University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Summary of Feedback on UWRF Academic Plan Draft Report 2021 (4/April 2021)

The purpose of this survey was to gather feedback on a draft of the Academic Plan.  The Plan will help guide decisions about programming and budget over the next several years, so it was important to give individuals on campus the opportunity to weigh in on the draft.  

Student Retention at UW-River Falls, the Impact of Living in Residence Halls and Learning Communities Report 2021 (2/March 2021)

This study assessed the impacts on retention of living on campus and learning communities at UW-River Falls.  

Summary of UWRF Students’ Responses to the 2018 National Collegiate Health Assessment Survey (13/September 2019)

This report summarizes the results of the National Collegiate Health Assessment (NCHA) survey that was administered on the UW-River Falls campus in 2018.  

UWRF Student Retention Study, 2017 (27/October 2018)

During early 2017, a group of faculty and staff at UW-River Falls completed a brief literature review to help identify factors that other researchers have found to be associated with a college student’s likelihood of persisting to graduation.  Based on that review, the group developed a questionnaire that asked students to indicate the degree to which they agreed or disagreed with 25 statements pertaining to their social, academic, and financial adjustment to college.  In addition, we used information in the UW-River Falls database to capture the respondent’s gender, ethnicity, if a pre-major, if they commute to college, if they are a first generation college student, their high school GPA, college placement scores, and ACT scores.

UW-River Falls Transportation-Campus Amenities: 2017 Survey Report (24/November 2017)

In October 2017, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls’ Office of Sustainability worked with the Survey Research Center (SRC) at UWRF to gather information about how and when faculty/staff and students travel to campus.  Another objective of the survey was to measure usage patterns of and satisfaction with campus facilities and amenities available to students.  A survey instrument was adapted from an earlier 2005 UWRF transportation study.  

Analysis of UW-River Falls’ 2015 National Collegiate Health Assessment Data (5/March 2017)

This report summarizes the results of the National Collegiate Health Assessment (NCHA) survey that was administered on the UW-River Falls campus in 2015.  

2017 UW-River Falls Campus Climate Survey Summary (11/May 2017)

2,000 randomly selected students and all 780 campus employees were invited to participate in a survey gathering input on the degree to which they have experienced a variety of discriminatory practices.

CAFES Lab Farm Stakeholder Feedback Report (19/July 2013)

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) is in the midst of creating a master plan to guide the future of our laboratory farms.  As part of that process, external stakeholders who use the laboratory farms or might use them in the future were asked to provide their input on what aspects of the farms are most important to them and what bold ideas

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

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, 2015-16 (17/July 2017)

UWRF Post-Graduation Survey, 2014-15 (21/July 2016)

UWRF Post-Graduation Survey, 2013-14 (14/October 2015)

UWRF Post-Graduation Survey, 2012-13 (22/July 2014)

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

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

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


Step Up Choices Survey

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 Step Up Choices Survey Report, 2019 (21/December 2019)

The four times that the SRC has conducted the Step Up Choices Survey for Student Health and Counseling Services has resulted in a large and very rich, longitudinal data set.  The survey focuses on student experiences, beliefs and actions taken to address five problematic behaviors:  someone who has had too much to drink (drunkenness), hazing, someone being taken advantage of sexually (sexual exploitation), verbal mistreatment or harassment based on gender, race, class, sexual orientation, etc. (verbal harassment), and someone experiencing significant emotional distress or thoughts of suicide (emotional distress).

University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Step Up Choices Survey, 2016 Survey Report (1/January 2017)

University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Step-Up Survey Results (1/February 2014)

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


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.

CAFES Internship Program Feedback and Assessment Survey Summary, 2018 (29/October 2018)

UWRF CAFES Internship Program Evaluation - 2015 (24/December 2015)

CAFES Internship Program Feedback Summary, 2014 (25/November 2014)

2013 CAFES Internship Program Evaluation (29/November 2013)

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

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

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

2009 UWRF CAFES Internship Program Evaluation (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, 2020 (3/March 2020)

UWRF Veterans' Survey Report, 2013 (10/May 2013)

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

UWRF Veterans Survey Report, 2011 (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 Summary 2019 (October 2019/16)

CAFES New Student Survey Summary, 2018 (26/September 2018)

CAFES New Student Survey Summary, 2017 (29/October 2017)

CAFES New Student Survey Summary 2016 (31/December 2016)

CAFES New Student Survey Summary, 2015 (23/December 2015)

CAFES New Student Survey Summary, 2014 (23/September 2014)

CAFES New Student Survey Summary, 2013 (28/November 2013)

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

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

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

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

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


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

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 Summary (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 Report (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 Threats (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 Report (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 Document (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 Report (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 Report (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 Report (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 Opinions (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 Survey (6/ May 2005)

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

UW-River Falls Parking (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 Survey (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.