The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment conducts a regular cycle of national surveys as part of the university’s assessment program. These surveys provide information about our faculty, staff, and students’ attitudes, and perceptions of the Elon experience. If you are planning a survey with more than 300 prospective participants, please contact OIRA to coordinate and plan your institutional survey.

2021-2022 Survey Calendar

Updated: February 23, 2022



Survey Name Participants Administration Date
Elon Asks! Orientation Assessment (EA) FY, TR August
National College Student Internship Survey (NCSI) JR, SR September
Commuter Habits Survey All Campus September
AlcoholEdu Follow Up New Students 45 days after completing AlcoholEdu
Fall Student Survey (FSS)

  • Students in Transition
  • Residence Life/Living Learning Communities
  • Mentoring for Student Success
  • Multifaith Strategic Planning Survey

  • New Students
  • On Campus Residents
  • SO Sample
  • JR, SR
October – November
Campus Police Satisfaction Survey All Campus October – November
Multifaith Survey for Faculty/Staff FA, ST November
Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE) UG, GR November – December
Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOTs) UG, GR November – December
Faculty Activity Survey FA December
COVID Booster Survey All Campus December



Survey Name Participants Administration Date
Title IX Athletics Survey UG January


Survey Name Participants Administration Date
Assessment of College Residential Environments & Outcomes (ACREO) TBD February (Tent)
Faculty Teaching & Learning Survey

  • Academic Advising Needs Assessment
  • CATL/TLT COVID Assessment
FA March (Tent)
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) FY, SR March – April
P&T Faculty Survey FA April (Tent)
Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOTs) UG, GR April – May

2022-2023 Survey Calendar

Updated: February 23, 2022


AUG CIRP Freshman Survey Newly enrolled undergraduate students

OCT Fall Student Survey: Students in Transition, Academic Advising (Tent), Residence Life: UG students

OCT Healthy Minds Survey: Random Sample of UG and GR students

NOV Student Professional Development Survey (Tentative)



None Scheduled


FEB Student Professional Development Center Survey (Tentative)

MAR/APR Your First College Year: First-year UG students

MAR/APR College Senior Survey: Students with Senior status

Additional Resources

Recurring Surveys
Survey Administration History
Recurring Survey Response Rates
National Surveys
National Survey of Student Engagement
Higher Education Research Institute Student Surveys
Higher Education Research Institute Faculty Survey
Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership
Interfaith Diversity Engagement and Attitudes Longitudinal Study