UST to Administer Freshman Survey Institutional Research and Analysis August 6, 2014 New full-time freshman at the University of St. Thomas will have the opportunity to participate in the Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshman Survey. Conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, the CIRP freshman survey asks for student opinions on many items relevant to the impact of college: expectations for college, academic habits and experiences, what influenced the choice of college, goals and values, etc. This survey provides the UST community with comparative data to understand and improve the experience of the university’s undergraduate students. More information about CIRP is available at online. If you have questions about the project at UST or our interest in using the results, please contact Dr. Michael Cogan, (651) 962-6657.