Office of Institutional Research

Surveys

The Office of Institutional Research and senior administrators are regularly informed by surveying various constituencies within the University community.

The Office of Institutional Research and senior administrators are regularly informed by surveying various constituencies within the University community. We conduct these surveys independently, as well as in conjunction with institutional peer groups and other University offices. Surveys are generally conducted on a set schedule; however, shifting priorities can change the schedule.

Our surveys cover a wide range of topics that include satisfaction with services, experiences in the concentration, use of the open curriculum, climate and diversity, and participation in activities. Please explore the results of our surveys, which we have organized by topic.

Part of the continued data collection efforts connected to Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University, the Campus Climate and other surveys help Brown to understand the experiences and perspectives of our faculty, staff and students.
First-year students are surveyed so that we can learn more about them and their experiences as they transition from high school to college. Why did they choose Brown, who are they, and what did they do during their first year?
Graduating seniors are asked to reflect on their undergraduate education and provide their assessment of areas such as academic life, campus life, and resources and services.
Graduate students are asked on a yearly basis to assess their program, master's education at Brown, advising and mentoring, and the general climate.
Graduate students are asked on a yearly basis to assess their program, doctoral education at Brown, advising and mentoring, and the general climate.