Institutional Surveys

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to assessing itself against national and international benchmarks and peer universities, as well as to monitoring progress as an institution over time. This requires the ongoing collection and review of information received through feedback from both external and internal sources.  With this feedback, the U of S can better position itself to address areas for potential improvement, to maintain areas where expectations are being met and to continue to move in the right direction.


 
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 Survey

 Students involved

 Information gathered

Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC)

A sample of first-year students

First-year student experience including motivation to attend university, choice of U of S, and experience prior to classes

Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS)

All graduate students

Graduate student satisfaction including quality of education and how it contributed to growth and development

National College Health Assessment (NCHA)

A sample of undergraduate and graduate students

Feedback on student health indicators, attitudes and behaviours

Library Survey (LibQUAL+)

 

A sample of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff

Measures perception of service quality in three dimensions: affect of service, information control, and library as place

Technology Survey (TechQUAL+)

 

A sample of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff

Measures perception of service quality including connectivity and access, technology and collaboration services, and support and training

Globe and Mail Canadian University Report (CUR)

A sample of undergraduate students

Feedback on a number of categories of university life including academics, buildings and services

Student Evaluation of Educational Quality (SEEQ)

Undergraduate and graduate students in participating classes

Teaching quality/effectiveness and evaluation of courses completed

  • If you are a graduate or undergraduate student, you may be invited to participate in one or more of the surveys above.
  • Each survey asks about different aspects of student life and helps the university know if your needs are being met and how to improve your student experience.
  • Speak up. Be heard. Please participate in surveys.

Overview of Institutional Surveys Conducted at the U of S (Past and present, in alphabetical order)

CGPSS | CUSC | Faculty survey | Globe and MailNCHA | NSSE | Student Advising | SEEQ | SSI | Undergraduate population study

Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS)

Graduate and professional students have a unique perspective. This survey measures the satisfaction of all graduate and professional students in a variety of areas, including the quality of education received and how it contributed to their growth and development.

Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC)

With partial results published annually in Maclean’s, CUSC is one external tool the U of S uses to compare results with other Canadian universities. This survey asks a sample of undergraduate students about undergraduate student experiences and concerns.

Faculty Survey – Teaching and Learning Environment

Quality teaching and learning, along with research excellence, are vital to any university. This survey asks faculty and sessional lecturers for input on potential enhancements to the teaching and learning environment at the U of S.

Globe and Mail Canadian University Report (CUR)

The Globe and Mail survey is an external tool administered by the U of S to assess undergraduate student opinion on a variety of topics ranging from academics to buildings to services.

National College Health Assessment (NCHA)

The NCHA survey assesses student health indicators, attitudes and behaviours in order to provide better services and support for University of Saskatchewan students  and to identify opportunities for collaborative programs and partnerships. If you would like access to the survey data, please complete and submit a request form.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

NSSE is one external tool the U of S uses to compare results with other Canadian universities. Partial results are published annually in Maclean’s. This survey for first-year and senior undergraduate students assesses the extent to which students engage in educational practices associated with high levels of learning and development.

Student Advising Survey

Quality student advising is a key component of your experience as a student. This survey asks all undergraduate students about perceptions, experiences and expectations of U of S student advising.

Student Evaluation of Educational Quality (SEEQ) (Course Evaluations)

Professors and courses form the basis of students’ daily experiences at the U of S. This survey for students in participating classes asks for student evaluation of teaching quality and effectiveness and evaluation of the course completed.

Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI)

Student satisfaction levels and the importance of campus issues to students are big-picture measurements that provide a benchmark for ongoing data collection. This survey for all undergraduate students asks for feedback on student expectations, areas students perceive as successful and areas students feel require improvement.

Undergraduate Population Study

International, out-of-province and aboriginal students all bring different perspectives to the U of S. This survey asks about what motivated decisions to choose the U of S and how international, out-of-province and aboriginal students have adjusted to life on campus.