Planning, Research and Evaluation



PRE designs, conducts, scans, and analyzes various course, program, division, departmental, and topical surveys. Surveys are conducted online and on paper depending on the requirements.

If you require information from the PRE office, please fill out the Information Request Form and send it to the PRE office.

College-wide Surveys

Faculty/Employee/Adjunct Faculty Survey

The Employee Survey is administered electronically to all CCBC Employees. The results of the latest survey conducted in the spring are posted on SharePoint.

Student Satisfaction Survey

The Student Satisfaction Survey is administered during the fall semester. The purpose of this survey was to assess the perception of students as well as to gather feedback on services and their experiences at CCBC. The results of the latest survey conducted in the fall are posted on SharePoint

Departmental/Program/Divisional Surveys

Surveys are conducted as part of requirements for accreditation and program evaluation on a scheduled and ad hoc basis.

Ad Hoc Surveys

Various topical online surveys are conducted. Topics are wide-ranging including Library Services, Emergency Messaging Services, etc.among others. Such surveys are brief and focused on particular issues.

Helpful Hints

Things to consider when planning a survey.

  • The first and foremost thing you need to think about is the objective of the study. Ensure that you can phrase these objectives as questions or measurements. What are you trying to discover? What actions do you want to take as a result of the survey? This helps you double check the validity of the data collection.
  • Visualize all of the relevant information items you would like to have. What will the output report look like? What charts and graphs will be prepared? What information do you need to be assured that action is warranted?
  • Make sure the objectives, topics and information you need are appropriate. Remember, you can't solve the problem if you ask the wrong questions.
  • Think about how easy or difficult is it for the respondent to provide information on each topic? If it is difficult, is there another way to obtain the information by asking another question?
  • Make sure that the questions asked first do not bias the results of the next questions. Sometimes providing too much information, or disclosing purpose of the study can create bias.

  • If writing questions, you may need to write several questions for each topic, selecting the best one. You might also be better off dividing the survey into multiple sections.
  • Think about the length of the survey. The answer rate is about three to four questions per minute. One open end text question counts for three multiple choice questions.

For help with surveys, contact the PRE staff.

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