Surveys are used often at PVCC for assessment and improvement of programs and services and to solicit input from various stakeholder groups. Most surveys are conducted by or in collaboration with, the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (IRPIE).
All surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness prior to being implemented; and a copy of all surveys, datasets and associated reports not generated by IRPIE must be provided to IRPIE electronically for retention in a survey archive.
These policies and procedures have been established in order to ensure that surveys are methodologically sound and of good quality, as well as to minimize "survey fatigue" and collection of duplicate data, ensure appropriate distribution and use of survey results and maintain a thorough and accessible record of survey tools and findings.
IRPIE has access to applications for web-based surveys and will provide consultation and assistance to faculty and staff who want to conduct surveys online or by other methods.