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Cycle of regularly scheduled surveys
*Updated October 2013: Climate survey postponed from fall 2013 to fall 2014 at the request of
the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement.

By Survey and Calendar Year -- Twelve Years Out

Modified 9-9-2011. NSSE delayed to 2013 to take advantage of NSSE revamp due that year and we
have moved Senior Survey to 2012 and set all main surveys to an every-four-year cycle.

Survey

'10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23
Admin Appraisal (AAP) Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall
Alumni   Smr         Smr       Smr      
Graduate         Spg       Spg       Spg  
NSSE       Spg       Spg       Spg    
Senior     Spg     Spg       Spg       Spg
Seniors' future plans (VSA) Spg Spg   Spg Spg   Spg Spg Spg   Spg Spg Spg  
Student Climate Fall       Fall     Fall       Fall    

Note: In order to achieve this change in cycle, Senior and Climate will be administered once three years out from their previous administrations, the Alumni Survey once five years out from 2011, and the Graduate Survey administration window was changed from Fall to Spring.

New Four-Year Cycle, beginning Fall 2012 - By Academic Year and Term

Academic Year Fall Spring Summer
2011-12 Senior
2012-13 NSSE,VSA
2013-14   Grad,VSA
2014-15 Climate Senior
2015-16 VSA Alumni
2016-17 NSSE,VSA
2017-18 Climate Grad,VSA
2018-19 Senior
2019-20   VSA Alumni

Rule for Four-Year Cycle of Surveys

Survey Rule
Admin Appraisal (AAP) Every fall when there are administrators to be evaluated
Alumni Every 4th summer
Graduate Every 4th spring (was fall)
NSSE Every 4th spring
Senior Every 4th spring with maximum offset to NSSE
VSA Every spring except when Senior, which incorporates VSA questions
Climate Every 4th fall

See previous cycle of regularly scheduled surveys.

Last revision 10/10/13


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