The Metro State 2010-‘11 Student Experience Survey process began in November 2010 and will run through spring 2011. It will include a random sample of the students of Metro State. The process has five phases.
Phase I: Consensus and Survey Design
The 2010-‘11 Campus Climate Survey Committee, chaired by Interim Associate to the President for Diversity, Myron Anderson, and including representatives from major leadership units in the College, convened again in November 2010 to complete their original charge from President Jordan to develop and administer the Student Experience Survey, and in response to information gathered, develop implementation strategies for action items identified through the survey process.
The committee met at the end of Fall Semester to discuss the overall aspects of the survey, review possible survey materials and arrive at a consensus on the survey instrument, delivery methods and other phases of the survey. The committee developed the survey instrument in collaboration with ModernThink, the external firm hired to conduct the survey. Completion date: February 2011
During this phase, the leadership team will develop a comprehensive communication and marketing plan to alert the Metro State students of the upcoming survey. In coordination with the Metro State communications staff, the campus climate committee and leadership team will develop communications materials including letters of invitation, electronic marketing pieces, and the development of the official website.
Target Date for Completion: February 2011
ModernThink will administer the survey for two weeks, from February 28 to March 14, 2011. A random sample of the students will be invited to take the survey hosted on ModernThink’s secure website.
On February 28, the Metro State student sample group will receive an e-mail invitation from ModernThink to participate in the survey, which includes a username and password for taking the survey. After clicking on the survey link, survey respondents will go directly to ModernThink’s website, where they will be asked to enter their assigned username and password.
Students will be able to take the survey at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from work or from home on any computer. Internet access is required. ModernThink and the Campus Climate Survey Committee will work together to achieve the highest possible response rates.
Target Date for Completion: March 14, 2011
During the month of April, ModernThink will analyze the data collected during the survey implementation. Specific tasks will include the following:
• Data coding and database management
• Data analysis (descriptive statistics, frequency tables)
• Initial development of overall institutional reports
Target Date for Completion: August 2011
In May, ModernThink will provide the Metro State Campus Climate Survey committee with institutional reports of the findings to be shared with the climate committee, leadership and students. In addition, the committee will begin its review of the final report to begin to develop recommendations for Metro State leadership to address campus climate and diversity-related issues.
Target Date for Completion: Fall semester 2011