Survey Data Requests

Institutional Survey Data Requests of the Office of Accreditation, Assessment and Learning

The following types of projects will be considered:

  1. Information needed to support university-wide decision making, mission critical initiatives or reporting to external entities such as the Higher Learning Commission.
  2. Information needed for specialized accreditation; grants; program approvals, evaluations, and reviews.

Fulfillment of data requests will follow any Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements for a particular survey (if applicable), and general guidelines set forth by the Kent State Data Governance Council, Institutional ResearchOffice of Research Compliance and the University Registrar, which considers FERPA, aggregated de-identifiable data sets, and risk levels for survey respondents. The information provided will be limited to the data concerning the research study. Full datasets will not be shared. Data provided will be limited to specific questions and items related to the research questions and will be de-identified. Each dataset may have embargoed timelines to allow the principal investigators first publishing rights, which may affect data release dates. All data released must be attributed to the original source, and the data belongs to Kent State University.

Email the following:

     Contact information (name, email, phone, department/office/unit)

     Primary status at Kent State (faculty, staff, other)

     What is the purpose of/context for your request? (I.e., using the data on what project)

     What question(s) are you trying to answer?

     What survey data or report are you requesting?

     Are there specific items/questions from the survey in which you are most interested?

     For which year(s)?

     When do you need this information?

Please note that due to the confidential nature of survey data, requests will be reviewed by AAL in conjunction with IR and/or other existing survey advisory groups as appropriate. 

Questions? Please contact