NOVA's Office of Institutional Research (OIR) administers surveys to support faculty, staff, students, and graduates. Internal surveys are conducted by the College. External surveys are administered in conjunction with outside entities including the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE). Survey results pertaining to NOVA that are available for public review are found on the OIR website under Research Reports.
Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
CCSSE is a nationwide survey of community college students that gathers information for improving student engagement, performance, and persistence.
Customer Satisfaction Survey
The Customer Satisfaction Survey captures information for improving NOVA's student services, thereby enhancing access to and quality of services at the College.
New Student Orientation Survey
The New Student Orientation Survey collects information for improving NOVA's new student orientation program.
Administered via the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, the #RealCollege Survey focuses on nonacademic issues that affect students’ access to and success in college. It is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students.
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
SENSE is a nationwide survey that gathers information from new community college students during their first weeks of college. The results help NOVA to identify early obstacles to student progress and improve practices at the College, thereby increasing student success in the first year.
The Graduate Survey asks recent NOVA graduates about their experiences while attending the College.
Non-Returning Student Survey
The Non-Returning Student Survey collects information about the reasons for some students' early departure from NOVA, as well as their plans to return to college.
Faculty and Staff Surveys
Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE)
CCFSSE is a nationwide survey of faculty members’ teaching practices, as well as their perceptions of students’ experiences in college.