Kenyon alumni/ae are invited to participate in both general surveys about Kenyon and surveys focused on department specific experiences, the results of which are then incorporated into departmental reviews.
In order to prevent survey fatigue among alums, Kenyon strives to contact an individual alumnus/a with survey invitations no more than twice during each academic year. This means that not every member of a particular class will be invited to participate in all surveys, but the majority of alums will receive surveys based on the schedule below.
Kenyon's youngest alumni are surveyed the spring and summer one year after their graduation. The survey includes questions about what alums are doing now, plans they may have for furthering their education, and several general questions about how they see their Kenyon education after a year.
HEDS Alumni Survey
Kenyon alumni from the 5 and 10 year out classes are invited to participate in the HEDS Alumni Survey during May and June. The survey includes specific questions about Kenyon experiences and current career and education goals. The HEDS (Higher Education Data Sharing) consortium provides research support for private higher education institutions. Response rates vary by year, with 42.6% of invited alums responding in 2012 and 34.5% responding in 2013.
External Review and Assessment Surveys
Departments and programs administer surveys as part of ongoing assessment efforts, including writing self studies in preparation for external reviews. Below you can find resources for creating department and program surveys as well as summary results for past surveys. For information about the external review process, please contact the Associate Provosts' office.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program External Review Survey. IRB # 20120037, implemented September 2012, results late fall 2012
Results of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Assessment
Women's and Gender Studies Program External Review Survey. IRB # 20130024, implemented April 2013.
International Studies Program External Review Survey. IRB # 20130065, implemented November/December 2013.
Classics Department External Review Survey. IRB # 20130053, implemented November/December 2013.
Kenyon Summer Science program External Review Survey. IRB # 20140074. January 28-February 21, 2014.
Dance, Drama, and Film External Review Survey. IRB #20140092, implemented May 2014.