Research on UVA

UVA IT Analysis 2009: Information Technology and the Future of the University.

CSR also consulted to UVA ITC as they prepared results for publication on their web page using the data from the 2008 survey of IT users, which was titled Information Technology and the Future of the University. The survey involved advance letters to inform participants about the study and ask for their participation mailed on November 19, 2008 to the 3,400 people in the sample. Letters to students contained a $2 bill as an incentive to participate, following the principles of social exchange theory outlined in Dillman`s Tailored Design Method. Most of the letters were sent via UVA Messenger Mail, while several hundred were sent to off-Grounds addresses by first class U.S. mail. The median length of time to complete the interview was 18 minutes. A total of 1,525 questionnaires were completed. The overall unweighted response rate for the survey was 44.9%. Among the sampling groups, response rates were highest for undergraduates (57.8%) and lowest for graduate students (36.1%). With 1,525 (5.3%) of the estimated qualified, reachable population of 29,012 responding, the margin of error for questions answered by all respondents in this survey is +-2.4% at the 95% level of confidence.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

UVIMCO 2009

This was a web-based survey of 23 employees of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company comparable to a previous survey in 2007. The questionnaire covered employee satisfaction with rewards; facilities; training; empowerment; teamwork; creativity; workplace environment; hiring and retention; directors, managers and CEO; and overall satisfaction.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Uva HR Gallup 12 survey

This online survey was designed to determine HR directors` opinions about their peers and Vice President for Human Resources. The survey included the Gallup 12 questions, leadership top ten values, and comments about each director strength and areas of improvement. CSR collected and analyzed the data.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

UVa NHTS -- Uva-Specific Travel Survey of Students for VDOT

As part of the 2009 Virginia add-on to the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), Virginia Department of Transportation asked CSR to administer the NHTS instrument to U.Va. Students. U.Va. Worked in conjunction with researchers at VCU, ODU, and Virginia Tech to convert the original telephone instrument to a web survey. The travel diary and study protocol was customized to a University setting. Students (n=1003 at U.Va.) provided trip diary information for randomly pre-assigned travel days allowing analysis of origin destination data. The data will allow transportation modelers to improve transportation models for the college-age population that is normally under-represented in the NHTS in University communities.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

UVA Program Council Student Survey

CSR provided questionnaire review for the University Programs Council`s Spring 2008 web survey, a needs assessment instrument for community building through activities programs for U.Va. Students. The survey has been conducted in previous years; CSR provided advice on survey design and question framing for the 2007-8 survey.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

First Destinations

This was a survey of all fourth year undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students were asked to participate in the survey in the early spring just prior to graduation. The survey ask students what they anticipated their `first destination` to be upon graduation. Students were then surveyed in the fall immediately following graduation to see how closely their information matched what they actually did after graduation.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

HSF Employee Engagement Survey

CSR assisted the UVa Health Service Foundation in analyzing the results of its 2007 Employee Engagement Survey, comparing these results to those from 2006. HSF had designed the survey and collected data via the Internet and paper questionnaires. CSR provided a narrative report presenting 2006 results, 2007 results, and a comparative statistical analysis of the two years.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

UVA Law School Class of 1990

The Class of 1990 Study is the first systematic attempt to find out how satisfied graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law are with their professional careers and with other key aspects of their lives. Experiences after Law School will help to define what makes a student`s time in school both beneficial and productive.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

HR Restructuring (VT)

In July 2006, Virginia approved the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act, which gives state universities freedom to control areas such as personnel management. The Human Resources Staff of both universities collaborated closely with CSR to construct a common questionnaire to respond to this action. The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of the supervisors and staff of Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia to assess their attitudes toward human resources policies. The results of the survey were used to guide the restructuring process of the institutions` human resources practices. The principle mode was internet with telephone reminders and some paper completions.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

HR Restructuring (UVA)

In July 2006, Virginia approved the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act, which gives state universities freedom to control areas such as personnel management. The Human Resources Staff of both universities collaborated closely with CSR to construct a common questionnaire to respond to this action. The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of the supervisors and staff of Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia to assess their attitudes toward human resources policies. The results of the survey were used to guide the restructuring process of the institutions` human resources practices. The principle mode was internet with telephone reminders and some paper completions.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study