Welcome to UBListens! This site is designed as a guide for anyone at UB interested in designing and administering a survey. Increasing survey response rates is becoming a larger challenge at UB, so we suggest following these guidelines when planning your assessments and research.
These guidelines are designed to help offices that need to gather survey responses from students. Student email addresses provide a convenient, low-cost way to inform students about on-line surveys, but care needs to be taken to ensure that students are not annoyed by inappropriate surveys or overwhelmed by the volume of requests. In that spirit, the following guidelines are suggested:
Before designing a survey, make sure the data hasn’t already been collected. This will save you time and eliminate a survey needing to be administered. There are several places to check
In addition, we are pleased to offer the newly created Survey Calendar for survey activity at the University. With this survey calendar, not only can members of the university community see what surveys are happening at UB and when, but faculty, staff, and students can register their surveys, allowing them to appear on the calendar. This facilitates the survey scheduling process and encourages collaboration on survey efforts, potentially reducing “survey fatigue.”
Access to the Survey Calendar is available to all UB faculty and staff. Simply login using your UBITName prefixed with 'ad\' ('ad\'+[UBITName] and password) .
To let other faculty and staff know about your survey, please enter your information here .
Survey Instruments displays the actual data collection devices used to capture data upon which decision-support analyses are based.