Using a Graduating Senior Survey for Campus Planning and Decision-Making

  • Sally J. Andrade University of Texas at El Paso
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Senior Students, Graduating Students, Assessment


Graduating seniors can provide valuable information about campus climate and the effectiveness of academic programs and student services. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) created a Graduating Senior Survey as a component of its institutional effectiveness review. This article outlines the policy context, purpose, design, and implementation of the survey, including strategies to maximize campus involvement in planning and application of the results.