The Mānoa Institutional Research Office administers a few institutional surveys (e.g. the National Survey of Student Engagement or “NSSE,” the Campus Experience Survey, and the Earth Day Survey), and archives surveys conducted by other UH Mānoa offices (e.g. Cooperative Institutional Research Program or “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)
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Post-secondary 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 1,600 colleges and universities and approximately 5 million students in the US and Canada have participated in NSSE. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa participated in the Spring 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2020 NSSE administrations. Students receive all NSSE communications electronically and complete the survey online. Learn more about NSSE.
- Earth Day Survey
To better understand the campus community’s perspectives on climate change, sustainability, and resilience issues, the Mānoa Institutional Research Office and the UH 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. The UH Mānoa community can access the earth day survey data tools through MIRO’s “Decision Support” system.
The 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. The 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.