Survey Service

Insights directly from your CAUDIT colleagues

CAUDIT members often want to find out what other universities are doing in a particular area. For example, if you are considering purchasing a new enterprise system or changing the way you provide a service, it is useful to learn about others’ experiences before you commence.

CAUDIT can assist with this by:

  • Providing access to survey software solution for distributing your survey and summary analysis of responses
  • Providing advice on survey design
  • Communicating the survey link, survey timelines, collating results and providing summary reports to our members

If you would like to use this service, contact CAUDIT via email

Alternatively, you can design and conduct the survey yourself. If doing so, please ensure you provide a summary of the survey results back to CAUDIT for inclusion in the survey database and future reference by your colleagues. 

The following principles still apply.

Tips for a successful survey

  1. Keep it short.
  2. Check recent surveys and the CAUDIT Benchmarking System before conducting your survey. Click here for CAUDIT Survey Results. Sometimes the answers you need are already available. If you’re not sure, ask us.
  3. Think about what you are going to do with the data before you construct the survey. For each survey question, ask yourself, “How will the answer to this question help me to find out what I want to know?” Often unnecessary questions can be eliminated this way.
  4. When distributing your survey, always include a PDF copy of the survey to present background information and survey questions. This will help members direct the survey to the person best able to answer it. If the PDF can be completed and saved, it also provides an alternative way of responding to the survey. This can be helpful if multiple people are needed to complete the survey. 
  5. For more detailed instructions on using the CAUDIT Survey Service please access Guidelines for CAUDIT Members Conducting Surveys below.

Survey Guide

A guide on the key elements of survey design is available for CAUDIT members 

Survey Results

Access to the summary reports and individual response data of member-initiated surveys and information requests is restricted to and CAUDIT members.

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