Research on UVA

HR Restructuring Survey 06

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

UVA Cancer Center CIM - Patients/Family

The self-administered questionnaires, collected by the sponsor at UVA`s cancer clinics, investigated patient and family familiarity with, usage, and assessment of complementary and alternative cancer treatments and the Cancer Center`s programs for integrative care.
Year
2005
Area of Survey Study

UVA Economic Impact Analysis

This study was requested by the UVA President`s Office to measure the impact of the University on the local and state economies. This was the fourth study commissioned by the Weldon Cooper Center and its predecessor. The most recent study was published in 1990. The 2005-2006 study was co-directed by John L. Knapp and William H. Shobe. The survey included a sample of the faculty and administration, the clerical and technical staff, the service and maintenance workers, and the students. The questionnaire was programmed into Sensus Web for all four groups with a mail-out component for service and maintenance workers who may not have computer access.
Year
2005
Area of Survey Study

Faculty and TA Perspectives on Student Use of Alcohol and Drugs

Sample survey of U.Va. teaching faculty and teaching assistants to explore their perceptions of student use of alcohol and other drugs. Questions asked whether teaching in the classroom is affected by student alchohol use; whether faculty are aware of resources at the University to deal with alcohol and drug issues; whether faculty incorporate alcohol issues in their teaching; and faculty interest in further information and training on these issues.
Year
2004
Area of Survey Study

Empathy - School of Medicine (SOM)

Evaluation testing of empathy & emotional intelligence among Uva medical students who choose to take humanities electives. Iniital waves were administered in classes, with a final wave administered via the Web.
Year
2004
Area of Survey Study

Health Behavior Survey Consult

CSR assists the Student Health Department in setting sample quotas and calculating expected standard errors for their annual internet survey of undergraduate students concerning use of alcohol and other drugs. The results are used in the Social Norming marketing campaign that seeks to moderate use of alcohol among students.
Year
2003
Area of Survey Study

Youth Leadership Initiative

A national survey of teachers and students to study political attitudes, political values and levels of political participation among middle school and high school students. Surveys conducted in two waves using a Solomon 4-group experimental design.
Year
2002
Area of Survey Study

UVA ITC Customer Satisfaction Survey

This is the seventh annual mail-out survey to evaluate satisfaction with computing and telephone services provided by ITC to faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students at UVA. The 1999 survey retained most of the new sections introduced in 1998, although minor wording changes and major sequencing changes were made. The 1999 survey was conducted by mail and, for the first time, via the Internet.
Year
1999
Area of Survey Study

UVA ITC Customer Satisfaction Survey

This is the sixth-annual mail-out survey to evaluate satisfaction with computing and telephone services provided by ITC to faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students at UVA. The 1998 survey included a focus on connectivity issues.
Year
1998
Area of Survey Study