University of Wisconsin-River Falls

UWRF Family Member/Dependent of Service Member or Veteran Survey, 2012 (9/April 2012)document

The survey was designed to measure the level of satisfaction with services provided to UWRF family members/dependents of service members and veterans as well as the levels of satisfaction with these services. 

UWRF Post-Graduation Survey

The data summarized in these reports were gathered on‐line from graduates of UW‐River Falls who matriculated following Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions.

UWRF Post-Graduation Survey, 2011-12 (3/March 2013)document

UWRF Post-Graduation Survey, 2010-11 (15/June 2012)document

UWRF Post-Graduation Survey, 2009-10 Revised (19/September 2011)document

 

University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Step Up Choices Surveydocument  (3/February 2011)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences and attitudes of University of Wisconsin-River Falls students with regard to bystander intervention practices in four situations where the personal safety of another person is at  risk: 

  1. Someone has had too much to drink
  2. Hazing
  3. Someone being taken advantage of sexually
  4. Verbal mistreatment/harassment based on gender, race, class, sexual orientation, etc.

The study was sponsored by the UW-River Falls Student Health Services.  The questionnaire was adapted from the Step Up survey instrument developed by the University of Arizona and was used with permission.

UWRF CAFES Internship Program Evaluation

The motivation for this study was to evaluate intern experiences of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) students at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls (UWRF).  The CAFES Internship Office wanted to understand and improve the internship experience of CAFES students.

2013 CAFES Internship Program Evaluation (29/November 2013)document

2012 UWRF CAFES Internship Program Evaluation (24/December 2012)document

2011 UWRF CAFES Internship Program Evaluation (24/November 2011)document

2010 UWRF CAFES Internship Program Evaluation (20/November 2010)document

2009 UWRF CAFES Internship Program Evaluationdocument (26/October 2009)


University of Wisconsin - River Falls Veterans Surveys

The motivation for this study was to evaluate veterans' experiences at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls (UWRF).  The study was designed to measure the levels of services UWRF is providing to veterans and their efficacy; the levels of satisfaction veterans express for UWRF and its services; and the difficulties veterans face at UWRF.

UWRF Veterans Survey Report, 2010document (6/March 2010)

UWRF Veterans Survey Report, 2011document (5/April 2011)


CAFES New Student Survey

During Academic Day, incoming freshmen and transfer students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) were asked to complete a one-page questionnaire designed to find out:

  • how they learned about UW-River Falls as an option for their tertiary education
  • what factors most influenced their decision to come here
  • what sorts of contact they had with the University prior to matriculating
  • how committed they feel to UW-River Falls and their current major

CAFES New Student Survey Reportdocument (28/November 2013)

CAFES 2012 New Student Survey Reportdocument (22/November 2012)

CAFES 2011 New Student Survey Reportdocument (25/November 2011)

CAFES 2010 New Student Survey Reportdocument (23/November 2010)

CAFES 2009 New Student Survey Reportdocument (3/January 2010)

CAFES 2008 New Student Survey Reportdocument (20/October, 2008)

 

UW-Extension Feeder Cattle Workshops Evaluation Reportdocument (32/ December 2009)document

The UW-Extension Feeder Cattle Workshops Evaluation was designed to help guide future research and educational programming associated with feeder cattle management. 

University of Wisconsin-River Falls: Student Health Survey Summarydocument (22/July 2009)

This report is a compilation of the results of the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment (Version 2), which was completed by students on the University of Wisconsin – River Falls campus in February of 2009. The assessment was administered electronically, and included the 65 questions developed by the American College Health Association, along with seven questions added by Student Health Services at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.

Farm Succession Survey Reportdocument (10/March 2009)

The purpose of this study was to gather information about the experiences of Wisconsin farmers who had completed a succession plan to transfer the ownership of the farm. The survey was sponsored by the University of Wisconsin – Extension in order to guide development of educational programs to meet the evolving needs of Wisconsin farmers.

