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Voice of Campus

Assessing student experiences in real time is the focus of Voice of Campus (VOC), but can also include staff, faculty, and visitors to campus, such as prospective students or visiting scholars. Collecting feedback during or immediately after an experience permits correcting problems and leads to an opportunity to create a positive experience from one that started out less than positive. At other times the value is to have a longer time frame for the individual to reflect upon and provide feedback overall. Resources included here pertain to immediate feedback and future behaviors based on the immediate feedback. Reflection on experiences over a longer time frame, such as an entire academic year or academic career, would involve other methods such as the Survey of All Students (SAS), the Senior Exit Survey (SES), or surveys of alumni.

For more information on Voice of Campus, please click HERE for download.

Voice of Campus Survey Methods

  • Adding an anonymous survey link to your website, social mediator as a footer in your email signature
  • Having casual conversation or conducting focus groups
  • Implementing a kiosk style “point of service” survey method
  • Sending personal link surveys
  • Using Quick Response (QR) codes
  • Sending Short Message Service (SMS) Surveys

For more information on Voice of Campus Survey Methods, please click HERE for download.

Voice of Campus Survey Examples

For an example of a survey embedded in a QR Code, please scan the following image with a QR application such as Bar-Code, Scan, or Zapper:







For an example of an Qualitative Scale (open-ended) survey, please click HERE.

An example of a Signature Line Footer with an embedded survey link:

For questions or assistance with Voice of Campus or Qualtrics surveys, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

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