Survey logo_newMānoa Institutional Research Office administers a few institutional surveys (e.g. The National Survey of Student Engagement, NSSE), and archives surveys conducted by other Mānoa offices (e.g. Cooperative Institutional Research Program, CIRP). These survey activities are part of the university’s commitment to institutional effectiveness and improvement.

Please note that MIRO does not provide individual student and employee contact information for survey research purposes.


The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. NSSE collects information from samples of first-year and senior students about the nature and quality of their undergraduate experience. Scores are summarized using ten engagement indicators which examine dimensions of student engagement and are organized within four themes: Academic Challenge, Learning with Peers, Experience with Faculty and Campus Environment.

Since its launch in 2000, more than 1,500 four-year colleges and universities in the US and Canada have participated in NSSE, with 586 U.S. and 27 Canadian institutions in 2013. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa participated in the spring 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 NSSE administrations, and is scheduled to participate the 2015 NSSE survey. The NSSE is administered via the web, and students receive all communications electronically and complete the survey online.

MIRO’s 2015 NSSE Administration (Video) »

Learn more about the National Survey of Student Engagement »

NSSE 2015 Questionnaire »

Topical Module Questionnaire: Experiences with Diverse Perspectives »

Topical Module Questionnaire: Experiences with Information Literacy »


The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) complements the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). It is designed to measure faculty expectations for student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development. Since 2003, more than 211,000 faculty members from more than 850 different colleges and universities have participated in the survey. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is administering FSSE this spring, 2015.

Learn more about the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement »

The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement for Graduate Student Instructors (FSSE-G) was designed to complement the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), which is administered to faculty. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is participating in FSSE-G this spring, 2015.

Learn more about the Faculty Survey (Graduate Student Instructors) of Student Engagement »

FSSE 2014 Questionnaire     FSSE-G 2015 Questionnaire


Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey is a national survey used to collect demographic and attitudinal information about incoming students. It measures trends in higher education and serves as a baseline for longitudinal follow-up. Office of Student Affairs at UH Mānoa administers the CIRP Freshman Survey. The last administration was in 2013. Survey results and reports from the 2013 CIRP survey are provided below.

Learn more about the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey »

CIRP 2013 questionnaire    Institutional Profile Report    CIRP Theme Report

Construct Report    Survey Result PowerPoint

Earth Day Survey

To better understand the campus community’s perspectives on climate change, sustainability, and resilience issues, the institutional research office and the office of sustainability administered the first Earth Day Survey in spring, 2018. The four open-ended questions are designed to probe different aspects of the issue. We asked the Mānoa community to talk about their most concerned sustainability and climate change issues; how do they learn about those issues; what topics do they want to learn more about; and in what ways sustainability and climate change issues have influenced their decisions and life choices. Survey results and reports are provided below. UH Mānoa community can access the earth day survey data tools through the “decision support” system on the top right of MIRO website.

Earth Day Survey PowerPoint Presentation    Executive Summary

MIRO’s Survey Administration

NSSE, FSSE & FSSE-G Administration, Spring 2015

In spring 2015, MIRO administered a series of National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) related surveys. We are very happy to announce that with collaborative efforts across multiple offices at Mānoa, we achieved a 32% NSSE response rate, which doubled the response rate of the last two times this survey took place on the Mānoa campus. Declining response rates to surveys are a national trend, and yet MIRO was able to achieve an outstanding level of participation that overcame the trend. MIRO is thankful to the staff and students who made this possible. Results will provide an in-depth picture of student experience and learning at UHM. They will help Mānoa to identify areas of strength, as well as to promote productive discourse about what can be done better.

The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement for Graduate Student Instructors (FSSE-G) were part of the series, and also garnished excellent response rates. These surveys complement NSSE by letting us know which teaching methods are being used by faculty, as well as how much time instructors spend on preparing classes and coursework.

NSSE administration at UH Mānoa began in February and ended in May. Click on a logo below to see more detailed information on each survey’s spring 2015 administration at Mānoa.

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