An Assessment of Globalization Efforts at UW-River Falls:  Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threatsdocument (15/April 2009)

The goals of this survey were to assess 
″ the degree to which the UW-River Falls campus has institutionalized our internationalization/globalization efforts 
″ what our strengths, weaknesses opportunities and threats are with respect to this strategic priority.

Dairy Steer Management: Survey Reportdocument (11/March 2009)

The Dairy Steer Management Survey was developed to find out to what extent 2008 program participants retained the information covered in dairy steer management workshops and, also, to find out if they have integrated these practices into their operations.

Reducing UW-River Falls' Energy Use and Carbon Emissions: Briefing Documentdocument (19/ July 2008)

The purpose of this briefing document is to provide some background information about energy use on campus and to outline the options we have for reducing our carbon emissions as we move "off the grid."

UW-RF Dining Services Meal Plan Participant Survey Reportdocument (19/December 2007)

The motivation for this study was to evaluate preferences and gather opinions of meal plan participants at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls (UW-RF). Dining Services at UW-RF wanted to understand how to best meet the needs of meal plan participants as they prepare a contract for a new food service provider.

UW- River Falls Faculty-Staff Survey Reportdocument (18/ October 2007)

A survey of UWRF faculty, staff and students found, among other things, that

  • there is broad faculty participation in research, scholarly and creative activities (e.g. nearly 30% of all UWRF faculty report having received external grant funding)
  • faculty are very positive about their programs (78 percent think their program is good or excellent at developing critical thinking skills)
  • faculty feel that UWRF is modestly successful in developing critical intellectual capacities in our students (writing, speaking, critical thinking, independent learning, problem solving)
  • despite substantial dissatisfaction with aspects of work-life on campus (salary and benefits, classrooms, offices, facilities, etc.), nearly three-quarters of faculty and staff said they are "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with their job
  • most faculty and staff are aware of key elements of the strategic planning process

UW – River Falls External Stakeholder Survey Reportdocument (17/October 2007)

The Survey Research Center (SRC) sent questionnaires to 505 people with whom UW-River Falls' faculty and staff have worked in recent years; 204 returned the survey. 95% of survey respondents said that UW-River Falls is "important" or "very important" to their organization and 99% said the University is "important" or "very important" to the region. The picture that emerges from this survey is of a university that is deeply engaged with its external stakeholders, a university whose services are highly valued, and whose existence is seen as critical to the region. The numeric results and the open-ended comments are powerful affirmations of our efforts to work with the broader community.

UWRF Vision and Values Survey (September 2005)

Conducted during the Fall of 2005, this on-line survey sought opinions in seven areas. Respondents were asked to describe the campus, offer what its core values should be in the 21st century, and describe their vision for the institution. In addition, respondents could offer an opinion on UW-RF's strengths, suggest its future defining characteristics, offer what changes would be needed to accomplish those characteristics, and weigh in on how Chancellor Don Betz should be spending his time. the UW-RF Vision and Values Survey produced almost 10,000 discrete comments from nearly 600 students, faculty, staff, and community members.

UW-River Falls Student Alcohol Consumption Opinionsdocument (7/May 2005)

Student Health Services asked the SRC to conduct focus groups to explore the views of students about alcohol consumption and the impact of responsible drinking campaigns.

Hudson Adult Education Surveydocument (6/ May 2005)

A questionnaire developed for the City of Hudson to study the Adult Education needs in the area.

UW-River Falls Parkingdocument (7/May 2005)

This survey was developed for the UW-River Falls Parking Office to solicit their views about parking on and around campus. The survey was sent to faculty and staff, students living in River Falls, and commuter students.

UW-River Falls Summer School Surveydocument (1/January 2005)

A questionnaire was designed and administered to determine who the current clientele are for summer school, what their preferences are in terms of course offerings, their plans and motivations for attending in the coming year, and what the competition might have that gives them an advantage in attracting UW-River Falls students to their summer school program.