Survey Technologies Evaluation Project
About the project
The current survey portfolio at Ohio University contains several technologies, including Qualtrics, REDCap, Microsoft Forms, and Class Climate (course evaluation platform). Several other survey tools (e.g., Survey Monkey, Google Forms, etc.) have been leveraged by University stakeholders. To better align this portfolio with the changing needs of the OHIO community, OIT launched a survey tool evaluation process that included a request for proposal (RFP). The goal of this process was to have a portfolio of survey technologies that support long term teaching and learning, research, and other information gathering goals of the University.
The first part of the RFP was awarded to Qualtrics in February 2022. The second phase of the survey evaluation will cover course evaluations, including the current course evaluation tool, Class Climate, to finalize the RFP.
How to get involved
Review the Survey Tools Usage Survey Findings
The Survey Tools Usage Survey data was compiled in May 2022. The survey was originally distributed to approximately 3,000 OHIO faculty, staff, and students. The results have been analyzed and will be used to help OIT understand survey tool usage and future needs, guiding the rest of the evaluation process detailed below.
Join the Surveys Advisory Community
The Surveys Advisory Community is comprised of faculty, staff and students and meets quarterly to discuss topics and trends related to surveys and to help influence the future of surveys at OHIO.
Current Status and Next Steps
The first part of the RFP was awarded to Qualtrics in February 2022. The second phase of the survey evaluation will focus on course evaluations, including the current course evaluation tool, Class Climate. OIT formed a review group of stakeholders to assess the course evaluation component of the original RFP. Only original respondents to the 2021 survey technologies RFP will be considered during the evaluation period, which will run during spring semester 2022:
- March 2022: Vendor demonstrations
- April 2022: Demonstration ratings reviewed by stakeholders
- June 2022: Final recommendation issued
Updates and progress announcements will be shared through the following methods:
- Surveys Advisory Community meetings
- Ad hoc conversation and updates through Advisory Community Teams channel.
- Periodic announcements in OHIO Employee News