Assessment, Accreditation and Strategic Planning

University Surveys

The Office of Assessment, Accreditation & Strategic Planning supports, provides consultation for, and helps administer surveys relevant to assessment, evaluation, retention, and the effectiveness and efficiency of university operations.

For all other surveys, including faculty and staff research, you can utilize your college’s or department’s SurveyMonkey tool or your individual Google Forms tool. Alternatively, you can request access to one of the WIU Qualtrics licenses. This will be a shared license. 

If you need to ensure secure collection of sensitive data, you can build your survey using the shared license, then contact the Qualtrics Administrator (, who will copy your survey to a secure account and send you the link for distribution.  Once the survey period has ended, you will need to contact the Qualtrics Administrator again to request a copy of the survey results.

If you would like your survey sent directly to a specific population within WIU (for example, all students aged 18 and over, or all civil service employees), please submit your request, including email content and survey link, to the WIU Announcement system. Announcement system access is restricted to on-campus or VPN-connected computers (instructions for accessing the Announcement system via VPN can be found here). If your survey is subject to IRB oversight, you will also need to email documentation of IRB approval to  Once your Announcement request is approved, AIMS will send the survey email for you.  

To request access to the shared Qualtrics license, or for other survey questions, please email

Surveys and Results for Assuring a Quality Experience at WIU

WIU is committed to understanding the experience of our current students and alumni. Currently WIU surveys undergraduate students biannually with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). WIU also surveys students on the Quad Cities Campus each fall. The University conducts surveys of alumni one, five, and nine years after graduation.

Survey Privacy