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Orange Survey Sent to All Undergrads Nov. 2
Today, Syracuse University launched the Orange Survey, a new initiative to better understand the experiences of undergraduate students. It is part of the provost’s office Student Academic Success initiative that also includes the new Orange SUccess advising system and an online degree audit system.
The Orange Survey will be emailed to all undergraduate students today with questions that focus on the academic, financial, social and campus experiences of undergraduates.
“This survey is one way for students to tell us about their experiences at the University and this information is very important for future decisions regarding student life,” says Libby Barlow, assistant vice president for institutional research and assessment. “It is the goal of the University to always be striving to give students the best experience possible, and this can be done by engaging with them and hearing what they have to say.”
Barlow says the survey is one of many tools to better understand the undergraduate experience and help students succeed. Data from the survey will inform strategic decisions and assist in evaluating the effectiveness of new and continuing campus initiatives.
“We have conducted a series of focus groups and collected a lot of good information about what experiences figure into student success. The survey will allow us to measure more precisely what the impact is—which experiences are associated with completing a degree, and which experiences are not helping,” Barlow says. “There is a lot of research about undergraduate student success, and we are taking a lot of wisdom from that, but we also need to know about the factors that are at work for Syracuse students in particular.”
All students who complete the survey will be entered to win prizes, including tickets to the Nov. 14 SU football game and gift certificates for restaurants, bookstores and other activities.