Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Survey Instruments

 

One Year Out Career Survey

The One Year Out Career Survey collects information about employment status and further education up to one year after obtaining a degree from Mason. This survey is administered to degree recipients once per year in early summer.

One Year out Career Survey Instruments
Summer 2016 PDF
Summer 2015 PDF
Summer 2014 PDF

 

Post-Certificate Employment Survey

The Post-Certificate Employment Survey collects information about employment status and further education up to one year after obtaining a certificate from Mason. This survey is administered to certificate recipients once per year in early summer.

To request Post-Certificate Employment survey instruments and reports contact our office at oira@gmu.edu.

 

Graduating Senior Survey (GSS)

The Graduating Senior Survey typically collects data in seven areas: (a) enrollment and employment history, (b) education and writing experience within the major, (c) scholarly and creative activities, (d) interaction with faculty and staff, (e) enriching educational experiences, (f) global knowledge, and (g) overall satisfaction. On a rotating basis, other questions are added as well. This survey is administered to all seniors who have filed their intent to graduate.

Graduating Senior Survey Instruments
Summer and Fall 2016, Spring 2017 PDF
Summer and Fall 2015, Spring 2016 PDF
Summer and Fall 2014, Spring 2015 PDF
Summer and Fall 2013, Spring 2014 PDF
Summer and Fall 2012, Spring 2013 PDF
Summer and Fall 2011, Spring 2012 PDF
Summer and Fall 2010, Spring 2011 PDF
Summer and Fall 2009, Spring 2010 PDF
Summer and Fall 2008, Spring 2009 PDF
Summer and Fall 2007, Spring 2008 PDF
Summer and Fall 2006, Spring 2007 PDF
Summer and Fall 2005, Spring 2006 PDF
Prior to 2005-2006 Academic Year Archived Instruments

 

For a complete list of current and previous reports using Graduating Senior Survey data, visit our Reports and Data page.

 

Graduate Student Exit Survey (GSES)

The Graduate Student Exit Survey is administered to masters and doctoral students who have filed their intent to graduate. The survey collects data regarding (a) enrollment and employment, (b) academic program evaluation, (c) overall satisfaction, (d) time to degree and (e) financial support.

Graduate Student Exit Survey Instruments
Summer and Fall 2016, Spring 2017 PDF
Summer and Fall 2015, Spring 2016 PDF
Summer and Fall 2014, Spring 2015 PDF
Summer and Fall 2013, Spring 2014 PDF
Summer and Fall 2012, Spring 2013 PDF
Summer and Fall 2011, Spring 2012 PDF
Summer and Fall 2010, Spring 2011 PDF
Summer and Fall 2009, Spring 2010 PDF
Summer and Fall 2008, Spring 2009 PDF
Summer and Fall 2007, Spring 2008 PDF
Summer and Fall 2006, Spring 2007 PDF
Summer and Fall 2005, Spring 2006 PDF
Prior to 2005-2006 Academic Year Archived Instruments

 

For a complete list of current and previous reports using Graduate Student Exit Survey data, visit our Reports and Data page.

 


Survey of Law School Students

The Survey of Law School Students is administered to graduating law students. The survey collects data about student background characteristics, in addition to four areas related to the law school experience: (a) law program evaluation, (b) enriching educational experiences, (c) student satisfaction, and (e) employment upon graduation.

Survey of Law School Students Instruments
Fall 2016, Spring and Summer 2017 PDF
Fall 2015, Spring and Summer 2016 PDF
Fall 2014, Spring and Summer 2015 PDF
Fall 2013, Spring and Summer 2014 PDF
Fall 2012, Spring and Summer 2013 PDF
Fall 2011, Spring and Summer 2012 PDF
Fall 2010, Spring and Summer 2011 PDF
Fall 2009, Spring and Summer 2010 PDF
Fall 2008, Spring and Summer 2009 PDF
Fall 2007, Spring and Summer 2008 PDF
Fall 2006, Spring and Summer 2007 PDF
Fall 2005, Spring and Summer 2006 PDF

 

For a complete list of current and previous reports using Survey of Law School Students data, visit our Reports and Data page.

 

Career Plans Survey

Formerly known as the Career Census Survey, the Career Plans Survey is a collaborative project between OIA, University Career Services, and the Office of Alumni Affairs to collect information about Mason graduates’ (undergraduate and graduate) employment status, use of job search resources, and plans for further education.

Career Plans Survey Instruments
Summer and Fall 2015, Spring 2016 PDF
Summer and Fall 2014, Spring 2015 PDF
Summer and Fall 2013, Spring 2014 PDF
Summer and Fall 2012, Spring 2013 PDF
Summer and Fall 2011, Spring 2012 PDF
Summer and Fall 2010, Spring 2011 PDF
Summer and Fall 2009, Spring 2010 PDF
Summer and Fall 2008, Spring 2009 PDF

 

For a complete list of current and previous reports using Career Plans Survey data, visit our Reports and Data page.

 

Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)

The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) collects data about first-time, first-year students’ academic and co-curricular experiences in high school and their expectations for college. The BCSSE survey is administered during the summer prior to their arrival.

Current and previous BCSSE survey instruments are located at http://bcsse.iub.edu/survey_instruments.cfm

For a complete list of current and previous reports containing NSSE data about Mason students, visit our Reports and Data page.

 

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a survey designed to collect data in five areas: (a) participation in educationally purposeful activities, (b) institutional requirements regarding coursework, (c) perceptions of the college environment, (d) educational and personal growth, and (e) student background information. The NSSE is administered every three years to first-year and senior students during the spring semester.

Current and previous NSSE survey instruments are located at http://nsse.iub.edu/html/survey_instruments.cfm

For a complete list of current and previous reports containing NSSE data about Mason students, visit our Reports and Data page.