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Survey Research

The office of Institutional Effectiveness administers the Student Opinion Survey, National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE) and the HERI Faculty Survey. Results for these surveys can be found on the Academic Assessment web page.

National Survey of Student Engagement

Every three years, SUNY Canton administers the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to all bachelor’s degree-seeking first-year and senior students. The NSSE asks students to respond to questions related to their college experiences, including their perceptions of academic rigor, spirit of collaboration and diversity, experiences with faculty, and campus climate. The NSSE was administered most recently in 2017, with prior administrations in 2014 and 2008. Report of the results from the 2017 assessment.

Student Opinion Survey

In the spring of 2015, as part of an ongoing effort to study the quality of student life on campus, the SUNY System Administration Office of Institutional Research and Analysis led the system's institutions in a cooperative research effort to assess students' impressions of their college education. The 2015 project was the eleventh in the series of survey projects; earlier projects were conducted in 1985, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012. Results from the 2015 assessment.

Withdrawing Student Survey

In an ongoing effort to assess student satisfaction and success, SUNY Canton asks all students who leave the institution to complete a survey asking them for the reasons for their departure as well as their future plans. The survey asks students to respond on a Likert scale with the level of importance of various college type, academic, financial, and personal reasons in their decision to leave SUNY Canton in order to assess why students are not retained.

Graduate Survey

SUNY Canton administered a survey at graduation and six months after graduation to gather data related to the current employment and continuing education status of graduates, as well as their feelings of preparedness for the workforce and further studies. In addition, the graduate survey administered six months after graduation asks program-specific questions to analyze student levels of satisfaction with the program in addition to assessing program student learning outcomes.
Analysis of the survey of 2017 graduates

Comprehensive Survey

On years when SUNY Canton is not participating in the Student Opinion Survey or the National Survey of Student Engagement, SUNY Canton administers a locally developed comprehensive survey asking students for their opinions on campus services and facilities. This survey is developed with input from many different campus offices, and focuses on areas where the institution did not perform as well as desired in the past.
Analysis from the comprehensive surveys administered in spring 2013 and spring 2014

Advising Survey

SUNY Canton offers the Advising Survey every spring to assess student satisfaction and utilization of advising services. The survey questions students on their experiences with their advisor as with the Office of Advising and First Year Programs, and it also asks questions related to the frequency and types of advising sought.

Analysis of the survey from Spring 2017

COACHE Faculty Survey

The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey (COACHE) is administered to all full-time faculty. Participation in this survey was mandated by SUNY System Administration, and each campus is required to participate in the survey every five years. Summary of the results of the 2017 survey

Office of Institutional Effectiveness
MacArthur Hall 220
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Sarah Todd
Director of Institutional Research
Phone: (315) 379-3975

Janel Smith
Institutional Research Assistant
Phone: (315) 386-7920