CU See Me
The University of Colorado conducts a wide variety of surveys involving freshmen, seniors, and alums on a number of different topics. These topics range from the degree of student engagement (NSSE) to the social climate students face on campus. A senior survey is taken in addition to a survey for graduates. Currently, the only representative survey of the entire CU Boulder student body is the social climate survey. While all of these surveys are professionally done and well executed, a large amount of data on CU undergraduates and their experience remains unexplored.
CARTSS is creating, within a newly formed CU Survey Research Initiative, a rolling panel of representative undergraduates. The survey is voluntary. Students will agree to participate in regular surveys designed by the CU administration, faculty, students, and surrounding community. This project:
- provides an important voice to the student population
- can help university and local government officials understand student views and attitudes on a regular basis
- creates opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students to learn survey techniques and to explore research that is interesting and relevant to their experience;
- can provide an important link between the student population and policy makers in the surrounding community.