The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) will inform survey respondents of the level of confidentiality associated with a survey instrument. For the most part, survey responses are confidential and only included in the reporting of aggregate data.
Confidential means that OIE may have access to survey respondents depending on the survey instrument utilized, but this information is not available to anyone outside of the office. Survey results and comments are not associated with a respondent’s name or ID for any kind of reporting. Open-ended comments are shared verbatim; identifying information may be scrubbed from a comment depending on the survey instrument.
The confidentiality of data collected in surveys is essential as it may improve respondent cooperation and participation. Knowing responses are confidential can lead to more honest and complete feedback.
Please contact OIE regarding survey confidentiality questions.