1. Participant Disclaimer

 

This short survey is intended to gather feedback of your experiences and practices related to the impact that survey data has on informed decision-making. Your response is important, confidential and will be processed anonymously. Please donate 10-to-12 minutes of your time to help with this study. Thank you: Ken Scott, EdD, Novadean Watson-Stone, DBA, and Mimi Johnson, EdD. (IRB APPROVAL: 31January2014)

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1. As a general estimate, how many surveys (of any kind: phone, email, mail, web) were you asked to complete in the past year and how many did you complete? This includes surveys at work, home, and for any type of media.

  Surveys asked to complete Surveys I actually completed
0 - 10
11 - 25
More than 25

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2. How much time are you willing to devote to a survey?

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3. How likely are you in the future to respond to all questions on a survey by completing each item with carefully thought-out responses? (You may select more than one response)

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4. What is the primary reason that you START and DO NOT finish a survey?

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5. What is the primary reason that you START and COMPLETE a survey?

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6. What would motivate you to answer all survey questions with total regard to the quality of each response?

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7. Gender:

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8. Generational Information:

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9. Please provide the following student demographic information:

  Less than 1,000 Between 1,000-5,000 More than 5,000
Number of students:

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10. Please provide the following employee demographic information:

  Less than 100 Between 100 - 250 More than 250
Number of employees:

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11. Current Position Held:

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12. Please rate each question based on your experiences, perceptions, or practices in responding to surveys. (Note: IR = Institutional Research Department)

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree
1. When presented with a survey, I make every effort to respond
2. When answering a survey, I give each item careful consideration
3. Responding to surveys is my responsibility as an employee
4. I am more likely to complete a survey if an incentive is offered
5. If I'm busy when a survey arrives, I seldom complete it at a later time
6. I don't want to be identified if I submit legitimate negative feedback
7. The results of survey data are to influence informed decision-making
8. If my schedule is full, even short surveys are likely to go unanswered
9. I've responded to surveys before without understanding their purpose
10. In general, I think people don't take surveys seriously anymore
11. Without a culture of trust in the organization, I will not "open up" on surveys
12. Survey data MUST be used to guide professional development
13. Regardless of workload, I respond to a survey from the President
14. If I don't perceive the survey as important, I will not participate
15. I am prone to click any answer to a question if I don't understand it
16. I assign importance to a survey if the topic is of interest to me
17. I don't actively encourage colleagues to participate in surveys
18. I am simply too busy these days for surveys
19. More often than not, the time I could devote to completing a survey is more important to me for other purposes than the issue the survey is measuring
20. College administrators are responsible for promoting the positive practice of survey participation to achieve continuous improvement at the college
21. My experience has been that survey results have changed very little at my institution
22. I prefer a survey that has options for me to voice my opinion, not just multiple choice options
23. Surveys have the very real potential to influence ethical, political, and/or economic consequences
24. I would volunteer to serve on a committee that develops institutional surveys
25. Self-motivation is a huge factor in my responding to surveys

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13. If you could change the nature, scope, or context of surveys to increase participation or return rates or the quality of the answers given on surveys for improving institutional decision-making, what suggestions might you offer?

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14. I gave this survey my full attention and completed all questions truthfully and conscientiously.

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