Institutional Survey Calendar

Institutional Surveys are assessment instruments used to support institutional planning and decision-making related to university strategic priorities, annual unit plans, and accreditation purposes. Surveys are inclusive of questionnaires, ballots, polls, assessments, and evaluations, regardless of the method used to administer the instrument, if the request includes surveying one or more broad populations or targeting specific subgroups of the WSU community (students, faculty, staff, etc.).

Departmental surveys that are limited in distribution are not included in the policy definition or on this calendar. Examples of surveys that are excluded are course evaluations, class surveys, informal polls (e.g., meeting times), and customer service feedback forms.

WSU Surveys

Survey NameTarget PopulationSystem or Campus SpecificResponsible Area/UnitWSU Point of Contact Administered When?
COACHE Faculty Satisfaction SurveyFacultySystem Wide Provost OfficeLaura Hill
Feb-April 2024
COACHE Faculty Retention and Exit SurveyFacultySystem WideProvost Office Laura Hill
National Survey of Student EngagementStudentsSystem WideIR, AOI, Provost OfficeStephanie Kane,
Kim Green,
Bill Davis
Feb-June 2025
WSU HRS Employee Engagement Survey Faculty and StaffSystem WideHRSTheresa Elliot-CheslekMarch/April 2025
WSU Pullman Transportation Survey Faculty, Staff, and StudentsPullman CampusTransportationRuby ChenSeptember-November 2024
GPSA General ElectionGraduate and professional studentsPullman CampusGPSAMatt ShawEarly February
ASWSU General ElectionUndergraduate StudentsPullman CampusASWSUMatt ShawEarly February
ASWSUV General ElectionStudentsVancouver CampusASWSUVTamara CrooksEarly February
WSU Dining Options SurveyStudentsPullman CampusDivision of Student AffairsKim HolapaMarch/May 2025
For more information on select surveys, please see below for details and other survey specific information.

The COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey offers academic affairs administrators unique insights into the faculty experience. The survey captures faculty sentiment about teaching, service and research, tenure and promotion, departmental engagement and collegiality, and other aspects of the academic workplace.

The target demographic for this survey are TTT and Career track faculty, including chairs and directions. However, this survey is not intended for clinical med faculty or Senior admins (e.g. Dean, Asst dean, associate provosts, presidents, or vps).

This is a bi-annual survey (even number years) and will be offered again in February 2024.

The Faculty Retention & Exit Survey involves COACHE partners in the only comparative study of faculty retentions and departures. The results show the implications of certain policies and offer insight into the causes, costs, and conduct surrounding faculty exit.

This COCHE survey requires you include retentions and voluntary departures among tenure-stream faculty, but there are other appointment types that you may include at your discretion. Pre-emptive retentions can be included if your institution can identify them. Those faculty are routed through a shorter version of the instrument.

This is a bi-annual survey and the next offering is TBD.

Through its student survey, The College Student Report, NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first year and senior students’ participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.

This survey is intended for all first year and senior bachelor’s degree-seeking students

This survey is offered Bi-annually (odd-numbered years) in the Spring Term.

To attract, cultivate, and retain an engaged workforce built on organizational integrity, effectiveness, and transparency, the WSU Employee Engagement Survey was developed. The goal of the survey is to gather feedback on employee engagement and satisfaction within the workplace. We encourage you to review past survey results as we continue to work to improve the overall employee engagement survey experience.

This survey is for all active faculty, administrative professionals, and classified staff.

The time for this survey is in the Spring.

The Social & Economic Sciences Research Center collaborates with Washington State University Transportation Services to conduct this survey. The focus of this survey is to gather opinions and experiences from a diverse range of stakeholders, including faculty, staff, and students, regarding their commuting habits, parking experiences, and the use of the transportation system serving the Pullman community. This study is important as it fulfills state-mandated requirements for assessing commute patterns, transit usage, and alternative modes of transportation, and it also provides vital insights for potential transportation improvements.

This survey is for the WSU faculty, staff, and students who are currently working or taking classes in person at the Pullman campus. A total of 8,000 Pullman-campus faculty, staff, and students are randomly selected to participate in the survey.

The survey is offered in the Fall Term of 2023.

Student Elections, including Vancouver Students, Undergraduate students, and Graduate and Professional Students from the Pullman Campus.