Fall 2020 COVID-19 Surveys

Faculty and Staff Surveys are open: REGISTER NOW

We are offering three new surveys this fall that are designed to check-in with your students, faculty, and staff to see how they are settling in and adjusting to their current learning, teaching, and working environments. The faculty and staff versions are open for registration. The student survey is now closed.

Faculty and Staff Surveys

These two short surveys are intended to help you learn how satisfied your faculty and staff have been with their teaching and working environments this fall, as well as the institutional support they received. You can use this information to determine if there are changes you can make to help them feel safer and to more effectively do their jobs in the coming months. You may choose to administer one survey only or both together.

Each survey takes about 5-10 minutes to complete and is optimized for mobile devices. The faculty and staff surveys are both anonymous to encourage open and honest answers. You may administer the surveys between October 30 and December 4, 2020. We will be sending ready-to-share comparison reports to you by December 18, 2020, so that your institution has time to plan for any needed changes when classes resume after the new year.

To register, click on the blue button at the bottom of this page. You may view the survey instruments by clicking on the red boxes. The Wabash College IRB has approved both these surveys. The approval letter is available here.

Who can use these surveys?

These surveys are designed to be administered by any college or university, 2-year or 4-year, to:

  • faculty and instructors, full- or part-time, teaching in any format: face-to-face, online, or a blend of each;
  • staff, full- or part-time, employed in any role.

What do we get with these surveys?

  • You can customize your survey with up to 3 supplemental questions.
  • We can administer the survey for you in a variety of ways. We will discuss options with you after you register.
  • You will receive a link to a report to view your incoming results in real-time.
  • We will send you a raw data file within two days of your survey closing.
  • We will create and send you a ready-to-share comparison report and a compilation of your participants’ responses to the open-ended questions by December 18, 2020.

What does it cost?

This survey is free for our members. For institutions that do not belong to HEDS, we charge $750 for each survey. We may need to charge large institutions additional fees depending on response rates. Please contact us to learn more. For information about membership, please visit our Join HEDS page.

Student Survey

The Student Survey is closed for administration.

This short survey was intended to help institutions check in with their students at the beginning of their fall term to see how they were adapting to their college experience during the pandemic. The purpose of the survey was to enable institutions to evaluate how satisfied their students were with their institution’s efforts and to learn how they may have been struggling. The student survey was not anonymous to allow people at their institution to reach out to those who needed help.

You may still view the survey instrument by clicking on the red box to the right. The Wabash College IRB approved the survey. The approval letter is available here.

Adapting the HEDS Fall COVID-19 Surveys

As with our spring COVID-19 surveys, any college or university may use or adapt these three fall 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.

Please contact Nicole Seidler at (765) 361-6381 or Lisa Kidd at (765) 361-6170 if you have questions about the faculty or staff surveys.