1360P Survey Management

Original Date: 5/18/2021 * Last Revision Effective: 5/28/2021


The following procedures are established to implement policy #1360 – Survey Management.


Faculty, staff, and students who seek to distribute a major survey must submit it to effectiveness and research (E&R) using the BC Survey Request form, which will require the following:

  • Contact person and email address;
  • Survey name and purpose;
  • Questions and format;
  • Intended population;
  • Timeline; and
  • Additional information such as whether the survey will be conducted anonymously or confidentially.

E&R staff will review the form to ensure that the survey is constructed in a manner consistent with best practices in survey research; they may request additional information or recommend revisions before approval. The request to distribute a survey should be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the distribution date for surveys needing review and at least two (2) days prior to the distribution date for new implementations of previously reviewed surveys.

As a resource for college data collection, E&R will document the name, purpose, intended population, and timeline of the survey on the E&R SharePoint site.

Questions about whether a survey is covered by this policy and associated procedures should be directed to E&R staff.


“Survey”: the use of questionnaires or interviews to collect information or opinions from specific populations, including questionnaires distributed through hard copy or digital formats. For the purposes of this policy, “major surveys” refers to those that are distributed to 20 or more individuals using college resources such as electronic communications for distribution.

Revision History

Original Date: 5/18/2021

Approved By

President’s Cabinet

Last Updated May 19, 2021