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Survey Resources

Survey Policy and Resources

Surveys are an increasingly popular method for gathering information and feedback.

The purpose of this website is to provide information to anyone interested in administering a survey to Pace University students, faculty and/or staff.

Pace University has adopted this policy on survey administration to:

  • minimize survey fatigue and collection of duplicate data by combining data collection needs whenever possible and appropriate
  • reduce the number and timing of multiple surveys to the same audience
  • ensure surveys are methodologically sound and of good quality
  • support the appropriate distribution and use of survey results
  • maintain a thorough and accessible record of survey tools and findings

The following policy will apply whenever a department, college or school conducts a survey except for questionnaires and similar limited surveys that are used to test the reaction to a course or a training session or for a similar limited purpose.             

All surveys must be approved by OPAIR. Additional approvals required as listed below:

Audience Approval Required
Any Audience Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research
Faculty Provost
Staff Human Resources
Alumni Development and Alumni Relations
General Public University Relations
Prospective Students Enrollment Management

To ensure the protection of human subjects and to comply with federal law, Pace University requires that, prior to initiation, all research projects involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Additional information can be found at the Pace University IRB website.

The Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research has resources available to support the development, coordination, administration and analysis of survey

Please forward any survey materials and address initial inquiries to Edward Goralski,, (914) 923-2753.