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New Survey for Spring 2015 – HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey

In response to concerns about sexual assault on college campuses, we are developing a new survey to assess the frequency of and campus climate surrounding sexual assault. We will post more information about this survey on our website in late October. We plan to administer the survey in the spring of 2015. The base cost will be the same as our other surveys: $500 for HEDS institutions and $1,600 for institutions not in HEDS.

Registration Open for All HEDS Surveys

Registration for the 2014–2015 administration of the HEDS Alumni Survey, HEDS Research Practices Survey, HEDS Senior Survey, and HEDS Teaching Quality Survey is open. Both HEDS member institutons and institutions not in HEDS may participate in HEDS surveys. The HEDS Teaching Quality Survey is new this summer. It looks at components of high-quality teaching, such as faculty interest in teaching and student development as well as teaching clarity and organization. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and can be administered to students in any class year. Administration for this survey takes place in the fall. Find out more about all of the HEDS surveys and upcoming administrations.

Announcing the 2015 HEDS Annual Conference

Our 31st Annual Conference will take place in Portland, Oregon on June 14-17, 2015. We look forward to seeing our colleagues there next year. We welcome participants from all colleges and universities to attend HEDS conferences—you do not have to be from a HEDS institution to participate.

Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at the HEDS 30th Annual Conference on June 15-18 in Portland, Maine and for making this year's conference a great success!

Update on Data Exchanges

The 2014–2015 data exchanges schedule for HEDS member institutions is now available. The schedule contains details about what we are collecting this year and about when to submit institutional and third-party data. New this year are collections on the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) and the Delta Cost Project.

October 3 is the deadline for institutions to indicate their interest in participating in the CIRP CSS, CIRP YFCY, and NSSE data exchanges. Find out more.