Surveys: An Overview

IRRIS is available to support the administration and analysis of campus-wide surveys stemming from university initiatives. Survey data measuring stakeholders’ perceptions of the UT experience can help contextualize the university’s understanding of key measures, such as faculty retention, post-graduation employment, or student graduation rates. If you would like to request survey support, contact IRRIS at

IRRIS also sponsors the Institutional Surveys Consortium - a campus-wide collaborative devoted to raising awareness of UT surveys and providing resources to support survey activity and university decision-making.

IRRIS ensures that:

Survey methodologies follow best practices in survey research.

Survey methodologies adhere to ethical guidelines outlined by the Institutional Review Board.

Survey results are presented in a user-friendly format that supports quick interpretation.

Survey results are accessible to appropriate stakeholders to support evidence-based decision making.

Fee-for-service projects to date:

  • Planet Texas 2050: a 2018 survey of Texas residents' perceptions of climate change and population growth
  • Graduate Climate Study: an analysis of previously collected data (2017) assessing grad student's perceptions of campus climate
  • Campus Climate Meta-analysis: a 2019 study of all UT campus climate assessments conducted in the last five years
  • Philanthropy Awareness: a 2019 survey of faculty, student, and staff perceptions of UT fundraising