HEDS Surveys

HEDS offers seven surveys:

HEDS Alumni Survey

The HEDS Alumni Survey asks alumni about the quality and impact of their undergraduate educational experiences, including cocurricular activities such as internships, study abroad, and community service. The survey also asks alumni to evaluate the impact of their undergraduate education on their postgraduate critical thinking, problem solving, and other learning outcomes. Finally, the survey asks about postgraduate employment, college satisfaction, and college debt. The survey, which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, is based both on Wabash National Study findings on effective teaching practices and the AAC&U LEAP learning outcomes.

HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey

The HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey asks students, faculty, staff, and administrators about their:

  • perceptions of their institution’s climate,
  • perceptions of how their institution supports diversity and equity, and
  • experiences with discrimination and harassment at their institution.

HEDS Faculty/Staff Survey of Campus Climate for Sexual Violence

The HEDS Faculty/Staff Survey of Campus Climate for Sexual Violence asks faculty, staff, and administrators:

  • About their perceptions of their campus’s climate and how their institution addresses and responds to instances of sexual violence
  • Their understanding of their institution’s procedures for reporting incidents of sexual violence
  • Whether they have talked to people at their institution who have experienced sexual violenceIf they have reported instances of sexual violence to the Title IX coordinator or other campus officials
  • Whether or not they have experienced sexual violence during the course of their work on campus

HEDS First Destination Survey

The HEDS First Destination Survey asks graduating seniors and recent college graduates about their primary activities following graduation. Institutions can use the survey’s results to assess employment- and career-related outcomes for recent college graduates and to report to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

HEDS Research Practices Survey

The HEDS Research Practices Survey assesses students’ research experiences and their skills in finding, evaluating, and citing sources. Over 80 colleges and universities have used the HEDS Research Practices Survey since 2008.

 

HEDS Senior Survey

The HEDS Senior Survey asks college seniors to evaluate teaching practices and institutional conditions they experienced as undergraduates, assess the impact of their college experience on their intellectual growth and development, and describe their plans following graduation. The survey is based both on Wabash National Study findings on effective teaching practices and the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ (AAC&U) AAC&U LEAP learning outcomes. An optional longer version of the survey also includes questions about students’ satisfaction with the quality of their advising, in- and out-of-classroom experiences, campus services and facilities, and campus life.

HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey

The HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey asks students about their perceptions of their campus’ climate for unwanted sexual contact and sexual assault, their perceptions of how their institution responds to sexual assaults, and whether and how often they have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault. We developed this survey to help institutions meet the requirements of the Clery and the Violence Against Women Acts.

Depending on whether students have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault, the HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey usually takes less than 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be administered to undergraduate and graduate students 18 years of age and older.

HEDS Survey Administration

The cost of a single administration for each survey is $500 for HEDS members and $1,800 for institutions not in HEDS.
$500

for HEDS members

$1800

for institutions not in HEDS

Join HEDS to access surveys at one-third of the cost.

Any college or university may administer HEDS surveys, but HEDS members pay less than one-third of the cost and openly share unmasked survey data with one another.

Join HEDS to access surveys at one-third of the cost.

Any college or university may administer HEDS surveys, but HEDS members pay less than one-third of the cost and openly share unmasked survey data with one another.