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The Institutional Effectiveness and Research office coordinates and submits numerous external surveys on behalf of all of Graceland University. A few of these surveys are mandated by the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies; and some are for marketing purposes. Below is a list of the surveys submitted over the few last years. Many include a link to the company that requests the information and their reasons for doing so.

Data reported on most of these surveys reflect the most recent fall semester data unless otherwise requested.

If you have a survey you would like Graceland to participate in or would like to request institutional data, please send us the information using the Data Request Form.

For specific dates of when a survey was completed, contact Institutional Research.

Survey Name
(with Link to survey information)
Month Due
ACT IDQ (Institutional Data Questionnaire) June
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Faculty Compensation Survey January
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES) for U.S. Census Bureau May
Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study June
Campus Safety and Security Report for U.S. Dept. of Education October
College Board - Annual Survey of Colleges December
Common Data Set (CDS) Initiative October
Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) Retention Survey March
CUPA-HR Administrators in Higher Education Survey January
CUPA-HR Professionals in Higher Education Survey January
CUPA-HR Staff in Higher Education Survey January
CUPA-HR Benefits in Higher Education Survey January
CUPA – HR Faculty in Higher Education survey January
EduCause CDS (Core Data Services) October
Equity in Athletics (U.S. Dept. of Education) October
Gainful Employment (U.S. Dept. of Education) Disclosures March
Higher Education Directory by Higher Education Publications (HEP) - Interim Update March
Higher Education Directory by Higher Education Publications (HEP) June
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) - Annual Institutional Updates March
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) - Institutional Public Student Outcomes November
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) - Contact Updates January
Home Base Iowa (HBI) Postsecondary Education Reporting Mandate (Senate File 303) by State of Iowa October
Iowa Association of Independence Colleges and Universities (IAICU) Salary Report November
Iowa College Foundation (ICF) Enrollment Report November
Iowa College Student Aid Commission (ICSAC) reauthorization for NC-SARA participation January
Iowa College Student Aid Commission: Ethnic Diversity Report December
Iowa College Student Aid Commission: Financial Aid Questionnaire December
Iowa College Student Aid Commission: Student Budget Survey May
Iowa Coordinating Council for Post High School Education (ICCPHSE) October
Iowa Workforce Development's Eligible Training Provider List December
Iowa Workforce Development's Eligible Training Provider List (review & update) May
IPEDS Fall: 12 Month Completions October
IPEDS Fall: Completions October
IPEDS Fall: Institutional Characteristics (IC) October
IPEDS Fall: IC Header October
IPEDS Spring: Fall Enrollment April
IPEDS Spring: Finance April
IPEDS Spring: Human Resources April
IPEDS Summer: Institution Identification & Report Mapping (if applicable) August
IPEDS Summer: Institutional Characteristic (IC) Header August
IPEDS Summer: Registration (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) August
IPEDS Winter: 200% Graduation Rates  February
IPEDS Winter: Admissions February
IPEDS Winter: Graduation Rates February
IPEDS Winter: Outcome Measures February
IPEDS Winter: Student Financial Aid February
Military Friendly Schools August
Military Times (formerly Best for Vets) July
Missouri Department of Higher Education (EdVera site) March
NACAC: Admission Trends April
NACUBO Commonfund Study of Endowments survey October
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) Reauthorization February
Open Doors International Students Census Survey by Institute of International Education (IIE) March
Open Doors U.S. Study Abroad Survey by Institute of International Education (IIE) March
Peterson’s Annual Survey of Undergraduate Institutions March
Peterson’s: Annual Survey of Undergraduate Financial Aid March
Peterson’s: Distance Learning Programs Survey (one for each: Seminary, SON, SOE) June
Peterson's: Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions (one for each: Seminary, SON, SOE) April
Peterson's: Interim Expenses Update for Undergraduate Institutions  September
State Annual Report (IA Dept. of Education) April
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) - Enrollment July
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) - Key Indicators February
Tuition Rate Updates for Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding February
Princeton Review, The: Common Data Set February
Princeton Review, ‪The: Guide to 353 Green Colleges Survey February
Princeton Review, The: Review Data Set February
University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN) by NAICU: Profile February
University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN) by NAICU: Tuition Survey September
US News and World Report: Best Online Nursing Master's Programs October
US News and World Report: Best Online Bachelors Programs  October
US News and World Report: Best Online Education Master's Programs October
US News and World Report: Finance Survey May
US News and World Report: Financial Aid May
US News and World Report: Main Survey May
US News and World Report: Peer Reputation Surveys July
Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) by CASE June
Wintergreen Orchard House March

