recommend a policy and process for coordinating large-scale survey efforts across the University, in order to reduce the survey burden on students, faculty and staff, while improving the quality of data collection and the sharing of the information gathered.

The committee has developed an initial working draft and is now seeking input from the University community.  

Links to the draft documents can be found on the USCC website. University community members are encouraged to review these drafts and to submit feedback via the committee’s online feedback tool.

The progress updates and monthly meeting minutes of the USCC’s four subcommittees — Survey Landscape and Calendar; Survey Best Practices; Communications; and Policy and Governance — are also available on the USCC website. In the coming months the website will be updated to include a calendar of University surveys and resources for the development and implementation of surveys.

Last Updated June 11, 2018