Stanford plans to administer the Enrolled Student Survey, the Senior Survey, and the Class of 2012 Junior Exit Survey this spring.
The Enrolled Student Survey is part of a group of surveys conducted every four years by the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), a data sharing consortium of our peer institutions. This survey will be administered to the entire undergraduate student body and will allow Stanford to compare itself to its peers on variables related to academic engagement, faculty and advising, self-reported learning gains, extra-curricular activities and health and well-being.
The Senior Survey, now administered every year at Stanford, will be given to undergraduates through the “Apply to Graduate” process in Axess. Because this is an off-year for the COFHE-wide Senior Survey, comparative data will not be available. However, valuable data pertaining to Stanford students’ academic and co-curricular experiences while here at Stanford, as well as their post-graduate plans, will be collected. Stanford has been conducting this survey for many years and therefore has a rich longitudinal set of information about Stanford students at the time of their graduation.
The longitudinal survey of the Class of 2012 is in its third year. This year we will be collecting information from students at the end of their junior year on variables related to the WASC accreditation proposal themes The Small College Experience in a Research University and Educating Students for Global Challenges. This suite of surveys tracks students from the Class of 2012 through their four years here at Stanford and will provide a comprehensive view of the evolving characteristics, beliefs, and expectations of the Class of 2012. For more information about surveys being conducted at Stanford, please contact Jenny Bergeron, Manager of Assessment and Evaluation (firstname.lastname@example.org).