To assist institutions, we’ve created three surveys—one each for students, staff, and faculty— to help you gauge the impact of your institution’s response to COVID-19. The surveys all include questions about how members of your community have experienced your institution’s responses to COVID-19. The student and the faculty surveys both have an optional module that includes open-ended questions about experiences with teaching and learning in the online environment initiated by the crisis. You can view PDF versions of the surveys through the buttons on the right.
As of August 27, more than 42,000 students at 65 institutions have responded to the student survey. More than 6,200 staff members from 29 institutions have responded to the staff survey and about 4,000 faculty from 28 institutions have completed the faculty survey.
You can read summaries of preliminary findings on the student surveys here.
We will be revising our COVID-19 response surveys for fall to assist schools that are continuing with remote learning as well as those who are using hybrid or blended models and those who may have to switch back to remote learning depending on the course of the virus in their areas.
Using these Surveys
Any college or university may use or adapt these surveys to meet their internal needs. There is no charge. If your institution does this, please let us know and please cite HEDS as the source of the survey by adding “© 2020 Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium” to the survey. We do not permit anyone to sell these surveys or to include the questions from these surveys in a product that you sell. We also do not allow for-profit entities or other organizations to use or adapt these surveys without our permission.
We submitted all three surveys to the Wabash College Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review, and they were approved. The Wabash IRB letters are available here.
We are no longer administering our spring 2020 surveys. If you have questions about them, please contact us.