Inside Linfield - Surveys and Survey Results

Surveys at Linfield

The Office of Institutional Research supports the use of data in decision-making, planning, and assessment. Collecting that critical data includes conducting surveys of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni that make up the Linfield community.

Reduce Survey Fatigue

Large-scale surveys of the Linfield community should only be conducted if they meet an identified institutional academic or administrative need and support the institutional mission. Students, in particular, receive many surveys, so it is important to carefully review existing data and other data gathering options before sending surveys to them. Any surveys that go forward should be scheduled carefully to avoid any one population receiving multiple surveys at the same time.

If you are considering conducting a large-scale survey, please contact the Office of Institutional Research (or complete a request for Linfield data) to have a conversation about alternatives. The information of interest may have already been collected in an existing survey or can be obtained through other means.

If a survey is the best alternative, approval from a Linfield Vice President or the Institutional Review Board may be required to proceed.

Surveys scheduled for 2021-22 to 2022-2023

  • First Destination After Linfield Survey (recent and soon-to-be graduates, both undergraduate and graduate), May 2022.
  • National Survey of Student Engagement/Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement, Spring 2023, first years and seniors

Recently Conducted Surveys

  • Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory/Priorities for Online Learners, April 2022, all students.
  • Measuring Information Services Outcomes (MISO), March 2022, for all students, faculty, and staff (conducted by the Linfield Libraries).
  • HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey
    • All students, faculty, and staff.
    • February-March 2021.
    • Goal: Understand how current students, faculty, and staff perceive Linfield’s climate and the level of support for diversity and equity and whether and how often community members experience discrimination or harassment.
  • HEDS COVID-19 Fall Student Survey
    •  All students.
    • September 2020.
    • Goal: Fall check-in on how students are adapting to COVID-19 and perceptions of safety, satisfaction with the academic environment, and opportunities to to engage with other students and support services.

Typical Survey Cycle

Other (ad hoc) surveys

Other ad hoc surveys conducted within the last 5 years: Equity in Athletics, 2017 (conducted by the Athletics Department); HEDS Research Practices, 2017 (conducted by Linfield library staff in partnership with the Office of Institutional Research); Measuring Information Services Outcomes (MISO), 2018 (conducted by the Library and Information Technology Services); and Campus Climate and Free Speech, 2017 (conducted by Academic Affairs).