 

Survey Name Frequency Open Period Target Audience From
Beginning College Student Survey of Engagement (BCSSE) Annual August-early Sept. First Time Freshmen Students Retention
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Biennial Mid-March to late April First Time Freshmen and Senior Students Institutional Research
Institutional Athletics Faculty Advisory Council (IAFAC) Impact of Athletics Annual Early November All Students and All Employees IAFAC committee
Excellence in Teaching Award Annual Early October Independence Students Academic Affairs, Alumni BOD
Excellence in Teaching Award Annual Late January Lamoni Students Academic Affairs, Alumni BOD
IDEA End of Class Surveys Every Semester Semester End According to Policy Students by Class Academic Affairs
Residence Life EBI Survey Biennial      
Staff Annual Satisfaction Survey Annual Spring All Employees Human Resources
FAC Faculty Survey of Administrators     All Faculty Faculty Advisory Council
Program Evaluation Survey Questions for Cooperating Teachers Biennial  November and May Student teachers School of Education
New Faculty Orientation Annual Summer New Faculty Academic Affairs

 

Extra 2019-2020 academic year surveys:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty/Staff Survey, October, Tim Robbins/Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Statement Working Group
  • Essential Education Survey, Faculty on FPP, September, Steve Glazer/Essential Education Committee
  • Graceland University Strategic Planning Faculty/Staff Survey, All employees, alumni, students and Board of Trustees,  September, Strategic Planning Committee

 

Extra 2018-2019 academic year surveys:

  • First Destination survey (i.e. Graduation), Graduates from Jan. 1-March 31, 2019, May, Career Services
  • Campus Climate, Required for TRiO grant, All employees on the Lamoni campus, April, Student Support Services/TRiO
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), All first-time freshmen and senior students (Lamoni campus), February-April, Institutional Research
  • Counseling, Students using service, April, Dee White-Eye
  • University Budget Committee survey, UBC Members, January, Janice Tiffany
  • First Destination survey (i.e. Graduation), Graduates from May 16 - Dec. 31, 2018, January, Career Services
  • Request for Community Input - Rodeo Team, All Employees, December-January, Innovation Committee
  • Counseling, Students using service, November, Dee White-Eye
  • Registrar's Office Program Review, All Employees & Students, November, I.R.
  • Intramurals Participation, Lamoni Students, November, Donovan Nelson’s Sports Management class & Pat Hoffman 
  • Talent Search Survey, Their Students, Fall, Educational Talent Search

Extra 2017-2018 academic year surveys:

  • Staff Council/Association Survey, Employees, May, Staff Council
  • New Board of Trustee Member Orientation Survey, New Members, May, VPIE
  • New Phone System, Employees, April, Information Technology Services
  • Plenary Assessment, Employees, February & March, Institutional Research
  • Student Housing, T. Ledna
  • Departmental Competencies, Employees, Enrollment & Persistence Committee
  • GU Fact Book 2017, Employees, Institutional Research
  • Animal and Plant Systems Management Exploration, AG Day Students, Max Pitt
Name Due
Fact Book October (mid)
Housing Study June
Program Success Data July
Program Review Data October
Reporting Cube October

Miscellaneous

Stephanie Shields - Institutional Research

Garnet Coulthard - School of Education

Jeff McElroy - School of Business

Pam Worlund - Academic Affairs

Wilai Rojjanasrirat - Independence Campus

Surveys completed by Institutional Research are archived on our departmental SharePoint Team Site; as well as in our institutional Document Imaging System called OnBase.

Surveys conducted through Qualtrics are archived on the site. Contact us if you need to reference a previous submission.