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Policy 223

1 Introduction

1.1 The purpose of this policy is to better manage and coordinate campus surveys. This will reduce survey fatigue among Appalachian State University students, employees, and alumni, as well as improve response rates of surveys that are critical for institutional decision-making purposes.

1.2 By having a central office responsible for coordinating surveys, a survey calendar can be maintained so the campus will be informed of approved survey activity and those conducting surveys can plan for the most optimal timing of their surveys.

2 Scope

2.1.This policy applies to all faculty, staff and students conducting a campus-wide survey as well as external requests to assist in the administration of an online survey to the campus.

3 Definitions

3.1 Appalachian

Appalachian State University, a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, with its main campus located in Boone, North Carolina. This includes any officially designated location, program, or activity of Appalachian.

3.2 Campus-wide Survey

A questionnaire consisting of one or more items where the target population includes the entire population of members of the Appalachian community, or a subpopulation, or sample thereof, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and/or alumni.

3.3 IRAP

Appalachian’s Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning.

3.4 Primary Survey Administrator

The person submitting the online Survey Registration Form to initiate IRAP’s survey review process. This person should be the key contact person for the survey, such as the principal investigator of a research study, a faculty member supervising research by students, or the head of a unit or organization at Appalachian.

4 Policy and Procedure Statements

4.1 Example policy 1

4.2 Example policy 2

5 Additional References

6 Authority

7 Contact Information

8 Original Effective Date

9 Revision Dates