was formed in collaboration by NASPA and StudentVoice. The survey summaries below were administered as part of the consortium. Information contained in the summaries represents a small selection of the information gathered with each instrument. This information is applicable to only WSU students. Each instrument was a benchmarking instrument, so comparable data will be available at a later date. 35 institutions participated in the Assessment and Knowledge Consortium. 42 institutions participated in the Profile of Today’s College Student.
For examples of the complete instruments, visit the Student Voice website.
The summaries below include the error margin and confidence level for each survey. When surveying students, a random sample was selected. A random sample is selected so that we can get an estimation of what all students think without causing survey fatigue with so many surveys. Since we are using a sample, there is an error margin. This means that if one statistic says "36% of students say...." and there is a 5% error margin that we can guesstimate that between 31%-41% of students believe this. The error margin essentially provides a range within which the actual percentage will fall. The confidence level tells us how confident we can be with the results and this sample error. Within WSU Student Affairs Assessment and Research, we aim for a 95% confidence level.
The Campus Safety/Student Conduct student assessment covers the
following topics: perceptions and experiences regarding safety on campus
and awareness of student conduct policies. A separate section of the
survey focused on the judicial affairs process; however, no students
reported having gone through this process. The survey was administered
01/20/2009 - 02/04/2009. 330 students responded to the survey for a 5%
error margin at a 95% confidence level.
Campus Safety/Student Conduct Summary PDF
The Diversity/ Multiculturalism/ Inclusivity survey explored student
views of diversity and diversity-related learning opportunities on
campus. The survey also investigated student perceptions of the campus
climate in regards to diversity and their experiences with
discrimination and harassment on-campus. The survey was administered
01/20/2009 -02/04/2009. 334 students responded for a 5% sample error
with 95% confidence level on all sections except for Students at WSU.
The “Students at WSU” section has a 5% sample error at a 99% confidence
Diversity/Multiculturalism/ Inclusivity Summary PDF
The Profile of Today’s College Student is an extensive, 250 question
instrument examining student characteristics and beliefs. Because of the
length, the survey was divided into the following sections: academic
integrity, academic involvement, campus involvement, diversity, future
aspirations, health and wellness, media and communication, and student
opinions. Each student received a random selection of sections. This
survey was administered 1/20/2009 - 2/10/2009. 747 students responded
for a 4.6% sample error with 99% confidence level on the demographic
information in the survey. As this survey was split into multiple
sections, and each student only got a couple of sections, the other
sections have a 5% sample error with a 95% confidence level.
Profile of Today's College Student Summary PDF
The National College Health Assessment is the "largest comprehensive
data set on the health of college students” (ACHA, 2009, p. 2).
The survey was administered 3/17/2009-4/3/2009.
A total of 418 students responded for a 5% sample error at a 95%
National College Health Assessment PDF
This summary was created with information taken from WSU’s 2008-2009
administration of NASPA’s Profile of Today’s College Student, ACUI/EBI’s
College Union Survey, and NASPA’s Campus Activities and Involvement
Each survey has a 5% sample error with a 95% confidence level.
Student Engagement Survey Information PDF