Conie Borchardt, circulation manager, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, was the fifth person to respond correctly to the “How well do you know UST?” question posed last week by Institutional Research and Analysis: “What percent of fall 2008 CIRP participants were first-generation students?” The answer: 22.2

This week’s question is: “How many institutional surveys were conducted during the 2008-09 academic year?”

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Institutional Research and Analysis’ annual Survey Factbook is a consolidation of fact sheets relating to the previous year’s primary institutional surveys.

These fact sheets serve as a resource for UST personnel when developing policies and making program decisions, and provide administrators with baseline information to develop measurable outcomes and establish achievable goals; in addition, the fact book includes the current Survey Policy narrative and a five-year institutional survey calendar.

To find the answer to this week’s question click here to locate the Survey Factbook 2008-09 “Five-Year Survey Cycle.”

This question addresses strategic priorities Excellence (E1h and E2b) as described in the UST Strategic Plan.

The fifth person who responds at instresearch@stthomas.edu with the correct answer to today’s question will be acknowledged in this column next Monday, Jan. 25. Those who submit a correct response to any of the IR&A weekly Bulletin Today questions during the month will have the opportunity to win a UST coffee mug through a drawing.

For more information on institutional surveys contact Dr. Michael Cogan.