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College to Launch Student Opinion Survey


Next week, SUNY Cortland plans to invite undergraduate students to participate in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey (SOS) as a valuable source of information to shed light on how students perceive the quality of different programs and services at their institution.

Survey administrators are planning for students who respond to the SOS to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win an incentive.

Since 1985, the survey has been given to undergraduate students at many SUNY colleges and universities. The last one was administered at SUNY Cortland in spring 2012.

The College’s Institutional Research and Analysis (IRA) Office takes the results of the survey seriously. Participation is important but voluntary.

The survey will be administered online only by ACT, the same company that runs the standardized high school exam.

The 2014-15 SOS was designed to be completed in 20 to 25 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for local questions.

The students to be contacted — undergraduates 18 years of age and older who are enrolled in at least one class on campus during spring semester 2015 — soon should receive email invitations from an ACT address with instructions on how to participate in the survey.

Next fall, the IRA Office plans to post results on its website. Past SOS results can be found on the Cortland IRA SOS website.

The SOS is a cooperative effort of SUNY and the IRA Office, and ACT, working together with other offices and individuals at SUNY Cortland.