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Survey Research

The office of Institutional Effectiveness administers the Student Opinion Survey, National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE) and the HER I Faculty Survey. Results for these surveys can be found on the Academic Assessment web page.

Student Opinion Survey

In the spring of 2012, as part of an ongoing effort to study the quality of student life on campus, the SUNY System Administration Office of Institutional Research and Analysis led the system's institutions in a cooperative research effort to assess students' impressions of their college education. The 20012 project was the tenth in the series of survey projects; earlier projects were conducted in 1985, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009. Results from the 2012 assessment can be found here.

Withdrawing Student Survey

In an ongoing effort to assess student satisfaction and success, SUNY Canton asks all students who leave the institution to complete a survey asking them for the reasons for their departure as well as their future plans. The survey instrument asks students to respond on a Likert scale with the level of importance of various college type, academic, financial, and personal reasons in their decision to leave SUNY Canton in order to assess why students are not retained.

Graduate Survey

SUNY Canton administered a survey at graduation and six months after graduation to gather data related to the current employment and continuing education status of graduates, as well as their feelings of preparedness for the workforce and further studies. In addition, the graduate survey administered six months after graduation asks program-specific questions to analyze student levels of satisfaction with the program in addition to assessing program student learning outcomes. Analysis of the survey of 2012 graduates can be found here.

Comprehensive Survey

On years when SUNY Canton is not participating in the Student Opinion Survey or the National Survey of Student Engagement, SUNY Canton administers a locally developed comprehensive survey asking students for their opinions on campus services and facilities. This survey is developed with input from many different campus offices, and focuses on areas where the institution did not perform as well as desired in the past. Analysis from the comprehensive survey administered in spring 2013 can be found here.

Residence Life Surveys

Residence Life administers a brief pulse survey each semester to gauge student satisfaction with the residence life facilities and services after the first four weeks of classes. Analysis of the survey from the spring of 2013 can be found here. In addition, Residence Life administers a comprehensive survey at the end of the spring semester. Click here to view the Residence Life Survey Archive.

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Office of Institutional Effectiveness
French Hall 220
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Sarah Todd
Director of Institutional Research
Phone: (315) 379-3975
todds@canton.edu

Janel Smith
Institutional Research Assistant
Phone: (315) 386-7920
smithj@canton.edu