The Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) Provost has established an Indiana University Bloomington Survey Committee (IUBSC) to oversee campus interests in regards to surveying students, faculty, and staff. The committee is charged with reviewing surveys of the IUB population through a Survey Review Process, maintaining a list of all official surveys administered at IUB, coordinating survey administration periods of such, and providing samples when needed. The IUBSC seeks to ensure:
- Sponsorship by a unit on campus
- Relevance to campus mission
- Adherence to campus requirements (including IRB and Purchasing)
- Mindfulness of respondent burden
- Responsible use of university resources
In addition to the above oversight charge, the IUBSC seeks to create a culture that uses survey data for institutional improvement. By making survey information more readily available, the findings can be used by various audiences for multiple purposes and researchers can be connected to relevant resources. In addition, the IUB Community responding to surveys will see how their input is used and valued with the hope of increasing future survey response rates.