IUB Survey Committee


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.

Committee membership

The IUBSC is comprised of representatives from several different offices and organizations on the IU Bloomington campus.

Definitions and scope

Any survey that meets one of the following conditions should undergo the IUBSC review process:

  • Surveys that request a random sample of IUB students, faculty, or staff.
  • Surveys that will generalize to the broader IUB population of students, faculty, or staff.
  • Surveys that target specific subpopulations such as enrollment status, gender, ethnicity.
  • Surveys used for institutional measures and improvement.
  • Any survey intended for listing on the IUBSC website.

For more information see the Survey Review Process and submission form

Decisions are made within approximately a month of the submission deadline. For late submissions or special cases, decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

For questions about the review process or whether your survey needs IUBSC review, please contact Linda Shepard or Angie Gast.

This procedure has the support and approval of the following individuals in their official capacities at Indiana University Bloomington:

  • Provost and Executive Vice President
  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs
  • Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Sciences
  • Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion