The Office of Planning and Analysis (OPA) provides oversight and coordination to improve the quality of data and insights resulting from surveys on campus.  We provide expertise in survey design, data collection, analysis and data sharing for high-priority surveys. We will reduce survey fatigue and improve data quality by:

  • recommending substitute data collection methods and data sources,

  • enabling the use of non-overlapping samples,

  • attempting to stagger survey schedules when possible

  • and improving the usefulness of collected survey data by managing data sharing across campus.  

In addition, OPA is the primary actor in monitoring, analyzing and understanding the campus survey environment, trends in key campus surveys, and keeping abreast of evolving practices in survey research.


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