Survey Strategy

TU’s Survey Strategy Committee is charged with recommending survey policy and coordinating large-scale university surveys. We also provide technical assistance to survey providers.

All campus-wide surveys require review by the Survey Strategy Committee. Members of the campus community should complete a Survey Interest Form at least 30 days before they intend to run a campus-wide survey.

Fall 2023 Campus-Wide Survey Calendar

Survey Name Surveyed Group(s)
Sponsor Dates
NCHA Sample of Undergraduate Students Health Center Oct. 30 - Nov. 17
Counseling Center Awareness Sample of Undergraduate Students Health Sciences Jun. 1 - Oct. 31
ViewFinder All faculty, staff, and students OIIE Oct. 16 - Nov. 10

Spring 2024 Campus-Wide Survey Calendar

Survey Name Surveyed Group(s)
Sponsor Dates
Skyfactor Benchworks Students Residing in Residence Halls Housing and Residence Life March 4, 2024 - April 4, 2024
Healthy Minds Sample of Graduate and Undergraduate Students Counseling Center February 14, 2024 -March 14, 2024
Maryland College Alcohol Survey Sample of Undergraduate Students Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Center February 18, 2024 - March 10, 2024
Brand Study (Pending) Samples of Students, Applicants, Employees, and Alumni University Marketing and Communications February 29, 2024 - March 31, 2024
Part-Time Job Survey Students who Have Interacted with the Career Center Career Center April-May
Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement Sample of Undergraduate Students Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility April 15, 2024 - May 6, 2024
Sustainability Transportation Survey Sample of Campus Community Facilities Management TBD - Likely February and March
Shared Governance Faculty and Staff USM Office TBD - Likely February and March

Technical Support

The Office of Institutional Research can support survey sponsors with sampling strategies, survey design and other consultations.

Towson University subscribes to Baseline, a platform for designing and hosting online surveys. Faculty and full-time employees can request access to Baseline by emailing TU’s Office of Institutional Research at .

Results from Recent Campus Surveys

2022 Fall (PDF)         2023 Spring (PDF)

2021 Fall (PDF)          2022 Spring (PDF)

2020 Fall (PDF)         2021 Spring (PDF)

2019 Fall (PDF)          2020 Spring (PDF)

2018 Fall (PDF)          2019 Spring (PDF)

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) (Freshmen and Seniors)

Results are presented for 2014, 2017, and 2020. TU administered the NSSE during Spring 2023 and will have those results presented during Fall 2023.

NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimation of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Towson University has participated in this survey every two to three years.


Committee Members (Updated 12/14/2023)

  • Bethany Pace, Communications and Engagement (Office of the Provost)
  • Brian Jara, Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity
  • Elora Orazio (Co-Chair), Division of Student Affairs / Assessment, Evaluation, and Strategic Planning
  • Jen Stano, Office of Human Resources
  • Jennifer Ippolito, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
  • Jennifer Wicklein, Office of Technology Services / Digital Experience Technology
  • Keith Jones, Career Center
  • Matthew Chambers, Office of the Provost
  • Min Deng, Academic Senate / Department of Mathematics
  • Natsuko Chow, Office of Institutional Research
  • Rhodri Evans, Office of Accreditation and Compliance
  • Shelby Francis, Division of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research
  • Tim Bibo (Co-Chair), Office of Institutional Research